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Thai Quinoa Squash Salad – Guest Post at Whipped

  Hello! I am very honored to be guest posting today for Kristina at Whipped. If you don’t know Kristina, I suggest getting to know her ASAP. She is a brilliant and creative cook who mixes lovely healthy recipes with yummy desserts. My favorites include Homemade Oreos, Butternut Squash Salad with Maple Vinaigrette, Turkey Sloppy Joes, and Spicy Shrimp and Avocado Crostini. When Kristina asked me to guest post, I agonized over what to contribute. I wanted something healthy and flavorful. I settled on my favorite superfood: quinoa. This Quinoa salad combined creamy roasted squash with tangy Thai flavors. It’s a great make ahead vegan meal that will give you [...]

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Pistachio Quinoa Pilaf with Harissa

Quinoa is one of those amazing healthy foods that I enjoy but nonetheless neglect when it comes to thinking up fun recipes. Lately, my grain experimentation has mainly included bulgur and farro, but I decided to fix that pronto. Quinoa is a seed, actually – not a grain, but you catch my drift… Did you know? Quinoa is actually a seed, not a grain and related to the spinach family. It has been grown for centuries in South America, where it was a staple of the Incan diet. Quinoa is a great source of both protein and fiber. It contains all 9 essential amino acids, making it a complete protein. [...]

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Brussels Sprout Stir Fry

    Sometimes you just want to eat something super healthy and good for you. This is a rare impulse for me, so I like to indulge it when it comes along. After a stressful work day, I decided to come home and do some yoga to relax and stretch. When I was finished I realized that I have a pretty empty fridge and I forgot to defrost something this morning for dinner. So I decided to get creative and this tasty stir fry was born. Turns out I had a whole ton of Brussels sprouts in the crisper so I decided to stir fry them in my cast iron [...]

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Jamaican Red Beans and Rice

Hey all! I recently became aware of an issue with my RSS feed when I migrated from Blogger to WordPress. Turns out, if you previously subscribed, you won’t be getting my updates. In order to continue hearing from me, just unsubscribe and then resubscribe to my feed. I apologize for the inconvienence. I wish I could understand half this tech stuff, but I really have no clue what I’m talking about. And now onto the recipe… Called “rice and peas” in Jamaica, this creamy, comforting dish is the perfect compliment to the fiery jerk chicken with scotch bonnet sauce I made this weekend. In addition to being super simple, it’s [...]

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Lentils with Summer Vegetables

Greetings! First thing, I am so excited to be Foodista’s Food Blog of the Day. They are highlighting my Coconut Chicken Fingers and I am so honored to be chosen. Foodista is an incredible space for foodies and I am thrilled. Head on over there and check out some of the amazing recipes, news and food features, like this guide to making lobster rolls. I am on a lentil binge these last few weeks. After the yummy lentil cakes last week I decided I need more lentils in my life! Craig and I hit the farmer’s market on Saturday, where I picked up some tasty eggplant, zucchini, carrots and cauliflower. [...]

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Lentil Cakes

Craig specifically requested I make lentil cakes today. I am happy to oblige, especially because I love lentils and enjoy coming up with new Meatless Monday recipes. These lentil cakes are really simple and inexpensive to make, but SO filling. The whole recipe could not be easier – you just cook the lentils with some veggies and flavorings and then shape them into patties and bake. I’ve also cooked these in a cast iron skillet, which works great as well. This meal proved to be a wonderful healthy detox after a very indulgent weekend. Craig and I attended a wedding on Saturday that had the most amazing food. We both [...]

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