Black Bean and Quinoa Salad

Cook's notes: This excellent recipe is adapted from the Pam Anderson formula for bean and grain salads. 2 cups cooked quinoa 15-oz. can canned black beans, rinsed and drained 1 cup canned corn, drained 1 cup diced tomato 1 cup diced red bell pepper 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella 4 thin-sliced scallions 1/4 cup fresh basil, thinly sliced …

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Quinoa Muffins and BBQ Chicken Quinoa Bowl

BBQ Chicken Quinoa Bowl (link, quickie recipe below) Inspired by an article on the Weary Chef blog. Conveniently, we had leftover barbecue chicken in the house. This would also be good with the addition of 1/2 cup beans. Place 1/2 cup cooked quinoa in a bowl. Top with 1/2 cup shredded barbecue chicken and additional …

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Vegan Lunch: Kale, Brown Rice, and Beans Salad

Cook's notes: I was inspired to make this dish after reading an article about having a "can o' beans lunch" (link). This was quick to make and easy to pack for lunch at work. I used the Trader Joe's brand frozen organic brown rice, which cooks in just 3 minutes in the microwave. For seasoning, …

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Vegan Quinoa Salad: Broccoli with Lemon Vinaigrette

Cook's notes: We had a "healthy harvest" potluck at work to celebrate the fall season. This was one of three quinoa dishes I made during the week. Leave the peels on the apple. I combined several recipes to create this salad with a vegan lemon vinaigrette dressing and broccoli. Serves 6 to 8 Vegan, Gluten …

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