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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: {Spiced Pumpkin Bread Loaves} GF+V Optional

This is my own recipe for a healthier take on a classic Fall favorite. It's spiced with an aromatic blend of cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg and cloves. It's delicious fresh from the oven but I think it tastes even better the next day! Ingredients 1 3/4 cups [...]
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    Recipe: {Carrot, Coconut & Banana Cupcakes w Honey-Lime Frosting} GF+V Optional

Recipe: {Carrot, Coconut & Banana Cupcakes w Honey-Lime Frosting} GF+V Optional

These cupcakes are filled with wonderful warm spices. The scent of cardamom, cinnamon and allspice fills the kitchen as they bake in the oven. They are very light, airy and not too sweet and can be enjoyed for breakfast or dessert. Ingredients Cupcakes 1/2 cup unsalted butter [...]

Recipe: {No-Bake Fudge Brownies} P+R+GF+V

This yummy treat is made with fruits, nuts and pure cacao, making it nutritious and delicious! Ingredients 10 Medjool dates, pits removed 1 cup raw walnut pieces (can use cashews) 1/2 cup cacao powder pinch sea salt 1 tablespoon cacao nibs 1 tablespoon goji berries Preparation Place nuts in a food processor and [...]

Recipe: {Hummus-Crusted Cauliflower Steaks} V+GF

Simple, healthy, delicious side dish from Susan Voisin's FatFree Vegan Kitchen blog. Ingredients 1 large head cauliflower (you will use only half) Sea salt and pepper 2/3 cup hummus Fresh rosemary Preparation Preheat oven to 400°F. Wash the cauliflower and trim off all the leaves and the bottom of the stem. Place [...]

Recipe: {Pumpkin Spice & Coconut Muffins} V+GF

These seasonal muffins from Green Kitchen Stories are not overly sweet and can be enjoyed for breakfast or served with frosting for dessert. The coconut milk makes them satisfying but light, and the orange and spices lend a warming flavor perfect for Fall. Dry Ingredients 1/2  cup [...]