Spring Asparagus

Asparagus, Stuffed Peppers and Herbed Quinoa Bowl

Spring is here and in Canada this means a fresh harvest of plantiful goodies are upon us! Asparagus is one of my most favourite spring time treats. In this recipe it is simply roasted and placed atop this delicious stuffed pepper and quinoa. The fresh herb gremolata-style sauce ties all the flavours together is also a celebration of spring. Fresh, light and delicious, you may want to double the recipe to have it on hand for plenty of leftovers.

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Slow Cooker Quinoa Chili

Even though the calendar shows that we are almost into Spring, it still feels decidedly Winter-like outside.

A staple recipe that I like to make for busy weeknights, or any cool-weather evenings is chili. This version is made in a slow cooker, so set it on low in the morning and it will be ready to serve by dinner. Continue reading “Slow Cooker Quinoa Chili”

Broccoli Quinoa Stir Fry with Tamari Tofu

As I’ve mentioned before on the site, one of the most frequently asked question of someone that eats a plant based diet is “where do you get your protein?”. Without getting into the details of the oft-cited protein fallacy, I reply that protein is a macro-nutrient, and is not solely found in animal meat.

Source: Meatless Monday
Source: Meatless Monday

This  simple graphic from the Meatless Monday organization that shows you just a few plant based sources of protein.

This recipe swaps out traditional rice for quinoa, which is a complete protein, and also includes broccoli and sprouted tofu, a trifecta of plantiful protein. Continue reading “Broccoli Quinoa Stir Fry with Tamari Tofu”