Tag Archives: quinoa

Red Quinoa Lemony Tabouli

Yesterday was the perfect day for a picnic in the park, so I whisked away my dear friend Ashley, and we had a gorgeous lunch: (which happened to be gluten-free and vegan) My contribution was this quinoa tabouli, made from red quinoa and flavoured with tons of lemon.  Oh yes, refreshing, filling, but still light […]

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Blueberry Ginger Oat & Quinoa Granola with Lemon

Inspired by the great success of my Cherry Almond Granola, and having run out (after much Greek-yogurt-breakfast & handfuls-for-snacks gobbling, plus a prezzie for Mum), it was time for a new granola. And I wanted to play around with the flavours; the idea of ginger & lemon zest in a granola had been calling to […]

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100 Posts at Kitchen Operas — A Celebration!

Woooo!  A celebration is in order!  Yesterday’s Red Quinoa Salad was my 100th blog post on Kitchen Operas!  It’s been such fun for me to start this blog, and here’s to many hundreds more!!! I would love to say a huge thank you to all of you who read, subscribe to, and comment on the […]

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Red Quinoa Salad with Lemony Goat’s Cheese

This salad is for my dearest sister, Heather, who you may remember from our Mocha Smoothies or our Hot Pink Salad with Meyer Lemon Dressing. We went out as a family (with the parents) to see the fantastic, tear-jerking musical, Miss Saigon, at the Four Seasons Centre (home of the Canadian Opera Company).  And of […]

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How to Cook Quinoa

You may remember quinoa (pronounce “keen-wah”) from my adventures with Gluten-Free Quinoa Veggie Burgers, or my (top post on the blog!) Thai Red Curry Quinoa. If you haven’t been officially introduced yet, let me do the honours: quinoa is a high-protein ancient grain from the Andes mountains in South America.  It comes in “regular” (white/ivory), […]

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Quick Bread: Quinoa & Flax Seed Gluten-Free Bread

As you’ve probably gathered, I’m a big fan of challenges in the kitchen and blog world!  I find that they keep me motivated to eat healthily, and to come up with new ideas.  What a great source of inspiration to see what everyone else is cooking up on a similar theme! This week, I’m a […]

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Gluten-Free Quinoa Veggie Burgers

So, I’m on the hunt for a delicious, grainy veggie burger. I don’t want something that pretends to be meat, in either texture or flavour.  My favourite veggie burgers have always had whole grains and lots of flavour, so I’m trying to come up with the perfect recipe.  Tonight was attempt #1… quinoa veggie burgers. […]

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Thai Red Curry Quinoa

Ohhh, this curry is definitely in my top 5 meals.  We make it at least once a week around here, and get even excited that it’s leftover night the next day. The recipe originally started out as one from a cookbook belonging to my friend Pem, The Kundalini Yoga Cookbook.  This cookbook uses ‘handful’ measures […]

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