Quinoa Chocolate Pudding

More and more people are familiar with quinoa these days and are incorporating this wonderful grain into their everyday diet. Today I am going to introduce a healthy dessert that you can make quickly when you have some leftover cooked quinoa. In the above picture, I sprinkled some unsweetened coconut flakes and added fruits. Ingredients: […]

Sweet Potato and Quinoa Cakes (Gluten-Free)

These veggie cakes are great for brunch, picnics or potlucks. Or you can serve them as a side dish for a weekend dinner. Please serve with your favorite sauce. Vegan cashew mayo or aioli sauce works pretty well. I simply combined some sour cream, mayo, lemon juice, herbs and paprika. Ingredients: 1 lb (450 g) […]

Bamboo and Mushroom Quinoa Pilaf (Gluten-Free)

This Asian flavored quinoa pilaf can also be made in a rice cooker (Just dump everything in the rice cooker and turn on the switch). The quinoa contains more protein and is lower in the glycemic index. Chinese or Japanese grocery stores sell various types of mushrooms for less if there is one in your […]

Beets and Quinoa Stir Fry

Beet roots and greens are rich in many nutrients and fiber. They also give you energy and cleanse your body. If you are suffering from constipation, this dish might fix your problem. This is a perfect one dish supper on a weekday night. Ingredients: 2 Beet roots with greens 1/2 cup quinoa 1 cube vegetable […]

Quinoa with Sweet Potatoes and Hijiki

In Japan, sometimes people cook rice with sweet potatoes and hijiki, so I thought why not making it with quinoa instead of rice? It is lower in glycemic index (GI) and contains more protein and fiber. Hijiki is a type of seaweed that is popular in Japan, but you can also use a different type […]

Curried Quinoa and Edamame Salad (Vegan and Gluten-Free)

I posted a curried quinoa risotto recipe a while ago. This time I made a curried quinoa salad. As you can see, I really love curry. This salad, however, doesn’t have an intense curry flavor, so even if you are not a big fun of curry, I think you will like it. I served this […]

Chocolate Quinoa Porridge

Here is a healthy breakfast for chocolate lovers! It’s very important to start your day with a protein-rich breakfast if you need to release some weight or fat, and the quinoa contains a good amount of protein! I used only 2 teaspoons of coconut sugar to sweeten the porridge, which was just enough for me, […]

Quinoa Stuffed Kabocha Squash (Vegan, Gluten-Free)

You realize that the summer is over and the autumn has arrived when you start seeing pumpkins being sold everywhere you go. I saw the first kabocha squash at the nearby grocery store the other day. Since I love the sweet taste of kabocha, I grabbed one without thinking what I was going to do […]

Curried Quinoa Risotto (Gluten-Free, Vegan)

This dish is so much healthier than regular white rice risotto because it is high in protein and has a lower GI (glycemic index). It doesn’t cause a sharp blood sugar spike like regular risotto does. The leftover can be served warm or cold. Ingredients: 1 Tbsp olive oil 1 cup quinoa 1/2 onion, chopped […]

Colorful Tomato and Quinoa Salad

I saw red, orange and yellow tomatoes at the grocery store the other day and instantly pictured this recipe. If you can’t find orange or yellow tomatoes, you can just use red tomatoes or some other vegetables in different colors. Ingredients: 1/4 cup quinoa 2 small red tomatoes, seeded and diced 2 small orange tomatoes, […]

Quinoa Pilaf with Salmon, Spinach and Mushrooms

This is such a nutrient-dense food, packed with omega-3, protein, vitamins and minerals! I made this as a main dish, but it can also be served as a side dish or for brunch. Add a green salad and you can have a very healthy supper! Ingredients: 5 oz (150 g) wild salmon fillet 1 Tbsp […]

Quinoa and Mushrooms

Quinoa is a great protein and fiber source and contains a lot of beneficial vitamins and minerals. It is gluten-free and its glycemic index is much lower than brown rice. It is currently my best choice for grains. Ingredients: 1 Tbsp olive oil 1 clove garlic, minced 1 Tbsp sake or white wine (optional) 1 […]