BLACK RICE AND CUCUMBER SALAD-2
Feb 06, 2022

Black Rice and Cucumber Salad

Black rice, which may also be called purple rice or forbidden rice, is a relatively unknown superfood. It is packed with different compounds that promote gut health, reduce inflammation, and increase longevity. Black rice can be cooked on the stove the same way (and with the same water to rice ratios) that you would cook a pot of brown rice.

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May 23, 2014

Turkey-Vegetable Quinoa Pilaf

Make this simple, nourishing quinoa recipe for dinner when you are pinched for time and need to use up the vegetables in your fridge! It's best to use leftover, or completely cooled, cooked quinoa when making pilafs or stir-frys. This way it doesn't clump up during the sautéing process. Use whatever veggies and fresh herbs you have on hand.

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Jan 14, 2013

Packing Healthy Lunches to GO!

I've already written about packing healthy school lunches for children here. But what about you, the adult? If you are working full time or going to school, you might want some ideas on simple ways to create a nourishing lunch. Of course, taking leftovers is always an option, but what about something new? Let's face it, if we really want to continue moving forward as a culture and as a global community, we all need to take responsibility for what we consume. Every time we eat we vote with our fork for the kind of world we want to live in.
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WILD RICE KALE CRANBERRY PILAF VEGAN-2
Nov 19, 2012

Wild Rice, Kale, and Cranberry Pilaf

Here is a hearty, antioxidant-rich, winter pilaf recipe for all of you wild rice fans out there! This simple recipe makes a perfect addition to your holiday table. It can even be used as a stuffing for turkey. I like to add chopped, roasted hazelnuts just before serving. It's seriously good, and good for you!

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Heirloom Tomato Basil Quinoa Salad
Jul 30, 2012

Heirloom Tomato Basil Quinoa Salad

I love summertime's bounty of fresh produce! I created this recipe while visiting family in the Midwest, where you can actually find a variety of tomatoes this time of year. In the Pacific Northwest the tomatoes are not in abundance until August.

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Black Quinoa and Roasted Pumpkin Salad
Nov 09, 2011

Black Quinoa and Roasted Pumpkin Salad

Ever tried black quinoa? It is delicious, and very nutty-flavored. A bit fibrous. Great for salads. It cooks up quickly like its white counterpart. This quinoa salad embodies the flavors of autumn. Roasted sugar pie pumpkin with a hint of cinnamon combined with dried cranberries, roasted pecans, shallots, and a zesty dressing.

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May 17, 2010

Spring Herb Quinoa Salad with Dandelion Greens and Peas

Light, refreshing, and full of Spring's intoxicating flavors—rosemary, thyme, oregano, and chives, along with fresh dandelion greens, peas, and lemon—this quinoa salad is balanced and super nutritious. I've added salmon and sheep's feta but it can be made vegan too.

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Chicken & Wild Rice Salad with Tangerines & Hazelnuts
Apr 06, 2010

Chicken & Wild Rice Salad with Tangerines & Hazelnuts

This simple grain salad is something I like to make when I cook a whole chicken for soup. I will save some of the breast meat for enchiladas or salads like this one. Now, if you are vegan please read on to see what I do to make this salad sans meat.

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