Tag: grains

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…

Vegan Red Beans & Dirty Rice with Collard Greens

Vegan Red Beans & Dirty Rice with Collard Greens

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 to complement the fiery flavor,…

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.…