quinoa is quickly becoming a favorite of mine. it’s so versatile and packed with protein…it really is the perfect thing. especially with my new year’s focus being on health and eating well! these little gluten free, pizza bites were super easy to mix up, and all of the ingredients could be swapped for your own favorite pizza toppings. dunked in the pizza sauce at the end, and you’ll swear you’re eating pizza. almost!
mushroom & spinach quinoa pizza bites
2 cups cooked quinoa
1 cup chopped onion
1/2 cup shredded mozzerella
1/2 cup shredded parmesan
3 garlic cloves, finely chopped or grated
1 teaspoon dried basil
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1 teaspoon paprika
1/2 teaspoon thyme
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 cups of fresh spinach leaves, torn into little pieces
1/2 cup finely chopped baby bella mushrooms (or your favorite kind)
2 eggs, beaten
seasoned tomato sauce for dipping
preheat your oven to 350 degrees. cook your quinoa according to your package instructions, and then mix together all of the ingredients except for the pizza sauce, and add the eggs last. using a lightly greased or non-stick mini muffin tin, tightly pack 1 heaping tablespoon into each muffin spot, filling each of them to the top. bake for 20 minutes, or until they are golden brown. serve right away with some seasoned tomato sauce. i had 32 pizza bites from this recipe, so it does make a lot! put your leftovers in the fridge and then reheat them in the toaster oven whenever you’re ready for more!
happy new year to you!
oh my, 2012 you have been so good. i hardly wanted to give you up! but deep in my heart i know that 2013 will be twice as nice, and as cliché as it sounds, it is the perfect time to set some new goals and stick to some old ones.
i believe in fresh starts and this is mine!
i also believe my slippers should never go outside ever again.
these are basically personal promises and goals, but sometimes it’s nice to see the goals and aspirations of other human beings.
this year i vow to make my health and happiness my priority. regular exercise and a healthy diet are my resolution every year, and i do get better every single year. so i make it a promise to continue this year, and get a little healthier. i’m going to continue juicing, and make a point to be a little more adventurous with my fruits and veggies! cooking is going to be mostly from scratch, focusing on a plant-based diet.
this year i want to have 100 sales in my etsy shop. i am going to wholeheartedly devote myself to my art. i think big things can happen in my studio this year, but only if i work harder than ever. someday i want to make art full-time – a long-term goal that i think about every single day.
and finally, my blog. my happy place! i hope to make 2013 my most organized year yet! regular attention to my food posts, and object series, and all at the same time developing photographs and content that i know my readers will want to see. this i can guarantee. i want to grow as a photographer, and grow as a blogger.
last but not least, i’d like this year to get myself back into painting. i need some new work on the walls!
i hope you’ll all be around to see how this year allows me to grow. i want to hear about your new year! how do you see yourself growing?
i’ve rounded up my 10 favorite things about christmas over on my friend rachael’s blog, for the love of design. go visit her beautiful blog and see the guest post right here! (i told you i’d be a guest everywhere else this week!)
thank you rachael for having me as your guest!
have you taken advantage of the discount from ban.do yet?! i mean, why not save 20%?! enter code feelpretty at checkout! unfortunately you’ve missed the last day for orders to be shipped in time for christmas (unless you express mail it!), but there is still goodness to be had for yourself! take advantage, and give those ban.do gals a smooch! they are so sweet!
i know, its a long title. but it seemed appropriate. i am just going to be guest on a bunch of blogs this week instead of writing for my own! but that means you have new and exciting blogs to check out! including crystal’s. my sweet natural-food loving, manhattan friend who now lives in seoul, south korea. she’s the sweetest. view the outfit post right here!
every little thing from this pile means a little something to me. some coins i had in europe, two favorite pairs of earrings that are missing their match, marbles from the house luke grew up in, beads from a broken necklace. i could go on for hours about every single memory. i am always so fascinated by the emotions that old objects can stir up. i’m borderline hoarding, but i like to think of myself more as a sentimental old soul – not wanting to get rid of those little moments and memories.
hi! i hope you had a fantastic weekend! you’ll find me over on the fox frugal today, sharing all my favorite frugal finds! go check it out!
who doesn’t love a good notebook?
i’ve fallen in love with a new journal. the arwey notebooks are going to save my life! its that time of year when i start planning out my new year’s resolution(s) and being a more organized and thoughtful blogger is definitely a big one for me this year. between balancing my job at the credit union, my ceramics business, and writing a daily blog – i’m constantly forgetting some of the smallest details.
these arwey notebooks come with a magnetic closure, a ribbon spot-marker, graph paper, a hidden pocket in the back, even a world map! they are full of useful tools that every young professional needs to be organized.
and today is your lucky day, because arwey has so kindly offered my readers a 20% off coupon code, good to use for a week! just enter the code EMILY20 at checkout and save big! these books make the perfect gift for that person who is difficult to shop for. i have 3 headed my way! can’t wait to get down to business!
and a big thank you to arwey for the discount! (and checkout their cool style/notebook blog right over here!)
i am officially ban.do obsessed. (you probably already know this!) it actually happened a while ago. i’m allergic to most metals, except the good stuff (gold, platinum, etc. ha! it’s a curse.) so i’m thankful to find such eye-catching accessories that i’m not allergic to! hooray!
and today’s your lucky day! ban.do is so kindly offering my readers a 20% discount throughout the whole entire store. do you even believe it?! now through the end of the month, save 20% by entering the coupon code feelpretty at checkout.