Grains

Buckwheat Pancakes

The ignominiously named buckwheat is gluten-free and lends a sweet nutty flavor to baked goods making it especially good for breakfast category baking. The combination of grain and bean flours make these pancakes a complete meal. Skip the eggs or protein powder shake with this breakfast! In addition to being gluten-free the balanced amino acid…

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Unique Walnut and Quiona Salad

  Prep time: 5 min Cook time quinoa and potato: 15 min     I always have a pan of a cooked grain in the fridge ready to be used. If you keep a cooked grain on hand the prep time is significantly decreased. I also keep a few potatoes on hand already boiled so…

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Blueberry GF pancakes, High Protein

These pancakes are high in protein from the Teff and Garbanzo flour and the flax seed provides fiber and essential fats. Teff flour is an Ethiopian grain and has all 8 essential amino acids. Garbanzo flour is a mild flavored bean flour and is higher in protein than regular flour. Besides being Gluten-free this recipe…

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Thai Noodle Salad

You can cut the sauce ingredients in half for a lower sugar and fat meal. It will still be delicious but will not be as strongly flavored as in a restruant. Or if feeding a crowd (cheaply!) you could add another bag of rice noodles. Thai Noodle Salad Prep time: 10-15 min 1/3 c natural…

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Broccoli and Cranberry Pilaf

This wonderful pilaf can also be a great Holiday Vegetable dish if you leave out the Quiona. This dish can also be made with short grain brown rice if you want to save your wallet. I suggest the Quiona if you are a vegetarian/vegan and want to use this dish as your protein. If that…

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Quiona Stuffing

This is a nutrititious alternative to the traditional high carb bread stuffing. The quiona, in addition to being a whole grain, provides a complete protein. The sage and traditional stuffing accouterments provide a unmistakable stuffing flavor. Be sure to use unsulfured apricots as the sulfur put on apricots to retain their orange color is purely aesthetic and serves no…

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Peas and Rice: 8 min prep time.

Split Peas and Rice Healing Soup Peas and rice make a complete protein in this tasty and nutritious vegan soup. The turmeric is a potent anti-inflammatory. This is an excellent dish to begin a short term dietary cleanse. This would entail a week to a month of eating as a very clean vegan and only…

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Amaranth and Quinoa Salad

Amaranth and Quinoa Salad 2 cups water ½ c amaranth ½ c quinoa Bring water to a boil, cook grains on low about 20 min till all water is evaporated. At the end stir in 2 T olive oil. Let Cool Parboil (boil 2 min) blanch or steam: 1 ½ c chopped broccoli Roast or…

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Quinoa with Zuchinni and Olives

Quinoa is my favorite grain, not only does it have a mild and delicious flavor, it is cheap, highly nutritious and easy to find. I also love this grain because you can add just about any veggies and spices with a little garlic to make a fantastic one dish meal. Quinoa has nine essential amino…

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