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Quinoa Squash Soup: Hearty, Healthy and Yummy!

Check out this Quinoa Squash Soup!  Healthy, hearty and delicious!  It will definitely become one of your new go-to favorites!Quinoa Squash Soup: This hearty soup will warm you up and knock you out! All without unhealthy junk!

We all know authors can write, otherwise they wouldn’t be authors, right?  (See what I did there, haha)  Since we already have that bit of information, I like seeing what authors can cook!  Patricia Fry, author of the Klepto Cat Mysteries has brought us a fantabulous Quinoa Squash Soup recipe, which seems perfect since here in Arkansas and Oklahoma, Spring seems to be a little confused.

Quinoa Squash Soup

Patricia Fry just released two more books in her Klepto Cat Mystery series and we’ll share a little more about that below the recipe!  While I haven’t read them yet (my reading has been seriously neglected for a while), the books sound wonderful!  I was initially not interested as I’m not a cat person and I honestly thought they were cat detectives.  After reading a little more about them, I’m pleased to realize I was wrong and will probably be picking up a book or two to read soon!

In the meantime, I’ll be trying out this wonderful recipe that is absolutely perfect comfort food for curling up with a good mystery novel!  Soup first, then off to my kindle to unravel the Klepto Cat Mysteries!

Quinoa Squash Soup

  • 1 cup cooked quinoa
  • 1 can crushed tomatoes
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup or more of fresh spinach
  • 1 cup or so of sliced yellow squash
  • 1 cup or so of coarsely shredded cabbage
  • cubed cooked chicken (optional)
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Cook the quinoa according to package directions. Set aside. (Or you can add the uncooked quinoa to the soup and simmer a little longer.)
  2. Combine crushed tomatoes, water and vegetables and simmer until the veggies are done to your pleasure.
  3. Add the cooked quinoa and chicken (optional), salt and pepper.

Enjoy and be healthy,

                       Patricia Fry

The Klepto Cat Mystery series continues to grow. Book 27, Secrets, Trickery, and Meows, debuted in February and left readers hanging from a cliff. The ImPAWssible Mission(published March 19) provides the startling conclusion to the current mystery.

In Secrets, Trickery, and Meows, Rags discovers clues to a long-forgotten 70-year-old crime. The Ivey family is still in Colorado when strange threats appear out of nowhere. The family is baffled by the appearance of exquisite vintage jewelry and they become tangled in a web of mystery and suspense. But there are more questions than answers as the case and the clues and the danger seem to follow the Iveys back to California.

In The ImPAWssible Mission, the focus is still on the jewelry from the 70-year-old robbery. Who took it, who has it, who does it belong to? Follow Rags and his humans as they uncover long-held secrets in some of the most unexpected places and meet the people who harbor them. As the mystery unfolds, Rags continues to lead the charge to some startling discoveries and toward a most shocking conclusion.

Other Author Recipes:

Rice Pudding from Author Vickie Hall

Maryland Party Cheesecake from Author Helen Smith

Raspberry Almond Delight from Author Charlotte Young


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