Quinoa Italiano

1/2 cup white quinoa, rinsed well 2 cups crushed tomatoes (less than one 28-oz can) 1 small/medium zucchini, cut into 1/2-inch cubes 1 small eggplant, cut into 1/2-inch cubes 1/2 small onion, diced 4 garlic cloves, minced 1/2 cup water or vegetable stock 1 TbspĀ Italian seasoning 1/2 tsp smoked paprika sprinkle of crushed red pepper…

Amigo Soup

I call this soup “Amigo Soup” because of its Mexican flavor and the ingredient “friends” that pair so deliciously together. I have the ingredients wittingly listed in pairs – flavors and textures that complement each other in this dish! This is such an easy throw-together recipe and freezes well, so it’s a great meal to…

Quinoa Chili

Ingredients: 2 cans (14.5 oz) fire roasted tomatoes 1 can (16 oz or less) tomato sauce 1 can (16 oz or less) black beans, drained 1 can (16 oz or less) cannellini or navy beans, drained 1 can (4.5 oz) diced green chiles 2 cups vegetable broth (or 2 cups hot water with 2 veggie…

Tropical Salsa Chicken

1/2 pineapple, cubed (I prefer fresh) 4 chicken breasts, cut into 2″ strips or cubes 2 cups fresh salsa 1/4 cup chili lime hot sauce (I prefer the Cholula brand) (optional) 1 cup fresh vegetables (green beans, broccoli, bell peppers, etc) Mix chicken, vegetables, salsa, and hot sauce in crock pot. Top with pineapple chunks….

Curry Chicken Butternut Soup

1/2 med onion, diced 2 garlic cloves, minced 1 Tbsp fresh garlic, minced or grated. 1 lb chicken tenderloins, cut into cubes 1/2 butternut, cubed (approx 2 cups of cubes) 1 stalk green onion, diced, approx 2 Tbsp 2 Tbsp curry powder 1/2 tsp cumin 1/4 tsp coriander sprinkle of cayenne sprinkle of red pepper…