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Thumb_7141_Breakfast Quinoa With Cranberries, Walnuts And Honey

Thumb_7141_Breakfast Quinoa With Cranberries, Walnuts And Honey

There are more grains for breakfast than oatmeal - this hearty quinoa is sweetened with dried cranberries and honey. It's perfect for a cold winter morning.

Thumb_11251_Apricot, Walnut And Quinoa Salad

Thumb_11251_Apricot, Walnut And Quinoa Salad

A quinoa salad is one of our favorite ways to use up fruit that might otherwise be neglected. Any stone fruit will work, as will grapes, apples and pears (though the last two might lose some color). Ripe apricots are best, but even unripe ones can add a nice, textured tartness to the salad.

Thumb_7134_Simple Quinoa

Thumb_7134_Simple Quinoa

Quinoa is a great alternative to rice, if you're looking for something simple and different.  This recipe could be easily varied with herbs and spices.

Thumb_14218_Sauteed Cabbage With Ham, Sage And Quinoa

Thumb_14218_Sauteed Cabbage With Ham, Sage And Quinoa

Cradle a bowl of sauteed cabbage, ham, and quinoa, and take a deep breath of the meaty, nutty, satisfying aroma.  Then dig in.   Yum.

Thumb_11549_Kale Soup

Thumb_11549_Kale Soup

I made this soup last night, and I thought it was tasty and satisfying, but those who aren’t used to kale, quinoa and tahini might need to be coaxed. Read more about this recipe at VeganYumYum.

Thumb_5519_Red Beans And Quinoa With Mint

Thumb_5519_Red Beans And Quinoa With Mint

Here's a way to make simple canned red beans deeply flavorful. Quinoa is a gluten-free and whole grain substitute for the traditional bed of rice.

Thumb_7150_Three-Bean Salad With Quinoa

Thumb_7150_Three-Bean Salad With Quinoa

Chip adapted this three-bean salad from a recipe Elizabeth found in Cooking Light magazine. The original used bulgur, but this recipe calls for quinoa. The dish is a hearty side or a main course for a summer evening. You can read more about this recipe at the Cookthink blog.

Thumb_4617_Pork And Quinoa With Cabbage

Thumb_4617_Pork And Quinoa With Cabbage

A big bowl of pork, quinoa, and cabbage will fill you up and keep you warm.

Thumb_16394_Wild Rice And Quinoa Pilaf With Toasted Pecans And Cranberries

Thumb_16394_Wild Rice And Quinoa Pilaf With Toasted Pecans And Cranberries

This dish works perfectly alongside roast turkey or goose and glazed ham. Fresh cranberries can be used in place of dried. Read more about this recipe in the Washington Post.

Thumb_11151_Wild Mushroom Quinoa “Risotto”

Thumb_11151_Wild Mushroom Quinoa “Risotto”

Here’s a "risotto" made with quinoa. It allows you to skip the stirring part of risotto, but adds protein, and still provides the unctuous mouth feel that makes mushroom risotto, made with fragrant wild mushrooms, such a cornerstone of fall food. Read more about this recipe at hogwash.

Thumb_9592_Whole-Grain Flapjacks

Thumb_9592_Whole-Grain Flapjacks

Treat this the same way you would a normal pancake – butter and maple syrup for me, please – but rest assured that with whole protein-packed quinoa and millet, plus Omega-rich flaxseed meal, they’ll treat you better. Read more about this recipe at hogwash.

Thumb_20874_Lemon Quinoa With Asparagus And Feta

Thumb_20874_Lemon Quinoa With Asparagus And Feta

In this delicious, healthy dish, nutty quinoa is paired with the bright flavors of asparagus and lemon. Feta adds a salty tang.


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