Warm Up: Great Fall Recipes

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Harvest Minestrone With Quinoa & Kale Minestrone is a thick vegetable/bean soup, usually with the addition of pasta. It has a long history dating back to pre-Roman days, and it used to be made primarily with leftovers by poor families looking to stretch their food resources. It’s considered a part of la cucina povera, or […]

Two Delicious Quinoa Kugels For The Holidays! Quinoa and Carrot Kugel, Sweet Potato and Apple Kugel

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Sweet Potato And Apple Kugel 4 eggs Salt to taste 2 large sweet potatoes (1 3/4 to 2 pounds total), peeled and grated 2 slightly tart apples, like Gala or Braeburn, peeled, cored and grated   1 tablespoon fresh lime juice 1 tablespoon mild honey or agave nectar 3 to 4 tablespoons melted unsalted butter, […]

Recipes For Your Busy Week: Squash, Quinoa, and Brussels Sprouts

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The Joy of Quinoa Quinoa Cakes with Broccoli & Tomatoes If quinoa gets any more popular, I think Iowa will scrap its Corn Belt for a Quinoa Belt. (Although winters might be tricky for a South American crop.) Seems like every grocery store stocks quinoa; every magazine features it in recipes. But quinoa really does […]

A Better Way to Prepare Quinoa

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If you enjoy cooking with quinoa (pronounced keen-wah), then you’ll appreciate the latest preparation tips from Martha Rose Shulman. Once you perfect your prep, you’ll be rewarded with five delicious new salads made with quinoa. Ms. Shulman writes: I’m always tweaking the way I cook quinoa, and this week I changed my method for basic […]

Quinoa Cookies

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Once you have cooked quinoa on hand, you can eat it plain, throw it into shakes or smoothies as a thickening agent, use it as a cereal or substitute it for rice or pasta in your favourite dishes. My fave: cookies! Quinoa is loaded in nutrients and contains all essential amino acids making it a […]

Having Scrabble for Dinner (a Q & Z Dish)

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Now that summer is in full swing and we have zucchini and greens and herbs growing everywhere they can (found random cilantro in my garden yesterday!), it makes sense to combine these in-season favorites to create an easy summer meal.  Adding pecans and raisins to this dish gives you nutty-sweet kick + crunch, and using […]