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First off, I would like to wish every Mommy a Happy Mother’s Day! I hope you have the best day ever!!! ♥

I also hope someone makes these Quinoa Stuffed Tomatoes for you… Those who do make them will earn a bunch of brownie points for doing so. Buhlieve me! A roasted tomato filled with quinoa, sauteed spinach and topped with cheese… how good does that sound!?!

On a different note; you know how from time to time I talk about being on a diet? Well, this is one of those times. Sigh…

Quinoa, salads, and rice cakes have been my go to buddies for the past 2 hours. I mean weeks! I have also been extracising like a mad woman in my brand new Albion Fit workout clothing!

Albion Fit Jacket Quinoa and Spinach Stuffed Tomatoes + Giveaway

That’s my new jacket. It sucks up everything!!

And these are my new Yoga Pants; I will not take them off! Aren’t they gawdgeous?!

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When Albion Fit asked me to review their product, I jumped! Literally. I absolutely love the style and fit of their products. Albion Fit makes the most luxurious and most flattering women’s fitness and swimwear.

Speaking of swimwear…

Albion Fit Swimwear Quinoa and Spinach Stuffed Tomatoes + Giveaway

This is the reason for my diet. Gorgeous doesn’t even begin to describe this swimsuit. I want!

Therefore, it is also the reason I have been stuffing my face with these Quinoa Stuffed Tomatoes. Wish I had some right now!

Enough about the things I want. How about the things that you want?! Like a Giveaway for a $100.00 Gift Card to the Albion Fit Store!

BUT! Before we get to the giveaway, make sure you save or print this recipe – you will need it, want it, love it! Share it with MOM!

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ENJOY!

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Quinoa and Spinach Stuffed Tomatoes

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 45 minutes

Yield: Serves 8 to 10

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Baked tomatoes stuffed with quinoa and spinach, topped with a mixture of cheeses.

Ingredients

  • 8 medium ripe tomatoes
  • salt, to taste
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 cup quinoa
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 6 cups fresh spinach
  • 3 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh parsley
  • salt, to taste
  • freshly ground pepper, to taste
  • parmesan cheese
  • shredded mozzarella cheese

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 375.
  • Slice off 1/2 inch of the stem end of the tomatoes and hollow out the inside.
  • Slice just a small section off of the bottom of the tomatoes so that they will sit flat on a baking sheet.
  • Sprinkle salt in the hollow portion of each tomato and place hollow side up on a baking sheet.
  • Set aside.
  • Place water and quinoa in a saucepan.
  • Bring to a boil; lower to a simmer, cover, and cook for 15 minutes.
  • Heat oil in a frying pan and add spinach.
  • Season with salt and pepper, and cook until just wilted.
  • Mix in the garlic and parsley, cook for a minute longer, and remove from stove.
  • Add cooked quinoa to spinach; mix well.
  • Taste for salt and pepper.
  • Evenly divide the filling among the tomatoes.
  • Cover with foil and bake for 20 minutes.
  • Remove foil, sprinkle tops with parmesan cheese and mozzarella cheese.
  • Bake for an additional 5 minutes, or until cheese is melted.
  • Serve.
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And now about that wonderful giveaway.

One winner will receive a $100.00 Gift Card to the Albion Fit Store!

Giveaway ends on Sunday, May 19, 2013 at 11:59 p.m. CST. The winner will be selected randomly and contacted by email. If there is no response after 48 hours, another winner will be selected. Open to US residents only.

Disclosure: Giveaway sponsored by Albion Fit. All opinions expressed are my own.

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  1. Carol | a cup of mascarpone May 17, 2013 at 11:22 AM -

    I need these this minute for lunch…incredible, Kate!

  2. Terra May 15, 2013 at 9:22 PM -

    With all our gorgeous tomatoes at the farmers market, this recipe totally has my attention. I do love me some quinoa and spinach too, YUM! Hugs, Terra

  3. jacquie May 15, 2013 at 4:32 PM -

    love the idea of quinoa and spinach stuffed tomato. and what about using the same stuffing in squash when it is summer?

  4. Sandra's Easy Cooking May 13, 2013 at 10:41 PM -

    I hope you had one awesome Mother’s Day Kate! Love the recipe… very very delicious, and pictures as always make my mouth water. Awesome giveaway, now let’s talk about those models…i wish if I could pull the looks on my myself esp that first picture LOL! On the other note you don’t need to diet, you already have the gorgeous figure!

  5. Jerry | Simply Good Eating May 13, 2013 at 4:02 PM -

    A wonderful way to make use of quinoa :) Brilliant!

  6. Christine Hull May 13, 2013 at 2:36 PM -

    OMG, I would so love to purchase the “This So Meshed Suit” It is so stylish and gorgeous! And, yes — agreed with everyone — those tomatoes are delish looking and I love that they are VEGAN! :)

  7. Christine Hull May 13, 2013 at 2:34 PM -

    OMG, I sooooooo would want to purchase the “This So Meshed Suit” Amazing design! Absolutely love it :)

  8. Jesse May 13, 2013 at 11:56 AM -

    I’d get the sweet stripe coral and grey jacket

  9. Trish @infinebalance May 13, 2013 at 9:26 AM -

    I am sooo sad that I can’t enter the contest! I love those yoga pants!
    The tomatoes look yummy too.

  10. foodwanderings May 13, 2013 at 7:02 AM -

    OMG you managed to make quinoa appealing in this very familiar and comforting stuffed tomatoes. Just gorgeous as I am sure delicious!

  11. Ellen May 12, 2013 at 11:14 PM -

    That swimsuit is so darned stylish!

  12. Paula @ Vintage Kitchen May 12, 2013 at 7:42 PM -

    I should put myself on a few quinoa stuffed tomatoes only days. Though it´s our fall/winter so I have some extra time. Really gorgeous tomatoes btw, I like the cake pan you put them in! Very stylish, like your new yoga clothes.

  13. Stacy | Wicked Good Kitchen May 12, 2013 at 6:21 PM -

    Another fabulous and healthy recipe, Kate! Love including quinoa in my diet (vs. rice) as it is a great protein source (a complete protein, in fact) and balances all the other guilty pleasures, LOL! Albion Fit looks marvelous! Happy Mom’s Day! xo

  14. Leslie bogren May 12, 2013 at 4:54 PM -

    Albionfit looks so comfortable!

  15. Valerie May 12, 2013 at 4:17 PM -

    I have a love-hate relationship with swimsuit season! No doubt I’d eat every one of these stuffed tomatoes and tilt the scale. :D

  16. Amy Lynn May 12, 2013 at 9:25 AM -

    This recipe is a great idea! I have some leftover quinoa and spinich and will try this out today! Thanks for the giveaway too~ I would get the optimum capris~ perf for summer workouts :)

  17. Scribbler May 12, 2013 at 8:37 AM -

    This recipe is just the kind of thing I love! I will definitely be trying it, maybe today. I have kale in the fridge at the moment, not spinach, and I was wondering if that wouldn’t work too?

  18. Denise Browning@From Brazil To You May 12, 2013 at 8:21 AM -

    Kate: What a healthy and delish dish!!!! And also, what a great giveaway!!! Happy Mother’s Day, my friend!!!

  19. Kanak Hagjer May 12, 2013 at 7:31 AM -

    Can’t wait to try out this recipe. Love the combo! And such pretty pictures…love the one in the swimsuit!

  20. Ramona May 12, 2013 at 6:23 AM -

    Looks like a great way to get ready for swimsuit season. I won’t feel like I’m dieting with this one. :)

    Happy Mother’s Day to you too. :)

  21. Laura (Tutti Dolci) May 12, 2013 at 12:39 AM -

    Stuffed tomatoes are my savory weakness… love, love, love!

  22. The Farmers Wife May 12, 2013 at 12:38 AM -

    Oh I can sympathize with the whole dieting to get into a cute swimsuit girl! My son has decided he wants a pool party for his birthday next month… AHHH!!! lol!

    This recipe looks delicious! I wonder if I can convince my family to make them for me… ;-)