Tag Archives: Quinoa

New Year’s Lentil Salad

Our mother always says that eating lentils on New Year's Day brings abundance for the whole year! It's also a really great way to start the new year right. Full of gut-friendly fibre, iron, protein and healthy minerals, eating lentils is definitely a way to kick off a year of good intentions! Our lentil salad combines lentils, quinoa and kale, topped with pomegranate seeds...

Quinoa & Turkey Stuffed Peppers

Stuffed peppers are such a fun way to get the whole family to eat more nutrients at dinner time. The version we normally ate growing up were stuffed predominately with white rice and whatever ground meat was on hand, and then topped with cheese. Here we've lightened up the traditional version and jam-packed it with more nutrients and quality protein. Using quinoa instead of white rice adds more...

Quinoa with Persimmons & Swiss Chard

A perfect side to something spicy like jerk chicken or chipotle shrimp, or on its own as a hearty vegan dish...Quinoa with Persimmons and Swiss Chard. Nourishing, sweet and the almonds add a pleasant crunch! This dish is packed with nutrients from the greens, turmeric, healthy fats and of course the persimmon - an exotic East Asian fruit whose flesh is sweet as honey and loaded with...

Lentil, Quinoa & Cabbage Soup

Who has fond memories of trying out the Cabbage Soup diet? Probably no one! Those memories are anything but fond. I've avoided putting cabbage in my soups ever since. Today was the day to rewrite that soggy dieting experience! So, I made an updgraded Lentil, Quinoa & Cabbage soup. It's packed with all of the good intentions of the Cabbage Soup diet (such as...