Tag Archives: quinoa

Entertain with ease with fresh, tasty side dishes

The perfect plates for vegans, vegetarians and omnivores alike! One of the food-related questions I am asked most often is what to serve visiting vegetarians or vegans. It can be challenging today to satisfy a variety of tastes and appetites. … Continue reading

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Quinoa with roasted squash, apples and cider vinaigrette

A delicious meatless main or inventive side dish! While I created this recipe as a side dish, I’ve discovered we love it so much, it’s turned into one of our favourite meatless mains. Since quinoa’s gone mainstream in the Western … Continue reading

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20 minute red curry vegetable soup

A twist on traditional vegetable soups – perfect for autumn! Ever since I made this fantastic shrimp curry a few weeks ago, I’ve been craving the gentle heat and fantastic flavour that red curry paste brings to any dish. After … Continue reading

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Grilled Portobellos stuffed with quinoa, pesto and grilled vegetables

If you’d asked my husband a few years ago what his least-favourite vegetable was, he would probably have said zucchini. Thanks to a lot of experimentation, he’s changed his tune, a fact he expressed when tasting this delightful stuffed mushroom … Continue reading

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Smart Snacking

For many families, spring and summer can be the busiest times of the year. Between sports, end of school year activities, trips to the cottage and busy lives in general, it seems like mealtime routines are sometimes hard to maintain. … Continue reading

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Quinoa with Asparagus and Oranges

I’ve long been a fan of quinoa and I keep learning new things about not only how to cook it but also how to optimize the flavour of these delightful little nutrition-packed seeds. I’ve found toasting them before simmering them … Continue reading

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Quinoa with Roasted Vegetables and Pesto

I discovered quinoa 20 years ago thanks to a tip from a dear friend who was teaching in Ecuador at the time. It is an ancient plant whose grain-like seeds contain protein, essential amino acids, as well as phosphorus, magnesium … Continue reading

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