Quinoa Beet Black Bean Burgers


I bought some golden beets on a whim the other day because I thought they looked pretty and they were only $2 for a bunch. So I roasted them and made a salad with walnuts and blue cheese. The salad was good, but not something I could eat every night for dinner. As I contemplated…

Zucchini, Quinoa and Mushroom Veggie Burgers


I’m preparing to kick meat and dairy to the curb 3 to 5 days of the week, possibly more. To be honest, I don’t eat that much meat to begin with so kicking meat to the curb won’t be super difficult. It’s the dairy part I struggle with! That’s why I say I’m going to…

Oat and Quinoa Pancakes {vegan}


The other day my mostly vegan friend Julie asked me if I had ever made an eggless oatmeal pancake. The answer was no. I’m never really prompted to eat vegan food on my own. I normally need to be inspired by Julie or vegan food bloggers before I take the plunge into a vegan meal….

Risotto-Style Beet Quinoa


It’s been a while since I’ve posted because I’ve been on vacation. Yeah. Vacation. Not to some sandy-beached destination but instead to my hometown of Milwaukee, Wis. Or thereabouts, anyway. (I will tell you that from where I write this post I can hear cows mooing.) The only reason I’m even able to blog between…

Cashew Quinoa Stuffed Delicata Squash


I’ve now informed two mostly vegetarian friends of mine that I plan on being vegetarian for a week each month. You know what happens when you start to tell people something? You need to make good on your actions or you look like you have no follow-through. I purchased a delicata squash the other day at…

Quinoa Cashew Burgers


Last week I had a friend in town, and we went to Deschutes Brewery Saturday for lunch where we sampled some beer and split both a burger and Quinoa and Cashew Burger. Prior to biting into the “veggie” burger, I was intrigued. Post bite, I was in love. I decided I must recreate the burger at…

Quinoa and Walnut Pancakes


Updated 5.2.2018 I have had quinoa exactly once and, I have to say, I wasn’t terribly impressed by it. Despite my indifference, I decided to give this recipe a try because I don’t think I’ve ever had a bad pancake. That’s about all I said about this pancake the first time I made it 6 years…