Pesto Quinoa Pizza

This may qualify as a flatbread more than a pizza, but I enjoy it as a pizza since that’s something I don’t indulge in very often.  This recipe is gluten-free, and unusual in that it used whole, uncooked quinoa grains as the base for the crust.  The grains are soaked overnight instead, keeping all nutrients…

Roasted Carrot and Quinoa Southwest Salad

A warming, southwestern style dish with plenty of plant-based protein.  Carrots add natural sweetness, quinoa and black beans deliver amino acids and lime adds zing! Start with cooked quinoa. Add some black beans.  Canned (and rinsed) is fine. Roast a few carrots with chopped garlic. Fold the carrots and garlic into the quinoa/black bean mixture. …

Lemony Quinoa Chickpea Salad

This delightful salad is a protein powerhouse and a perfect lunch.  Incorporating all parts of the lemon, it delivers bioflavonoids to boost your immune system and a sunny flavor to welcome in the Spring. Soaking the quinoa overnight is not hard, it just takes a moment to plan ahead.  Soaking helps to remove saponins, the…

Aztec Warrior Breakfast

Quinoa, an amazing protein-rich grain joins with energy-boosting maca and antioxidant rich berries for a wholesome, warming breakfast! I highly recommend using the I Heart Keenwah brand of quinoa flakes because it is deliciously toasted, with no traces of “grassiness” or bitterness. It also has 5 grams of protein per serving and cooks in no…