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Barley Mushroom Pilaf

Barley Mushroom Pilaf

The button mushrooms should be cooked in a cast-iron or heavy skillet instead of a nonstick skillet because you need high heat to get a nice browning. You could also use this hearty side dish as a filling for stuffed cabbage. [fusion_builder_container hundred_percent=”yes” overflow=”visible”][fusion_builder_row][fusion_builder_column type=”1_1″ background_position=”left top” background_color=”” border_size=”” border_color=”” border_style=”solid” spacing=”yes” background_image=”” background_repeat=”no-repeat” padding=”” …

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Citrus Quinoa Pilaf Stuffed Acorn Squash

Citrus Quinoa Pilaf Stuffed Acorn Squash

Citrus Quinoa Pilaf Stuffed Acorn Squash is the perfect dish for the holiday table because of it’s beautiful presentation, but it’s also great to make anytime of year for one or two! You can easily cater this dish to your needs and add in or replace something you may not be too keen on, but there’s one …

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Wild Rice with Mandarin Oranges & Grilled Vegetables

Wild Rice with Mandarin Oranges & Grilled Vegetables

Wild rice with mandarin oranges and grilled vegetables is such a simple side dish that is an ideal accompaniment to everything from fish to chicken.  Adding the woody flavor of roasted kale and the smoky grilled veggies plus the sweet mandarin oranges makes a perfect mix of flavors.   [fusion_builder_container hundred_percent=”yes” overflow=”visible”][fusion_builder_row][fusion_builder_column type=”1_1″ background_position=”left top” …

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Northwest-Inspired Rice Pilaf

Northwest-Inspired Rice Pilaf

Stuffing is usually a staple at the Thanksgiving table but we wanted to find a substitute for a healthier alternative. The following recipes is a combination of recipes brought to you by: Spoon and Saucer [fusion_builder_container hundred_percent=”yes” overflow=”visible”][fusion_builder_row][fusion_builder_column type=”1_1″ background_position=”left top” background_color=”” border_size=”” border_color=”” border_style=”solid” spacing=”yes” background_image=”” background_repeat=”no-repeat” padding=”” margin_top=”0px” margin_bottom=”0px” class=”” id=”” animation_type=”” animation_speed=”0.3″ …

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Wild rice with cranberries, mushrooms, and walnuts

Wild rice with fresh berries, mushrooms, and walnuts

Amazingly fresh, flavorful, and healthy; the nutty flavors of the wild rice, earthiness of mushrooms, and fresh berries is a match made in culinary heaven. Another major advantage is that it is vegetarian and gluten-free. You can serve it as a salad or a side dish. Feel free to play around with the ingredients too: pistachios …

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Thai Quinoa Salad

Thai Quinoa Salad

Quinoa is a super food and I don’t cook with it nearly as much as I should!  It is a delicious and filling item to add to your daily salad or as a side dish to your main meal!  When you have flavours like this one in the mix, it is irresistable! [fusion_builder_container hundred_percent=”yes” overflow=”visible”][fusion_builder_row][fusion_builder_column …

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Caprese Quinoa Grilled Stuffed Mushrooms with Balsamic Glaze

Caprese Quinoa Grilled Stuffed Mushrooms with Balsamic Glaze

For one, it is SO easy. That is what a caprese salad is all about easy and simple. Three main ingredients, some olive oil, salt and pepper. I guess I kind of stepped it up a notch with the grilled mushrooms and balsamic glaze, but it’s good and they are pretty fun, and I never …

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