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Recipe: Kung Pao Chickpeas and Quinoa Lunch Bowl

Recipe: Kung Pao Chickpeas and Quinoa Lunch Bowl

I love a good fridge clean out. It always produces some of my favourite meals. Opening the refrigerator door, scanning shelves and drawers for ingredients that will make up your meal.

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Recipe: Quick and Easy Mini Chickpea Patties and Tahini Sauce

Recipe: Quick and Easy Mini Chickpea Patties and Tahini Sauce

Happy Monday! Today was a whirl wind of a day. I've done so much but yet I feel like I haven't accomplished anything. With zero time to cook a full meal this is when my pre-made frozen meals come in handy.

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Recipe: Potato Cauliflower Leek Soup

Recipe: Potato Cauliflower Leek Soup

Let me begin by saying, I am THAT person. You know the one, who lives for every Fall Cliche. It's that time of year when Pumpkin Spice is sprinkled on everything.

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Recipe: Roasted Corn & Edamame Salad

Recipe: Roasted Corn & Edamame Salad

Hi guys! I’ve got a CORNfession to make. I love Corn just as much as I love a good pun. Move over simple romaine salad there’s a new kid in town…….Roasted Corn and Edamame Salad

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Recipe: Lentils & Quinoa

Have you ever flung open the pantry doors, scanned the shelves of canned goods, dried pasta and beans, only to realize you have no idea what to make for lunch? Am I alone here?

You keep scanning looking for some foodspiration, while saying to yourself "what do I want......hmmm, what's quick and easy to make?" Then BAM! A bag of Quinoa starring me right in the face and just off to the right was a bag of dried green lentils. Voilà! Lunch is served.

Start here.....

Add the lentils to a pot. Pour enough water so they are well covered and bring to a boil. Reduce heat cover with a lid and allow them to simmer for 15 minutes.

Add The olive oil and chopped onions to a pan and sauté until the onions are slightly brown. Push them to one side of the pan, add the remaining olive oil, pour the quinoa into the pan stirring occasionally until they turn slightly darker in colour and begin to pop. Combine the sautéed onion and quinoa together remove from heat and set aside.

Drain the lentils and add them back to the pot. Pour the quinoa mixture into the pot, 1 2/3 cups water (400 ml), and vegetable cube. Bring to a boil reduce heat cover and simmer for 15 minutes.

Enjoy as a meal or it makes a great side dish.

Lentils and Quinoa

Serves 2

Ingredients
1 cup dried green lentils
2 teaspoon olive oil (or coconut oil), divided
1 large onion, diced
1 cup quinoa, rinsed
1 vegetable stock cube OR 1 tablespoon bouillon
1 2/3 cups water (400 ml)

Directions
1. Add the lentils to a pot. Pour enough water so they are well covered and bring to a boil. Reduce heat cover with a lid and allow them to simmer for 15 minutes.
2. Add The olive oil and chopped onions to a pan and sauté until the onions are slightly brown. Push them to one side of the pan, add the remaining olive oil, pour the quinoa into the pan stirring occasionally until they turn slightly darker in colour and begin to pop. Combine the sautéed onion and quinoa together remove from heat and set aside.
3. Drain the lentils and add them back to the pot. Pour the quinoa mixture into the pot, 1 2/3 cups water (400 ml), and vegetable cube. Bring to a boil reduce heat cover and simmer for 15 minutes.
4. Enjoy as a meal or it makes a great side dish.

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Recipe: Summerlicious Salad

When I think of summer I immediately envision bright ripe berries, juicy watermelon, vibrant greens, light and refreshing meals. So the only logical thing to do is combine all this into a single bowl and turn it into a delicious meal..............am I right?

Voila! My Summerlicious Salad! This brain power, antioxidant packed salad has quickly become a staple in my home. So, bookmark this page, and when temps reach record highs and you can't imagine standing in front of a hot stove to make dinner or going outside to fire up the BBQ in that heat. That's when you take a look in your recipe index (because I know you'll be saving this one) and whip this up in minutes. It will take as long as the intro theme song of your favourite evening soap opera to make. Okay, the cat's out of the bag, The Young and the Restless is my guilty pleasure......don't judge :-) 

SUMMERLICIOUS SALAD  (SPINACH SALAD WITH TUNA, WATERMELON, AND BERRIES)

PREP: 10 MINS TOTAL: 10 MINS

YIELD: 2 SERVINGS

INGREDIENTS:

SALAD INGREDIENTS:

  • 6 ounces tuna packed in water, drained
  • 1/2 cup diced watermelon
  • 4 cups baby spinach
  • 1/2 cup fresh blueberries
  • 1/2 cup blueberries
  • 1/4 cup blackberries
  • 1/4 cup chopped walnuts (optional)
  • half a red onion, thinly sliced

HONEY CHIA SEED VINAIGRETTE INGREDIENTS:

  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp. apple cider vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp. chia seeds (optional)
  • 1 Tbsp. honey
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • fresh cracked pepper

DIRECTIONS:

FOR THE SALAD:

Toss all ingredients together until combined. Drizzle or toss with vinaigrette.

TO MAKE THE VINAIGRETTE:

Whisk all ingredients together until combined and emulsified.

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Recipe: Quinoa Roasted Veggie Salad

Recipe: Quinoa Roasted Veggie Salad

I’m a huge believer that we really shouldn't eat ingredients we can’t pronounce……EXCEPT QUINOA. You should definitely eat quinoa. 

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