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Yum, it’s tomato season! I’m putting them in everything, which is what inspired this crazy delicious California Quinoa. Fast, easy, and flavorful with fresh herbs and avocado, be sure to use a zippy, high quality red wine vinegar for your marinade. Let’s talk more about that… Is All Red Wine Vinegar the…(Read More)

What recipe has all the flavors of Thanksgiving without any of the foods that cause the bloating, weight gain, and general discomfort we usually associate with the post-Thanksgiving food coma that inevitably follows the day most Americans spend over-eating? Ding, ding, ding, you guessed it! My Cranberry Walnut Quinoa Salad, gluten-free, dairy…(Read More)

What to do with all that delicious basil? Since Italian food is the best food in the world, it only makes sense to bring its flavors to healthy food. For the most part, Italian food is healthy. I find the cheese and bread the toughest elements to replace, but I do it every day. My…(Read More)

Mushroom Herb Quinoa Bites Give Brunch a Reason to Live What makes Brunch Brunch? Recipe Redux challenged us with a healthy brunch dish for May. Seems fitting, with all the showers, parties, and events that May inspires, who can’t use some help there? I got to thinking, what makes brunch brunch… Where breakfast and…(Read More)

Is Gluten-Free Healthier?

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Some background: what does gluten-free mean? Before I go into my thoughts on the healthfulness of going gluten-free, I wanted to make sure everyone knew what gluten-free meant. The Food and Drug Administration proposed the term gluten-free to aid in food labeling to help those who have celiac disease and those…(Read More)

PB&J Overnight Oats

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What are Overnight Oats? Overnight oats are oats you don’t have to cook. Score! All you do is put all the ingredients in a jar, let them sit overnight, and wa-la. You have breakfast in the morning. Take to work, or eat at home. Either way, no cooking required. And for me, that…(Read More)

Kid-Friendly Quinoa Starts with Familiar Flavors Kids can be picky eaters. Many prefer foods and flavors that are familiar. Even if they ate a wide array of foods at a young age, they often become more picky by the age of 4 until they are teenagers. If you have a less adventurous eater at…(Read More)

One Healthy Meal Just Got Easier! When I was at Whole Foods I came across Stahlbush Island Farms Organic Fully Cooked Brown Rice and Black Beans in the freezer section. Hmmm…must try. On top of being organic, Stahlbush Island Farms practice sustainable farming and use 100% biodegradable packaging. It gets better. All I have…(Read More)

What Makes a Healthy Breakfast? Breakfast is my toughest meal to figure out. It seems like the easy options aren’t healthy, but who has time to make an elaborate healthy breakfast each morning. What works for me? Protein, a good source of carbohydrate, and a small amount of a good fat. Here are 3…(Read More)

“All American Pancakes” Make a Good First Step to Healthy Pancakes Here’s Jamie Oliver’s recipe for “healthy pancakes:” 1 cup all-purpose flour 1½ teaspoons baking powder ¼ teaspoon salt 1 cup 1% milk 1 egg, beaten 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon melted butter A good start, this recipe eliminates oil and sugar. It…(Read More)