Friday, June 29, 2012

Parmesan-Sage Quinoa Cakes

Before I start, I want to just try to express my gratitude for you love, support, prayers, encouragement and virtual hugs over the past week.  Losing a family member is never easy but I have felt so, extremely loved by each of you.  Your comments, tweets, Instagram posts, texts and emails have meant the world to me.

So, quinoa.  You are probably already rolling your eyes at me because I am sharing another quinoa recipe.  Sorry, but I’m not really sorry.  I just can’t get enough.  It’s the pantry staple of all staples in my house.  It goes with nearly everything, including the lemons and herbs that I am growing in my very own garden. 

Yes, I am having at least a little bit of success, even in our loft, with growing things.  I have a long way to go but they are seriously edible!  I loved everything about these little cakes, including that the whole meal took only about 20 minutes!

I am sharing the recipe on Erin’s blog, Dinners, Dishes, Desserts, as she is moving this week.  Head on over there and get the recipe.

Oh, and let me share a new adventure that I am working on with Verizon Wireless.  I am flying to Chicago this morning to spend the day with Verizon Wireless and a group of Midwest food bloggers who are participating in Verizon’s Savvy Gourmet program.  We are receiving some (surprise) devices and over the next few months, I will be sharing how they work, and more specifically, how they help in the kitchen, and with the blog.  I am so excited to be a part of this program!

Follow along on Instagram and Twitter. #VZWSG

Disclosure: I am participating in the Verizon Wireless Midwest Savvy Gourmets program and have been provided with a wireless device and six months of service in exchange for my honest opinions about the product.  Learn more by clicking here


42 Responses to “Parmesan-Sage Quinoa Cakes”

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    Rachel Cooks — June 29, 2012 @ 6:58 am

    I am so jealous about the Savvy Gourmet program! Tell them to invite me next year 😉

    Headed over to check out the quinoa cakes, they look wonderful!

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    DessertForTwo — June 29, 2012 @ 7:06 am

    You’re growing lemons in Kansas?! Can you please tell me which variety?


    • Cassie replied: — July 2nd, 2012 @ 11:07 am

      I have a Meyer lemon tree growing on our patio. It loves the heat and sunshine but I have to water it like a mad woman!

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    Tracey — June 29, 2012 @ 7:15 am

    You’re growing lemons???! It’s my dream to have fruit trees in my yard, so envious! 🙂 These sound fantastic, a great light meal idea.

    Congrats on the Verizon gig – it sounds like fun!

    • Cassie replied: — July 2nd, 2012 @ 11:07 am

      Thanks Tracey!

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    Terra — June 29, 2012 @ 7:27 am

    I am totally okay with another quinoa recipe, it is a staple in our house too! I love your addition of sage, it sounds delicious:-) Have a safe trip, and loads of fun! Hugs, Terra

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    Carrie @ Bakeaholic Mama — June 29, 2012 @ 7:30 am

    New quinoa recipes are always welcome in my kitchen! I’ve made quinoa cakes before but never with sage. Love the herb idea where I have so many fresh ones in my garden! YUM

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    Ali @ Gimme Some Oven — June 29, 2012 @ 7:48 am

    Oooh – these look delicious! And I need to see this lemon tree of yours in action. So cool!!! (Although it practically feels like a tropical climate this week here anyway!) 😉

    Have a BLAST in Chicago!!

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    sally @ sally's baking addiction — June 29, 2012 @ 8:34 am

    thinking of you and your family, Cassie sweetheart. <3 I hope you enjoy Chicago! These quinoa cakes are darling… so yummy and I love the flavor combo. Healthy, wholesome, and quick – i love that.

    • Cassie replied: — July 2nd, 2012 @ 11:09 am

      Thanks so much Sally!

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    Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet — June 29, 2012 @ 9:23 am

    Yes, I need to know how to grow lemons in KS too! The quinoa cakes look delicious! Love the parmesan and sage flavor combo in them. Yum!

    • Cassie replied: — July 2nd, 2012 @ 11:10 am

      Haha, I have a Meyer lemon tree planted in a big planter on my patio that faces the south. I water it a ton though!

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    amy @ fearless homemaker — June 29, 2012 @ 10:13 am

    I can’t get enough of quinoa, so i’m happy to see the recipes still comin’! =)

  10. #
    Bev @ Bev Cooks — June 29, 2012 @ 10:17 am

    Quinoa, FTW!

  11. #
    Anna — June 29, 2012 @ 10:28 am

    I love all the creative ways that keep coming to use quinoa! Parmesan is one of my favorite ingredients, great flavour combo!

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    Laura (Tutti Dolci) — June 29, 2012 @ 10:29 am

    Saw these at Erin’s blog, love!

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    Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious — June 29, 2012 @ 11:18 am

    Dude, you can never have enough quinoa recipes! Heading over to Erin’s blog now!

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    Averie @ Averie Cooks — June 29, 2012 @ 12:08 pm

    You’re so sweet to help out with a guestie and these cakes!

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    Jennifer | Mother Thyme — June 29, 2012 @ 2:31 pm

    These look awesome! I have a ton of sage growing in my herb garden and I just said to my hubby earlier I need to get making some dishes with sage, seriously! Heading over to get the recipe! Have fun in Chicago! 🙂

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    Kathryn — June 29, 2012 @ 3:06 pm

    Love that these use sage, I definitely don’t use it enough so I’m excited to try these!

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    The Purple Carrot — June 29, 2012 @ 3:46 pm

    One, I love that photo … two, we have matching plates … and three, those look delicious!!

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    Ramona — June 29, 2012 @ 4:15 pm

    Just caught this over on Erin’s blog!! Great idea and healthy too!! Have a wonderful weekend. 🙂

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    Julie @ Table for Two — June 29, 2012 @ 8:41 pm

    these look delicious! love the little cakes 🙂 have fun in Chi-Town!

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    Sommer@ASpicyPerspective — June 30, 2012 @ 10:09 am

    Oh my goodness! I’ve been out of town and out of the loop. I hope you are ok and will be praying for your family.

    • Cassie replied: — July 2nd, 2012 @ 11:10 am

      Thanks so much Sommer!

  21. #
    Jennifer Eloff — July 1, 2012 @ 6:55 am

    LOL re your love affair with quinoa. It’s good stuff, but so expensive!

  22. #
    Katrina @ In Katrina's Kitchen — July 1, 2012 @ 11:44 am

    YOu may win me over to quinoa yet 😉

  23. #
    Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love. — July 1, 2012 @ 6:53 pm

    Another great quinoa recipe! The parm and sage are a great flavor combo!

  24. #
    Amanda — July 1, 2012 @ 8:12 pm

    Miss ya already girl. 🙂

    • Cassie replied: — July 2nd, 2012 @ 11:09 am

      miss YOU already!! 🙂

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    Gerry @ Foodness Gracious — July 2, 2012 @ 12:41 am

    Lemons! I made a batch of lemon infused vodka today for some Independence day cocktails, do it too 🙂 I’m loving the quinoa cakes, they could even double up as quinoa burgers?

    • Cassie replied: — July 2nd, 2012 @ 11:09 am

      That sounds amazing, Gerry! And I think they would be OK for burgers, might need a little different breadcrumb/moisture ratio just to make sure that they hold together enough, though.

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    Meghan — July 2, 2012 @ 7:48 pm

    As long as you’re rolling out recipes like this, keep the quinoa dishes coming!! They look fab! Off to scope out the recipe!

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    Liz — July 2, 2012 @ 8:46 pm

    Oooh, what a fun adventure for you…can’t wait to hear about the Midwest Savvy Gourmets! And I never tire of wonderful quinoa recipes! These look great…off to visit Erin~

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    Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchen — July 2, 2012 @ 8:56 pm

    Oh gosh this is the first I’m hearing of this, I’m so sorry to hear about your loss, my condolences to you and your family. It’s wonderful to hear how supportive the community has been for you during this time.

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    Alison @ ingredients, Inc. — July 3, 2012 @ 10:16 am

    wow! what a great clever idea! Love these!

  30. #
    Kelly — July 3, 2012 @ 11:20 am

    Yummy!! These look incredible! 🙂

  31. #
    Noelle (@singerinkitchen) — July 3, 2012 @ 1:19 pm

    Those quinoa cakes remind me of the grain cakes we had on Friday in Chicago. YUM! I have to totally make these!

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    Bianca @ Confessions of a Chocoholic — July 3, 2012 @ 6:48 pm

    So cool that you have a little garden! I hope one day I’ll have one too…
    Take care, Cassie. I*’m sorry to hear about your loss.

  33. #
    Nutmeg Nanny — July 3, 2012 @ 7:22 pm

    I love that you are growing lemons! I’m a little jealous. Plus, I love quinoa. Keep sharing those delicious recipes 🙂

  34. #
    Deborah — July 5, 2012 @ 1:19 pm

    I SO wish I could grow lemons. I’ve got to check out this recipe – sounds wonderful!


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