This new year means new opportunity for us all. Many of us are resolving to live healthier in 2016. Living healthier can mean different things to different people depending on one’s current state of health. For me, I want to feel and be my best. So, in addition to staying active and keeping my stress […]
As everyone knows, quinoa is my go-to food. It is so easy to prepare and offers such amazing health benefits. It is loaded with fiber (one serving has over 5 grams) and is considered a complete protein with all eight essential amino acids which makes it a great source of plant-based protein for vegans. […]
I am currently the lucky recipient of a winter Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) and this week received a beautiful acorn squash in my batch of local goodies (along with some mushrooms and green onions). Acorn squash has a mellow flavor and yet meaty and satisfying texture. It is considered a good source of the antioxidant vitamin C […]
Out with the old, in with the stew! This unique and healthy stew is sure to help kick off your 2015 on the right foot.
This creamy, vegan stew is perfectly satisfying during this frigid weather. Loaded with protein-filled quinoa and health-boosting veggies – it is the perfect way to stay healthy while indulging in a comfort-food-like recipe. […]
Vegan, gluten-free, nut-free, refined sugar-free, soy-free
These crispy quinoa cakes are packed with arugula, sun-dried tomatoes, sweet potatoes, shallots and sunflower seeds. Delicious! My husband says he loves them over salmon cakes. And they actually stay together very well.
They pair well over an arugula salad with avocado and roasted sweet potatoes and drizzled with tahini […]
This recipe was inspired by my good friend, Kristin, who brought a similar dish to our summertime BBQ. It was perfectly light and a total crowd pleaser. It vanished pretty fast. It is served at room temperature or slightly chilled which is great for summertime sides. It also can serve as an easy and […]
This quinoa salad has it all! Recently, I’ve been bored with healthy lunchtime options and wanted to create an exciting dish that provides a healthy source of lasting energy for lunch on-the-go. This recipe features my all time favorite grain: quinoa (gluten-free and a complete protein). It gets healthy fat from both avocado and […]
This recipe is adapted from my good friend Amy Kardon. Original recipe can be found here: http://celiacdisease.about.com/od/glutenfreerecipes/r/ThaiQuinoa.htm
Tex Mex Quinoa Print I’m always looking for new ways to prepare quinoa. This southwest twist takes quinoa from basic to flavorfully fun and colorful. The addition of the black […]
This burger is high in fiber and protein without any saturated fat like beef burgers. Quinoa is one of the main ingredients so you know you are getting a complete protein, fiber and important nutrients. Plus, it is a great way to incorporate antioxidant-rich, heart-healthy black beans into your diet.
I recommend adding […]
Health Benefits of Pistachios
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Health Benefits of Quinoa
Quinoa is a whole grain and considered a good source of fiber. Each serving has 5 grams of fiber.
Quinoa is a complete protein with all eight essential amino acids – great for vegetarians and vegans! It […]