Mediterranean Quinoa Bowl with Roasted Vegetables


With my mother’s health problems came a suggestion from her doctor to follow a Mediterranean diet. My mother eats very little other than white toast, pepperoni, and cheese, and drink coffee with a bit of 2% milk. Seriously. She used to be a cook but she never really ate much herself. After chemotherapy and advancing…

Slow Cooker Quinoa Southwest Casserole


My kids are fairly fearless tasters of new foods. People often think I have some miracle cure because my son is Autistic and many people with Autism have food aversions or a small list of foods that they will eat. I am not talking about the children and adults with Severe Food Aversions which affects…

Sweet and Spicy Salmon


I have been reading quite a bit about the troubles students are having in college. Students are increasingly seeking out  counseling services for depression and anxiety.  Colleges are having meetings and strategy planning sessions to try to figure out how to deal with the increase needed in counseling and mental health services. Teachers in college…

Black Bean and Corn Quinoa Burgers


I write my menu plan about a month at a time. This is becoming a bit difficult for me with the change in food choices. I am truly trying to stretch myself in cooking and eating but I have already purchased a bunch of chicken and sausage so I am going to try to figure…

One Skillet Mexican Quinoa Dinner


I am truly trying to support my son in his desire to become a vegetarian. Yet, I am trying to balance the rest of the family wanting to eat meat with his desire not to. He is being very good about understanding that other members in the family are making different choices. He has offered…

Cheesy Quinoa, Chicken, and Broccoli Casserole


Wow, another snow day today! That makes three this week.  I need to keep everyone focused and moving forward because changes of schedule in our house can be difficult.  They start to sleep in later, which causes them to stay up later, so they sleep in later….  Until their days and nights are flipped.  So,…