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10 Amazing Chicken and Avocado Recipes (Slideshow) One Pot Kale and Quinoa Pilaf Recipe on Food52. One Pot Kale and Quinoa Pilaf Recipe on Food52. Half Baked Harvest - Made with Love. Today, I am telling you to turn your oven on.

Half Baked Harvest - Made with Love

I know a lot of you are like she’s crazy, BUT it was thunder storming all day yesterday. Basically, just the kind of weather that makes you want to curl up and take a nap. Actually, it didn’t just rain, it hailed, and if you have ever experienced Colorado hail, well then you know, one – it’s HUGE, and two – it hurts. I know this because I decided I’d better get the garbage in before it poured and filled the empty cans up. Only I procrastinated and waited till the last possible second. Of course. I seriously have little pellet marks in my skin from the hail hitting me so hard. So yeah, yesterday I just needed to turn on my oven and bake something a little cozy. I also really, really needed to use up my eggplant, as you can see from the above photo.

Since I am not hugely in love with eggplant I made this with zucchini too. Oh, and of course the quinoa. And even though this takes a little time to make, most of the time is in the baking. Enchilada Chicken & Quinoa Stuffed Bell Peppers. Apr 22 Ahhhhhhhh!

Enchilada Chicken & Quinoa Stuffed Bell Peppers

I’ve been so completely busy lately. Today I competed in a Chinese take-out cook-off. It was amazing to see the turn out and all of the creative dishes. We were required to make 250 samples. Here’s a sneak peek: Every morning I wake up and dig through my cupboards. I suppose it would have been really helpful to have figured all of this out four years ago, but that’s not how life works. For the contest I ended up making ginger-garlic chinese chicken lettuce wraps with sweet mango salsa. Quinoa Breakfast Skillet. Hello hello.

Quinoa Breakfast Skillet

Yep, quinoa for breakfast again. Doesn’t really make you want to have a sleepover now does it? Even though I might shove quinoa down your throat in the morning, I promise the actual sleepover part will be fun. I LIVED for sleepovers when I was little. Well, sort of – I only lived for them with my best friend who lived across the street from me, because any further away from my house and I’d have a major meltdown.

Not much has changed folks… not much has changed. Anyhoo – we had the best sleepovers. This may come as a shock… but that’s the extent of my camping resume. Crispy Black Bean Quinoa Burritos. Crispy Black Bean Quinoa Burritos Crispy Black Bean Quinoa Burritos with Creamy Avocado Yogurt Dip are the perfect weeknight meal!

Crispy Black Bean Quinoa Burritos

What’s for dinner? Don’t you wish you always knew the answer to that question! Quinoa Breakfast Hash Browns. Do you have any foods that are a weekend ritual for you or your family?

Quinoa Breakfast Hash Browns

I didn't until I discovered these quinoa hash browns. I had just started a strict nutrition plan to try and help with some minor health issues, and there was a long list of things that I couldn't have for a few months. Thai Chicken Quinoa. Say hello to your stereotypical trying-to-be-healthy Monday recipe.

Thai Chicken Quinoa

Like the many Mondays that have come before, I attempt to lure you in with the promise of half-assed vegetables and a balanced meal. Only to finish you off with a bowl full of butter and a glass of tequila on Friday. Kidney Bean and Quinoa Soft Tacos. There’s a new taco in town.

Kidney Bean and Quinoa Soft Tacos

Ewwwww, why did I say that? I thought I would like the way it looked and read. But I just sounded like a total d-terd instead. Let me try this again. Oh hey there, look at these super interesting, nutritious to the max and colorful tacos that are sure to please the whole family, AND MORE. Quinoa Pizza with Meyer Lemon, Goat Cheese, and Basil. My new favorite gluten-free pizza crust is made from nothing more than quinoa, water, and salt.

Quinoa Pizza with Meyer Lemon, Goat Cheese, and Basil

Half Baked Harvest - Made with Love. You know all about breakfast for dinner, right?

Half Baked Harvest - Made with Love

It is something I personally do not do enough of, but that changed the moment I made these omelets. Is it weird that just before Christmas I showed you dinner for breakfast and now I am showing breakfast for dinner? I think I have my breakfast foods mixed up with my dinner foods and my lunch is just all over the place. Yes, my brain may be a bit confused. Actually there is no questioning that one! Simple & Easy Quinoa Recipes. Quinoa Recipes. What Is Quinoa? A Breakdown For Those Of Us Who Eat It But Don't Truly Understand It. Second only to maybe kale, quinoa is the health food star of our time.

What Is Quinoa? A Breakdown For Those Of Us Who Eat It But Don't Truly Understand It

The Food and Agriculture Organization named 2013 the International Year of Quinoa, after all. This tiny grain-like food is full of good-for-you nutrition and tastes great in just about anything: salads, omelettes and even cakes. We're willing to bet you've eaten a good deal of the stuff, but do you know what it really is? It's okay if you don't, because not many of us do. Today's the day we change that with a few fun facts and photos that tell us about where quinoa comes from. Here are 8 important things everyone should know about quinoa: