I think it’s safe to say I love Mexican everything so when I stumbled across this quinoa enchilada

bake on Pinterest I decided I needed to give it a shot!

Not only is it delicious but it’s also guilt-free!

Ingredients

1 cup quinoa

1 (10-ounce) can enchilada sauce

1/2 cup corn kernels, frozen, canned or roasted

1/2 cup canned black beans, drained and rinsed

2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro leaves

1/2 teaspoon cumin

1/2 teaspoon chili powder

Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste

3/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese, divided

3/4 cup shredded mozzarella cheese, divided

1/2 cup onion, peppers and jalepenos

1 avocado, halved, seeded, peeled and diced

1/2 can diced tomatoes

 
Instructions

In a large saucepan of 2 cups water, cook quinoa according to package instructions; set aside.

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Lightly oil a baking dish.

In a large bowl, combine quinoa, enchilada sauce, corn, black beans, cilantro, cumin and chili powder; season with salt and pepper, to taste. Stir in 1/2 cup cheddar cheese and 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese.

Spread quinoa mixture into the prepared baking dish. Top with remaining cheeses. Place into oven and bake about 15 minutes. Top with avocado and tomatoes.

 
I found that this recipe is even better leftover! Enjoy!

Mini Pizzas

If you’ve been following for long, you know that I have a slight obsession for all things pizza related.

Pizza bites, pizza muffins, pizza Panini’s, pizza pasta, pizza chicken, you name it I have probably tried it but my absolute new favorite small food pizza meal has to be these mini pizzas. They’re quick and easy to make and a fun way to try lots of different toppings.

These would be great for a summer party – you could even toss these little guys on the grill if you don’t want to heat up your house.

After greasing a baking sheet the first step is to cut your pizza dough into circles.

Choose a bunch of toppings: I went with stuff I had in the fridge but you can get creative (mozzarella, tomatoes, pesto, peppers, onions, jalapenos, pepperoni, pineapple).

Ingredients
  • Pizza Crust (I used store bought and cut into circles)
  • Sea salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste
Topping Option #1: Tomato Pesto
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, sliced in half
  • Mozzarella cheese
  • 2 tablespoons pine nuts
  • pesto
Topping Option #2: Pepper
  • fresh mozzarella
  • 1/2 cup red pepper diced
  • 1/2 cup green pepper diced
  • 1/4 cup onion
Topping Option #3 Jalepeno
  • fresh mozzarella
  • ¼ cup crumbled feta cheese
  • 1/4 cup mushroom
  • 1/4 cup jalapeno

Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees
  2. Assemble  pizzas with toppings of your choice.
  3. Bake for 12-18 minutes or until the cheese is melted. Drizzle with olive oil if you like and enjoy!

Smothered Chicken

Happy Saturday y’all! I don’t know about you but this cool weather is putting me in a baking/cooking mood!

We enjoyed a 4 mile walk, a trip to the farmers market and laundry galore this morning! For dinner we tried out this smothered chicken recipe that  I stumbled across on Pinterest the other day and boy is it a keeper!

With only 5 ingredients you may already have everything on hand!

Ingredients:

3 boneless chicken breasts

plain greek yogurt

1 cup onion, 1 cup mushroom & 1 cup spinach


1) Grease a cookie sheet or baking dish with oil adding two chicken breast onto the bottom of the dish. Next add one layer plain Greek yogurt topping with 1 cup chopped spinach.

 
2) Add 1 cup diced onions followed by a dash or two of garlic and pepper.


3) Next rinse baby Bella mushrooms and added a cup to then top of the onions


4)  For the final layer add 1 cup mozzarella cheese and Parmesan cheese


4) Bake in oven on 350 for 40 mins! Enjoy!