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Cran Blueberry Scones & Shortcakes

Copyright November 25, 2021.  Sharon M Downing.  All rights reserved. Inspired Poetry:  Berry berry, quite so merry, how does your brunch time grow?  With cranberry smells and blueberry trails while chewing very slow. You Will Need: 1 package Quinoa Esta Bakery Fluffy Cloud Waffle Pancake Mix 1/2 cup granulated sugar [...]

Apple Pie Waffles

Copyright November 18, 2021.  Sharon M Downing.  All rights Reserved. This recipe was inspired by my love for a good ole fashioned apple pie. I love apples in anything...  I don't need fall weather it can spring... All I know is that I love apple pie...  And the [...]

Fudgy Brownie Sorbet

Copyright 2021.  Sharon M Downing.  All rights reserved. You will need: 1/4 of the prepared/baked brownie from the Quinoa Esta Bakery Fudgy Brownie Mix 1/3 cup green pepitas (shelled pumpkin seeds) 1/3 cup granulated sugar 2 cups water 2 tsps. vanilla extract   This Is Food Poetry (a food poem for [...]

Nectarine Cobbler Crisp – A Quinoa Magic Flour Recipe

Copyright August 2021.  Sharon M Downing.  All rights reserved. Nectarine Cobbler Crisp Recipe Inspiration So on this particular morning I rose early to watch the sunrise. As I stood there waiting, I noticed two neighborhood cats. One cat was lying on the top of my neighbor’s car looking up. The [...]

Pumpkin Spice Snickerdoodle Cookies

Copyright 2021.  Sharon M Downing.  All rights reserved. Made with our Pumpkin Spice Bread Dry Mix Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Ingredients: 1 package Quinoa Esta Bakery Pumpkin Spice Bread Mix 1 tsp. cream of tartar or baking powder (I prefer cream of tartar) 1/4 cup non-flavored vegetable oil [...]

Vegan Pumpkin Pie Tarts

Copyright  November, 2013.  Updated November, 2021 Sharon M Downing.  All rights reserved. Recipe Inspiration About a week ago I asked a group of vegans... What is one thing that would ruin their Thanksgiving dinner?  A large percentage said animal products such as butter and cream in the pumpkin pie.  Below [...]

Quinoa Magic Flour Smoothie

Quinoa Magic Flour Smoothie - add 2 scoops of magic flour to your morning smoothie - adds 3 grams of protein Watch the video! https://www.instagram.com/reel/CQOo5-fnD1n/?utm_medium=copy_link

Peach Galette

A Peach Galette dessert made with our Quinoa Magic Flour - watch the video! https://www.instagram.com/reel/CRHWsrhlbG5/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link   Making a galette is easier than making a pie. It looks pretty and is super tasty too. Making a gluten-free galette might seem difficult but it is easy with Quinoa Magic Flour! Take your [...]

About Avocados

Avocado Lemon Lime Plant-based Ice Cream... © March 2020. Sharon Downing. All rights reserved. You will need: 1/2 large avocado or 1 small. Meat and peal. No seed. Organic avocados are recommended. Make sure to wash the outside of your avocado thoroughly with baking soda and warm water. [...]

Mother’s Day Boxes

Mom deserves the very best! So give her a box of sweet treats from @quinoaestabakery. Made with 100% non-GMO quinoa flour and all-natural Mother’s Day Box includes 2 of each of the following sweets: -Lemon Drop Cake -Chocolate Ganache Cake -Turmeric Ginger Cookies -Classic Coconut Macaroons -Sea Salted Chocolate Chip [...]

Avocado Lime Protein Smoothie

Copyright 2015.  Sharon M Downing.  All rights reserved. In a blender place... 1/2 small avocado meat 1 cup almond milk  or milk of choice 1/2 peeled English/hothouse cucumber (or whatever you have) The juice of 1 lime 2 tablespoons agave 2 tablespoons quinoa flour 1/2 tsp. pure vanilla extract 1 [...]

Why Quinoa Is The Perfect Companion For Baking

Why Quinoa Is The Perfect Companion For Baking Quinoa is the always-forgiving partner in my bakery. Quinoa is a gluten free seed that I use to mill flour for baking. You know what that means? That means tons of nutrition, light and fluffy baked goods, and you will never have [...]


Wedding season is in full swing and so many wondrous things are coming together to make each union beautiful. However, with all of the lovely unions that are coming together, there is one pair that manages to not only stand out, but shares it's love with everyone. What makes this [...]