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Vegetable Wellington with Chickpeas and Quinoa

Vegetable Wellington with Chickpeas and Quinoa

Whether you’re already an all-veg family or you need an entree for the vegetarians or vegans coming over (sometimes we really do get tired of making a meal out of sides), this wellington is a perfect accompaniment to any holiday feast! I have served it […]

Baked Tex-Mex Rice Casserole

Baked Tex-Mex Rice Casserole

One of the many things I love about summertime is how we’re able to enjoy sitting outside on the back deck for dinner almost nightly. We chat while we eat, occasionally play a board game after… most evenings are peaceful and pleasant. Unless Littlest Child […]

Spinach Mushroom Wild Rice Bake

Spinach Mushroom Wild Rice Bake

It was back to being cool here in Northern Virginia a few days ago and it put me in the mood for some good, hearty comfort food. Also, I had both spinach and mushrooms I needed to use or lose. And that half bag of rice […]

Red Beans & Dirty Rice with Collard Greens

Red Beans & Dirty Rice with Collard Greens

Hi! Welcome to This Wife Cooks! Today is all about the distinctly delicious flavor of Cajun Country! Packed with good-for-you ingredients, this version of a Louisiana classic side dish is hearty enough to stand on it’s own as an an entree.For a touch of sweetness […]

Wild Rice and Garbanzo Bean Soup

Wild Rice and Garbanzo Bean Soup

It’s been wonderfully dreary and rainy here lately.  Normally, this alone is enough to get me craving a hot bowl of soup but, add in the fact that I’m fighting a stubborn cold that just won’t go away, and it’s pretty much guaranteed there’s going […]

Red Beans and Quinoa

Red Beans and Quinoa

Southern-style comfort food that just happens to also be high in protein, gluten-free and vegan!  Served alongside Beer Braised Collard Greens, here, and a slice of cornbread, you’ve got a hearty, delicious meal: 1 TBSP olive oil 2 TBSP yellow onion, chopped 1/3c green pepper, chopped […]

Vegan Chicken and Wild Rice Soup

Vegan Chicken and Wild Rice Soup

Fall is here!  Time for sweaters & boots, hot apple cider, and comfort food at it’s best.  I’ve been making this family favorite every fall for several years now and it is always a big hit.  The recipe has evolved quite a bit from the […]

Goat Cheese Quinoa with Spinach and Pine Nuts

Goat Cheese Quinoa with Spinach and Pine Nuts

It was one of those days when very little went according to plan and I was *this* close to letting the pizza man handle dinner… but then I remembered the gorgeous okra and corn on the cob just bought two days ago at the farmers […]

Creole Spiced Quinoa and Kale

Creole Spiced Quinoa and Kale

I have to admit, I wasn’t sure if this alone was going to be enough for a meal.  But that’s because I had forgotten how surprisingly filling quinoa can be.  This recipe yields two servings that are not only full of flavor but also satisfying. […]


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