Archive | January, 2012

Sweet Berry Blue Quinoa

16 Jan

Wow it took me a long time to come up with a name for this dish.

It’s roasted sweet potatoes, dried cranberries, toasted pecans and blue cheese folded into fluffy quinoa.  I could have called it “Sweet Potato, Cranberry, Blue Cheese, and Pecan Quinoa Salad,” but that’s way too long and uncreative.  I could have called it “Sweet n’ Cheesy Quinoa,” but would you have kept reading?  Probably not.

Sweet Berry Blue is intriguing and mysterious – is it dessert?  is it actually blue?  Come take a journey with me and find out!

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Spicy Sausage, Bean, and Kale Soup

10 Jan

I was not planning to blog this soup.

In fact, I didn’t have a plan at all.  I suggested soup for dinner….maybe sweet potato, black bean and sausage?  Charles said keep the sausage but lose the sweet potato…and don’t we have mushrooms?  So I just started throwing stuff into the pot, completely unaware that I was making my new ALL-TIME-FAVORITE SOUP!

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Good Morning Muffins

9 Jan

Actually, they are blueberry grapefruit muffins.

But with oats, chia seeds and the unusual but delicious combo of blueberries and fresh-squeezed grapefruit juice, these make for a good morning indeed!

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