The other day my family visited my brother and sister-in-law and enjoyed quite a feast. Upon returning home I decided it was the perfect night for a healthy, quinoa dish.
There are endless ways to prepare quinoa. Hot. Cold. With veggies. With meat. Nuts, seeds, cheese….
I like experimenting with different combinations, and this time I scored a home run and couldn’t wait to share it with you! It’s the perfect mix of veggies with some crunch and a little sweetness to boot! (Don’t forget to check out the time saver tips at the end of the post.) Continue reading
February 21, 2017
I was a slow cooker virgin. I’d heard such great stuff about slow cookers and how easy they are to use. I actually attempted to buy one in Bed Bath and Beyond. Twice. But I think I had a case of analysis paralysis. Do I buy a 4 quart? a 6 quart? Do I get one with fancy features like steaming and browning?
And it’s not like I was making the purchase of a lifetime. It was a SLOW COOKER, for goodness sake! Continue reading
February 7, 2017
This is my favorite vegetarian sandwich: pesto, tomatoes & mozzarella. Lucky for me, my husband feels the same way and is happy that I serve it for dinner once per week! Unfortunately my kids are allergic to nuts so they can’t have pesto, but I just make it for them without it.
It’s super simple, and I make some type of baked vegetable to go with it to make the meal feel more substantial since it’s for dinner.
You COULD go nuts and make your own pesto, but the store bought ones I’ve found are so delicious and relatively ‘clean’ so I choose not to and instead choose to make it the easiest dinner night ever. I’ve used the basil pesto made by Whole Foods and by Cibo Naturals and they are both delicious.
November 29, 2016
Pancakes. Soaked in syrup, they are truly blissful.
But let’s state the obvious. Pancakes are so good because they are made with the same ingredients as regular cakes. Flour, sugar, milk… they are literally cakes you make in a pan!
Nutrition wise, they just don’t cut it.
But they are SOOOO GOOODDDD!!!