Chamomile Breakfast Quinoa

[Post updated September 2020] I was recently asked to describe my approach to cooking and eating. I described it as, “healthy with a dash of decadence.” While this recipe post leans way to the healthy side, I have no problem whipping up a creamy, decadent dessert or a fatty, buttery slow-roasted cut of meat. All…

Sesame Quinoa Salad

I picked up a lovely toasted sesame-flavored black tea during my first visit to an Adagio retail store last fall in Chicago. This tea has just the right balance of flavor; it’s not too overwhelmingly sesame and it has a hint of toasty sweet. Ever since I purchased it I’ve wanted to make something with…

Smoky Quinoa Veggie Chili

After a week of extravagantly eating my way through Philadelphia and New York City, I really didn’t think I would want another bite of food when I finally returned home from my fabulously indulgent culinary adventure. But I also missed my kitchen and that comforting feeling of whipping up my own delicious (and healthy) home-cooked…