Quinoa has somehow become the health food superstar—from a rice side dish substitute to an essential element in any meal of the day (even dessert?). Some may argue that quinoa’s reign ended after its trendy introduction in 2013, but we’re still loving the creative edge that this ingredient provides on a daily basis. What’s your go-to way to cook with this healthy grain? Scroll through the breakfast, lunch and dinner recipes that immediately caught our eye and share your favorites (we apologize in advance if these photos instill major cravings!).

1. Chipotle Quinoa Sweet Potato Tacos by Half Baked Harvest

2. Garlic and Thyme Quinoa Patties from Cook Republic

3. Quinoa Berry Breakfast Bowls from Camille Styles

4. Red Quinoa Sundried Tomato Salad from A House in the Hills

5. Cranberry and Quinoa Scones from Cannelle et Vanille

6. Quinoa Pizza Crust from Henry Happened

7. Black Quinoa Chopped Salad from Camille Styles

8. Quinoa Risotto with Roasted Cherry Tomatoes

9. Spring Quinoa Salad from One Kings Lane

10. Quinoa Fried “Rice” from Love & Lemons

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  1. 1
    Lily May 23, 2014 at 10:11 am

    I am a huge quinoa fan — the trend has stayed with me I guess! I love it in salad but I have never thought about it for breakfast or dessert! These are awesome new recipes to try.

    x Lily

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    Amber - Loves Food, Loves to Eat May 23, 2014 at 12:58 pm

    I love quinoa in breakfast & dessert! Especially in my quinoa cookies w/coconut & chocolate chunks (a Food52 recipe contest winner!): https://food52.com/recipes/23486-quinoa-cookies-with-coconut-chocolate-chunks

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    Natalia A (Fashioned by Love) May 24, 2014 at 4:30 am

    Oh, this is brilliant! Thank you for ideas – when it comes to quinoa the more the merrier. 🙂

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    Kiri May 24, 2014 at 9:20 am

    We have only done quinoa for dinner – can’t wait to try it for breakfast and dessert!