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Quinoa and Almond Salad

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Have you gotten into the Quinoa craze yet?  Quinoa, pronouced KEEN-wah, is an ancient, whole grain.  It’s recent spike in popularity is due in part to quinoa being naturally gluten-free.  Meaning, everyone who has Celiac disease or is choosing to eat a gluten-free lifestyle, can enjoy this slightly crunchy grain.  Quinoa is also a complete source of protein and a good source of fiber. Here is a recipe for quinoa, using sliced almonds since today is National Almond Day! Directions: Bring 1 and 3/4 cups water and 1 teaspoon coconut oil, to a boil in a medium saucepan.  Add 1 […]

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5 Ingredients, 5 Minutes The Fastest Dinner Ever

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Last night I set a record for fastest dinner ever, with the fewest ingredients that still satisfied a hungry belly.  Here’s how it went down. Boyfriend: “I’m really hungry.” Me: “What do you want for dinner, a salad?” BF: “Nah…” Conversation ends, he continues to watch tv and drink a glass of wine.  10 minutes later. BF: “What’s for dinner?” Me: “Well I can make you a nice healthy salad, quinoa, whole wheat pasta…. What would you like?”   BF thinks about it and again, continues watching tv.  Meanwhile, I don’t want to get up and make dinner because I’m […]

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LindaJoy’s Fricassee of Corn, Asparagus and Shitake over Spinach and Arugula

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Raw Fusion Recipe – blending the incredible health benefits of the raw foods lifestyle with the comfort and convenience of mainstream meals in everyday healthy recipes   Over the past few years the raw foods lifestyle has gained quite a following.  Eating primarily raw foods does not necessarily mean that you subsist on a boring diet of carrots and celery; or even that the food is always cold and completely uncooked.  In fact, gourmet raw food recipes are some of the most sophisticated-tasting foods that I have ever experienced.  The premise of this lifestyle is that you eat mainly whole […]

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