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A Big Mouthful : Roasted Tomato, Asparagus and Zucchini Couscous with Lemon Basil Dressing. Summer has officially begun.

A Big Mouthful : Roasted Tomato, Asparagus and Zucchini Couscous with Lemon Basil Dressing

Well, by the calendar, that is. Last week held the first day of summer. Looking outside today in the Pacific Northwest is another story. It’s cold. It’s raining. Boo. While the weather might not get the message, summer foods are in full swing. My Opa brought over some home-grown strawberries earlier this week, and I even got the chance to make strawberry jam. If you’ve never had homemade strawberry jam, you’ve not lived. Veggie 101: Quinoa-and-Apple Salad with Curry Dressing.

Somehow I just KNEW this was going to be amazing as soon as I laid eyes on the recipe.

Veggie 101: Quinoa-and-Apple Salad with Curry Dressing

Quinoa, almonds, and apples tossed in a honey-curry-lemon dressing. I mean, what could be better? In fact, I'd deem this one of the best grain salads I've ever had in life! Everyone who knows me knows I don't like making the same thing twice, but this is definitely an exception. You might think I'm exaggerating, but I'm really not. The curry dressing isn't overly sweet, but the apples and currants totally make up for that. The only change I made to the recipe (for sake of ease) was toasting my almonds stovetop (in a dry skillet) instead of in the oven. Make again? Vegan variation: Substitute agave nectar for honey. 7 Fat-Fighting Dinner Recipes. Roasted Beet & Quinoa Salad with Chipotle Cinnamon Dressing.

Several years ago G was on a quinoa kick.

Roasted Beet & Quinoa Salad with Chipotle Cinnamon Dressing

He made these amazing quinoa and chirozo stuffed peppers that we were eating pretty regularly for awhile. Then we sort of moved away from using it, using cous cous in it's place I guess.Not a purposeful switch just kind of happened. But quinoa is back on our radar again. BBQ Chicken Quinoa Salad. Recently, the weather has been nice enough for backyard dinners. I’m fortunate enough to live in an apartment with a truly amazing backyard, complete with an orange tree and patio furniture—perfect for dinners outside.

It’s also the busiest few weeks of my school year, as I frantically finish the end of the school business. I am eager to have dinners that don’t take long to prepare but are also delicious and taste like the summer I am so eagerly anticipating. Griddled Polenta Cakes with Caramelized Onions, Goat Cheese, and Honey recipe from food52. Author Notes: This recipe was inspired by one of my favorite tapas- fried goat cheese with onion jam and honey.

Griddled Polenta Cakes with Caramelized Onions, Goat Cheese, and Honey recipe from food52

It's a sweet little bite of deliciousness. - arielleclementine - arielleclementine Food52 Review: As we tasted this polenta – crisped in a pan and topped with caramelized onions, goat cheese and a sprinkling of honey -- we thought aloud that it would make a great first course. No, a small lunch! Or how about breakfast! We’d happily eat it all day long, and we think you would, too. Serves 8 For the Polenta 2 cups whole milk 2 cups water 1 teaspoon kosher salt 1 cup polenta 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil. Chile and Corn Quinoa. Okay, okay…this is very similar to my other corn quinoa recipe.

Chile and Corn Quinoa

But, I’m on a quinoa kick. If you’re curious why quinoa has become popular lately, I’ll give you a brief synopsis. First, it has twice the protein of white rice. It also is a complete protein. That means it has all 9 amino acids the body needs. Попробуем жизнь на вкус?! - Котлеты с киноа и булгуром. Scroll down for recipe In English.

Попробуем жизнь на вкус?! - Котлеты с киноа и булгуром

Еще в марте проходил интереснейший Флешмоб под предводительством Наташи. Компания Ярмарка разыгрывала призы за лучшее ризотто. Farro with Feta Cucumbers and Sun-dried Tomatoes. This salad combines farro with Mediterranean ingredients such as cucumbers, lemon juice, feta and mint for a delicious salad you can enjoy as a side dish, or even for lunch!

Farro with Feta Cucumbers and Sun-dried Tomatoes

This would be perfect to bring to a potluck or BBQ this Memorial Day weekend! I'm in love with farro these days and I have been having so much fun cooking with it lately. Farro is an ancient Italian grain that has been rediscovered and is becoming quite popular in the US and throughout Europe. OATS BREAKFAST RECIPE ~ Rak's Kitchen. This oats kozhukattai can be made so easily and quickly.


I made it just like the aval kozhukattai and it turned out good. I tried this for the first time and will be in the menu here after. 17 Healthy Grains You’ve Never Heard Of. Basil Quinoa Cakes. Como.come.cami - Ensalada de Arándanos y Queso de Cabra / Cranberry Goat Cheese Salad. Beetroot Quinoa. Quinoa has become a part of our regular diet nowadays, I have started replacing rice with it in many of our dishes.

Beetroot Quinoa

Even if I am not preparing a special dish with it, we mix it (instead of rice) with dal or sambar. I made this simple but yummy combination of quinoa with beetroot, if you like beetroot rice or curry, then you should definitely give this a try..Need To HaveCooked Quinoa - 2 cupsBeetroot - 1 small gratedFresh peas - 1/2 cupMustard Seeds - 1/2 teaspoonUrad Dal - 1 teaspoonAsafoetida - 1/4 teaspoonCurry Leaves - 10 Chopped Coriander - 1/4 cupTo GrindGreen Chillies - 3Grated Ginger - 1 tablespoonCoriander Seeds - 1 tablespoon Method Cook quinoa according to the instructions on the packet and cool it. Grind the ingredients given under to grind.

Heat oil, add the mustard seeds and urad dal, once the spluttering stops, add the asafoetida and curry leaves followed by the ground paste. Note Can cook the peas separately and add it at the end, to retain its green color. Apricot and Almond Quinoa. Apricot and Almond Quinoa When I’m on a cleanse, I rarely eat any grains.

That’s fine by me because usually I’m so focused on creating a flavorful main dish- either meat-based or vegetarian- that the grain is nothing more than an afterthought. Most often I just toss some brown rice or quinoa into the rice cooker and call it good. Healthy? Quinoa w/ Mango and Raisins. For the past couple years, I’ve tried to get on the quinoa bandwagon.

Quinoa w/ Mango and Raisins.

It seems quinoa keeps popping up everywhere! Tomato Basil Quinoa. Certainly sounds like summer, right? We generally think of basil as a food we only eat in the summer when our basil plant is in full glory. However, our farmer’s market has some lovely hydroponically grown fresh basil…and our office has some baby basil in an AeroGarden – two perfect excuses to splurge on our favorite herb! Pineapple Fried Quinoa. ..In a Boat. Pineapple Fried Quinoa (in a pineapple boat!) Is on my menu today. A bright yellow pineapple and a bag of quinoa was all I needed to inspire me to dream up this tiki chic recipe.

Aloha wishes, South Pacific daydreams, Maui wowie, kowabunga and lets-luau-all-night-long-under-the-glow-of-tiki-torches, just about covers everything that is wrapped into this bowl of pineapple bliss. These flavors will bring you to the party. Sun-Dried Tomato Polenta Recipe. Polenta is a coarse corn meal that, if cooked properly, makes a great side dish. It's definitely a change from mashed potatoes. I had some left-over polenta from last time I made cornbread, so I made this version, flavoring it with a small jar of sun-dried tomatoes and garlic. The preparation is similar to making risotto. The polenta cookes in a certain amount of broth until all the liquid is absorbed and there isn't a raw, starchy taste.

Moroccan Quinoa Salad. 744 (about 4 servings) This flavourful and exotic salad is a great choice for potlucks as it travels really well. I used to make this with couscous and added olive oil. The quinoa makes a great substitute and I don't miss the oil at all in this version. I love this combination of spices; cumin, ginger, cardamom and cinnamon with a pleasant kick from the Harissa. 2 cups chicken broth or vegetable broth1 tsp cumin1/2 tsp ground ginger1/2 tsp cardamom1/4 tsp cinnamon1 cup quinoajuice from 1/2 lemon, or more to taste2 tsp honey1/2 tsp (or more to taste) Harissa1 large carrot, shredded1/4 cup dried currants1 green onion, thinly sliced2 tbsp cilantro, choppedsalt, if needed Heat the chicken broth in a saucepan and add the cumin, ginger, cardamom and cinnamon. Combine the lemon juice, honey and Harissa in a bowl. Pumpkin farro faux-sotto « Doughing Rogue. This recipe is to risotto like: Britney is to Jennifer Aniston.

Israeli couscous. Citrus-Pomegranate Quinoa Salad. First of all, we have some super, super exciting news. After nearly a year of planning, planning, testing, cooking, writing, photographing, agonizing, organizing, not sleeping, and stressing, we are officially done with the manuscript for our second book! There’s lots and lots of work ahead for us, but this is such a huge, monumental milestone and we’re so grateful to all of you who have stuck with us, been patient through weeks of sweet treats (because we were busy writing actual dinner recipes for the book), and have given us hope that someone will buy the next book.

Spicy Quinoa Patties. Millet recipe. Have you ever cooked with millet?