Black Bean & Yam Salad

Black Bean & Yam Salad

Black beans, yams, and quinoa come together beautifully in this filling and colorful salad. Onion, bell pepper, garlic, lime juice, cilantro, and Mexican seasoning team up to provide the lively flavors. A crowd-pleasing dish, perfect for parties and potlucks! Above: When buying Mexican or taco-style seasoning, look for blends in the spice aisle, not as…

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Quinoa Curry Bowl

This quick and easy dish uses “stir fry” frozen vegetables, along with fresh ginger and garlic. Frozen veggies have come a long way, and can be a healthy and delicious meal addition. Look for 100% vegetables without any added salt or oil. Ingredients 1½ cups water ¾ cup quinoa (dry) 1 teaspoon granulated onion ½…

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Quinoa Salad with Currants and Pistachios

I first tasted this beautiful salad when it was prepared in a cooking class I attended. Full of texture and flavors, it’s perfect for a holiday menu. This guest recipe was developed by Chef AJ, my friend and colleague in plant-based, SOS-free cooking. Chef AJ of Eat Unprocessed has followed a plant-based diet for over…

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Quinoa-Polenta & BBQ Sauce

I recently ordered baked polenta and quinoa at a vegan restaurant, and I just loved the combination! As soon as I got home I started experimenting, and came up with my own version, as well as a sweet and spicy BBQ sauce to go along with it. Enjoy! Quinoa-Polenta Even though I love to cook,…

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Quinoa Holiday Dressing

Quinoa makes an excellent whole-grain alternative to bread or rice in holiday dressing. This recipe is traditionally flavored with fresh sage, thyme, and rosemary, with the addition of mushrooms, greens and almonds. Ingredients: 3 cups water 1-1/2 cups dry quinoa 1 large yellow onion, chopped 3 ribs celery, sliced 10-12 mushrooms, sliced 1 teaspoon granulated…

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Quinoa Cornbread

This healthy update on cornbread uses no butter, eggs, milk, salt, oil, or refined sugar or flour, instead getting its sweetness and texture from apple juice, bananas, oats, quinoa and flax seeds. 1 cup water 1/2 cup dry quinoa 1 cup cornmeal 1/3 cup rolled oats, ground into flour 1-1/2 tablespoons flax seeds, ground 2…

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