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    Recipe: {Tricolor Quinoa with Pesto, Spinach & Sun-dried Tomatoes} V+GF

Recipe: {Tricolor Quinoa with Pesto, Spinach & Sun-dried Tomatoes} V+GF

A new go-to dish— easy enough to prepare while juggling a toddler and newborn, packed with nutrient-dense ingredients, satisfying and delicious! Ingredients 1/2 cup sun-dried tomatoes 2 cups chopped fresh basil 1/4 cup pine nuts 2/3 cup olive oil 1 teaspoon nutritional yeast 3/4 teaspoon sea salt 1 tablespoon minced garlic 4 cups [...]

Recipe: {Creamy Polenta with Roasted Root Vegetables} V+GF

This delicious little dish from Naturally Ella is comforting in a good-for-you way! Ingredients VEGETABLES 1 parsnip 1 rutabaga 1-2 red beets 1 tablespoon olive oil POLENTA 4 cups water ½ teaspoon sea salt 1 cup polenta ½ teaspoon black pepper 2 tablespoon fresh parsley 1 tablespoon butter (or Earth Balance) TOPPING 1 ounce blue cheese (I used goat cheese. Omit [...]
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    Recipe: {Chickpea & Quinoa Salad with Mustard-Tahini Dressing}

Recipe: {Chickpea & Quinoa Salad with Mustard-Tahini Dressing}

Quinoa salads are so easy to prepare. This salad is full of simple nutrient dense ingredients and is light but satisfying. You can make it ahead of time, keep it in the refrigerator and have a great option ready to go for a snack [...]
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    Recipe: {Sweet Potato Quinoa Soup with White Beans & Spinach}

Recipe: {Sweet Potato Quinoa Soup with White Beans & Spinach}

Ingredients 1 tablespoon coconut oil 1 large yellow onion, finely chopped 3 cloves of garlic, minced 1 large sweet potato, or two smaller sweet potatoes, cut into 1/4 inch chunks 1 teaspoon thyme 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper 1 1/2 cups cannellini beans 1/2 cup quinoa 4 cups spinach 6-8 cups vegetable stock Crushed red pepper flakes Salt [...]

Recipe: {Jam & Sunflower Thimbles} V+GF+P Optional

I was feeling ambitious this morning so my husband took the baby for a walk and I baked these cookies from Green Kitchen Stories with my toddler. It was nice to spend some one on one time with him since I've been bonding and breastfeeding [...]

Recipe: (Date Sweetened Apple Pie Oatmeal} GF +V

Creamy oats sweetened with dates and served over a baked cinnamon apples makes the perfect weekday or lazy weekend breakfast. INGREDIENTS 2 tart or sweet apples, peeled, cored and evenly sliced 1 tsp honey (optional) 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon 1 tsp lemon juice 1 cup gluten-free old fashioned rolled oats 1 [...]

Recipe: {Spiced Gingerbread Shake}

What a wonderful time of the year! This festive shake from Green Kitchen Stories only takes three minutes to make. You can skip the ice cubes and gently heat in a sauce pan and have yourself a nice warming drink of holiday cheer! Ingredients 1 cup raw almonds [...]
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    Recipe: {Quinoa Salad w Pears, Baby Spinach & Chick Peas in a Maple Vinaigrette Dressing} GF+V

Recipe: {Quinoa Salad w Pears, Baby Spinach & Chick Peas in a Maple Vinaigrette Dressing} GF+V

Super healthy and hearty, quinoa is spectacularly versatile. This delicious salad from the Gluten-Free Goddess makes a nice light and flavorful dish ideal for lunches, picnics and potlucks. Ingredients 1 cup quinoa 2 good handfuls of baby spinach leaves 1 large ripe pear or apple, chopped 1/2 cup chilled chick [...]

Recipe: {I Am Grace: Coconut Almond Smoothie}

With locations in San Francisco, Berkeley, Marin, and Los Angeles, Café Gratitude has become well known for its inspiring environment and distinctive, flavorful organic foods. In I Am Grateful: Recipes and Lifestyle of Cafe Gratitude, cofounder Terces Engelhart presents gorgeous, full-color photographs accompanied by easy-to-follow recipes for the [...]

Eating Dates in Late Pregnancy: Easier Labor & Delivery?

According to this study on ‘the effect of late pregnancy consumption of date fruit on labour and delivery’: “We set out to investigate the effect of date fruit (phoenix dactylifera) consumption on labour parameters and delivery outcomes… 69 women consumed six date fruits per day for 4 [...]