Category: Healthy Choices

Winter Vegetable Lasagna with Marinara Sauce

Winter Vegetable Lasagna with Marinara Sauce

[ 2 ] March 27, 2014 |

The sweet squash pairs beautifully with the marinara sauce in this winter vegetable lasagna. Lasagna means comfort food. For a great vegetarian meal, give this winter vegetable lasagna a try. A good vegetarian lasagna is one my favorite comfort foods to indulge. I specially enjoy the sweetness of the squash. I often make lasagna according […]

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Mexican Black Bean Chili

Mexican Black Bean Chili

[ 1 ] March 20, 2014 |

 Nothing beats a nice warm bowl of chili, and this Mexican black bean chili is bursting with flavor.  It’s great for potlucks or a cozy evening in, and it’s sure to please family and friends. Sadly, I’ve never been to Mexico. One year we went to Texas, not far from the border, and I wish […]

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Quinoa Zucchini Lasagna

Quinoa Zucchini Lasagna

[ 3 ] March 12, 2014 |

I’m a big fan of quinoa. Quinoa’s versatility, convenience, and healthy qualities make it the perfect ingredient for a tasty vegetarian meal. For a great meatless dish, try this  Quinoa Zucchini  Lasagna. And everyone loves a good lasagna. Substituting quinoa for meat is a great way to keep the protein, and this quinoa lasagna with zucchini […]

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Provencal Chicken Breast

Provencal Chicken Breast

[ 2 ] February 23, 2014 |

My French roots are coming out in this fast and tasty recipe for Provencal Chicken Breast. Provence refers to a historical region in the southeast of France, with a strong Mediterranean influence. This classic Provencal Chicken Breast delivers those extraordinary flavors and colors of Provence, with tomatoes, white wine, and olives forming the backbone.   […]

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Quinoa and Broccoli Frittatas

Quinoa and Broccoli Frittatas

[ 8 ] February 18, 2014 |

You may have seen a lot of quinoa recipes on the blog recently, and today I’m adding another: my Quinoa and Broccoli Frittata. We just came through the Year of Quinoa, after all, so now’s a perfect time to add quinoa to your healthy food intake. I have learned to love this tiny seed and […]

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Classic Light Lasagna

Classic Light Lasagna

[ 3 ] February 9, 2014 |

Lasagna is practical, comforting, and has infinite variations. This Classic Light Lasagna is easy to make, and by adding your personal touch, you can make it your own. Classic doesn’t always mean that you have to stick to the basics; there are so many possibilities when making lasagna. For example, lasagna is often made with […]

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Chocolate Chia Seed Pudding

Chocolate Chia Seed Pudding

[ 7 ] January 26, 2014 |

Honestly, this is one of the easiest desserts and healthiest breakfasts you can make. This Chocolate Chia Seed Pudding is simple and nutritious. If you aren’t familiar with chia seeds, chia has been called “the miracle seed”. It’s truly a superfood, tiny in size but packed with power. Chia seeds are loaded with antioxidants, vitamins, […]

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Crock Pot Chicken Chili

Crock Pot Chicken Chili

[ 2 ] January 23, 2014 |

Brrr! It’s cold outside! When the weather becomes chilly, there’s nothing more comforting than a nice warm bowl of chili. You can make this Crock Pot Chicken Chili in no time, and the slow cooker is so convenient for busy days. Simply throw all of the ingredients in the slow cooker before leaving for work […]

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Cheesy Quinoa Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

Cheesy Quinoa Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

[ 3 ] January 20, 2014 |

  I think I love this recipe for Cheesy Quinoa Stuffed Sweet Potatoes because it includes all of my favorite foods in one serving. These stuffed sweet potatoes make an easy meal for a quick weeknight dinner.   This particular recipe has a Mexican flair, with the black beans, cumin, and cilantro. But you could […]

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Fish Soup Provencal

Fish Soup Provencal

[ 2 ] January 16, 2014 |

Warmth and comfort define the smells and tastes of soup, especially on a cold winter day. This tasty Fish Soup Provencal is perfect for cooler evenings and a healthy way to incorporate fish into your diet.   Provence is a region in the southeast of France, bordering the Mediterranean Sea and Italy. My Fish Soup […]

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Baked Tomatoes with Quinoa

Baked Tomatoes with Quinoa

[ 5 ] January 2, 2014 |

Packed with protein and vegetables, this recipe for baked tomatoes is full of flavor. We’re stuffing fresh tomatoes with quinoa, corn, and cheese for a delicious side dish or a meatless meal. Even though summer is over and tomatoes are not in season, once in a while, I can still find great tasting tomatoes at […]

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Balsamic Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Balsamic Roasted Brussels Sprouts

[ 2 ] December 30, 2013 |

  Roasted Brussels Sprouts are quite tasty and delicious. They have a nutty flavor. If you are not a fan of brussels sprouts, wait until you try this recipe. This recipe is quite simple: Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Prosciutto, dried cranberries and pecans; toss with a balsamic vinaigrette.   5.0 from 1 reviews BALSAMIC ROASTED […]

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Roasted Butternut Squash and Quinoa Salad

Roasted Butternut Squash and Quinoa Salad

[ 5 ] December 9, 2013 |

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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Hearty Quinoa Chicken Stew with Butternut Squash #SundaySupper

Hearty Quinoa Chicken Stew with Butternut Squash #SundaySupper

[ 64 ] November 17, 2013 |

For this week’s Sunday Supper featuring winter squash, I could not think of a better dish than this hearty stew. The quinoa and chicken stew combines with the sweet butternut squash for a completely satisfying meal that is full of flavor and good-for-you goodness. I love butternut squash for its sweet flavor, silky texture, and […]

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Heavenly Quinoa and Sweet Potato Cakes

Heavenly Quinoa and Sweet Potato Cakes

[ 22 ] November 12, 2013 |

These Quinoa and Sweet Potato Cakes are little patties of heaven! The seasoning and texture are just perfect. I’m officially addicted to these. I’m always looking for more ways to cook with quinoa, and even if I have to brag, I must say these patties are absolutely delicious. If you have leftover quinoa, these quinoa […]

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Couscous, Lentil and Chickpea Salad #SundaySupper

Couscous, Lentil and Chickpea Salad #SundaySupper

[ 49 ] November 3, 2013 |

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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