Vegetarian Quinoa Chili

Vegetarian Quinoa Chili Yield: Serves 10-12 Prep Time: 10 minutes Cook Time: 45 minutes Total Time: 55 minutes This hearty chili is made with beans, vegetables, and quinoa. Meat lovers and vegetarians will love this chili! ingredients: 1/2 cup quinoa, rinsed 1 cup water 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 small onion, chopped 3 cloves garlic, minced 1 jalapeno pepper,…

Chicken soup with ginger & greens

Directions Ingredients: 8 cups organic low sodium chicken stock 8 organic chicken drums with skin (skin adds flavor to the broth) 1 yellow onion, diced 1 minced garlic clove 1 large sweet potato, peeled and diced (2 cups) 3 celery stalks, diced, 2 large carrots, diced 2 large parsnips, diced 1 cup kale or watercress,…

Meatless Monday: Healthy Pizza

I’ve been having some serious pizza cravings lately (blaming the baby bump) but I don’t want to just grab any old slice. Instead I’m gonna rock this semi- homemade pizza makes for a wholesome, nutritious dinner that’s ready in minutes.  1 whole wheat or gluten free pizza dough (you can buy any pre made brand…

Topical Summer Strawberry & Kale Salad

This hearty and nutritious kale salad rocks some summer flare with tropical flavors, like creamy cashews, toasted coconut, and sweet strawberries. Tropical Summer Salad:  Makes salad for two 1 bunch lacinato (dinosaur) kale or curly kale, ribs removed and leaves chopped into small bite-sized pieces (I prefer lacinato kale) 1 cup hulled and sliced organic…

Green Summer Smoothie Recipes

This weekend I made some amazing new summer green smoothies that rocked my world. Obviously, I had to share them with you. These concoctions are deliciously hydrating and packed with vitamins, mineral and super foods making them perfect for a hot summer day.     All you need is a good BLENDER OR VITAMIX and…

Summer Sweet Potato Salad

Memorial Day Side Upgrades: Ingredients 2 medium sweet potatoes or yams (cooked and cubed) 1/2 c. dried cranberries 1 small red onion 1/3 c. chopped almonds 2 Tbsp fresh parsley Dressing: 4 Tbsp olive oil 2 Tbsp rice vinegar 2 tsp. dijon mustard Salt and pepper to taste Directions: Serves 6. Cube sweet potatoes, then…

Healthy Tapas Ideas

Since Southern Spain is all about Tapas…I thought I would share some HEALTHY tapas ideas with you. Avocado toast: Thin slices of smoked tempeh and avocado on toast smeared with garlic aioli Figs with goat cheese: Fresh fig halves and stuffed with goat cheese Olives: Stuffed, marinated, or blended into a tapenade Ceviche: Raw firm-fleshed fish “cooked” in lime…

Meatless Monday Veggie Bake

Today’s meal is a perfect easy monday throw together using all the weekend’s leftovers. Veggie Bake Prep Time: 20 minutes Cooking Time: 50 minutes Yields: 4 or more servings Ingredients: All the leftover veggies in your fridge ¼ cup olive oil, divided 1 large can chopped tomatoes 1 can chickpeas, drained 1-2 large yams, slices…