Tag Archives: quinoa

Nik’s Stuffed Zucchini

Quinoa & Tilapia Stuffed Zucchini So I think I should stop calling Meatless Friday, Meatless Friday. It’s sort of misleading. More than once I’ve been told if I eat fish it’s not a true Meatless Friday and, thinking about it, that’s kind of right. I think it’s much more a function of my Catholic grandpa’s conception of “meatless” that I …

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Kale & Quinoa Soup

  Those of you who were on Facebook and Twitter last night, and experienced my impromptu “cook-a-long” may wonder what prompted me to make soup, from scratch, after 10 p.m. And that would be a valid question. Yesterday I had a small bout of LPS (Little Pouch Syndrome, or, when you just get full very fast with very little food). …

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BF Cook-Along, Week One Round-up: Quinoa Recipes!

So in addition to my Asian-style Cold Quinoa salad, many of you submitted your own recipes for the inaugural week of the “BF Cook-along!” This is a round-up of the first week’s recipes, all of which used quinoa. Some folks have not gotten back to me with full recipes so I just put what information they gave me. I’ll add …

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BF Cook-along: Cold Asian-Style Quinoa Salad

Ok, first my apologies to my Foodies who only access the blog and not my Facebook or Twitter pages. Let me get you up to speed. I decided to do a cook-long and it works like this. Folks give input on an ingredient they’d like to see everyone get challenged to use in a recipe over the course of the …

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Selby’s Jerk Shrimp & Quinoa

Every once in a while someone sends me a food picture that is just…”screen-lick-worthy.” Such is the case with Selby’s Jerk Shrimp & Quinoa. I mean look at it. I know from VAST experience from island food that it has a kick to it (so proceed with caution if you don’t do well with even slightly spicy foods). And the …

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Alethea’s Shrimp & Quinoa

Well, folks. It was bound to happen. With two kids in public school, some noxious germ was bound to find its way into my body. My immune system is fighting hard, though! So while I am down for the count, I thought I’d share some Foodie submissions. I just love it when you guys email me with pictures and recipes …

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Sausage Quinoa & Roasted Veggie Soup

This soup is not for the faint at heart. No…this soup is chocked full of nutrients and protein. This soup is soup for people who love their bodies and respect their souls. Yes, it’s that good. I don’t usually brag on my food (lies!) but I made this soup wanting to have some relief against the cold front that hit …

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Spicy Quinoa & Tomatoes

So the other day I posted about this great vegetarian (possibly vegan, you all tell me) meal I made. We really have Hillery, our Foodie Fitness Correspondent from the email newsletter, to thank for this one folks. She made a chicken dish that inspired me! It was wonderfully yummy: herby, savory, a touch spicy! But for whatever reason I just …

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Nik’s Spicy (or not) Quinoa & Beans

You all might remember that this year I vowed that my Meatless Fridays this year would NOT be another litany of the “Three T’s”: Tuna, Tilapia and TVP. I’ve been branching out! Like most of my food, this dish has a funny story to it. Last Friday I pick the divas up from aftercare. As per usual, they were hungry. …

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BF Basics: How to Cook Quinoa

 I get this question enough that it deserves its own post! Quinoa! It’s a great grain…a WHOLE grain…a grain you should get to know, especially if you are a post-op vegetarian. It’s got fiber, complete proteins and tons of nutrients. In addition to cauliflower rice it makes a great sub for regular rice in any dish. But it isn’t …

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