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Vegetable Sesame Slaw Over Coconut Quinoa

  This recipe originated from a thought for fried rice. I did not want to make it as complicated (not that fried rice is complicated, but this is crazy simple). I put some of the dressing on the bottom of a quart mason jar, then the grain, then vegetables. Its a perfect to go container! … Continue reading »

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Coconut Quinoa

1 cup quinoa 1 cup coconut milk 1 1/4 cup water Pinch Salt Put quinoa, coconut water and water in a pot with pinch of salt. Bring to boil, reduce to low and cover, letting cook until quinoa is done, about 30 minutes.  

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Brussel Sprout and Radicchio Salad

    I started making this raw brussel sprout salad when I started my love affair with brussel sprouts. I used to hear so many people say they didn’t like them, only to find out they had only had them boiled whole. YUCK.  This here is not only an awesome salad, but is Conscious Cleanse … Continue reading »

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Cauliflower Puree

  This is a side dish that I actually cook a lot. I like to buy the golden cauliflower when I see it in the store, the flavor profile is the same, but it has a beautiful golden hue.  *Note: Go ahead and experiment, but I have noticed that the purple variety becomes  a very … Continue reading »

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Chimmichurri

  This is a great condiment, added to anything gives it a fresh yet acidic punch. It might be too strong for some people on vegetables, but meat will stand up to it.   1 bunch parsley 6-10 cloves garlic 3/4 cup olive oil 2 TBSP red wine vinegar TBSP red onion Handful cilantro Few … Continue reading »

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Kalamata Garbanzo Bean Salad

I though this would be a good mid afternoon snack to energize and perk us up a bit! Toss on top of spinach or arugula  for more of a salad.  Serve with the Lemon Dill Asparagus Soup for a nice soup and salad!   Kalamata Garbanzo Bean Salad At least 4 servings 1 1/2 cup … Continue reading »

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Kale Chips!

  Kale chips are quick, easy and simple when you know what you are doing. Make these a couple of times and you will be a pro.  You  can start adding other seaonings if you like, but this simple and clean flavor is a big hit around my house!   1 bunch curly kale (I … Continue reading »

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