Acorn Squash Stuffed with Quinoa

If you love quinoa, pesto and squash, you’ll love this simple recipe. I’m the queen of scrapping together dinner with random refrigerator loners. This is what resulted. Let me know what you think! Ingredients: 3-4 cups leftover quinoa (can also use barley, rice, amaranth, etc) 1/3-1/2 cup gluten-free pesto ½ chopped onion 1/3 cup cranberries ¼ -½ cup chopped Brazil nuts

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Little Miss Vitamin K

Meet Miss K. She is a mysterious nutrient that hides in fermented foods, dark leafy greens, herbs, and a bunch of other veggies. Until now, she’s an under-stated critical nutrient who’s moving into the spotlight. Be the first to know about her magic in bone health, heart health, gut health, brain health and disease prevention. If vitamins and minerals were gender-specific, my brain insists Vitamin K is a female, AND she has a dynamic twin.

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Sprouted Cilantro-Lime Hummus with Olive Oil

This scrumptious recipe is sure to send your taste buds sailing! Plus, I list the top nutritional benefits to each ingredient in the recipe. Garbanzos are more digestible, and arguably more nutritious, when sprouted and raw. I find that sprouted garbanzos don’t give me gas (TMI?) or tummy aches the way that canned garbanzos sometimes do. Personally, I love sprouted foods because they are enzymatically active and alive.

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Vegan Hot Chocolate is For Lovers

One reason winter is nice is because it gives me just one more reason to drink hot chocolate. One of my favorite things about being a vegan is how my hot chocolate kicked up several notches! You think I miss the milk, sugar, and cream? Not so. I feel that what I drink now is leaps and bounds better than all the processed, refined boxed and canned mixes of my past combined. I even make my vegan hot chocolate for potluck parties and it’s always a hit.

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3-Ingredient Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

Put sweet potatoes on your fast food plan. Every time you fire up your oven, put a few sweet potatoes in to bake for future snacks. I eat them like donuts. They are super easy, grab-and-run snacks that fill the tank. They’re a hug for my mouth and belly, delivering heart-warming flavor and texture. At this time of year, we keep an abundant supply of scrumptious, soft-baked sweet potatoes around.

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