How I love Spring, the colors... the atmosphere, sigh! These gorgeous pink, purple and green flowers I had inspired me to create some killer toasts with the very same colors. The taste is so refreshing and it's SO easy to put together. Whether you just want to treat yourself to a beautiful breakfast or snack... or you're entertaining for the Queen of England, I've got you covered with these babies. All you need are: Peas, lemon and tahini to make the base, I realize not everyone has lavender and I was one of those people up until like a month ago, but ever since I spent the $10 on Amazon to get a bag of it, I think my culinary street cred went up at least 20 points. Just sayin' -- buy yourself some, it's just fancy as frick. And radishes?! They're everywhere right now. I was lucky enough to find these tiny French ones, but good ol' regular radishes will do just fine. The toast is up to you, whatever you normally use. And voila... you have yourself a gorgeous appetizer or dish you can feel proud of.
Like any gluten-free good health fanatic, I’m a HUGE salad lover! Salads are a delicious way to enjoy a few servings of veggies in just one meal. Plus, you can prepare a large bowl of the recipe, leave the dressing on the side and enjoy leftovers for lunch the following day. Salads are great because there are endless combinations of healthy toppings to choose from, so you can try new recipes and mix and match until you find the perfect salad for you.
I love making versatile recipes that can be eaten as snacks, appetizers or even full meals. My Carrot n’ Quinoa Stuffed Mushrooms are one of those great recipes! Stuffed mushrooms are a great option for appetizers at a dinner party or a quick afternoon snack. Many appetizers are heavy on gluten or dairy, so they aren’t allergy-friendly or healthy but this recipe is super easy to make and packed with a bunch of my favorite healthy super foods including quinoa, wild rice, carrots, olive oil, and mushrooms. These mushrooms are filled to the brim with a handful of nutrients! They are also free of gluten, dairy, and soy, so they’re a great option for those of you who have allergies or food sensitivities.
A stir-fry is one of my favorite go-to dinners. It's quick and easy to make and you can change it up in infinite ways depending on what ingredients you have on hand. I like to throw in lots of vegetables and then whatever protein I have on hand: chicken, fish, grass-fed beef or cashew nuts. Last night I made a chicken stir-fry for my husband and I. I mixed up a quick sauce of ginger and peanut butter - but I could have just as well used almond or cashew butter - and the final result was quite delicious.
I’m just crazy about quinoa, that tiny, nutty tasting little seed that makes a delicious alternative to grains. Quinoa is so quick, and easy to cook., loaded with protein and very diverse. It’s a great base for salads, stir-fries and even as a breakfast porridge with walnuts, fresh blueberries and a drizzle of raw honey. And it also makes a delicious base for gluten free pizza. Be sure to cook extra since it keeps well in the fridge for a couple of days.
I’m in the south of France with my husband who’s traveling for work. As soon as we settled in to the apartment we will call home for the next week, I ran off to the store. I love exploring the aisles of groceries in other parts of the world. Immediately I noticed that most of the fresh produce was grown right here in France. Those that weren’t came from nearby Spain and Italy. How refreshing!
We understand that you are all busy and want ideas for simple lunches. As the weather gets cooler you may want to incorporate more grains, warm foods and seasonal vegetables like squash and yams into your meals. Here are 5 recipes that have just a few ingredients each and are perfect for your fall Be Well Cleanse. Enjoy!
One of the highlights of our recent visit to Rancho La Puerta was the morning hike to their organic vegetable garden followed by breakfast at the new cooking school.
In one of the sessions at Rancho La Puerta, he demonstrated how to make this delicious dish that uses autumn vegetables. Try it, take my word, it's worth it.
Review of Mariel Hemingway's new cookbook, "Simple Ingredients for a Delicious and Satisfying Life." Nutritious and appetizing recipes with a focus on seasonal foods and sharing common ingredients for fast preparation.