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Quinoa Salad (easiest dinner idea!)

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Sometimes I want to eat simple, healthy, delicious, and something that takes little to no effort to make. That dish is a quinoa veggie salad.

Cook your quinoa as you normally would and let it cool off. While it’s cooling, chop up some fresh peppers (a variation in color is always fun), scallions, celery, cucumbers, zucchini, and shred some carrots.

Have a little olive oil and ¬†fresh lemon to squeeze for the dressing and add a little spice with turmeric, Celtic salg and you’re done.. enjoy!

Organic Lentil Soup

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Snowy, cold days call for hot comforting soup for dinner! This is my take on organic lentil soup from a recipe I found on tasty-yummies.com. (photo credit tasty-yummies.com)

Ingredients I used:

  • 2 TBS Olive Oil
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric
  • 1 red onion
  • 2 cloves minced garlic
  • 1 celery stalk
  • 1 diced carrot
  • 1 diced green pepper
  • Sprinkle of Himalayan sea salt
  • 3 cups soaked lentil (optional to soak)
  • 8 cups organic vegetable broth (water is fine to use as well)
  • 1 large diced tomato

All ingredients are organic

Directions:

  • In a stock pot, heat the olive oil and then add cumin seeds and turmeric until the seeds starting popping around the pot. Add in onion, carrot, bell pepper, and salt and saute for 7 minutes until everything is soft.
  • Then add in the lentils, broth or water, tomatoes and bring everything to a boil. Once boiled, lower temperature and allow to simmer for 45 minutes while stirring. Cook everything until the lentils are tender and keep adding more water if the soup becomes too thick. Also add salt and pepper to your desired taste.
  • Garnish with scallion, tomatoes, spices, or anything else you like!

Meal in Minutes

I’m all about the simplest of dishes so I wanted to share something I made yesterday that took minutes and tastes heavenly!

First a dish of steamed veggies with Celtic salt and fresh ground pepper. Veggies include green beans, carrots, fresh pepper, and celery. Follow up dish was some whole grain, gluten free wild rice. Use as side dishes or put them together and eat as your entire meal…simple right?

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Organic Home

Healthy cooking begins with the raw ingredients so I wanted to share some of my favorite organic buys from my favorite shop in Brooklyn, NY called Flatbush Food Co-op.

Currently my home is completely organic, non-dairy, non-meat, gluten free. My kids have gotten used to this diet and as a result, they are much healthier. When we go out or there is a special occasion outside the house, we allow ourselves to order and eat whatever we want but inside the house we keep it extra healthy.

Here are some of my favorites!

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