Quinoa Breakfast Bowl

Breakfast can be a scramble to make, especially if you are very busy in the mornings!  I like to make breakfast ahead of time in the form of a casserole, quiche, or bowls….when I can.  Enjoy this whole grain make-ahead dish full of plant protein and fiber for a hearty breakfast and satiety.  This simple and tasty dish contains quinoa, pesto, sunflower seeds, tomatoes, and avocado.  Option to serve under a small bed of mixed greens.  I enjoy this breakfast as a cold or hot dish!  

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Sesame Poppy Banana Bread

Whole grain banana bread! Not too sweet and uniquely full of poppy seeds and sesame seeds! The more ripe the bananas are = more brown spots, the sweeter the bread will be. The excellent nutrition of poppy seeds per 1 oz include calcium, iron, protein, and fiber. Sesame seeds have a good source of calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus. If you wanna get crazy, add in chopped nuts or chocolate chips (I’d opt for the chocolate chips). The bread should keep for a few days and a little longer in the refrigerator. Either eat toasty or cold, straight out of the fridge with a little butter for a great breakfast or snack!

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Coconut Scones

Tropical coconut scones are perfect for mornings, midday snack times, or on-the-go! You can butter them all up you want, or choose the vegan path and use margarine. Add a toasty flavor with oven roasted coconut flakes! I like making a big batch of these scones and throwing them in the freezer for later use. 

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Southwestern Pasta Salad

Great summertime cold pasta salad full of veggies and protein. I made this for a Cinco de Mayo party and it was a great hit! Packed with tomatoes, corn, onion, cilantro, black beans, and cheese. Wonderful for any summer gathering or party! I also want to try adding crunchy, colorful bell peppers.

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Broccoli Stir-Fry with Rice Cake Noodles

A great versatile stir-fry recipe, full of healthy protein and a kick of ginger and spice! Make this as spicy as you can handle by adding more Sambal chili paste!  This is used a lot in Indonesia and Malaysia. I first discovered Sambal at a cookbook author talk at The Book Larder in Seattle. The chef wrote a Malaysian cookbook, which she discussed and cooked a recipe for us!

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Blueberry Lemon Muffins

Soft whole wheat blueberry muffin + lots of lemon zest! Don’t forget that fresh POP! These scream summertime especially with fresh fruit coming into season. Check out buying fresh blueberries and lemons at a local farmer’s market. Plus these can be made vegan by substituting soy milk + vinegar in place of the buttermilk.

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Sweet Potato Enchiladas

“Sweet Potato, Black Bean Enchiladas”
These healthy enchiladas are vegetarian and great to keep during the week for quick meals. They provide a good amount of vegetables and vitamin A and C from kale, sweet potatoes, and onion. The sweet-potato black bean filling is also versatile, not just to make enchiladas. It can be used as a side, a dip for chips, or served with rice. The unique ingredient in this recipe is soy sauce, which gives all the flavors an extra push without having that strong soy sauce taste. 

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