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Quinoa Summer Salad (Recipe Redux)

Quinoa Summer Salad (Recipe Redux)

A quinoa summer salad that is bright, refreshing, healthy and delicious featuring fresh summer vegetables and quinoa. Happy birthday Recipe ReDux!  The theme for the month of June is Celebrate a ReDuxer!  So for ReDux’s birthday month, we were challenged to celebrate each other by picking a fellow ReDuxer and either make one of their recipes or create one of our own inspired […]

Mixed Greens Salad with Walnuts, Avocado and Chickpeas

Mixed Greens Salad with Walnuts, Avocado and Chickpeas

A fresh, light and healthy mixed greens salad topped with crunchy walnuts, creamy avocados and nutrient dense chickpeas that can be served for brunch, lunch or dinner. “I received free samples of California walnuts mentioned in this post. By posting this recipe I am entering a recipe contest sponsored by the California Walnut Commission and […]

Meatless Monday: Kale, Swiss Chard and Kidney Bean Soup

Meatless Monday: Kale, Swiss Chard and Kidney Bean Soup

Today, I’m sharing a Meatless Monday recipe for my Kale, Swiss Chard and Kidney Bean Soup.  It’s been so cold and snowy here recently that soup seems like the perfect fit for this weather. I’ve been making lots of soup, almost every other day because it’s so fast, heart warming, hearty and nutritious.  What’s not to love […]

Quinoa and Lentils Stuffed Acorn Squash

Quinoa and Lentils Stuffed Acorn Squash

Greetings!  Today, I’m sharing my quinoa and lentils stuffed acorn squash recipe.  The textures and flavors of this dish makes it such a hearty recipe that is perfect to have on a cold day. Acorn squash on its own can seem, well a bit boring, but stuffed with lots of goodies, now that’s interesting.   It’s also […]

Meatless Monday: Hearty Potato Pumpkin Soup

Meatless Monday: Hearty Potato Pumpkin Soup

Happy Monday to you all!.  It’s so nice to enjoy a hearty soup especially on these cold winter days.  This hearty potato pumpkin soup makes use of seasonal produce and fits in nicely if you are in need of a Meatless Monday recipe. Sharing is caring…

How to cook Barley

How to cook Barley

Learn how to cook and store barley.  Recipe suggestions and nutrition facts are also included. Sharing is caring…

Chopped Brussels Sprouts with Quinoa Salad

Chopped Brussels Sprouts with Quinoa Salad

Hellooooo and welcome 2016!!!  This is my first post on the first Monday of the New Year. I know many of us have new year resolutions to eat more healthy, balanced meals and maybe include more plant based meals in our weekly repertoire.  This chopped brussels sprouts with quinoa salad recipe fits the bill on both […]

Meatless Monday: Bulgur and Vegetable Stir Fry

Meatless Monday: Bulgur and Vegetable Stir Fry

Today’s Meatless Monday dish, bulgur and vegetable stir fry is quick, easy and a time saver, especially during this busy holiday season.  Just a few simple ingredients brings this healthy and nutritious meal together.   Bulgur wheat also known as burghul is considered a whole grain cereal food that is most often made from durum […]