Quinoa with the works


I made this the other night and it was so good I had to share.  Sorry about the lack of measurements or precise anything, but I’m sure you can figure it out.

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Inspired by this stuffing (I guess I’m still in winter comfort food mode), I roasted butternut squash, brussels, and apples.


Then I tossed them with sage and thyme.


Meanwhile, I had quinoa cooking in the rice cooker (I used vegetable broth instead of water which made a big difference in flavor).

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I added the quinoa to the veggies, then added pepitas and dried cranberries.


I could eat quinoa bowls like this all the live long day, but Kyle isn’t as big of a fan, so I don’t make them very often.

Seriously, though.  SO.  GOOD.


The quinoa cooked in broth was what made it taste so much like stuffing.  Mmmmm. 

I had the leftovers the next day with avocado.  Avocado makes everything better!

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Comments (14)

  1. Andrea

    This has all my favorites. Bookmarking to make this week!

  2. Dana @ Vanishing Veggie

    i love huge quinoa bowls! soo good with brussels sprouts!

  3. Katie

    MmM Brussels, Avocado & Quinoa… Happy Belly!!

  4. Lee

    Jason doesn’t really like quinoa either. Maybe it’s a guy thing? I love it though and this looks delicious!

  5. Red Deception

    I just can’t wrap my head around quinoa. I just don’t love it! I’m more into brown rice pasta and jasmine brown rice 🙂

  6. Harlow

    me either, quinoa and buckwheat, 2 things I can never eat.

  7. Cecilia

    That looks delicious! And easy to make. It’s 21 degrees here in Boston. Bring on the comfort foods!

  8. Sarah

    I am seriously obsessed with quinoa-veg bowls. I need them at least once a week. Tom’s really not a fan either so I make myself a batch to have for lunch over a couple of days. Weirdly, I took photos of my recent ones last night to share on my blog soon and then I read your post today! Spooky.

  9. holly

    Just saw a recipe for Lemon rosemary coconut oil roasted vegetables so I am going to combine these two recipes!!!!!

  10. Janet

    Sounds yummy! I have left over quinoa from last night, so I might have to make this- and add chicken? YUM!!

  11. karen

    Hi Elise – we are not vegan/vegetarian, no IBS, no food allergies, but I love reading your blog for recipes and fun and generally encouragement to keep our family menu light on meat and carbs. I hope you have a great time on your vacation, that everything goes well traveling with the kiddo (no small feat to pull that off), and still haven’t figured out what is with people who just pick on bloggers like you owe us something. Sheesh.

  12. Janet

    Karen, I hope I didn’t sound like I was picking on Elise- I love this blog and all of her amazing creations- I apologize if for some reason I sounded like I was picking on her! Not my intention at all! 🙂

  13. karen

    oh God no, I’m sorry, not at all. By the way, adding chicken to this (or tofu? shrimp?) sounds fabulous. I need to sub asparagus or broccoli for brussels sprouts, for the life of me I cannot get anyone in my house to eat them, even if I load up on garlic, salt, parmesan cheese… So disappointing!

  14. Ttrockwood

    Seriously most of my meals are something similar to this or a hippie bowl…..! And its kind of awesome kyle isn’t into this ‘cuz then you would have to share 😉

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