Mozzarella Quinoa {Gluten Free}

quionaThis is a quick, simple dinner. If you don’t feel like slaving away over the hot stove – this is the meal for you. It’s gluten free and loaded with fiber galore.

Make a big batch and save the leftovers for lunch at work the next day. All you will have to do is pop it in the microwave.

You need: 2 cups gluten free chicken broth, 1 cup uncooked quinoa, 1 garlic clove, ¼ chopped yellow onion, ¼ cup mozzarella.

First, boil the 2 cups of chicken broth. Then add the 1 cup of uncooked quinoa to the boiling batch.

While this is cooking, sauté the chopped onion and garlic clove on the skillet. You will pour a little olive oil into the pan and brown.

After the quinoa is cooked {should take about 15 minutes}, dump in the garlic and onion mixture. I stirred the seed mixture and then added the ¼ cup of shredded mozzarella cheese.

The cheese will melt into the mixture making to gooey and loaded with flavor. You also might want to mix in salt and pepper {you be the judge on the amount.}

Dish the quinoa into a bowl and top with a pinch of additional cheese. Enjoy this simple, hearty dish!

Blackberry Almond Quinoa {Gluten Free}

ImageA few days ago, I purchased some delicious looking blackberries at the grocery store. Honestly, any type of berries makes my mouth water – but blackberries especially.

In addition to raw turnips, I used to pick them out in the garden of my grandparents’ Texas home. And, boy – did they taste sweet after being out in the sun. Yum.

This no fuss breakfast {or snack} will leave your tummy full and happy. Not to mention, the cinnamon will give your metabolism a kick start to the day.

You will need: 1 cup of uncooked quinoa, 2 tbsp. cinnamon, 1 little grocery store container of blackberries, ½ cup almonds and 1/4 cup agave nectar.

First, cook the quinoa. Bring 2 cups of water to boil on the stove and add in 1 cup of quinoa.

Let this cook for about 10-15 minutes. You want all the water to be mostly gone and absorbed into the yummy, healthy seeds. The quinoa should look almost clear to the naked eye.

Let the quinoa cool in a bowl off the stove {for about 5 minutes.} Dump the cinnamon into the quinoa mixture – stir. I diced my almonds on my own {because I only had whole almonds.} Place about ½ cup of almonds into a food processor and pulse. But, not too long – because it will turn into butter.

Pour the almond crunch into the bowl and stir. Then drizzle about ¼ cup of agave nectar to create a beautiful sweet taste.

Lastly, add in the berries and gently mix them into the bowl. Now enjoy and serve. This makes enough for a few days. So, breakfast is taken care of for half the work week. Good deal!