A couple weeks back, Wendy of Cooking Quinoa asked me to guest post for her.

Wendy’s blog is all about, well, cooking quinoa. With over four years of blogging under her belt, you can imagine she’s built up quite an inventory of original quinoa recipes. And while I’m no stranger to quinoa, I’m certainly not an expert, but I decided to go for it anyways.

Greek-Style Shrimp and Feta with Quinoa | Things I Made Today

Looking through her archives, I wanted to do something that included ingredients that I didn’t see a lot of on her blog: seafood. This dish is a simple, flavorful twist on classic Greek cuisine, but instead of something like orzo as the base, it’s made with the superfood of 2013.

Cooking quinoa isn’t so different from cooking rice or other starches, but there are a couple tips and tricks to guaranteeing the fluffiest possible result. Food52 recently wrote a great piece on this, and for this recipe I decide to take all their advice.

Greek-Style Shrimp and Feta with Quinoa | Things I Made Today

To read the full post and get the recipe, head over to Cooking Quinoa.

With the season for fresh green things coming to a quick end, I wanted to get one more recipe out there.

Soon, we’ll be deep into root vegetable stew and chili, but last week’s CSA brought a huge bunch of swiss chard, and this was the perfect recipe with which to wish summer adieu. First of all, it may be one of the prettiest things I’ve ever made. I mean look at it.

Sauteed Swiss Chard with Crispy Shallots and Walnuts | Things I Made Today

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Hummus is one of the easiest things you can make at home.

You don’t need a fancy recipe to do it, you just need the basics: chickpeas, tahini, lemon juice, garlic and olive oil. While I’m a big fan of your traditional hummus, this weekend, I wanted to spice it up a little bit.

Golden Beet & Smoked Paprika Hummus | Things I Made Today

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