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Mediterrasian Quinoa

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When I auditioned for Masterchef 2015 in September, I spent about a month trying to decide what to make. Originally this dish was just topped with scallions, but one day I wanted to kick it up and I just happened to have cilantro and feta in the fridge and I fell in love with this! 
This was the dish I made that got me to the second round!!! It's so easy, yummy and just the perfect amount of spice and sweetness....
Ingredients: 1 cup quinoa 1 8oz pkg firm tofu, cubed 1 red bell pepper, chopped 1/2 cup onion, minced. 8 oz shitake mushrooms, chopped 1/2 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup soy sauce 2 Tablespoons sesame oil
3 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
1/2 - 1 teaspoon crushed red peppers (depending on how spicy you like it)
salt and pepper
8 oz feta cheese, crumbled 1/4 cup cilantro
Directions: Cook quinoa in a pot of salted boiling water according to package instructions.
While quinoa is cooking, add heat a large skillet over medium heat and brown tofu with 1 tablespoon of sesame oil. when …

Gluten Free Mini Pot Pies

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One of my hubby's favorite dishes is chicken pot pies! I wanted to try something new to make a healthier version of the pot pie.
This was a huge success. The kids loved helping with this and eating as well. It was so easy to make as well.
Since I don't eat chicken, I did a vegetarian version for myself and did mushrooms instead of chicken. I recommend doing a mixture of mushrooms. I used baby Bella and shitake mushrooms. 
These little pot pies were so good, I may need to add this to our shopping list every week!!
Ingredients: 1 tablespoon coconut oil 1 lb boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite-size pieces 1 medium onion, chopped (1/2 cup) 1/2 cup chicken broth 1 cup frozen peas and carrots 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon pepper 1/4 teaspoon ground thyme 1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese  1/2 cup Original Bisquick™ mix (I used gluten free mix) 1/2 cup milk (I used almond milk) 2 eggs

Directions Heat oven to 375°F. Spray 12 regular-size muffin cups with cooking spray.
In 10-inch nonstick skil…