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,…

Meatless Monday: Edamame Stew

Egyptian Edamame Stew   A riff on the Egyptian classic ful medames, a highly seasoned fava bean mash, this version is made with easier-to-find edamame. Edamame (fresh green soybeans) have been shown to lower LDL cholesterol. They can be found shelled in the freezer section of well-stocked supermarkets. This stew is great served with couscous,…

Butternut Squash & Ginger Soup

Today’s meatless monday meal is a creamy dairy free soup you can literally whip up in minutes. Ingredients: 1 large organic apple 3 cups butternut squash -cubed 1 large onion 1 tablespoon coconut oil grated fresh ginger (use as much as you desire) tsp cayenne salt and pepper to taste 4 cups of organic veggie…

Unbelievable root vegetable salad

Unbelievable root vegetable salad*   Serves 4  Approx time: 10   Difficulty: easy Ingredients 3 fresh beetroots, different colours if possible, peeled 3 carrots, peeled 1 heart celery, with leaves ½ small radicchio, washed and dried 1 bunch radishes, topped and tailed 1 bulb fennel, herby tops reserved 1 grilled chilli dressing sea salt freshly ground black pepper Method…

Cook Once Eat Twice Recipes

3 awesome recipes for your Cook Once Eat Twice Meal Plan:  Breakfast Porridge  1 cup leftover brown rice  2 cups water  2 tbsp dried raisins  Dash of cinnamon  1/2 cup walnuts  2 to 3 tbsp organic greek yogurt 1. In a medium pot, bring rice, water, raisins, and cinnamon to a boil. Reduce heat to…

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…

2 Cooling Summer Salads

Here are two cooling summer salads that make for an amazing side dish at your next BBQ.  Bok Choy Apple Slaw Prep time: 7 minutes Yield: 4 servings   Ingredients: 6 stalks bok choy (about 1/2 head), thinly sliced 1/2 small red onion, thinly sliced 1 granny smith apple, sliced 1/2 cup toasted sunflower seeds…

Detox Quinoa Salad – Meatless Monday

My beautiful friend and colleague, Robyn Youkilis created this amazing salad as part of  #saladfest2013. Today, I share it with you as a simple Meatless Monday Meal.     Detox Quinoa Salad Servings: 2-4 Time: 25 minutes 2 cups cooked quinoa 1 daikon radish, grated 2-4 carrots, grated ½ -1 cup micro greens or baby…

Summer Quinoa Salad

SUMMER QUINOA SALAD  Ingredients 1 cup quinoa 2 cups water 1 cup carrot 1 cup green beans 1 cup organic tomato 1 cup yellow squash 1 cup organic great northern bean (canned) 1/2 cup Bragg’s Apple Cider Vinaigrette 2 tbsps yellow mustard 2 tbsps balsamic vinegar 1/2 tsp dried basil 1/2 tsp black pepper Directions: 1. Rinse quinoa thoroughly until water runs clear and drain. Add quinoa and water to a…

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…