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I was on a quest for a good quinoa recipe for awhile. Nothing really looked like it would meet my needs. Maybe I was being picky, but maybe I was waiting for this recipe to come into my life.

But boy howdy, it did.

Mark Bittman’s Spicy Chipotle Quinoa with Corn and Black Beans

You can find the recipe here, but I’m fairly positive this was from Mark Bittman’s Food Matters Cookbook. I think he uses a regular onion, which I would recommend.

If you like this recipe (you will, you will!) you should consider buying it or checking it out from your library. I’ve made a few other recipes from it that were everything I love in food – simple, healthy, and flavorful.

Back to the quinoa at hand… this meal is a treat.

Pillowy quinoas, meaty beans, sweet corn (I use frozen), and all with a chipotle kick (don’t use too much of the adobo sauce. really. a little goes way too far)

We eat this as a main course, but it would be a great potluck offering, and if I said I’d never made a double recipe so we could eat it cold,  out of the tupperware, on a long car-ride?

Well, that would be a bald-faced lie.

Might I also recommend a side salad as well? I’m getting back in the swing of homemade salad dressing. This champagne vinaigrette knocks my socks off. If I said I’d never licked it off my fingers….

well, you know where this is going.

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