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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. 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. And we're glad it's such a great whole-grain (for when we are eating grains) ready in 15-20 minutes and gluten-free ...what's not to like? 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. 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! 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. While eating my other quinoa recipe, I said, “This would be really good with roasted chiles”. In this dish, I kept with the southwestern flavor theme by adding a little cumin and browned sweet onions. 2 ears of corn, still in the husk 1 poblano chile 2 TBS olive oil 1 sweet onion, thinly sliced 2 cups chicken stock 2-3 cloves garlic, minced 1 cup quinoa 1/2 tsp cumin salt and pepper 1 pound chicken breast, cooked and diced (optional) Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

While they are roasting, heat olive oil in a frying pan. 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. 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. For many, whole grains are an important part of a healthy diet.

17 Healthy Grains You’ve Never Heard Of

Consuming at least three servings of whole grains per day (one serving is a ½ cup of cooked grains like oatmeal or rice, or one slice of bread) can reduce the risk of some chronic health conditions like cardiovascular disease, type II diabetes, and certain cancers . One study also showed that eating whole grains in place of refined grains can reduce potentially dangerous excess abdominal fat, buildup that can raise blood pressure and cholesterol levels, and even cause insulin resistance (potentially leading to diabetes) .

(Check It: 45 Healthy Foods to Make and Never Buy Again) But what to do when oatmeal, whole-wheat pasta, and even quinoa are getting old? Here are 17 grains you’ve probably never heard of that can be great additions to a healthy diet: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. Basil Quinoa Cakes. Once in a while, everyone needs a little cake in their lives.

Basil Quinoa Cakes

But that doesn't necessarily mean the chocolate-based, sugar-filled kind. These little patties are packed with flavor from the fresh basil and Parmesan cheese, are fun to make, and make the perfect portable lunch or dinner for a springtime picnic. 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. 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. 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? I guess. Well this quinoa dish is anything but boring. Quinoa w/ Mango and Raisins. For the past couple years, I’ve tried to get on the quinoa bandwagon. It seems quinoa keeps popping up everywhere! As a side dish, in meatloaf, as a coating for fried or baked meats…you name it. 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!

If you’ve never heard of quinoa, read all about it here. We’re continuing our love affair with this delicious grain (seed, really – but who’s counting?) 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. Mint. 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. Moroccan Quinoa Salad. Pumpkin farro faux-sotto « Doughing Rogue. 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. We love you guys and can’t ever thank you enough for being the best blog readers ever.

Spicy Quinoa Patties. Millet recipe. Have you ever cooked with millet? If the answer is no, you’re totally missing out.