Archive for April, 2014

Quinoa

QUINOA – Contrary to popular belief, it is a seed, not a grain. But you should treat it like a grain. Feel free to substitute it for rice, barley, orzo or even oatmeal! Use it as a side dish, part of a salad, mixed with meatloaf, or a vegetable stuffing. Add it to soups. Eat

Apple Banana Quinoa Breakfast Cups

Apple Banana Quinoa Breakfast Cups Ingredients ½ cup applesauce 1 cup mashed banana (about 3 bananas) 1 banana for slicing 1 cup cooked quinoa (about ½ cup dry) 2 ½ cups old-fashioned oats ½ cup almond milk ¼ cup honey 1 tsp vanilla extract 1 tsp cinnamon 1 apple, peeled and chopped Instructions Preheat oven

Lentils, Spinach and Sausage

Lentils, Spinach and Sausage 1 pkg Melissa’s Steamed Lentils 2 Tbsp grape seed oil 1/2 lb turkey sausage – fully cooked 2 cloves garlic minced 1 lb fresh spinach, washed and dried 1 cup red bell peppers, diced salt and pepper to taste Prepare lentils per instructions on package. Heat oil in large pan. Add

Washing Produce

Washing Produce  All produce should be washed, no matter if organic or conventional.  Make a solution using one part water to one part white vinegar.  How to use: Soft-skinned fruit – put liquids in bowl and soak fruit 1-2 minutes. Rinse. Hard-skinned fruit – put mixture in spray bottle, label bottle, spray on, rub in

Asparagus

Asparagus comes in green and white. White has either been covered while growing to keep the sun out, or (if canned) bleached to remove the color. Our vote: GO GREEN. Green asparagus has some protein, a trace of fat, but no starch. It is a good source of vitamin A, C and the B vitamins

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