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Mexican Quinoa Bake Recipe

February 27, 2017

 This blog post has been compensated by Borden® Cheese. All opinions are mine alone. #BordenCheeseLove #CollectiveBias #Ad


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When it comes to cooking on a weeknight, I love making meals that are easy and that make leftovers! When we started our health and fitness journey, this Mexican quinoa bake is a recipe that I added into our weekly rotation, and it is seriously so good. My husband and I love Mexican food, and I honestly think that we could eat it everyday! My favorite part of Mexican food is definitely the cheese, and the cheese that I like to use in this recipe is either Borden® Cheese Finely Shredded Four Cheese Mexican Shreds or Borden® Cheese Finely Shredded Sharp Cheddar Shreds. I found my Borden® Cheese at Lowes Foods, but check out this store locator to find Borden® Cheese near you! In all honesty, I really love this recipe because of the melted cheese on the top after it comes out of the oven. What's better than that?! Another great part about making this recipe though is that my husband and I are able to sit down at the kitchen table together, enjoy dinner, and talk about our day. Love is always an ingredient that goes into dinner too. Here's how you can make this Mexican quinoa bake:


Ingredients:



1 cup of uncooked quinoa 
2 cups of Borden® Cheese Finely Shredded Four Cheese Mexican Shreds
1 diced small onion

1 bag of sweet peppers, diced

1 cup frozen corn

1 tsp of ground cumin

1 tsp of chili powder

2 cans of black beans, rinsed and drained

2 cups of red enchilada sauce

1 sliced avocado


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Mexican Quinoa Bake-@akeeleywhite-Head to Toe Chic

Steps:



1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and spray a 9x13 baking dish with cooking spray.

2. Add the quinoa and water to a medium saucepan and bring to a boil.  Cook the quinoa according to the instructions on the package.

3. In a skillet over medium heat, cook the onion, corn, sweet peppers, cumin, and chili powder with a little bit of olive oil. Cook until the onion becomes translucent.

4. In a large mixing bowl combine the cooked quinoa, veggies, black beans, and enchilada sauce.

5. Pour the mixture into the 9x13 pan, and add the cheese on top. Cover the dish with foil and bake for 20 minutes. Then remove the foil and bake for an additional 10 minutes.

6. Serve with sliced avocado on top. 

7. Enjoy!


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Mexican Quinoa Bake-@akeeleywhite-Head to Toe Chic

Mexican Quinoa Bake-@akeeleywhite-Head to Toe Chic


What's your favorite meal to make on a weeknight?

Drop Waist Dress

February 23, 2017

I've always loved drop waist dresses, but I never loved the way I looked on me until I found this dress! I absolutely love this one from Closet London because of it's gorgeous shape, print, and colors. It's definitely a dress that I'll be reaching for in my closet over and over again, especially when I need to get a little more dressed up. I think it also screams 30th birthday to me (although I don't even want to start thinking about that). What do you think of drop waist dresses?

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White Dress

February 22, 2017

I picked up this blue suede jacket on sale after Christmas, and I absolutely love it here with this white dress from Tobi! I love how light and breezy this dress is, and it's going to be such a great piece to transition into spring. I'm trying to start incorporating some new spring pieces into my wardrobe, and I really love how trendy and affordable the items at at Tobi. This dress is currently on sale for $24! What items are you adding to your wardrobe for spring?

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Long Cardigan

February 21, 2017

If you follow me on Instagram (@akeeleywhite), you might have seen that I went on a road trip this weekend with Meghan, Danielle, and Glory. We went to Washington D.C. for a workshop with The Blog Societies, and stopped in Richmond along the way. We had a blast, and I can't wait to share more soon! I really thought that the weather would be cooler, and that I could wear something like this outfit here. However the weather has been warm lately (and I'm secretly hoping that it snows at least one more time). Cardigans are my current favorite layering piece (last seen here and here), and I really love this one from Old Navy. This long cardigan is perfect with dresses and pants when the weather is cooler! What's your favorite layering piece?


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