New Recipe: Southwestern Quinoa and Black Bean Casserole, and I made my Running Goal!

Before I get to the recipe, I wanted to share that I made my running goal for the month! 100.56 miles to be exact. I ran twice yesterday so I wouldn't have such a long run today. Breaking the 13.1 miles apart like that definitely helped! I ran 3.7 miles at lunch yesterday (in the … Continue reading New Recipe: Southwestern Quinoa and Black Bean Casserole, and I made my Running Goal!

Quinoa, Black bean, and Sweet Potato chili

A couple weeks ago I found and tried THIS recipe. While my husband really liked it, it was just "off" somehow for me. Today I decided to do a recipe makeover with it, and Wow! I'm so glad I did! By omitting the oil, subbing salsa and cilantro base for the tomato paste, using homemade … Continue reading Quinoa, Black bean, and Sweet Potato chili

Meatless Monday: the Tuesday edition ;)

So yesterday just flat-out sucked. I had a miserable day at work, and then after I got home, took Lucy for her walk, and ate some dinner I was just done. I did open my blog and clicked on "New Post," but that was it. I never even typed a single word! So without further … Continue reading Meatless Monday: the Tuesday edition ;)

BBQ Black Bean and Quinoa burgers with Vegan Potato Salad

Tonight was my 2nd time making these burgers - they are sooooo good! I think the recipe I adapted it from came from animalplace.tumblr.com, but when I went there looking for it (to give credit) I can't find it. But anyways, I altered it enough that it's now my own recipe :) BBQ Black bean … Continue reading BBQ Black Bean and Quinoa burgers with Vegan Potato Salad

Southwestern Quinoa and Black Beans

My newest food obsession is (Old El Paso) Refried Black Beans. Mix 'em up with some quinoa, throw in a bit of SW flair, and Yum!   This picture really doesn't do it much justice, but oh wow did it come out good! I, of course, added fresh salsa and guacamole to the finished recipe. … Continue reading Southwestern Quinoa and Black Beans

Meatless Monday: (Recipe Makeover) Tahini Lime Quinoa Salad

Happy Meatless Monday! It's been busy around here with the holidays, and all the shopping, baking, and stress that goes along with the holidays! No sooner do I get something wrapped and under the tree before Lucy and Bogey have the bows and ribbons destroyed and the packages chewed halfway open ;) I haven't come … Continue reading Meatless Monday: (Recipe Makeover) Tahini Lime Quinoa Salad