Quinoa Holiday Dressing

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Quinoa makes an excellent whole-grain alternative to bread or rice in holiday dressing. This recipe is traditionally flavored with fresh sage, thyme, and rosemary, with the addition of mushrooms, greens and almonds. Ingredients: 3 cups water 1-1/2 cups dry quinoa 1 large yellow onion, chopped 3 ribs celery, sliced 10-12 mushrooms, sliced 1 teaspoon granulated […]

Creamy Mushroom Soup

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If you have fond memories of Cream of Mushroom soup from the can like I do, you will enjoy this soup—even more so than the canned, whose appeal is largely due to its high salt content. This recipe leaves out the salt but not the flavor. Mushrooms are one of my favorite foods, and there […]

BBQ Beans & Greens

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If you miss the tangy, sweet flavor of BBQ sauce, but not all the salt and sugar, you will love this recipe. It’s easy to make and uses pineapple as its secret ingredient. This is a guest recipe by Katie Mae, whom I teach with at TrueNorth Health Center in Santa Rosa, CA. Katie Mae […]

Favorite Holiday Recipes

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Below are some favorite traditional and non-traditional holiday recipes from my blog. Enjoy! Appetizers: Chickpea & Avocado Spread Tu-no Salad Wraps Roasted Red Pepper Hummus Kabocha Bean Dip Salads: Caesar-y Salad Creamy Coleslaw 4-Bean Salad Cabbage Salad with Dijon-lime Dressing Roasted Vegetable Salad with Creamy Dill Dressing Macaroni Salad Quinoa Salad with Currants and Pistachios […]

Black Bean & Rice Stew

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This satisfying, chunky stew is a breeze to make since you can use canned beans and tomatoes. This dish is perfect for cozy dinners or easy, filling lunches for work. Ingredients: 1 cup water (for sautéing) 1 large yellow onion, chopped 4 cloves fresh garlic, minced 2 ribs celery, diced 8 button or crimini mushrooms, […]