Mini quinoa broccoli pies

In my never-ending quest to find new methods of working quinoa into dishes, I came across this funny little recipe on a Polish blog that google had to translate into English for me.  I wasn’t sure if some of the words were really correct, but I took what I could from it and voila, a … Continue reading

Polenta, spinach, and pumpkin slice

Do you ever run across recipes in random magazines you are reading in the doctor’s office or bookstore or something and just want to rip out the pages?  This happens to me all the time, but in this particular instance I think I was actually in a doctor’s office reading a women’s health magazine or … Continue reading

Mini spinach and feta frittatas

People, these little frittatas are a miracle in egg form.  They are SO GOOD.  You know I love a recipe when I feel the need to make it again immediately when I’m not even done eating the first batch.   I don’t normally crave anything that is not chocolate after about 10 pm, but I … Continue reading

Tomato basil sauce

It’s been too long since I last posted, but it just didn’t seem right to be posting random recipes about food and my normal little life over here when such utter tragedy was taking place in my beautiful former hometown Boston this past week.  Now that the scariest part (hopefully) is over, I breathed a … Continue reading

Chickpea bulgur tomato soup

I realise it’s getting warmer in America, but it’s getting colder in Australia and thus I am craving soup more often.  In addition to tasting great in many applications, chickpeas are also a fantastic add to a soup.  This soup is rich and filling while remaining incredibly healthy.  It would be great with a side … Continue reading

Warm quinoa veggie salad

As I’ve said before, I’m always looking for new variations on quinoa dishes because even though quinoa with various roasted vegetables is great, sometimes it’s nice to change it up a bit.  I loved those quinoa meatballs but they lacked a real hit of veggies, so when I stumbled on this recipe via my usual … Continue reading

Chickpea and leek soup with roasted zucchini

Yes, here are more recipes using chickpeas.  But they are really different from the ones I’ve already posted and especially delicious for the still cold weather in America and the gradually getting chillier weather in Australia (aka, 20 C / 65 F).  The soup is like a chowder with no cream whatsoever and is really … Continue reading

Chickpea curry

As I mentioned in my last post, I’ve gotten really into chickpeas lately, so wanted to share another recipe that features them.  I love Indian food but don’t eat it that often because the curries are so heavy that I typically feel grossly full after eating them.  This is a healthy, light curry that uses … Continue reading

Sweet potato chickpea patties

Recently, I’ve gotten really into chickpeas.  This hasn’t been a conscious choice but whenever I search for vegetarian recipes on Tastespotting they seem to be in almost all of them.  And why not?  They are incredibly versatile – you can roast them, put them in soups, or mash them up and put them in delightful … Continue reading

Quinoa pizza balls

I typically don’t go more than a few days at a time without eating quinoa.  It’s just so versatile and good for you, and thus I am constantly looking for new ways to make it.  This has become my absolute favourite creative recipe that I’ve discovered on my hunt to make quinoa in innovative ways. … Continue reading