Kale and Red Quinoa Salad

Kale and Red Quinoa Salad
New England is gorgeous this time of year. We were there to celebrate my widowed little sisters (a small - but mighty woman she is) marriage who reunited with her college sweetheart. She had big bro walk her down the aisle. Pretty bride, huh? The wedding took place in Stowe, VT. An intimate group of their family and fans gathered ... Read More

Orange Pistachio Quinoa Salad

Orange Pistachio Quinoa Salad
Got Mint?  Yeah, me too.   My husband warned me when I planted it that it would spread, and sure enough, it did. I've had my eye on this recipe with fresh mint from Rebecca Katz (author of  The Cancer Fighting Kitchen and The Longevity Kitchen) for sometime.   It's been adapted a bit here by adding garbanzo beans and ... Read More

Broccolini Tofu Stir-Fry with Cashews

Broccolini Tofu Stir-Fry with Cashews

I stir fried up this scrumptious mix of ingredients for a quick mid-week meal.  The recipe easily serves 4 as a side dish BUT I served it as a meal in a bowl along side cooked quinoa, with a slice of homemade gluten-free artisan bread and, well, we ate the whole thing! Tofu gets a bad rap.  People quickly dismiss … Read More

Cooking Class : Whole Meal Salads & Gluten Free Artisan Bread Class

Whole Meal Salads & Gluten Free Artisan Bread

While it’s still snowing in several parts of our country (and in our city) let’s dream about soon to be spring and then… summer! Our long days of summer in the northwest are beautiful…not too hot, clear and sunny.   We squeeze in as much outdoor time as possible.  I like to have whole meal salads on hand any time … Read More

Main Dish Salads : Quinoa Tabbouleh

Quinoa Tabbouleh salad

This traditional middle eastern salad is typically made with bulgur wheat but I prefer the finer texture that quinoa offers.  Quinoa boasts all of the necessary amino acids to make a complete protein, and with the addition of garbanzo beans and a variety of chopped veggies this salad gets moved into a vegan main dish status.  Not vegan? Serve it as a side.  The … Read More

Smokey Summer Quinoa Salad with Sweet Potatoes

Summer Quinoa Salad

Summertime may be the time you have a lot of visitors, which means more fun… and more people to feed. To keep costs down and to maximize on fun and minimize time in the kitchen, I stock the fridge with fresh fruit and a variety simple salads so family and friends can help themselves anytime to something healthy and ready … Read More

Toasted Quinoa Cornbread

Toasted Quinoa Cornbread

Knowing how well quinoa pairs with corn, I found myself dreaming of a gluten-free corn bread with toasted & cooked quinoa as a main ingredient.  The creation so dominated my mind that I awoke one morning having literally dreamt about it.  Others dream of adventures and heroism, I dream about food… Ho hum.  After a google search, I found other similar combinations … Read More

Kale – Cilantro Pesto with Toasted Quinoa and Black Beans

Kale - Cilantro Pesto

It’s that wonderfully crazy time of year again when I vow not to over spend, not to over commit, and not to over eat. It’s an extra ordinary challenge with the on going shopping lists, seasonal sights and sounds to attend, and beautifully decorated confections all over the place. My goal is to stay healthy, reign in the holiday busy … Read More