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4-Ingredient Chocolate Quinoa Muffins {Vegan, Oil-Fee, GF}

4-ingredient chocolate quinoa muffins make on-the-go breakfasts & snacks grand! They are vegan, gluten-free, oil-free, added sugar free,  91 calories each, and 100% delicious and satisfying. If I have learned anything from writing a food blog, it is how often I am wrong. It is true for issues big and small, but especially for predicting …

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Chocolate Chip Banana Quinoa Muffins {vegan, GF, flourless}

Start your action-packed day with chocolate chip banana quinoa muffins! They use cooked quinoa (no flour) and are vegan, gluten-free and oil-free. Muffins, The Perfect Portable Breakfast (or Snack) I am not sure who “invented” muffins, but I am grateful for the inspiration. Whether running out the door, heading off for a bike trek to …

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Blueberry Quinoa Oat Muffins {vegan, oil-free, GF}

A batch of healthy blueberry quinoa oat muffins can make anyone rise and shine! These humble muffins are vegan, gluten-free, oil-free, and only 105 calories per serving. Hello, one and all! Unknown to many, a breakfast comprising a combination of quinoa, blueberries and oats is instant therapy. Allow me to elaborate. It is a beautiful …

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Mushroom Kale Quinoa Muffins {vegan, oil-free, GF}

So satisfying, and packed with nutrition, my 90-calorie mushroom kale quinoa muffins are perfect portable mini-meals! They are vegan, oil-free, gluten-free, & flourless, too.     Hi everyone! I hope that it’s been a good weekend all around for each of you. I managed to squeeze in a long run on Saturday morning (before it …

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Vegan Quinoa Muffin Tin Burgers {gluten-free}

My vegan quinoa muffin tin burgers are just what you need for a savory snack, packed lunch, or quick dinner (sliders!). They are oil-free, gluten-free, and only 91 calories each. Summer is coming to a close, and grilling will soon be replaced by stews, soups, and slow-cooker meals. But that doesn’t mean you have to …

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Vegan Quinoa Omelet Muffins {high protein, gluten-free}

Vegan quinoa omelet muffins, made with chickpea flour in place of eggs! Made in a muffin tin, they are gluten-free, high protein, and only 154 calories each. Google “quinoa egg muffin;” you’ll generate more than 4 million hits. It’s a wee bit popular. The reason is self-evident: take a super-grain (quinoa; one of the only …

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3-Ingredient Banana Quinoa Muffins {vegan, oil-fee, GF}

3-ingredient banana quinoa muffins, made with bananas, quinoa and oats! They are vegan, flourless, oil-free, refined sugar free, and only 101 calories each. Happy Thursday, everyone! Today’s post is worthy of a leap of joy for their 3-ingredient ease (quinoa + banana + oats) and wholesomeness: A Modern Approach to Oil-Free Muffins They have a …

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2-Ingredient Quinoa Flax Breads {vegan, oil-free, GF}

You need to make a batch of my super-simple 2-ingredient quinoa flax breads asap! They are naturally vegan, gluten-free, oil-free and perfect for all kinds of toppings. Two. Ingredient. Bread. Toothsome, crispy-edged, tender in the middle bread. It’s real. And it’s d#*n delicious! It is also the direct product of committing to a year of …

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Book Giveaway Winners & Banana Split Power Bars

Good morning everyone! Thank to all of you for entering the book giveaway! I wish I could give books to everyone–I loved reading all the great ideas for energy-packed foods and ingredients. As noted in the giveaway, I used random.org to determine the winners. Since many of you have the same first names, I have …

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Quinoa Pasta with Greek Yogurt-Lemon Sauce

I had no plans to post this pasta recipe. I have been getting a lot of feedback from all of you that you love the gluten-free, Paleo and vegan recipes I post, and this is none of the above. Experimenting with healthy ingredients and techniques is what makes this (cooking, blogging, recipe development, cookbook-writing) exciting …

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Protein-Powered Breakfast Biscotti (gluten-free)

You have a container (or two) of protein powder, purchased a while back, and you keep meaning to add it to your smoothies (when you get around to making a smoothie); this is a crunchy, munchy alternative, perfect anytime you need a healthy treat to nibble alongside a cup of coffee. Or tea. Or water. …

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How to Make Homemade Savory Power Bars {gluten-free, vegan}

I love to make homemade power bars. They are so much better than store-bought options–better quality ingredients, frugal, no wasteful packaging–and are perfect for quick, nutritious snacks and mini-meals any time of day. But as much as I enjoy my naturally sweet creations, I’ve long wanted to create a savory power bar, one completely absent …

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Roasted Brussels Sprouts-Quinoa Salad w/ Chickpeas & Pomegranate

Following in my {lame} tradition of posting holiday recipes after the holidays, I offer my Saint Patrick’s Day quinoa salad. It’s super green, super-delicious, and features one of my favorite vegetables, Brussels sprouts. I despised Brussels sprouts in my childhood: the taste, the texture, the smell…the everything. My siblings and I presented a united front …

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4-Ingredient Quinoa-Black Bean Chili (vegan)

One of the perks of being married to an academic–coupled with living in a college town–is that I can continue to follow an academic calender. At this time of year, that means one thing: Spring Break! I was never very excited about spring break as an undergrad. I wasn’t that kind of co-ed. In fact, …

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No-Bake Quinoa Protein Bars {vegan, gluten-free}

No-bake quinoa protein bars are a perfect alternative to store-bought bars. They are vegan, gluten-free, date-sweetened, and easy to make, too.   Based on the response to my Date-Sweetened Zee Bars post on Monday, it’s clear that I am but one of many interested in wholesome, naturally sweetened treats that simultaneously deliver a power boost. …

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Roasted Carrot & Quinoa Salad with Lemon-Coriander Dressing

  Chocolate & vanilla. Beer & pretzels. Toast & jam. Berries & cream…And now a new match made in heaven: Roasted carrots and quinoa. The success of this marriage is dependent on the roasting. I’ve added raw carrots to quinoa salads. And subsequently thrown out raw carrot and quinoa salads following days guilting myself into …

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Parmesan Cauliflower-Quinoa Cakes & International Year of Quinoa

How about a double post for the start of the New Year and New blog? 2013 is an exciting year for many reasons, not least of which is that The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization has declared 2013 The Year of Quinoa to celebrate its nutritional qualities and crop viability to celebrate its nutritional …

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Oil-Free Apple Quinoa Salad {vegan, gluten-free}

Oil-free apple quinoa salad is everything you want in a fresh, filling whole grain meal. It is perfect as a side salad at dinner, or as the star of your packed lunch. Shredded apples & lemon add sweetness and flavor. Hi friends! I have the perfect transitional (summer to autumn) salad for all of us …

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Vanilla Quinoa Pudding {Gluten-Free, Vegan}

Healthy, vegan and gluten-free vanilla quinoa pudding, made with ease on the stovetop. Enjoy it for dessert, breakfast or dessert. Superfood Vanilla Pudding Made with Quinoa Happy National Vanilla Pudding Day!  I know, who knew such a day existed?  I researched (in a non-academic, google-y way) origins of this holiday, but came up blank. I …

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Lentil-Quinoa Frittata Bars {Gluten-Free}

I followed through on my promise to myself in yesterday’s post and have set about on a full-fledged cleaning tear. The pantry and refrigerator are scoured  to their bright and shiny sheen of yore, and now I’m on to the closets. Oh, the glamour! I especially need to finish going through Nick’s old toys and …

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Double Quinoa Power Cookies {Gluten-Free, Vegan Option}

Greetings, all! My posts have been sporadic these past months, to say the least. Mea culpa, friends. I’ve been in  masochistic recipe development- and cookbook writing- mode, replete with piggy-backing deadlines, manic hair-pulling, and incessant teeth gnashing. Whee! The only way to survive has been to let a few things go, such as regular blog …

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Lemony Lentil and Quinoa Salad {gluten-free, vegan}

I’m back from a whirlwind of a trip to New York City to attend the annual conference for the International Association of Culinary Professionals. This year’s theme was The Fashion of Food and upon leaving, I feel like I have a fabulous new wardrobe, replete with dazzling accessories. So many amazing writers, chefs, bloggers, and …

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Quinoa Flour Banana Bread (gluten-free + vegan option!)

Shhh. This banana bread is made with quinoa flour. I’m happy to let you in on the secret, but it is hush-hush at our household. My lovely husband Kevin is all for whole wheat flour (in moderation) and quinoa (as a side dish), but he is wary of what some would call “alternative” flours (he …

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Broccoli, Black Bean & Quinoa Salad {vegan & gluten-free}

TGIF, everyone! I hope it is as gorgeous where you are as it is here in Texas. I wasn’t sure if I would have time to post today due to my work schedule (combined with staying up too late last night watching Project Runway). But I am enjoying being back in a regular posting mode, …

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Quinoa Power Omelet/Frittata

Nick, Kevin and I went to the Texas State Fair this weekend in Dallas, a first-time experience for all of us. My favorite part was the petting zoo (especially the Scottish Highlands cattle–perhaps the cutest cows in the world–and the baby goats). Nick’s favorite part was the high-speed whippersnapper ride that left me nauseous for …

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Easy Quinoa Stuffed Peppers {Vegan, Gluten-Free}

Whether you use quinoa frequently, or have a bag of the stuff gathering dust in your cupboard, then this recipe is for you. Despite the persistently warm (hot!) weather, I have been itching to make some cozy, comfort food to get me in an autumn frame of mind. These peppers came together after a long …

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Quinoa Flour Almond Flour Soda Bread {vegan, oil-free, GF}

Nutritious and delicious quinoa flour almond flour soda bread, made with only 8 ingredients! It is vegan, oil-free, sugar-free, gluten-free, yeast-free, and easy to make. Hi everyone! Apologies for not posting sooner; we have house guests, so I’ve been (slowly) playing catch-up with, well, just about everything the past few days. It’s good to have …

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Quinoa-Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies {vegan, gluten-free}

< I would like to introduce you to these chocolate chip cookies. They have no butter, eggs, gluten, dairy, or wheat flour. But that’s beside the point. What makes these crisp-tender chocolate chippers extraordinary is their sublime flavor (vanilla with subtle hints of coconut), their ease of preparation (no electric mixers required), and the incorporation …

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Quinoa Flour Biscotti (Gluten Free)

The months of 100+ heat have finally subsided; it was reaching the point where I could no longer imagine what it felt like to step outside without it feeling like a steam sauna. Literally overnight, the weather dropped almost 40 degrees, reportedly due to a Canadian cold front. Thank you, Canada! It seemed like the …

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Toasted Quinoa Porridge (gluten-free, vegan, high-protein)

Many of you may already know about making quinoa for breakfast, but just in case it has missed your radar (or even if it’s been awhile since last you made it), consider this post a gentle reminder. I was in recent need of such a reminder myself. Last week was my birthday–a happy, quiet day, …

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Quinoa Salad with Radish, Cucumber & Lime (gluten-free & vegan)

Happy Friday, everyone! I’m short on words today: my in-laws are en route for a short visit, I have a cook-off in Houston tomorrow, this weekend is Kevin’s birthday, and I am behind in my work. It’s the perfect equation for writer’s block. And grumpiness. And panic. It’s particularly frustrating, as I do have a …

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Quinoa Salad with Berries, Cucumber & Almonds {vegan}

Every food blog needs an interjection of hilarity from time to time. Mine most often comes from kitchen mishaps: a soup explosion on the ceiling (be careful pureeing those hot soups in the blender!), a gray strawberry cheesecake (thank you aluminum springform pan), or a black bean pound cake (this deserves a post of its …

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Cinnamon Quinoa Oat Muffins {vegan, gluten-free}

Vegan cinnamon quinoa oat muffins: the perfect combination of cozy & nutritious! The tender, hearty muffins are also gluten-free and a breeze to make. Healthy Vegan & Gluten-Free Quinoa Muffins It’s beginning to feel like spring in Texas, but I am holding on to winter–or, at least, winter baking–with all my might. Today was the …

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Quinoa Burgers with Hummus & Roasted Red Peppers (vegan & glutenfree)

I’ve been on a vegetarian bent since Sunday, largely because it was my husband’s birthday last week, and that meant several days of Kevin’s favorites: steak, cherry pie, fried chicken, red wine… Yum. It was fun to slip into Southern kitchen queen mode for a spell, especially to celebrate, but I was in dire need …

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Quinoa Flour Chocolate Chip Cookies {vegan, oil-free, gluten-free}

Easy and amazing quinoa flour chocolate chip cookies! They are naturally vegan (no eggs, no dairy), oil-free, gluten-free, & refined sugar-free. I know, it borders on cruel to write about chocolate chip cookies with tank top & swimsuit season right around the corner, but I’ve been itching to make a batch with my new favorite …

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Edamame , Corn & Quinoa Salad {vegan & gluten-free}

Cool, hip, and beautiful from every angle, edamame is the supermodel of the frozen vegetable world. People who shun all other frozen vegetables proudly display their edamame bags in supermarket carts and proffer it as a sophisticated nibble at dinner parties. Edamame is a specialty variety of soybean harvested while still green. Because they are …

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Easy, Spicy Chickpea & Quinoa Soup

I started thinking about the makings for this spicy, North-African-inspired chickpea & quinoa soup while visiting my parents over Christmas. We started talking about Boxing Day on the way home from the airport (on Christmas Day); it brought back a flood of recollections. Here’s why. Along with the trimming of the tree, the four hour-long …

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