Creamy Amaranth Porridge

amaranth recipes

A few years ago I would have stared at you blankly if you asked me what amaranth was. But lately, I’ve been experimenting with different whole grains – for both taste and nutrition - and it’s led to some delicious results! Yesterday I cooked up some amaranth: a high-protein, gluten-free grain (seed, actually!) that was a staple food of […]

Ancient Grains Salad with Blueberries and Fresh Corn

rice salad

One of my favorite summer traditions is going on picnics. Setting up a blanket in the shade, filling it with good food, and nibbling a little at a time makes me feel so relaxed and happy. When it comes to picnic food, I keep it very simple: One grain-based salad + a few cheeses + a […]

Peanut Noodle Salad with Broccolette and Edamame

asian noodle salad

This Asian-style noodle salad makes the perfect meal on a warm evening or for a summer picnic. One of the first salads I ever created was a noodle salad with peanut dressing. I didn’t have much in the fridge at the time: a green onion, bag of shredded cabbage, some leftover noodles, plus a few random Asian-style sauces I’d bought for […]

Nutty No-Bake Energy Balls

energy balls

It’s Mother’s Day, and frankly I don’t know of any mom who couldn’t use a little more energy in the form of a tasty grab-n-go treat These peanutty, chocolatey little balls are essentially no-bake cookies, but with a healthier spin. I keep them in the fridge for easy access when I would otherwise be eating […]

Raspberry Pina Colada Smoothie

pina colada smoothie

A tropical frozen treat that satisfies your sweet tooth and provides long-lasting energy. Alas, I won’t be drinking margaritas this Cinco de Mayo (future baby: you can thank me later). But nearly as delicious is this tropical, creamy smoothie, which I will be drinking. I added the raspberries here for color and tang, and ended up liking the result […]

6 Perfectly Easy Recipes for Cinco de Mayo

roasted cauliflower tacos

Cinco de Mayo recipes don’t get any better than these. The only real problem now is deciding which to make! Chicken Enchilada Casserole from Gimme Some Oven – Now THIS is comfort food. Mexican Grilled Polenta Pizza from Edible Perspective - Side bonus: the recipe is vegan & gluten-free. Canned Tuna Ceviche from Skinnytaste – So […]

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