healthy-choices

Baked Quinoa Casserole with Chicken and Broccoli
[ 45 ] January 21, 2016 |

Baked Quinoa Casserole with Chicken and Broccoli

I love a good casserole. A one-dish meal is convenient, easy, and reminds me of home. This Baked Quinoa Casserole with Chicken and Broccoli makes a complete, healthy dinner. Casseroles are often are loaded with unhealthy ingredients and fat, but this one features all healthy ingredients. It’s packed with protein through the chicken and quinoa. […]

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3 Anti-Aging Smoothie Recipes
[ 1 ] July 17, 2015 |

3 Anti-Aging Smoothie Recipes

Chia Sunrise Smoothies are a great way to get all of the nutrients you need for beautiful, gorgeous, glowing skin. Try replacing highly-processed food by tossing nutrients-rich fruits and vegetables into your blender. They are easy to make and easy to take with you. Nourish your skin by adding more beautifying foods to your diet. […]

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Grilled Chicken with Mango Salsa and Paella Rice
[ 1 ] June 15, 2015 |

Grilled Chicken with Mango Salsa and Paella Rice

Mixing and mingling global flavors bring a fresh spin to classic dishes.  The grilled chicken and mango salsa bring a taste of the Islands while the saffron-scented rice reminds us of popular Spain’s Paella. If you never used Old Bay Seasoning, next time you are out grocery shopping, look for the yellow can.  Full of […]

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side-dishes

Red Bell Pepper Relish
[ 0 ] April 2, 2015 |

Red Bell Pepper Relish

Making your own Red Bell Pepper Relish is very easy and so much better than anything you can buy in the store. This relish makes a nice complement to many foods. You can skip fancy sauces or marinades and instead use the red bell pepper relish to finish off your dish. The red pepper flakes […]

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Super Easy Holiday Side Dishes
[ 0 ] December 16, 2014 |

Super Easy Holiday Side Dishes

  Five Easy  Side Dishes to put on your Holiday Menu! I have assembled five of the best side dish recipes to help your holiday cooking go better. Here are five quick and easy side dish recipes: These amazing vegetable side dishes will make your Holiday Dinner memorable.  Green Beans with Toasted Walnuts and Dried […]

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Roasted Cauliflower
[ 1 ] November 20, 2014 |

Roasted Cauliflower

Cauliflower with its mild flavor and changeable texture has been proclaimed the start of 2014.  This crucifer can be cooked every which way and pairs with just about anything. Cooked in the oven, cauliflower taste nutty and sweet. With its mustard glaze, this recipe for roasted cauliflower make an elegant side dish. When buying cauliflower, […]

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drinks-and-smoothies

Oreo Peppermint Milkshake
[ 4 ] December 21, 2015 |

Oreo Peppermint Milkshake

  A festive Holiday Milkshake: Oreo Peppermint Milkshake.  You only need 5 ingredients to make this delicious treat. This milkshake is bursting with winter flavors.   “Peppermint extract is an herbal extract of peppermint (Mentha x piperita) made from the essential oils of peppermint leaves. It is commonly used in cooking as a dietary supplement, and as an herbal or […]

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Anti-Aging Smoothie
September 8, 2015 |

Anti-Aging Smoothie

This smoothie is low in calories and high in nutrients, the perfect combination for a detox smoothie. You will love the colorful flavors of pineapple, lime juice and ginger root as well as the vitamins in the cilantro and spinach.     Cilantro is an anti-inflammatory and is loaded with essential antioxidants, iron, magnesium, vitamins […]

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3 Anti-Aging Smoothie Recipes
[ 1 ] July 17, 2015 |

3 Anti-Aging Smoothie Recipes

Chia Sunrise Smoothies are a great way to get all of the nutrients you need for beautiful, gorgeous, glowing skin. Try replacing highly-processed food by tossing nutrients-rich fruits and vegetables into your blender. They are easy to make and easy to take with you. Nourish your skin by adding more beautifying foods to your diet. […]

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soups

Lentil Soup
[ 4 ] February 6, 2015 |

Lentil Soup

There is something comforting about lentils. They are nutritious and healthy. Delicious, hearty and easy to prepare, lentil soup delivers plenty of good nutrients to the body. Fill with fresh veggies, this soup makes a wonderful lunch. Serve with a salad and  crusty bread. Compare to other kind of dried beans, lentils are fast and […]

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Thai Coconut Soup
[ 2 ] January 24, 2015 |

Thai Coconut Soup

This Thai coconut soup is one of my  favorite soups for the winter —  for any season! This Thai Coconut Soup, with its delicately sweet, salty, and spicy flavors — has become a very popular recipe in my kitchen. I love its versatility and how easy it is to make. Prepare this Thai Coconut Soup in […]

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5 Cozy Soup Recipes
[ 1 ] January 3, 2015 |

5 Cozy Soup Recipes

Soups always make me feel warm and cozy during the winter season. Try these cozy soup recipes. These soups are filled with healthy ingredients and provide vitamins, protein, and fiber. When making a soup, I first think about what I am in the mood to eat. Do I want hearty, warming soup, or one that’s […]

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salads

Quinoa Chicken Salad in a Jar
[ 4 ] December 4, 2014 |

Quinoa Chicken Salad in a Jar

For a grab and go lunch, food prepared in Mason jars is great way to eat something healthy and quick. Easy to transport, they don’t require too much preparation and cleaning. This Quinoa Chicken Salad in a jar makes an amazing clean eating lunch.   For these Mason jar layered quinoa, chicken, spinach and all […]

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Roasted Butternut Squash and Quinoa Salad
[ 5 ] December 9, 2013 |

Roasted Butternut Squash and Quinoa Salad

I am proud to announce my participation in a face off sponsored by Ancient Harvest this holiday season. The challenge is to create a quinoa chopped-style recipe using a specific set of holiday ingredients, starring Ancient Harvest Quinoa Harmony Tri-Colored Blend organic quinoa. The other four ingredients featured in this face off include ginger, apple cider, […]

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Couscous, Lentil and Chickpea Salad #SundaySupper
[ 46 ] November 3, 2013 |

Couscous, Lentil and Chickpea Salad #SundaySupper

Gathering the family around the table and connecting after a busy week, that’s what Sunday Supper is all about. This week’s Sunday Supper centers on Middle Eastern cooking with a recipe for couscous, lentil and chickpea salad. I always love the flavors and the different combinations of colors and textures in Middle Eastern cuisine, and this […]

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breakfast

Pumpkin Butter
[ 6 ] November 2, 2015 |

Pumpkin Butter

You  will love this simple  pumpkin butter recipe which is so versatile to use, and deliciously good for you. This is  easy to make, especially if you use canned pumpkin. Sweet spread perfectly spiced that can be used as a jam, on top of yogurt or mix with your oatmeal, Pumpkin Butter is a so […]

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Quinoa Applesauce Muffins
[ 0 ] September 29, 2015 |

Quinoa Applesauce Muffins

  These high-protein Quinoa Applesauce Muffins are gluten-free and super good. I’m a huge quinoa fan. I love the texture and the chewiness of it. Not to mention the health benefits of it. The addition of quinoa in these muffins makes them moist but also rich. You can add raisins or other dried fruit to […]

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Overnight Quinoa and Oats in a Jar
[ 0 ] February 28, 2015 |

Overnight Quinoa and Oats in a Jar

  A supercharged breakfast delight that takes only few minutes to prepare. Nutritious and filling, I love this Overnight Quinoa and Oats in a Jar. Packed with nutrients, this is the perfect breakfast to start the morning. The chia seed works well to thicken the whole mixture, and adds in that wonderful fiber that keeps […]

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Macadamia Oatmeal Cookies

Macadamia Oatmeal Cookies

[ 0 ] November 18, 2015 |

  Macadamia nuts taste rich, and buttery, they are great in cookies. The  buttery macadamia nuts,  the chewy oats, the addition of cinnamon and juicy raisins, made these macadamia oatmeal cookies a pure pleasure.   This  dough recipe produces a perfect cookie.  Incredibly soft and  very chewy. That recipe calls for baking soda rather than […]

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Pumpkin Butter Bars

Pumpkin Butter Bars

[ 9 ] October 21, 2015 |

These pumpkin bars are stunning. This fall inspired treat will become a favorite. The sweet aroma of cinnamon and pumpkin wafted through the kitchen during the baking time. These yummy bars are also healthy. They are also  nutritious with the addition of oats, pecan and coconut oil. I  loved those pumpkin bars. …and how I […]

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Nut and Fruit Energy Bars

Nut and Fruit Energy Bars

[ 0 ] September 15, 2015 |

These Nut and Fruit Energy Bars are definitely not lacking in nutrition. These addictive bars are perfect for a quick on-the-go snack that is filling enough to keep you going during a busy day.   These energy bars are a staple in my kitchen. They are the perfect canvas for a delicious collection of natural […]

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