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… Continue reading Spicy Tri Colored Quinoa with Beans and Corn

Roasted Broccoli and Black Bean Quinoa with Garlic Chili Sauce

After a long day from work and walking in this frigid cold weather, when I get home all I want is some comforting warm food.  On a day like this I didn’t want to spend too much time in the kitchen – just cook some delicious food and eat and go to bed.  So I… Continue reading Roasted Broccoli and Black Bean Quinoa with Garlic Chili Sauce

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… Continue reading Quinoa with Roasted Beets, Beet Greens and Tofu

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… Continue reading Curried Veggie Quinoa Bowl

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… Continue reading Quinoa with roasted Brussels sprouts and mushroom

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… Continue reading Quinoa with Kale and Black Beans

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)… Continue reading Vegetable Loaded Quinoa

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… Continue reading Quinoa with Crunchy Sprouted Beans