Pineapple & Sausage Quinoa

Pineapple & Sausage Quinoa

Last week, I shared with you my Garden Quinoa Salad – a delightfully fresh take on quinoa that was basically made as a pairing to summertime – and now I’m ready with another one!  Just like they say about Reese’s peanut butter cups and Oreos, there is really no wrong way to eat quinoa.

This lovely, lovely little grain – well, seed, actually – can go with anything, and is a good source of complete, vegan protein.  Plus, when you make a big batch of quinoa ahead, you have a base for your meals all week if you want! [I mean, just look at all the things you can do with it… Quinoa-Farro Butternut BowlMexican Quinoa Risotto"Meaty" Veggie Sloppy JoesBest Black Bean BurgerFarmer's Market Burrito Bowl, BBQ Stuffed Winter SquashThai Stir Fry]

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Lemon-Pecan Doughnut Muffins

Lemon-Pecan Doughnut Muffins

Dear Doughnuts,

It’s been far too long since we last got together.  I haven’t seen you in person since that Wild Doughnuts post, way back when.  Oh, those were some crazy, wonderful times!

I keep seeing lots of pictures of you on other food websites.  Really gorgeous pictures of you in all different flavors and icings… and I just couldn’t stay away any longer!

And now – wow – you look so good!  Completely decadent, and yet, somehow, healthier than ever!  

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Layered Butterscotch-Pecan Brownie-Bars

Layered Butterscotch-Pecan Brownie-Bars

Christmas Day.  

In Norway, people are lighting Yule logs; in Germany, children are searching their shoes for gifts; in Mexico, they're breaking pinatas; in Lebanon, they're eating sheep; and in America people are ripping through packaging and eating... a lot.

Well, each statement is true at least somewhere in each of those countries - but the main point of all Christmases, everywhere that Christmas is celebrated, is that families are together and people are sharing with each other.

 

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Cranberry Apple Coffee Cake + Walnut Streusel

Cranberry Apple Coffee Cake + Walnut Streusel

Hey there sweet thang.

How you doin'?

Oh - HI!

I was just talking to this scrumptious little morsel - I mean... thinking about maybe having another slice of coffee cake?  

Didn't mean to get all PG-13 about it but... dang.  I try to limit myself on treats - healthy ones included  - but if there was ever a coffee cake to have another slice of, it would be this baby here.

 

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