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Thursday, February 26, 2015

Cheesy Broccoli Quinoa and Giveaway

My daughter and I are Quinoa (keen-wa) fanatics. It is the perfect grain. Gluten-Free, packed with protein and so tasty! I use it as a substitute for barley alot. I make Quinoa patties, all the time and also use it in casseroles as a substitute for rice. We eat a lot of rice and it is nice to have other things to eat. it holds its form and texture so much better than rice does. This dish is one of our favorite. It tastes like a macaroni and cheese dish, only much healthier. If you love a good broccoli cheddar soup, you are going to love this dish. Same flavors, but with some texture.

Cheesy Broccoli Quinoa

adapted from Closet Cooking

1 cup quinoa, well rinsed

1 3/4 cups chicken broth

2 cups broccoli, chopped
1 cup cheddar, shredded
salt and pepper to taste

Add quinoa, broth and broccoli to a large pot. 

Cover and bring the quinoa, broth and broccoli to a boil over medium heat, reduce the heat and simmer covered until the broth has been absorbed and the quinoa is tender,about 15-20 minutes.
Mix in the cheese, let it melt and season with salt and pepper.

Today I have a very special giveaway for those of you that are wine lovers.
I have partnered with Luigi Bormioli to host a giveaway for a set of 4 wine glasses of your choice. 
The company was founded in 1946 by Mr. Luigi Bormioli, who led it to international prominence. The Bormioli family continues his mission: a commitment to great design, traditional Italian craftsmanship and new-age glassmaking technology to create beautiful glassware of the highest quality. Luigi Bormioli rivals fine crystal in appearance and elegance. These are my favorite wine glasses! 

I would love to help you clean up your life. You can eat GREAT food and be healthy happy and cancer free like me! Why not learn how to make amazing healthy clean meals that you don't have to feel guilty about? 
My book Nourish is full of these types of recipes. Check it out, or email me today and I can help you get started on your healthy lifestyle. 


  1. Right now, I'd like a nice white, like chardonnay. My wine preference changes frequently.

  2. Love the shape of these glasses!

  3. Lately we have really been enjoying any Shiraz-Cabernet blend. In particular we are big fans of the Rosemount Estates 2010 Shiraz Cab from Australia :)

  4. Looks creamy and delicious! I need to use quinoa more. :)

  5. looks delicious and easy!

  6. oh and I don't have a favorite kind of wine... also.. I have no idea what someone else's picture comes up with my comment........

  7. lol! That is my picture. I don't know why it keeps coming up either! Sorry about that!

  8. Love Australian wines! I will have to give that a try!

  9. If I win the bottle, I promise to share it!!!

  10. Can't go wrong with a good Riesling (but not too sweet!).

  11. My favourite wine is a gewurztraminer! It's the perfect white! It has such a delicious flavour! Try Hardy's Reisling Gewurztraminer-- it goes so nicely with so many meals- pasta, chicken, etc!

  12. haha no problem. it's a cute pic!

  13. Made this tonight for dinner. It was delicious and my grandson loved it.
    Thanks for the recipe.

  14. This was my first quinoa recipe! It was delicious! Thanks for the recipe.

  15. You don't win a bottle. The contest is for wine glasses.

  16. Quinoa... is not a grain. It's a "pseudocereal", and is gluten free and also a complete protein :)

  17. I like to prepare my meals for the week ahead of time..how long will this keep in the fridge or freezer?

  18. I have not froze this before, but it keeps nice in the fridge for 5 days in an airtight container.
    Christi Silbaugh


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