My Inspiration . . .

I've always had a love for baking, but it wasn't until I was in college that I had a desire to learn how to cook. In 2009, I decided to start my own cooking blog so I could access my recipes from anywhere, and was born.

I love trying new recipes and finding ways to make them healthier & happier on the hips! I love everything about food: the taste, the smells, the presentation, the experimenting, etc. I love to entertain, so I figured this was a great way to bring people together. Hope you enjoy trying out some of the recipes. Happy cooking!

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

One Pan Mexican Quinoa

I've stumbled upon several really fabulous recipes on Damn Delicious' website. This quinoa dish is definitely going to be an all-time favorite, not only because it's scrumptious, but it's extremely easy to prepare! Just throw all the ingredients in a pan, cover and voila - you have an easy home cooked meal in less than 25 minutes.
{ Prep Time: 10 mins / Cooking Time: 25 mins / Difficulty: Super easy! / Yields: 4 servings }

1 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 jalepeno, minced
1 cup quinoa
1 cup vegetable broth
1 (15 oz) can black beans, drained & rinsed
1 (14.5 oz) can fire roasted diced tomatoes
1 cup corn kernels
1 tsp chili powder
1/2 tsp cumin
Kosher salt & fresh ground black pepper, to taste
1 avocado, halved, seeded, peeled & diced
Juice of 1 lime
2 Tbsp fresh cilantro leaves, chopped

1. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add garlic & jalepeno, and cook, stirring frequently, until fragrant - about 1 minute.
2. Stir in quinoa, vegetable broth, beans, tomatoes, corn, chili powder, and cumin. Season with salt & pepper to taste. Bring to a boil; then cover and reduce heat. Simmer until quinoa is cooked through, about 20 minutes. 
3. Stir in avocado, lime juice & cilantro. Serve immediately.

Recipe borrowed from Damn Delicious

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