Posts tagged ‘quinoa’

May 1st, 2014

Gluten-Free Quinoa Meatless Meatballs {with Marinara}

by Chrissy

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Holy Heatwave! Southern California is absolutely nuts with this dry heat and crazy winds. Now that I am recently self-employed I have been spending my first week of freedom melting in my house. I was tempted to go to Barre class twice in one day because it was a nicely air conditioned environment. I would have really regretted that one. I can only do so much shaking and pulsing…

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I have been trying out a few new meatless options for … Read more...

January 28th, 2014

Superfood Spinach Salad

by Chrissy

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Before I realized how easy it was to prep healthy salads for the week, Lauren and I would occasionally buy a salad or two from Trader Joe’s as a treat or when we had a busy week and knew we needed to take a healthy shortcut.

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I’m never really all that impressed with store-bought pre-made salads (unless they are from Whole Foods, which is unfortunate for the wallet), but there was one that I just loved. After eating this salad … Read more...

July 3rd, 2013

4th of July Recipes!

by Chrissy

4th of July is almost here! Are you ready for the fun, food, friends and FIREWORKS?! I know I am.

Maybe a little too ready. Like I might be totally checked out right now and there is still a jam-packed day ahead of me…

Here is what’s going down tomorrow, should you choose to hop on the band-wagon.

 

Start your morning off on the right foot with some of this healthy fresh juice.

Morning Red Juice {Carrot, Citrus, Strawberry, Read more...

December 30th, 2012

Quinoa & Pumpkin Seed Granola {No Oats}

by Lauren

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I’m currently on a low iodine diet because of my thyroid situation and oh my goodness. Someone who can’t cook from scratch would come close to starving to death on this diet. Everything, I mean everything, has iodine in it. If it’s not straight up iodine then it still most likely contains salt or sea salt which are also off limits.

No milk, eggs, cheese, yogurt, soy, salt (i.e. everything premade or processed at all), anything from the sea, … Read more...

November 20th, 2012

Spiced Sweet Potato, Apple and Kale Quinoa

by Chrissy

Quinoa never really had a place at the Thanksgiving table, but now I believe it does.

This dish includes a healthful repertoire of fan favorite ingredients, combined with spices to elicit a hearty Autumn scent.

If traditional stuffing isn’t your favorite (gasp!), then this dish can definitely be considered as an alternate. These flavors pair very well with poultry. And if you are wondering whether gravy can be poured over top, it has been done; which means that it has … Read more...