Here is one of my favorite veggie burgers to whip up. I love it because it is protein packed and full of flavor! ½ cup quinoa 1 small onion, finely chopped 6 oil-packed sun-dried tomatoes, drained and finely chopped 1½ cups cooked black beans, or 1 15-oz. can black beans, rinsed and drained, divided 2 cloves garlic, minced 2 tsp. dried steak seasoning 8 whole-grain hamburger buns 1. Stir […]

Black Bean Quinoa Burgers


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From jarred mashes to pouch purees, store shelves are stocked with baby food brands that claim to be organic, healthy, and of course, pure! Offering homemade fare also stands up to these claims plus the advantage of knowing exactly where it came from, whats in it, and also getting babies taste buds used to the food you eat.  Making your own baby food takes minutes and can be stored in the […]

Baby Food Cubes


These days a decent bag of granola at the supermarket is expensive and  too sweet! With a price tag of about five or six bucks, cane juice always seems to be the second ingredient with half a cup having 15-20 grams of sugar. Not the way I want to start my morning! So since it has also been a slight challenge to find a blend that has all my favorite […]

Homemade Granola



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I went outside this morning to have the wind slam my face like an icy snowball! Geesh, I wasn’t ready!  Winter is upon us, my dear, and it is time to warm the body from the inside out with comforting food! A pumpkin picking trip with my daughter about a month ago, left me with a pumpkin that has been sitting on my kitchen table ever since, beckoning me to […]

Pumpkin Coconut Curry Stew


      One of the best things about chilly weather is eating nourishing warm foods. During the autumn and winter months, I always have a pot of soup on the stove. This recipe is one of my favorites because its quite filling and provides complete protein along with healthy carbs from the barley and fats from the avocado. 1/2 onion, diced 2 ribs celery, diced 2 carrots, diced 2 potatoes, […]

Pinto Barley Soup w/ Avocado


  Here is a simple salad I have been loving this summer. Salad: Romaine Sliced Grapes & Pears A Cup Cooked Red Quinoa Walnuts Dressing: 2 Tablespoons Red Wine Vinegar 1 Teaspoon Dijon Mustard 5 Tablespoons Avocado Oil Sea Salt & Pepper to taste Toss all ingredients in a bowl with prepared dressing.

Summer Salad: Red Quinoa & Romaine