Archive for ‘Whole Grains’

February 27th, 2014

Spiced Cilantro Crusted Salmon {with Orange, Pecan & Pepper Barley Salad}

by Chrissy

Cilantro Salmon with Barley Salad_LYK3

It’s raining! It’s pouring (well, not so much pouring…but for pete’s sake the sky is doing something other than emitting sunshine)! Now our farmers and pocketbooks can be a little more relieved that the price and quality of produce can be a little less inhibited by So Cal’s droughty weather.

Also, it gives us a good excuse to slow down, relax indoors and hopefully cook some tasty grub. Let’s be honest, we’re hanging out at home in our baggy … Read more...

November 21st, 2013

Pumpkin Parmesan Sauce with Farro {+ Homemade Pumpkin Puree}

by Chrissy

Pumpkin Parmesan and Fried Rosemary Sauce over Farro_LYK6

If you have never made homemade pumpkin purée and maybe just figured it came out of a can, don’t worry, I used to think that too.

Pumpkin Parmesan and Fried Rosemary Sauce over Farro_LYK5

But now that I’ve crossed over to the other side, I can assure that you are missing out on the good stuff.

Pumpkin Parmesan and Fried Rosemary Sauce over Farro_LYK3

Try it this season. Try it now. With Pumpkin Pie’s biggest day coming up, you will be doing yourself, your family, friends, and the glorious pumpkin a great service, if you make … Read more...

November 19th, 2013

Curried Quinoa & Persimmon Salad {with Mint & Cucumber Raita}

by Lauren

curried quinoa 2

We are a little late in the game but I promise we will get some awesome thanksgiving-themed recipes up for you before the holiday hits! In the meantime, I have to tell you about this quinoa salad – which Chrissy so thoughtfully pointed out could be an “exotic” Thanksgiving side-dish.

I love persimmons. My earliest memory of these sweet, orange fruits is when I was a kid and my grandparents had them growing on a tree in the backyard. Now … Read more...

October 14th, 2013

Pumpkin, Coconut & Banana Oatmeal

by Chrissy

Pumpkin Coconut & Banana Oatmeal_LYK6

So I’ll finally admit that it’s feeling like Fall. I’m all about it now.

I love a hearty bowl of homemade oatmeal in the mornings to get me energized for the day.

Pumpkin Coconut & Banana Oatmeal_LYK5

My usual go-to consists of oats, cinnamon, chia seeds, vanilla protein powder, and dried cranberries and/or fresh fruit, like bananas, strawberries or pear.

Well, with the fall season officially here and the craving for pumpkin-spice flavored EVERYTHING constantly leaves me with half-used cans of pumpkin puree, this is … Read more...