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Quinoa Bowls with Green Pepper and Black Beans

Quinoa Bowls with Green Pepper and Black Beans

Quinoa is an amazing grain-like protein source that we have been using in our cooking very regularly. The best part about quinoa is that it’s a complete protein, meaning that it has all the essential amino acids, or in layman’s terms it fills you up super nice. Since quinoa is such a good protein source and much lighter than soy products, we have been using it extensively to “beef up” our veggie dishes (forgive the pun…). So believe the hype: quinoa dishes are great for staying healthy and with all that protein quinoa helps reduce your portions, which is a problem all passionate foodies face…

A super awesome quinoa bowl (recipe)

Serves 4

  • 1 cup quinoa
  • 1 large green pepper, chopped
  • 1 small to medium red/yellow pepper, chopped (optional)
  • Half a carton of cherry tomatoes, halved (about a cup)
  • One medium sized sweet onion, diced (preferably Walla walla, yum :) )
  • 1 can of black beans,

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Homemade Salsa and Guac

Homemade Salsa and Guac

I found this recipe just over a week ago after getting an anaheim pepper and some tomatoes from a co-worker’s garden, and since then we have already made it three times. We’ve brought it to two potlucks and everyone agrees, it’s amazing.

I made a few changes to the original recipe I was working from—I prefer to skip the blender and chop everything to keep the salsa chunky (unless I’m in a rush) and I added some fresh yellow cherry tomatoes for color and extra flavor. I’ve also tried it with green pepper and sweet peppers, both of which worked well. Read more…

Perfect Egg Sandwiches with Avocado

Perfect Egg Sandwiches with Avocado

In Portland, it seems there’s always a rush for breakfast – even at the mediocre spots. So if it’s after 10 and we want breakfast, we’ve been getting in the habit of making it ourselves.

Egg sandwiches are a delicious way to whip up a quick breakfast, and can usually be made with what you have on hand. Best of all, they really cut through a hangover ;) .

Egg sandwiches with Avocado

15 minutes start to finish – Serves 2

  • 4 eggs
  • 4 pieces of bread
  • 2 pieces swiss cheese
  • Half an avocado
  • Seasoning to taste

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