One of my favorite side dishes and salads to make involves good ole’ quinoa and some veggies. Super simple, really quick, and tastes like something you’ve worked on all day. I’m sharing my quinoa veggie salad recipe here:
- Cook quinoa as per instructions. Add Celtic salt, turmeric, and cayenne pepper.
- Saute onions
- Chop up all fresh peppers except for green, red onions, green onions, and lots of dill.
- Cube avocado
- Mix everything into the quinoa as it is WITHOUT cooking any of the veggies (I leave the veggies raw in order to keep all the nutrients and vitamins alive)
It’s as simple as that! Enjoy your Monday night dinner 🙂
Cooking is a passion but sometimes a good hearty and sweet salad is what I crave. Packed with everything I love and everything that’s good for you; this salad features 8 very simple ingredients!
- Bunch of Kale
- Cooked quinoa (any type works)
- Dried cherries
- Fresh squeezed lemon juice
- Olive oil
When I’m in the mood to cook something with a little extra sustenance, I go towards stuffed peppers. Once your stuffing is ready to go and stuffed inside the peppers all it takes is a little time to cook in the oven and you’re done! The particular stuffing I use includes ground meat; you can use any sort you like or take the meat-less route and use quinoa, gluten free pasta or veggies.
Here is the recipe to my stuffing:
- Red bell peppers (stems cut to make a lid and de-seeded)
- Ground Meat
- 1/4 cup rice
- Tomato sauce (organic or make your own)
Mix everything together and use the sauce to pour over the peppers once they are stuffed. Chop up a few potatoes to throw into the mix if you like. Line all the peppers in a baking tray with a little olive oil and throw into the oven at 350 till the peppers are soft and the meat is cooked (usually takes 1 hour)
If you spend a little time in the kitchen, you’re probably using all kinds of ingredients and one of them may just call for vinegar. Maybe you don’t have the ingredient and just want a substitute or are looking for an alternative and something with a slightly better taste, apple cider vinegar is the way to go! It is produced from aged, crushed apples which definitely give a few added benefits over your ordinary vinegar. My personal favorite is Trader Joe’s organic unfiltered apple cider vinegar.
Check out some of the amazing benefits below and choose to switch; your body will love it!
Meals can be tricky for those who don’t eat meat or dairy so I wanted to share a personal favorite of mine that’s really easy to make and just as delicious as any meat dish. This works as a snack, side dish, or a main course depending on how big your appetite is.
Roasted Peppers with cream cheese & Ezekiel bread
- Coat peppers with olive oil, garlic, Celtic salt
- Set to broil till softened to desired consistency
- While your peppers are in the broiler; toast your bread
- Spread with cream cheese (I use Daiya dairy free)
- Garnish with sliced grapefruit to add a little zing to the dish
That’s all it takes and you have a super delicious and healthy meal as a result. Hope everyone enjoys!
Have a beautiful day everyone!!