Curried Quinoa & Broccoli


I’ve been a little obsessed with this refrigerated package of simply pre-cooked lentils from Trader Joe’s. For a few dollars, it has 5 large servings that are ready for soups, salads, or any other fast weeknight creation. And it comes in a packed loaf that’s easy to slice into servings and break apart. Last night […]

Lemon Thyme Quinoa


Miko is not sure about competing with hubby’s latest craze – Farm Heroes Saga. Apparently it’s like Candy Crush with a different twist and I’ve avoided installing Farm Heroes since I’m frustratedly stuck in Candy Crush. After Sunday’s half marathon, I was feeling a little wiped last night… and sore. So it was such a […]

Curried Tomatoes and Quinoa


I really hate the lack of pockets in women’s clothes in general, but especially women’s running clothes. Thanks to my job, I usually have two and sometimes three smartphones with no pocket options for carrying them. Guys can run in baggy shorts with huge pockets, but we’re lucky if women’s running leggings or skimpy shorts […]

Simple Tofu Soup


I am sooooo glad tomorrow is Friday and it’s a 3-day romantic Valentine’s weekend because it’s been a long and exhausting week with loads going on at work and me dragging a little from stress. It hasn’t been a stressful week for Skipper, he’s been having a blast. It’s become a ritual for him to […]

Simple Quinoa Chili


I have a confession to make about football. Well maybe it’s not quite that extreme, I do enjoy games a little bit sometimes. Still the Superbowl is sort of like this for me. Because I work with a lot of football crazy co-workers and listen to some passionate and angry debates about this player’s performance, […]

Moroccan Quinoa


So far it’s been a relaxing weekend here which is nice after a busy week. I got pet beds washed, organized and did some catching up on paperwork in our office, took the dogs for a long walk, completed a few recipes, laundry, kitchen cleaning, had an extended workout at the gym, played Plants vs. […]

Curried Quinoa and Raisins


It has been a looooong day here that started with dashing out of the house a 7am with a gym bag and a loaded slow cooker for our office potluck. The timing of Christmas this year is kind of tricky for recipe planning with my full time work schedule, I haven’t really been into preparing […]

Split Lentil Soup


This week is moving quickly, Wednesday already! And tonight is our last night of freezing temps for awhile and that’s alright with me. And the chihuahuas too, hopefully they’ll be more willing to go outside! Tonight they’re happy to park it by the fireplace. Skipper is happy to thoroughly check the kitchen floor for more […]

Warming Lentils and Quinoa


Things are looking more festive here now that the Christmas tree is decorated. And so is our orange tree in the backyard. It’s freezing, temps are supposed to be in the low to mid 20s tonight. Orange trees, like chihuahuas, do not like freezing temps. Luckily I still had some old-school C9 Christmas house lights […]

Quinoa with Anise Seed


Hope everyone is having a great weekend, it’s been productive and relaxing here so far. We watched our neighbor cover their house in Christmas decorations yesterday and I love it, think I ready to decorate ours. :-) The weather is getting chilly with lows in the 30s this weekend and I also love that, great […]

Simple Chili Soup


I’m picky about what we feed the dogs after being horrified at what’s in most cheap dog foods. I’m always looking for healthy, vegan-friendly dog food and treats that won’t break our budget with three dogs now. Luckily they seem pretty happy with V-Dog food, but they also get a lot of treats. I’m just […]