Quinoa Beet Burgers

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Where I wish I were: Aaah, beautiful Oregon. Where I actually am: back at work. Kind of. Real life hits in ONE WEEK when the kids come back to school, and I’m spending lots of time trying to sort through all the stuff that was left in the classroom I […]

Quinoa, Tempeh, and Bean Sprout Bowls


Happy Pi Day!  The one day of the year a small part of me wishes I were a math teacher. Actually, I don’t think I ever want to be a math teacher, even today. Science and PE just sound a lot more fun. I wish I had pie for […]

Quinoa and Black Bean Salad

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Remember how I was going to be really smart as I was getting back into running shape? And I’d never increase my mileage or intensity too quickly and I wouldn’t get injured? Weeeelllll, I may have sort have overdone it just a little bit, and my right hip has […]

Quinoa with Leeks and Walnuts

I went to Bikram yoga this morning for the first time in 4 years, and I didn’t feel like I was going to die! The first class I ever took, I had to sit down for a lot of it because the heat was just so overwhelming. In case […]

Quinoa, Lentil, and Kale Salad

Last night, Mike and I put a huge dent in that bowl of leftover Halloween candy. I don’t want to think about it. At least we had this for dinner…nothing like kale and lentils to make you feel really healthy, even if you just ate far too many Whoppers […]

Vegetable Quinoa Bowls with Dragon Sauce


The weather this weekend wouldn’t be considered anything special in Southern California, or even in the East Bay. But out by the ocean, it’s almost ALWAYS cold and foggy, so to have temperatures in the upper 70s felt completely amazing. We started Saturday morning with a run by the […]

Coconut-Cilantro Quinoa Bowls

Welcome to the latest installment of “things to do when your due date is a week away with no baby in sight.” 1. Hit the gym. Be super tempted to stay on the elliptical until you go into labor. 2. Make bagels. Decide that while they’re pretty good, Peter Reinhart’s […]

Summer Black Bean Quinoa Bowls

I’ve been on summer break since June 10th.  Almost 2 months.  I had a few things on my summer to-do list, one of which happened to be visiting the Thursday morning farmers market which cannot be more than 2 miles from my house.  And yet it took me almost […]

Pineapple Quinoa

The other day Mike and I were talking about how much healthier the food we’ve been eating lately is compared a couple months ago. I mean, we have definitely had our fair share of ice cream and cake the past couple weeks, but it is SO much better than […]

Basil Parmesan Quinoa Cakes (and SF Green Festival)

So far I have only made one recipe from Heidi Swanson’s new cookbook, Super Natural Every Day, but it was FANTASTIC and I can’t wait to cook through the rest of the book! I made quinoa cakes this weekend, after a fun day at San Francisco’s Green Festival (which is […]

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