Mango Chicken Quinoa Salad with Honey-Lime Dressing

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This salad reminds me of the short time we spent in San Juan back in February.  We had an afternoon before our cruise ship departed just to walk around the town.   We wandered into an open courtyard area where there were a few giant mango trees and two men using these long stick-like hooks to pull the mangos down from the trees. One of the gentlemen picked a few for us and we sat and … [Read more...]

Roasted Red Pepper & Cauliflower Quinoa

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I'm just coming off of a girls weekend in Moab, Utah and it was just what this mama needed- hiking, laying at the pool, great food, jeeping, chick flicks, pedicures, and lots and lots of girl talk.  Kind of the perfect combination of girly/outdoorsy activities.  I'd do it all again in a heart beat.    The whole purpose of the trip was to celebrate the three of us turning … [Read more...]

Cheesy Chicken & Quinoa Stuffed Poblano Peppers

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So the word is out that baby #3 is ANOTHER BOY!  I'm not going to pretend I wasn't hoping for a girl.  Every mother wants a girl, right?  But I really am okay with another boy!  My boys are strong willed, loud, are masters of destruction, wild and crazy, and wear me out every single day.  Yet they are so much fun and the sweetest little boys at the same time!  Why not … [Read more...]

Creamy Corn & Quinoa Chowder

Creamy Corn and Quinoa Chowder || Sweet Treats and More

Owen has been asking me for weeks when it's going to be summer again.  And lately, we've been having 50 degree, spring-like weather (sorry for those of you still buried in snow).  So we've all been running around with no coat, Owen's wearing shorts and a t-shirt every day, and so excited summer is here.  That's what he thinks....that summer is here.  He's in for a rude … [Read more...]

Slow Cooker Green Chile Chicken & Quinoa Chili

Slow Cooker Green Chile Chicken and Quinoa Chili || Sweet Treats and More

The other day on facebook I asked you what kind of recipes you'd like to see on ST&M this year.  I know I can't please everyone, and I want to stay true to the recipes I like to make for my family (and recipes I actually eat), but I do want to make things you guys will like too.   Hopefully something for everyone! One fan requested absolutely no desserts!  I'm so sorry but … [Read more...]

Mexican Quinoa Bowl with Crispy Sear-Roasted Salmon + Cilantro-Lime Dressing

Mexican Quinoa Bowl with Crispy Sear-Roasted Salmon and Cilantro-Lime Dressing || Sweet Treats and More

Sometimes, we get in these food grooves, where we eat the same things over and over.  There's been little to no variety in my diet this week.  Example- we've had salmon three out of the four nights this week for dinner.  It's been so long since we've bought it, that now we are burning through it.   I've had quinoa with at least one meal a day this week.  And now … [Read more...]

Simple Patriotic Quinoa Salad

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 As of today, google reader is no longer:(.  If you want to continue reading my posts via RSS you can subscribe through Bloglovin' or Feedly.   I'm using bloglovin' and think it's a great platform to follow all of your favorite blogs.   If you don't want to go the RSS route, you can subscribe to have each of my post sent to your inbox!   If you haven't … [Read more...]

Greek Quinoa Salad with Grilled Chicken

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Most Friday nights we are in bed by ten o'clock,  or right after the re-runs of Shark Tank (any other fans out there?  We WILL have a million dollar idea...someday).  But ten o'clock!  On a Friday night!  Because during the week I stay up until midnight (or later) catching up on favorite shows,  writing blog posts, sometimes making cookies for crying out loud, and … [Read more...]

Coconut Pecan Quinoa Granola


I'm a little bit obsessed with this granola.  It's perfectly sweet and nutty, made with natural ingredients, and it's packed with protein.  When I'm not just munching on it as a snack, I'm making these awesome yogurt parfaits {keep scrolling down}.  I kept this recipe really simple, not a lot of mix-ins, but  you can totally get creative with it.  Some dried fruit would … [Read more...]

Slow Cooker Quinoa Chicken Chili


  I'm currently obsessed with quinoa.  Not that it's new to me, it's just been a while since I've cooked with it.     And can I just say this chili knocked dinner out of the park? Hubby loved it. And even my picky two year old liked it.  This Quinoa Chicken Chili is thick and hearty and packed with protein.  It's just the meal to warm up to on a chilly fall night … [Read more...]