Quinoa and Black Bean Stir-Fry

  Raise your hand if you buy quinoa in bulk and still can’t seem to keep up with demand.  Rice is falling out of favor as one of our primary starches (pasta still rules) as quinoa slowly takes its place. Quinoa hasn’t missed a beat fitting in my weekly menu.  In our family of two, fish, roasted vegetables, salads, […]

Blueberry Quinoa Muffins

  Still on a high after the success of my Apple-Pecan Quinoa Muffins I practically ran to the Whole Foods near my office at lunch the next day to pick up quinoa flour, rainbow quinoa (Per Patty’s suggestion) and other seeds, grains and flours that I was determined to start baking with.  It’s not that […]

Apple-Pecan Quinoa Muffins

  I am in love…but my husband need not be concerned.  There is no love triangle that would threaten to take me away from him; in fact, he’s been quite happy with my newfound adoration…for quinoa. In the past, this South American seed (considered to be an ancient grain) would be served in my kitchen […]

Quinoa Salad with Grapes, Pomegranates and Herbs

    Earlier this year I met Authentic Suburban Gourmet’s Lisa for lunch at Bocanova in Jack London Square (Oakland).   It was an unseasonably warm winter day so we caught up over chilled wine and shared several small plates.  I was in Lisa’s hands as she was quite familiar with the restaurant’s menu while […]

Quinoa Cakes with Yogurt-Dill Dip

  To say I fell behind on spring cleaning this year would be an understatement.  I didn’t start until a few weeks ago–in the middle of summer.  Enough was enough.  My photography props have found their way into almost every room in my home, my pantry was a serious mess and my closets were a […]