Quinoa Sage Stuffing – Gluten-free + Vegan {Guest Post by With Food + Love}

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A Very Tasty Thanksgiving - COMING SOON to Tasty-Yummies.com

Kicking off our Very Tasty Thanksgiving series is the lovely Sherrie from With Food + Love. I found Sherrie and her blog, if I recall correctly, through Instagram, it really is amazing how hashtags can totally connect you to people that share your interests). I immediately began perusing her site and loved everything about it. Around the time I found her she was in the starting weeks of her CSA Project where every week of the season she shares the contents of her CSA share. Even if you don’t get a CSA, it’s so fun to see all that is available and in season. All of Sherrie’s recipes are gluten-free, obviously, but I really enjoy that she also has a love for what is in season and fresh, and that shows in her recipes. She cooks seasonally and unprocessed, which I can obviously appreciate! Today Sherrie is sharing a beautiful looking recipe for a Quinoa Sage Stuffing. Enjoy!

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Quinoa Sage Stuffing - Gluten-free + Vegan

Hi all – it’s Sherrie from, With Food + Love. I have been a fan of Beth’s blog for some time now and I love how she incorporates fresh seasonal foods into all of her recipes. This time of year is my favorite so I am honored and delighted to contribute to her, A Very Tasty Thanksgiving blog series.

Stuffing has always been and will always be my favorite side at the Thanksgiving table. Each year I make a gluten free stuffing with intent to share with my friends and family. But luckily for me no one at the table wants anything to do with this {gluten free} stuffing. Unluckily for me, I end up eating pretty much the entire bowl.

I, like most of you am on a lifelong commitment for an overall better health. And with each day going forward I strive to make simple changes in my diet to eliminate the processed foods and add whole, mostly plant based foods in their place. As I approach this coming holiday season plant strong, I wanted to see how delicious I could make this traditional stuffing taste without the processed junk, also known as gluten free bread. It seems crazy, right? I know. Since whole grains are all the rage in my home right now, I took my quinoa {the little power seed} into the kitchen with me and created this twist on traditional Thanksgiving stuffing.

Quinoa Sage Stuffing - Gluten-free + Vegan

[print_this]Quinoa Sage Stuffing – Gluten-free + Vegan
{yields 6 servings}

  • Ingredients:
  • 1 cup quinoa, rinsed well
  • 2 cups organic vegetable broth
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 heaping cup of diced celery
  • 1 medium white onion, diced
  • small handful of fresh sage, chopped {about 2 tablespoons}
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • sea salt
  • fresh ground coarse pepper

Preheat your oven to 375 degrees.

In a medium sized pot bring 1 cup of vegetable broth to a boil. Add in the quinoa and bay leaf, salt, pepper and stir. Set to low heat and simmer with a lid on for 10 minutes. Turn off the heat {do not lift lid} and allow the quinoa to steam for another 10 minutes. When that is over, you will have picture perfect quinoa – trust me, no  more soggy mess!

Heat the olive oil in a saute pan over low heat. Add in the chopped celery and onion. Cook until they begin to become clear, about 5-10 minutes. Turn the heat up to medium and add in the vegetable broth, sage, garlic powder and season with more salt and pepper if needed; simmer for a few minutes.

Combine the quinoa with the veggie mixture and add in the last 1/2 cup of vegetable broth, stir together well. Place the stuffing mix into a greased oven safe dish. Bake at 375 for 10 minutes. Then broil under a low flame until the top become golden brown.

t i p: I prefer my stuffing on the drier side so, this recipe will come out that way. If you like your stuffing to be on the moist side, feel free to add more broth into the quinoa mixture before it goes into the oven to bake. [/print_this]

Quinoa Sage Stuffing - Gluten-free + Vegan

Sherrie is the founder and author of With Food + Love where she creates naturally gluten free and seasonally delicious recipes.  Currently she is in Nutrition School to become a Certified Holistic Health Coach.  You can find her living in the heart of Philadelphia with her supportive fiance and sociable cat.

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23 Responses

  1. sarah Jenkins says:

    Ok this is an exciting way to start of the series, I am for sure going to be making this dish, this year.
    Thanks so much and thanks for introducing me to a new blogger, I am off to check out her site now.

  2. Mary Anne says:

    This looks delicious and I bet is smells amazing, too. I love sage.

  3. Sarah M. says:

    Thank you so much for sharing. This looks amazing. I will definitely give it a try. Extra <3 for making it vegan and gluten free. I'm an allergy prone girl 😉

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  9. Katie says:

    Made this for Thanksgiving. I think I used too much celery – the quinoa didn’t grow much in size, so it was a 50/50 celery to quinoa ratio, and kind of high. It was also kind of dry, so if you don’t want a crumbly stuffing, add more veggie broth like she says. However, I don’t think I’ll attempt this again. No one really liked it.

  10. Morticia says:

    This looks and sounds amazing! I was looking for a more savory quinoa stuff that didn’t involve the use of gluten free bread (which can be pricey) and used sage. Most of the ones out there seem to be more sweet-based (apples and cranberries with no sage). To me stuffing/dressing means sage…could this be made the night before and then heated? If so, what would you recommend for the heating process? I want to take in for a potluck at work so that anyone with gluten sensitivities can have a stuffing option.

  11. Janet says:

    This sounds amazing and so much healthier. Would it work cooked inside a turkey?

  12. Ashley Hamm says:

    I made this yesterday for my multi allergic 1 year old and myself as his milk maker and it was delicious! I couldn’t believe how much it tasted like real stuffing, because what’s Christmas without stuffing? I like mine moist so I added a total of 2 1/2 cups of broth and while not vegan I switched out the veggie broth for beef and it was still amazing. Thanks for the recipe it’s a keeper!

    • Joseph says:

      You could probably also do chicken broth in order to better match this recipe with the turkey at Thanksgiving. 🙂

      • Beth @ Tasty Yummies says:

        Yes you most certainly could, but then it would’t be vegan 😉

        • Joseph says:

          Well as I said in the previous comment I’m no vegan….not even a vegetarian (and I’m guessing Ashley isn’t vegi/vegan either) so… 😛 LOL

          Although I’ve been wanting to try out those Thanksgiving Tofurkeys for awhile now….one of these days I’ll have to try one and see if they’re any good 🙂

          You could do this in your rice cooker too. Quinoa can be cooked in the rice cooker and I believe most packages of Quinoa say that you can….you could probably just put everything into the rice cooker and turn it on…..then stuff some of that into the turkey and roast the turkey

  13. Joseph says:

    I’ll keep this recipe in mind if the lady in the future I choose to settle down with has to eat a gluten-free diet. I’ll have to hope that she’s not vegetarian or vegan though…..I don’t think I could give up the traditional Thanksgiving turkey 😛

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  15. Janet Huyton says:

    hi – this sounds great for my diabetic hubby, can it be frozen?

  16. Janet Huyton says:

    sorry. pressed submit without saying please?! 🙁

  17. Susan says:

    Just a heads up, in the instructions it says to add the vegetable broth after sautéing the veggies, and then a bit later it says to add the last 1/2 cup of vegetable broth. Maybe let people know to only add 1 1/2 cups with the veggies? Otherwise it looks like all of the vegetable broth is added with the veggies. This looks so good, and I can’t wait to make it 🙂

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