Minty Meatballs

Minty Meatballs

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I wanted to make something with the ground beef that I had in the freezer, and when I saw that this recipe used cooked quinoa instead of breadcrumbs, I just had to try it out. These meatballs have lots of great flavor! I love all of the fresh herbs in there, and the quinoa helped make them nice and fluffy. Continue Reading →

Quinoa Black Bean Burrito Bowls

Quinoa Black Bean Burrito Bowls

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A few weeks ago, I cooked way more quinoa than we needed for dinner so that I could stash some in the freezer for future use on a busy day. Well, I had one doozy of a day, and I was glad to have it already cooked and waiting to be reheated. I pinned this burrito bowl recipe on Pinterest a while back, and figured it was just the dish to use the pre-made quinoa. Continue Reading →

Fire Roasted Tomato and Black Bean Shrimp with Lime-Scented Quinoa

Fire Roasted Tomato and Black Bean Shrimp with Lime-Scented Quinoa

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In an effort to make sure I’m using up the items that I already have in my tiny kitchen, I decided that tonight, I’d make something for dinner using only things that I already had. I had a block of tofu in the fridge, and a bunch of different meat options in the freezer, so I decided to rattle off a list to my husband and tell him to pick one and that’s what we would have for dinner tonight. He picked shrimp. Continue Reading →

Apricot Soy Chili Shrimp with Quinoa

Apricot Soy Chili Glazed Shrimp with Quinoa

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I had some chili sauce leftover from when I made Slow-Cooker Beef Short Ribs last week. I reached out to some friends to see if anyone had suggestions for using a partial bottle, and one of them told me that she had taken chili sauce, soy sauce and apricot jam and poured it over shrimp and cooked it all together for dinner one night for an Asian spin on shrimp. I thought that sounded awesome, and I had all of those things on hand! So I took that idea and ran with it, adding some garlic, onion, ginger and bell pepper and served it over quinoa that I made in the rice cooker. Continue Reading →