Cherry Pistachio Rice Quinoa Salad

I’m a bit late for the cherry season, but if you can still find some, make this salad. Cherry Pistachio Rice Quinoa Salad is a simple but flavorful light, refreshing salad. Perfect for a light lunch or a delicious side to any meal.

Cherry Pistachio Rice Quinoa Salad

After being on this earth for XXX number of years….no, I’m not telling! I had never in my life just eaten a cherry??? How did that happen?? My only answer is that I bartended for many years. If I had a nickel for every maraschino cherry, I slid on to a pick and dropped into a drink I would be a millionaire. I never cared for them, they were way too sweet. Continue reading “Cherry Pistachio Rice Quinoa Salad”

Veggie Burger & Fries Buddha Bowl

If you peruse Pinterest or Instagram these days you are bound to see “Buddha Bowls”. Veggie Burger & Fries Buddha Bowl is our addition to this craze.

So what is a “Buddha Bowl” you ask????? Well truthfully it’s up to you.  Most bowls begin with a base of either a leafy green or some type of grain.

Then toppings are added…..veggies…sliced or diced, a protein….lean meat, and a drizzle of sauce.  Continue reading “Veggie Burger & Fries Buddha Bowl”

Spinach Artichoke Quinoa Casserole

Quinoa…….funny word…..super yummy taste!!!!
Spinach Artichoke Quinoa Casserole……..super yummy casserole!!!!!

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Quinoa [KEEN-wah]…..funny name for such a super food……..high in fiber, gluten free, very high in protein, with all the essential amino acids, antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals…….a “SUPERFOOD”

With a mild, nutty flavor and a satisfying crunch, its easy to add to your diet. Quinoa takes on the flavor of the ingredients you add and gives them a nice nutty flavor in return.

Quinoa come in three different types……red, black, and white……..I went for the trifecta and got the tricolor mix.

Spinach Artichoke Quinoa Casserole

When you go to the grocery store as often as I do, you get to know folks. So, I was looking at the bagged grains, one of the gals from the store, Gina ,was talking to Tim when she noticed I was looking at the grains. She pointed out that she really like the tricolor quinoa mix. I already had a bag of quinoa at home, but I told her I would try it sometime.

Sometimes, its really who you know…..she comped me a bag……..I told her she didn’t need to but…….. So, thank you Gina, and this dish is in your honor! Continue reading “Spinach Artichoke Quinoa Casserole”