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Quinoa Bites with Hollandaise Sauce

Dinner | Lunch | Recipes | Sides 10 Comments

Today we have a guest post from our real-life friend, Rebecca. The three of us met years ago through our church. Now we live in different parts of the country, but stalk one another online for tasty foodie ideas and lots of laughs. Recently she left a comment on our FB page about her new favorite snack.  Another reader said that she just must have this recipe.  We are so happy when we can make your wishes come true.  Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boo! We know you will enjoy her recipe and joyful spirit. Make sure you check out her blog: Food Laughter Love!

Quinoa Bites with Hollandaise Sauce

At our house we love snacks and, honestly, we would eat Tapas for dinner everyday if we could.

Several year ago I started making Fried (not really fried but baked) and Stuffed Rice Balls (Arancini di Riso) and we loved them, but then I realized I was allergic to rice… SAD DAY!  (Well, let me say this I can eat 1/4 cup without wanting to cry from stomach pain. So, it makes begin gluten free a little hard and generally I need to create my own flours.)  Since then I decided to play with quinoa and see if I could make something similar. These are simple to toss together and everyone generally loves them! They are the perfect place to toss in extra veggies or some extra fibrous seed (think flax, Chia Seeds, or sesame). You can make pizza bites with spaghetti sauce, buffalo chicken bites with blue cheese dip, spinach artichoke bites or even Southwest bites with an avocado creme! See the possibilities are endless!!!  For these I used Prosciutto and asparagus with a homemade hollandaise sauce. We might have fought over them.  I mean, I took them to a friend who was sick along with a salad and bone broth.

I hope you enjoy them and I can’t wait to hear what amazing bites you all make!

Quinoa Bites

• 2 c. cooked quinoa (I cook mine in low sodium chicken broth)

• 2 large eggs

• 2 tsp minced garlic

• 1 c. diced onion

• ½ c. fresh basil leaves, chopped (or any herbs you want)

• 1 tsp dried oregano

• ½ tsp dried thyme

• ½ tsp sage

• ½ tsp real salt

• ¼ tsp freshly ground pepper

• 1/2 cup of meat of your choice (precooked)

• 1 c. shredded paramasan cheese or cheese of your choice

• ½ c. bread crumbs or flour – I used chia & flax meal seeds soaked in chicken broth (2 tbs )

•  sauce for dipping

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

2. Mix together all ingredients, except for your sauce

3. Distribute mixture into a greased mini muffin tin, filling each cup to the top (1 heaping Tbs each).  (Note: my were not in the muffin tin – but they do work better in a muffin tin.)

4. Bake for 20-35 minutes. Check at 20 minutes and bake longer as needed.  Let cool for 10 mins. Remove from pans.  Enjoy with dipping sauce.

Quinoa Bites

Hollandaise Sauce

Don’t be scared! Its super simple to make and you can brag that you have mastered the great Hollandaise sauce.

  • 4 egg yolks
  • 2 Tbs. fresh lemon and lime juice
  • 1 Tbs. water
  • 1/8 tsp.  real salt
  • Pinch of cayenne pepper
  • 2 pinches of freshly ground white pepper
  • 8 Tbs. (1 sticks) unsalted butter , melted

Directions:

In a heatproof bowl set over a saucepan of barely simmering water, combine the egg yolks, lemon and lime juice and water and whisk constantly until the mixture begins to thicken, then continue whisking about 1 minute more. Remove the bowl from over the pan as soon as the mixture thickens. Add the salt, cayenne pepper and white pepper.

Using a stick blender with the aerator attachment, blend the mixture while slowly pouring in the melted butter in a thin stream until incorporated, about 2 minutes. Taste and adjust the seasonings. Cover and keep warm over very low heat, if it starts to warm up just add a small drizzle of warm water and whisk.

Will keep for 3 days in the fridge. Makes 2 cups.

Rebecca Smith of Food Laughter Love

About Rebecca Smith:

She is a creative soul, who loves to help others. She is a food lover and her ideal vacation would be an around the world trip, learning to about food from the locals. She loves people and helping them become who there where created to be. This includes coaching them on healthy foods and a toxic free life. On her healing journey she has learned that your heart and soul plays a major role in the body’s overall well-being.  She is pretty much head over heals in love with her husband, loves her adult step-daughters, and really enjoys taking their dogs Charlie and Coco for hikes. She totally geeks out over the science and chemistry of essential oils and herbs.  You can follow her at www.foodlaughterlove.comon Facebook at Food Laughter Love and on Instagram where she sometimes shares quick recipes at @rebstar.

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Quinoa Bites with Hollandaise Sauce

Today we have a guest post from our real-life friend, Rebecca. The three of us met years ago through our church. Now we live in different parts of the country, but stalk one another online for tasty foodie ideas and lots of laughs. Recently she left a comment on our FB page about her new […]

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Fermented Veggies with a fun variation

Breakfast | Recipes | Sides 2 Comments

Does fermenting stuff intimidate you?  Here is a fool-proof way to have the tastiest fermented vegetables!

Fermented Veggies

What you need: Read More

Fermented Veggies

Does fermenting stuff intimidate you?  Here is a fool-proof way to have the tastiest fermented vegetables! What you need:

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Avocado Fries with Spicy Dipping Sauce

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I made these last night for Girls Night Out. My oh my! Were they ever delicious! I think they will get e repeat performance on Thanksgiving! I mean what could be better when everyone is sitting around, watching the game (I’m assuming there will be a game on somewhere at some point…..I’m not wrong am I?) than creamy avocado slices, with a crispy outer layer, and dipped in a not-too-spicy kimchi dip? Now that is something for which to be thankful!

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Avo Fries

I made these last night for Girls Night Out. My oh my! Were they ever delicious! I think they will get e repeat performance on Thanksgiving! I mean what could be better when everyone is sitting around, watching the game (I’m assuming there will be a game on somewhere at some point…..I’m not wrong am […]

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Everything you need for Thanksgiving, except the turkey

Blog | Hospitality | Menu Plans 2 Comments

Are you the holiday planner in your family?  Sometimes we just need a bit of extra inspiration! Menus, shopping, decorations….and all the while we don’t want to lose sight of the purpose for it all: GIVING THANKS!

Everything you need for Thanksgiving

Here are some links to help you keep juggling all those things and not forget ANYTHING…including your own spirit!  ENJOY: Read More

Everything you need for Thanksgiving

Are you the holiday planner in your family?  Sometimes we just need a bit of extra inspiration! Menus, shopping, decorations….and all the while we don’t want to lose sight of the purpose for it all: GIVING THANKS! Here are some links to help you keep juggling all those things and not forget ANYTHING…including your own […]

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Say “Cheese!” (Three fun variations on a classic!)

Blog | Dessert | Lunch | Recipes 4 Comments

Say "Cheese!"

Hi this is Meg, Daja’s daughter! Today I am going to tell you about three different grilled cheese sandwiches I recently made.  Some variations you probably hadn’t thought of! Hope you enjoy them! Read More

Say "Cheese!"

Hi this is Meg, Daja’s daughter! Today I am going to tell you about three different grilled cheese sandwiches I recently made.  Some variations you probably hadn’t thought of! Hope you enjoy them!

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Butternut Squash Gnocchi with Lavender Butter Sauce

Dinner | Recipes 8 Comments

I love our CSA. The Urban Homestead has a weekly pick-up of their Farmbox that is just FULL of goodness. It makes me happy every single week.  Local. Organic. Fresh. **swoon**

It’s always fun, too, to find new ways to use the produce.  Rather than buying food to match the meal plan, with the Farmbox, we are challenged with making meal plans to match the food!

When I get the box home, I see what I have to work with and see what I can come up with, letting nothing go to waste! Last week we were blessed with some delicious butternut squash and some lovely herbs, among other things.  Time for a Fall favorite: butternut squash gnocchi!  Served that up with some of the fresh yellow beans and it was delicious! The kids were licking the plates.  No really.  They were.  It wasn’t pretty.

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Butternut Squash Gnocchi with Lavender Butter Sauce

I love our CSA. The Urban Homestead has a weekly pick-up of their Farmbox that is just FULL of goodness. It makes me happy every single week.  Local. Organic. Fresh. **swoon** It’s always fun, too, to find new ways to use the produce.  Rather than buying food to match the meal plan, with the Farmbox, […]

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The Best Salmon Burgers Ever!

Dinner | Recipes 3 Comments

Salmon Burgers

We are blessed to have a year-round Saturday farmer’s market.  It is one of the perks of living in Southern California.  I do my very best to go every week, because the produce I can get there is so much better than in the stores even if I buy organic.  In addition to great farms we also have a really good fish monger who starts his day at about 3:00 in the morning down at the docks buying and processing fish, literally right out of the water.

I recently got inspired to recreate a salmon burger I saw on television.  It looked so good and if it worked, I might even be able to get my dear hubby and girls to like another fish recipe.  (It’s been a long road getting my husband to like fish.)

There are a number of ingredients in this list, but don’t let that deter you.  You probably have most of them around the house.  This recipe packs a huge nutritional punch and if your kids are picky about their vegetables you might be able to sneak these in.

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½ Red Onion, grated
½ Red Bell Pepper, small chop
½ Celery Rib, small chop
1 Green Onion, chopped green parts only
1 Lemon, zest only
4-5 Sprigs Fresh, Flat Leaf Parsley, rough chopped
¼ cup Teff Flour, (any flour can be substituted)
½ cup Bread Crumbs
2 Eggs, beaten
1 lb Fresh, Wild Caught Salmon
½ tsp Dill
½ tsp Salt
¼ tsp Red Pepper Flakes (optional)
Several Turns Black Pepper from grinder
½ cup Panko Bread Crumbs
Salt & Pepper to taste
2 Tbs Extra Virgin Olive Oil

In a small bowl, beat eggs; add breadcrumbs.  Allow the breadcrumbs to soak up the egg while you chop the vegetables, approximately 5-10 minutes.

Remove skin from salmon and cut into small pieces.

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Combine red onion, red bell pepper, celery, green onion, lemon zest, parsley, and teff flour in a large bowl, stir to combine.  Stir in soaked breadcrumbs, dill, salt, red pepper flakes, and black pepper.  Once the ingredients are combined, gently stir in salmon.

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Pour the panko on to a separate plate or shallow bowl.  As you make each burger gently place patties into the panko and cover all sides.  (Note:  These will not be “tight” burgers like you would get from ground meat, so handle them gently.)

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Heat a skillet (I like to use cast iron) over medium-high heat; add olive oil.  Fry each pattie for approximately 4 minutes on each side until golden brown and cooked through.

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I served these with my favorite jalapeno tarter sauce and a side of broccoli.  A bun would be good here too, so let your imagination and taste buds run wild!

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These turned out better than I had even hoped!  Dear hubby and both girls really liked these and have asked for them several times!  I call that a success!!

Note:  This was originally posted on Kristina’s family blog, but we just couldn’t resist sharing it with you, our Provision Room readers!

Salmon Burgers

We are blessed to have a year-round Saturday farmer’s market.  It is one of the perks of living in Southern California.  I do my very best to go every week, because the produce I can get there is so much better than in the stores even if I buy organic.  In addition to great farms […]

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Happy Pentecost! Happy Shavuot!

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Today through Sunday are very special days for Jews and Christians.  Today is Shavuot which celebrates the giving of the Law to Moses.  But, it is also the day when the Holy Spirit descended like tongues of fire on the disciples and Mary in the Upper Room!  That day is called Pentecost (which means fifty), because it is 50 days from Passover or Easter (depending on how you’re counting!) and is celebrated in churches all over the world on this coming Sunday: Pentecost Sunday! Read More

10 Ways to Celebrate Shavuot With Your Children

Today through Sunday are very special days for Jews and Christians.  Today is Shavuot which celebrates the giving of the Law to Moses.  But, it is also the day when the Holy Spirit descended like tongues of fire on the disciples and Mary in the Upper Room!  That day is called Pentecost (which means fifty), […]

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Sausage and Spinach on Sourdough Pancakes

Dinner | Recipes 4 Comments

Sausage and Spinach

This was so delicious.  We just finished dinner and I’m already planning when I’ll make it again!  Read More

Sausage and Spinach

This was so delicious.  We just finished dinner and I’m already planning when I’ll make it again! 

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Fermented Salsa

Recipes | Sides 18 Comments

This is some seriously good eats so don’t let the name fool ya’!  Once you make this salsa you won’t want to buy salsa ever again! Read More

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This is some seriously good eats so don’t let the name fool ya’!  Once you make this salsa you won’t want to buy salsa ever again!