RULE: Plan a Pot Luck

If you love to be social, you love food and you love not having to cook…Plan a Potluck! Invite your favorite people, especially those with exceptional culinary skills or farms, and have everyone bring their favorite healthy dish.  Or assign each guest a particular course. Have a theme: Cowboy, Tapas, Green food, Salads, Must include an Egg, The letter B, whatever–get creative! Pictured above is … Continue reading RULE: Plan a Pot Luck

RECIPE: Kale and Quinoa Salad

My favorite way to make a salad more hardy, more filling, and more satisfying, is to add a grain to it (in addition to having a REALLY GOOD salad dressing, of course). Because raw kale can be a bit tough, some people tend to avoid it. But the heat and moisture of just cooked quinoa in this recipe really helps soften it up.  And kale … Continue reading RECIPE: Kale and Quinoa Salad

RECIPE: Crockpot Quinoa

I’m told I need to get a crock pot.  Because we a have a Vitamix (love it!), a toaster oven, a coffee bean grinder (the Hub’s), a French press as well as a food processor, I’m not keen on adding to the arsenal.  But I have friends that swear by their crock pots, that they can load up in the morning, leave to slow-cook all … Continue reading RECIPE: Crockpot Quinoa

RECIPE: Healthy Grain Dish that tastes like Mac & Cheese!

Mac N’ Cheese (MnCh) used to be my comfort foods of choice.  But over the years, I’ve been disappointed by most of the  Mac N’ cheeses I’ve ordered (except for my cousin, Kacki’s recipe, of course!) Yeah, they had a delicious appearing crispy, cheesy crust, but ultimately what lie beneath, was never as savory as I’d remembered.  Now that I know refined white pastas are … Continue reading RECIPE: Healthy Grain Dish that tastes like Mac & Cheese!