Chocolate Walnut Quinoa Cookies
Yesterday I thought I was playing a sneaky trick when I asked on Facebook whether you wanted a quinoa recipe today or a cookie recipe. Usually when I do that, I’m shocked how many people choose the healthy option! But this time, a reader named Sarah saw right through me and said she wanted both. Well, in fact, that’s exactly what I was going to do either way.

Because I made quinoa cookies!

Chocolate Walnut Quinoa Cookies
Quinoa cookies?!?!

Quinoa cookies. Don’t be scared. Unless you’re scared that your inner cookie monster will come out and eat half a batch of cookie dough. In that case, you should probably run for the hills.

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Thai Red Curry Quinoa Soup

Thai Red Curry Quinoa Soup

Hiya!

Are you surprised that I want to talk about curry today?

Prooobably not. Curry seems to be all that’s on my mind lately – in popcorn, in peanut sauce, and now in soup. What can I say? I <3 curry. And I especially <3 coconutty curry as a spicy base for a veg-filled soup.

Thai Red Curry Quinoa Soup

This soup is a mix between authentic (lemongrass, Thai basil, Thai chilies) and inauthentic (quinoa and kale). I hope you guys are OK with that – I know I am. Mostly, I wanted to use red curry as a base for a soup, but then I quickly realized that I wanted to add quinoa and kale to it. Quinoa and kale happen to be my two favorite soup additions. They add such great texture, and I love that they hold up no matter how many times you reheat the soup. (You know the same isn’t always true if you’ve used, say, noodles and broccoli before.) So curry, quinoa and kale it is! A rockstar combo, if I do say so myself.

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Easy Quinoa Burgers

Easy Quinoa Burgers

Can I get an amen for Friday?

I know this is the second week back from the holidays, but I’m still feeling like the 5-day work week is pretty brutal. I deeefinitely got used to working just a day here and there over Christmas and New Year’s, and these endless 5-day weeks stretching from here to Memorial Day are so unwelcome. Just the thought makes me want to curl up in my robe and slippers and take a nap.

Actually, pretty much all thoughts make me want to do that. I am sleepy with a side of lazy, and the fact that I’m always freezing just makes my robe that much more appealing. Mmm fluffy robe. Can I wear that thing to work? That might make my week better…

Easy Quinoa Burgers

Anyway, in addition to the weekend bringing not-work, I am also excited for this weekend because we are getting our engagement photos taken! We’re planning on doing them mostly outside (brrr! can I wear my robe?) and had to postpone last weekend because of weather, which was disappointing. This weekend we’re going to show up looking our best and let our photographer work her magic! Magically make us not look awkward, that is. Fingers crossed that we get some good shots!

But enough about engagement photos, let’s talk about quinoa! It’s in the blog name, after all.

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