Recipes: Chocolate Hazelnut Quinola (Quinoa Granola)

Chocolate Hazelnut Quin-ola (Quinoa Granola) | Tasteseekers Kitchen

You say QUIN-OH-LA, I say KEEN-OH-LA.

Say what? Despite the popularity of quinoa, many folks have no idea how to pronounce this amazing Peruvian grain. Whichever way you say it, this new take on granola will make a delicious addition to your breakfast routine, or an awesome snack when the hunger pains start stalking you in the afternoon. My favorite way to eat quinoa granola is to sprinkle it over a cup of Greek yogurt. It makes a delicious and filling pairing.

Chocolate Hazelnut Quin-ola (Quinoa Granola) | Tasteseekers Kitchen

Oh….did I mention this quinola is filled with toasted hazelnuts, coconut and chunks of chocolate? Count me in!

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Recipes: Shaved Asparagus and Goat Cheese Tarts

Shaved Asparagus and Goat Cheese Tarts | Tasteseekers Kitchen

Spring produce is creeping into the markets after an exceptionally long winter.  Green veggies are starting to appear and new flavors will finally grace the dinner table. It’s about time!

Shaved Asparagus and Goat Cheese Tarts | Tasteseekers Kitchen

This tart reminds me of all things spring:  fresh asparagus, mint leaves, lemon and peas.  It truly follows the old adage “What grows together, goes together”.  All of these perennial favorites come together in a delicious starter that’s perfect for the few weeks when asparagus is at its best.  Even better, the puff pastry pieces can be baked ahead so that the tarts can be assembled super quickly at the last minute.

Shaved Asparagus and Goat Cheese Tarts | Tasteseekers Kitchen

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Recipes: Strawberries and Cream Yogurt Cake

Strawberries and Cream Yogurt Cake | Tasteseekers Kitchen

Spring is in the air and strawberries are at their sweetest, so what’s a girl to do? Make cake, of course! I’ve mentioned before how much I love one-bowl cakes that are big on visual appeal but low on fuss, and this Strawberries and Cream Yogurt Cake totally fits the bill. It’s big on berry flavor, thanks to fresh strawberries and strawberry jam, and super moist compliments of the Greek yogurt stirred into the batter.

Strawberries and Cream Yogurt Cake | Tasteseekers Kitchen

Like our Olive Oil-Yogurt Cake with Pistachios, this cake uses the actual yogurt cup itself to measure the sugar, oil and flour in the recipe. This means you don’t need to dirty a lot of measuring cups during baking. And don’t worry about measuring everything perfectly. The cake batter is extremely forgiving, so if you add a little extra flour or not quite enough sugar, it will still turn out well.

Strawberries and Cream Yogurt Cake | Tasteseekers Kitchen

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