how to make quinoa in three easy steps

We love quinoa and make a big batch of it every week.  It’s so easy to make; even my husband knows how to make it.  We eat it in salads, alone, in stir-fry, or with sautéed veggies.  I can’t get enough of this whole grain!  It can be made using water or broth.  Both chicken and vegetable broth work well and just enhance the flavor.  My favorite way to eat quinoa is with a little bit of butter, Parmesan cheese, steamed broccoli, and toasted nuts.  I promise you, it’s SO good!

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chicken, bok choy, and broccoli stir fry

One of my goals for the new year was to try cooking some new foods throughout the year.  Though I’ve had Bok Choy in dishes at restaurants, I’ve never cooked with it at home.  Since it’s a great food for a stir-fry I figured I’d start there.  I added in some broccoli because that’s my favorite ingredient to add to a stir-fry and I thought chicken would be the perfect protein to complement the other ingredients.  It turned out delicious and my two boys even gave it a thumbs up.  We ate ours served over brown rice and it was the perfect meal – a protein, veggies, and a whole grain.  I bet it would be great over some quinoa as well.

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crockpot pasta e fagioli

It’s crazy how long it has been since I shared a new blog post!  We have been really busy and I started some new things recently that have occupied a lot of space in my brain.  I’m one of those people that can only handle so much floating up there at one time.  Can anyone else relate?

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