Spicy Tri Colored Quinoa with Beans and Corn

I have bought red quinoa and white quinoa as is in packages.  But only recelntly I saw this tri-colored quinoa which has white quinoa, red quinoa and a dark brown or almost blackish quinoa.  The darker colored quinoa give a more nut flavor and a bit of crunch taste and they don’t easily get over…

Quinoa with Roasted Beets, Beet Greens and Tofu

This year until last week I couldn’t find good fresh beets in the farmers market.  Last week when I went there, to my surprise they had really fresh beet bunches with fresh beet greens.  I couldn’t resist and bought a big bunch.  While they are fresh, I wanted to make some dish and came up…

Mediterranean Quinoa

  Ingredients: 1/3 cup dried chick peas ¾ cup Quinoa 1 tablespoon cooking oil ½ cup thinly sliced red onion 4 oz kale leaves (stems removed and leaves torn into small pieces) ½ cup corn kernels 2 spring onions/scallion cut into 1 inch pieces ¾ cup cherry tomatoes halved ½ cup kalamata olives salt to…

Curried Veggie Quinoa Bowl

I love making one dish meals since they are so easy and I don’t have to make multiple side dishes.  It’s hard to resist make such dishes especially when they are packed with spices and flavor.  Even though I have posted a few Quinoa dishes earlier, this time I wanted to make some thing that…

Quinoa with roasted Brussels sprouts and mushroom

Ingredients: ¾  cup quinoa (mixed red and white colored) 1 ½ cups water 8 oz portabella mushroom 8 oz brussels sprouts 7 oz water packed extra firm tofu cooking spray 1 teaspoon canola oil half of a small red onion thinly sliced ½ teaspoon chili paste ½ teaspoon crushed red pepper salt to taste Method: Add quinoa…

Quinoa with Kale and Black Beans

Quinoa is a grain that does not have any smell or flavor.  That’s why dry roasting it gives a nice nutty flavor.  Also when cooking quinoa, I like to add salt since it gets absorbed into quinoa and gives a mild taste.   You can even add any other spices while cooking quinoa Ingredients: 3/4…

Vegetable Loaded Quinoa

Ingredients: 1 cup quinoa 2 cups water 1 teaspoon canola oil ½ teaspoon chili paste 2 tablespoons canola oil 4 oz white mushrooms 4 oz string beans 2 oz cauliflower florets 1 small green squash 1 small carrot 1 green chili slit lengthwise ½ teaspoon fennel seeds 2 tablespoons roasted cashews 1 tablespoon raisins (optional)…

Quinoa with Crunchy Sprouted Beans

Bean sprouts has a crunchy and nutty flavor.  They are rich in vitamins, minerals, amino acids, protein and phytochemicals.  Usually I add these sprouts in salads which give a nice crunchy taste.  But due to the recent outbreaks of salmonella, or Escherichia coli I started cooking them in high heat so it will at least…