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Cheese and Vegetable Quinoa Bites: A genius appetizer for the health-conscious.If you’ve got a box or bag of quinoa on hand, some leftover veggies to get rid of, and maybe a little bit of cheese on hand, then you’ve got an easy, savory, and bite-sized appetizer ready in less than 20 minutes.
Coconut-Almond Breakfast Quinoa 1/2 cup quinoa, rinsed 1 cup coconut milk 2 teaspoons brown sugar 1/4 teaspoon almond extract fresh berries toasted coconut additional coconut milk honey Place & stir first 4 ingredients and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to a low simmer and cover. Cook for 10-15 minutes, until liquid is absorbed. Top with fresh berries, toasted coconut etc
Ham & Cheese Pretzel Bites. More fussiness to do from scratch, but yay, homemade pretzel dough. Tip: if it's not a dairy-based pretzel dough, the same boil-then-bake process with a water-based dough (like Trader Joe's prefab pizza dough, hint hint) becomes BAGEL. Bagels and pretzels are first cousins -- so you can snack in the family without spending a day in the kitchen.
Pomegranate salad with quinoa; Nix the olive oil for Phase 1, or leave it for Phase 2. Isn't is pretty, though?
Mini Ham & Cheese Quinoa Cups 2 cups cooked quinoa (about 3/4 cup uncooked) 2 eggs 2 egg whites 1 cup zucchini, shredded 1 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese 1/2 cup diced ham 1/4 cup parsley, chopped 2 Tablespoons parmesan cheese 2 green onions, sliced salt & pepper