magical powers of quinoa

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quinoa stuffed peppers
I’m pretty sure quinoa has magical powers. Maybe even as much as mac-n-cheese. No but seriously, it’s filling but in a light/clean way (unlike mac-n-cheese!), really versatile, and super good for you. I made 2 dry cups at the beginning of the week which was enough for a couple great recipes. I like to cook a bunch of a grain at once and add it throughout the week to salads, burritos, soups, etc, that way it’s ready for a quick meal.

These Quinoa Stuffed Peppers were SO good! I stuffed 3 peppers cut in half and then we used the leftover filling to make burritos for another meal.

This Sweet Potato Quinoa salad is really tasty too, either hot or cold. I added roasted pumpkin seeds, celery, and apple cider vinegar. Mark Bittman is awesome and his book How to Cook Everything Vegetarian is such a great resource!

Any quinoa/ grain recipes you would recommend?

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13 Responses to magical powers of quinoa

  1. larissa says:

    That stuffed pepper one looks so good!

    I made this last night and it was really good!

    http://ohsheglows.com/recipage/?recipe_id=6001834



  2. Miki says:

    I’ve never tried quinoa, although it’s very popular in Argentina. I wonder if it’s similar to couscous.

    Happy midweek! :P

    Miki.



  3. chantilly says:

    i *love* quinoa. so good for you! i usually make it with a little olive oil, garlic powder, & chicken bouillon powder. yum! x



  4. Paula says:

    yummy!! these would be great for dinner.. I might give them a try! :)



  5. Julie says:

    Does “butter + cheese + salt/pepper” count as a recipes? ;)



  6. meredith says:

    What great resources! I’ve really been wanting to try quinoa but never knew how to cook it. Thanks!



  7. Angela says:

    I absolutely love quinoa! This is my favorite recipe for ‘fried rice:’ http://www.skinnytaste.com/2009/02/quinoa-fried-rice-525-pts.html



  8. kate says:

    mmm. I like me some quinoa! I think we’ll have to make some soon.



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