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Summer Quinoa Salad with Mango, Chick Peas and Red Onions

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This Summer Quinoa Salad is a healthy and easy to make dish that’s full of summer’s best ingredients. Dressed in a lemon-lime vinaigrette, it’s a fresh and flavorful salad that’s perfect for lunch, a side dish or even a meatless dinner!

Summer’s here and even while quarantining with family, outdoor dining is a welcome change from the months indoors. Having dishes that don’t need to be refrigerated is a bonus in hot weather which makes my Summer Quinoa Salad a perfect choice to serve.

People always ask me what are my favorite dishes to make. My answer: appetizers and side dishes.… Read more

Mediterranean Quinoa with Kalamata Olives and Roasted Broccoli

Posted by | Holidays, Recipe, Recipes, Side Dishes | 15 Comments

When it comes to finding delicious holiday recipes for sides dishes, it’s easy to run out of ideas. In my family, we try to create flavorful yet healthy options to go with the sometimes, decadent meals we eat this time of year.

Mediterranean Quinoa with Kalamata Olives and Roasted Broccoli

Instead of using rice or pasta, I’m using quinoa, which doesn’t fill you up as much. Plus, it is filled with wonderful protein that is always good for you. Starting with Mezzetta’s Kalamata Olives, I began adding ingredients to the quinoa that offered different textures, tastes and colors to make the dish so visually appealing that you will want a big serving.… Read more

Rice Recipes from Around the World

Posted by | Foods | 25 Comments

After getting home from a long day at work, the last thing I want to do is pull out numerous pots and pans to make dinner. When I look for convenience foods, I am trying to find healthy options that offer variety in terms of flavor and preparation.

Having learned about Veetee Rice products (http://www.veetee.com/en-us), I was intrigued by the assortment of rice combinations they offered. This gave me a bit of creativity to add proteins, spices, herbs and fruits to make the rice my own. Here are some examples of the types of rice combinations they offer:

Chicken Flavored Rice

Whole Grain Brown Rice & Quinoa

Spicy Spanish Style Rice

New Orleans Style Red Beans & Rice

Thai Lime & Herb Rice

Basmati Rice

Thai Jasmine Rice

Wholegrain Brown Rice

 

If you are Gluten-free, Vegetarian or Vegan, you will find Veetee options just for you.… Read more

Smart and Bagels? Yes Please

Posted by | Breads, Cookies, Gluten Free | 6 Comments

Bagels. Sandwiches. Who doesn’t love them? No matter the time of year (it’s not always New Year’s Resolutions!), eating healthy foods is always a good thing. As someone who truly enjoys breads in all forms, I was happy to be introduced to Toufayan Bakeries Smart Bagel and Smart Pockets. The family owned bakery has been making breads since 1926 offering Gluten-Free, Low Carb, Breakfast, Flat Breads, Pita Breads and Snack Breads.

Inspiring Kitchen Smart Bagels and Pockets
Toufayan products (http://www.toufayan.com/products/) are made with quality ingredients and offer a healthy base for your breakfasts, lunches and snacks. Over the years, I have found some low calorie breads to be tasteless and have the consistency of cardboard.… Read more