quinoa

Seed, Fruit & Nut Bread

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A couple of months ago my mom and I ran a 5k in Irvine. This was the first 5k I had run in almost 12 years, and my mom’s first ever 5k. Needless to say, we were a bit proud of ourselves. We celebrated afterwards with a visit to my favorite bakery, 85°C Bakery Cafe. […]

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5 Steps For Cleaning Your Plate & Loving the Body You Feed (+ Veggie Quinoa Lasagna!)

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 “We are indeed much more than what we eat, but what we eat can nevertheless help us to be much more than what we are.” ~ Adelle Davis My new series, Food Is Medicine, isn’t going to be me preaching to you about special diets, or one “right” way to do things.  For one, I […]

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Quinoa Patties Stuffed With Goat Cheese & Mushrooms

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Quinoa patties stuffed with goat cheese and mushrooms 4 Servings Prep: 30 min. Cook: 15 min. Ingredients For the patties: 2 cups cooked quinoa 2 eggs lightly beaten 1 cup panko breadcrumbs 3/4 cup whole wheat flour 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese, grated 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme 1/2 cup dried porcini mushrooms, […]

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Zakkoku Mai Onigiri—Japanese Mixed Grain Rice Balls

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Inevitably when I make a pot of rice to go along with dinner we don’t eat it all.  More often than not, the rice that is left over isn’t enough to accompany another meal.  So what to do with that little bit of leftover rice?  This conundrum presented itself the other day after we had […]

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Zakkoku Mai—Japanese Rice With Mixed Grains

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A favorite discovery of mine while living in Japan was zakkoku mai—Japanese rice mixed with seeds and grains. Zakkoku mai is a great addition to a meal in place of regular rice. Not only is it nutritious, adding nutrients and fiber to the rice, but it’s delicious. It has a wonderful subtle nutty flavor and […]

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