Have you ever had quinoa for breakfast? Quinoa can be very versatile. I have used quinoa in cookies and stir fries in the past, but this was my first try eating quinoa for breakfast. Quinoa is naturally gluten free, so it’s a great alternative to oatmeal. This slow cooker breakfast quinoa was much better than I ever expected! Slow cooking the quinoa allowed the sugars in the dates and apples to come out. I added no sugar at all to this slow cooker breakfast quinoa.
Sometimes when money is tight, I have to cook from the ingredients I already have in my kitchen. I often make easy stir fry recipes. Many of those creations are not blog worthy though. However, I do get a winner once and awhile. This easy quinoa stir fry recipe was one of them. I always have quinoa in my pantry. I love cooking with quinoa because it’s not only a plant based complete source of protein, but it’s also gluten free.
If you don’t care for quinoa, you can always use rice instead.
For Thanksgiving, our vegan contribution was a Stuffed Acorn Squash with Wild Rice and Apples. I loved the idea of stuffing a squash and thought I would try my hand at a stuffed delicata squash. I have to say I am quite pleased with the result. If you have never had a delicata squash, you should try one. So sweet and buttery.