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Bilinski Chicken Sausage With Fresh Chunky Tomato Sauce Over Quinoa

Bilinski Sun Dried Tomato SausageFresh Chunky Tomato Sauce with Quinoa


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Serves: 4
  • 1 package Bilinski Sundried Tomato Chicken Sausage
  • 1 large yellow tomato
  • 1 large red tomato
  • 1 medium onion
  • 10 ounces button mushrooms
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 2 tbsp fresh basil
  • 2 tsp parsley
  • ½ tsp salt
  • pepper to taste
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 4 cups cooked quinoa
  1. Coarsely chop tomato,onion, and mushroom.
  2. Finely dice garlic.
  3. Dice basil and parsley.
  4. Melt butter in saute pan.
  5. Saute garlic,onion, and mushroom until onion is translucent and mushroom is cooked.
  6. Remove from pan and set aside.
  7. Cut sausage into ¼ inch slices and saute until lightly browned.
  8. Mix together onions, mushrooms, and tomatoes.
  9. Add basil, parsley, salt, and pepper.
  10. Spoon quinoa into bowls. Top with vegetable mixture.
  11. Top mixture with sausage.
  12. Eat and enjoy!


Fresh Yellow Tomato Sauce With Bilinski Mild Italian Sausage

Fresh Yellow tomato Sauce with Bilinski Sausage

Fresh Yellow Tomato Sauce With Bilinski Mild Italian Sausage
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Serves: 4
  • 6 medium yellow tomatoes
  • 10 leaves fresh basil
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp fresh chives
  • 4 leaves fresh oregano
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 3 Bilinski Mild Italian Chicken Sausages
  • 2 cups cooked quinoa
  1. Cut tomatoes that will fit in your food processor.
  2. Process 3 tomatoes fresh spices, and garlic until smooth.
  3. Pour mixture itno a container and set aside.
  4. Dice remaining three tomatoes (or if your food processor will dice nicely use it)
  5. Strain juice from the diced tomatoes and save for drinking, soups, ect. I never waste good food but the extra juice is not needed for this sauce.
  6. Add diced tomatoes to the tomato and spices from earlier.
  7. Add up to 1 tsp salt.
  8. fry up sausages until browned to your liking.
  9. Serve sausages and sauce over bowls of warm cooked quinoa.


Homemade Southwest Quinoa Meatless Meatballs – Gluten Free And Vegetarian

Southwest Quinoa Meatless Meatballs

I attended the G+ Bloggers Conference on Saturday morning. In talking about how topics trend on twitter the host used an example of #meatballmondays . We all thought it was pretty funny since #meatlessmondays usually trends weekly. I decided to turn this into an opportunity to create a new recipe and test out a social media theory as well.

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Easy Quinoa Cooking Directions

Easy Quinoa Cooking Directions

Here’s to my new favorite toy, Quinoa!  I try to use it in as many ways as possible. I began using quinoa as an alternative to rice which my body doesn’t tolerate well. It is a great substitute for a grain free diet as it is actually a seed. It can be used in place of rice in most recipes. I’ve used it everywhere from side dishes and tuna salad to quiche and pizza crust.  Looking for ways to use your quinoa? Check out our easy quinoa recipes!

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Stuffed Cabbage Casserole with Quinoa Gluten Free

Stuffed Cabbage Cassarole with Quinoa

I had never had stuffed cabbage before living in Pittsburgh. The 12 years I spent living there opened my eyes to a whole host of foods I had never tried before. I immediately fell in love with polish food. Stuffed cabbage was one of the foods I thought I would dislike because I had never been a big fan of cabbage in general. After finally trying some at a friends home one evening, I was a cabbage convert. The mixture of rice, tomatoes, and beef,, all rolled up in the silky cabbage leaf was fantastic. I have attempted to make cabbage rolls my self on occasion. I find the boiling of the cabbage leaves and the rolling process tedious so I wasn’t making them often. One day I really was craving the flavors of stuffed cabbage. I decided to try and recreate it in casserole form to save some time. It worked beautifully. I traded out the rice which my boy doesn’t do well with for quinoa which is my go to rice substitute. I like the quinoa version even better than the rice version. I believe you will too.

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Quinoa Mini Quiches Gluten Free

Photo of Gluten Free Quinoa Mini Quiches

Who doesn’t like quiche? The combo of eggs and cheese with savory meats and whatever veggies are on hand is delicious! Alan had never eaten a quiche before I tried this recipe out on him. He just about died over these. They are cute and easy to take for lunches being finger food and all. These are very adaptable to what you have on hand in your fridge.

To make the process of chopping up our leftover veggies quicker and easier, we use our Swiss Pull Chop. We like it because it is easy to clean, doesn’t require electricity to run, and lets us have greater control over chopping size without the veggies turning to mush. Plus we just like nifty kitchen gadgets.

Take this recipe and use it as is or customize it to your own tastes. Have fun, experiment, and tell us what you did in the comments section!

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Gluten Free Quinoa Tuna Salad

I use Quinoa for everything. I throw it in chilli and pie crusts, I use it in granola and quiche. The possibilities are limitless. I usually cook up 4 cups with some chicken broth once a week and use it in almost everything I cook. The easiest way to use it and my favorite is to eat it plain as a side dish instead of rice. This recipe dresses it up a little and turns it into a yummy tuna salad.

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