iCANcook: Meatless Quinoa Tacos

Ever wish you had time to make meals, but your schedule simply does not allow for hours of food prep? Then this mini food series is for you! Each week this October, I’ll post a new recipe starring canned food + spices + fresh meat. The preparation for each meal will be so minimal or…

Cheesy Chicken Quinoa Bake

For the homemade cheese sauce: 1 tbsp butter or olive oil 2 garlic cloves, minced 1 tbsp cornstarch 1/3 cup cool water 1/3 cup warm milk 1/2 cup low-fat shredded cheddar* 1/2 cup skim shredded mozzarella* 1/4 cup reduced fat grated parmesan Dissolve the cornstarch in the cool water and set aside. Melt the butter…

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 Tbsp 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…