Cooking is one of the most challenging aspects in a grown up world and for some girls, this is something that they need to master as much as possible. Although cooking is not entirely for women alone, learning the art of cooking is going to be tough especially to those who are just starting to learn. If you are one of those who is just starting to learn how to cook like a pro, there are healthy recipes that you can try out such as the ones below.

Quinoa chili

In this recipe, you will need a cup of quinoa, 3 cloves of garlic, minced, 2 (14.5 ounce) cans of diced tomatoes, 1 (4.5 ounce) can diced green chiles, 2 teaspoons of ground cumin, ½ teaspoon of cayenne pepper, 1 (15 ounce) can of kidney beans, drained and rinsed, 1 ½ cups of corn kernels, juice of 1 lime, 1 tablespoon of olive oil, 1 onion, diced, 1 (15 ounce) can of tomato sauce, 1 ½ tablespoons of chili powder, 1 ½ teaspoons of paprika, kosher salt, 1 (15 ounce) can of black beans, drained and rinsed, 3 tablespoons of chopped cilantro leaves, and 1 avocado, halved, seeded, peeled, and diced. Get a large saucepan and add 2 cups of water to cook quinoa as instructed. Heat olive oil in a large pot over medium high heat then add garlic and onion to cook. Stir frequently until the onions become translucent. Stir in the quinoa, tomato sauce, chili powder, paprika, diced tomatoes, green chiles, cumin, cayenne pepper, and 1 to 2 cups of water until all the ingredients are covered. Season the mix with salt and pepper. Reduce the heat to low and let it simmer while covered for 30 minutes. Stir in the beans, corn, lime juice, and cilantro and cook for 2 minutes. Serve with avocado after.

Roasted red pepper, onion, and cheese quesadillas

For this recipe, you will need 2 teaspoons of canola oil, 2 jarred roasted red peppers, sliced into strips, 1 15 oz of no salt added black beans, drained and rinsed, 1 small yellow onion, sliced into half-moons, 8 6 inches of corn tortillas, shredded reduced-fat Monterey Jack cheese, and salsa. Heat oil in a medium sized skillet over medium heat then add onion slices and sauté for five minutes. Add the sliced peppers and sauté for another few minutes. Remove the vegetables and set aside. Heat one tortilla in the pan then add ¼ of the vegetables, ¼ of the cheese, and ¼ of the beans. Cover this with a second tortilla then press down with a spatula for a few minutes until the cheese melts. Flip the quesadilla afterwards and allow to brown. Once the cheese has melted, remove the quesadilla from the pan then add salsa on top. 

Try these recipes out yourself and you will find that they are quite healthy and delicious too. Not bad for first time cooking, don’t you think?

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