Posts Tagged "side dish"

Quick Fix: Roasted Veggie Quinoa

Posted by on Feb 12, 2014 in Entrées, Recipes | 0 comments

Quick Fix: Roasted Veggie Quinoa

One thing I love about my best friend is our constant texts throughout the day…dogs, horses, sometimes our men, (Mars/Venus!) and of course, food. “Whatcha makin tonight?” is a common one. In the winter we can both eat our weight in roasted Brussels Sprouts so when I answered the standard question with “I’m not sure yet…something with Brussels?” She said add the Quinoa and with the idea sparked, this super simple, delicious winter recipe was made.  I’m thankful for the ideas we bounce off of each other and especially being able to stay in touch across the country through something we both love, food. Quick Fix: Roasted...

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Lime & Avocado Quinoa Salad

Posted by on Apr 28, 2013 in Entrées, Recipes, Salads, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Lime & Avocado Quinoa Salad

I would love to take the credit for this one, but I found the base for this recipe in the magazine “Extraordinary Health”. So so yummy. I have a hard time not eating this one right out of the serving bowl… Lime & Avocado Quinoa Salad Recipe Type: Side Author: Cowgirl Beans Prep time: 10 mins Cook time: 15 mins Total time: 25 mins Serves: 4-6 This is a delicious and light summer dish, perfect for a picnic or a bbq by the pool. Leftovers are awesome wrapped in a nori sheet or a scoop on top of your veggie burger. Ingredients 1 Cup Quinoa, rinsed well 2 tomatoes (or 5-6 small Campari), diced large 1-2 avocados, diced large Dressing 1/3 cup...

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Quick Fix: Fried Egg Polenta Cakes with Spicy Okra & Tomatoes

Posted by on Sep 4, 2012 in Entrées, Recipes | 0 comments

Quick Fix: Fried Egg Polenta Cakes with Spicy Okra & Tomatoes

This came out of a desire to eat some items in the fridge that needed to be used. Honestly, I had never had okra before and was inspired to grab some at the Farmer’s Market to try. According to online foodies, it needed to be thinly sliced right before you cook it and pan-fried super hot to sear in the moisture. The polenta I sometimes buy in the prepared rolls at Trader Joe’s or Wegmans, just slice and brown on each side. We had dinner in under 30 min. and no food went to waste, perfect.     Quick Fix: Fried Egg Polenta Cakes with Spicy Okra & Tomatoes #ratingval# from #reviews# reviews Print Recipe Type: entrée Author:...

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Dinosaur Kale Salad

Posted by on Aug 28, 2012 in Recipes, Salads | 0 comments

Dinosaur Kale Salad

Dino-what? As perplexed as the checkout people at the grocery store were, the two names I knew to look it up under were Dinosaur or Lacinato Kale and they couldn’t find it. Oye…few minutes later a checker sprinted back “Tuscan Kale”. Alrighty then, this yummy dark leafy green has 3 names. It’s also one of my favorite new things to eat in the following salad. Thanks to MommaPea over at Peas & Thank You for turning me onto this fabulous idea! Dinosaur Kale Salad #ratingval# from #reviews# reviews Print Recipe Type: appetizer Author: Cowgirl Beans Prep time: 5 mins Total time: 5 mins Serves: 2-4 Discovered and loved this...

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Sunday Night Supper: Nshima, Greens & Beans

Posted by on Apr 20, 2012 in Entrées, Life, Recipes | 0 comments

Sunday Night Supper: Nshima, Greens & Beans

When AJ returned from Africa, we decided to start a tradition on Sunday nights of eating what the people of Zambia eat 3 meals a day (if they’re able). It is composed of 3 things: Nshima (pronounced she-ma) and two “relishes”, usually beans and greens. Nshima is a cornmeal mush similar to a firm grits or polenta. Zambians eat with their hands, scooping the nshima and then dipping into the relishes. The only addition I make to the Zambian traditional meal is a “Makoua*” veggie- sweet potato. *What the children would yell whenever they saw AJ “white man!”     On the 10,000 acre farm at Sons of Thunder Mission where he...

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