Salads

Kale & Quinoa Summer Salad

Ingredients: ½ cup uncooked quinoa 1 cup water 3 cups packed kale, stems removed 1 red bell pepper, seeds and stem removed ½ avocado ⅓ cup red onion, small dice ¼ cup fresh parsley, minced For the Dressing: 1 large lemon, zest and juice 1 small clove garlic, minced 3 tbs olive oil Salt and… Continue reading Kale & Quinoa Summer Salad

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Salads and Side Dishes

Quinoa and Kale Winter Salad

My sister originally sent me a version of the recipe last year; she'd had it for dinner at a restaurant in Stamford, CT and knew I would love it and end up putting it on my blog. I was just wrapping up winter recipes at the time, so I decided to hold off and save… Continue reading Quinoa and Kale Winter Salad

Salads and Side Dishes

Super Foods Salad

You probably have seen articles in health magazines that talk about "Super Foods". These are not little produce items sporting a cape and mask, but they do perform a lot of crime fighting in your body. Some Super Foods ward off high cholesterol, others heart disease, and some research supports that Super Foods can prevent… Continue reading Super Foods Salad

Breakfast

Quinoa Granola

Oh granola. How I love and loathe you. You taste so great, and claim to be a delicious snack or breakfast treat, but instead you sneak tons of calories and fat into your skinny portion size. And who suffers? Me. Well I'm writing to tell you that this relationship is over. I'm replacing you with… Continue reading Quinoa Granola