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Recipes using quinoa, brown rice, wheatberries, farro, whole wheat pasta and more.

Whole Wheat Ricotta Gnocchi & Herbed Mushrooms

Whole Wheat Ricotta Gnocchi & Herbed Mushrooms

I haven’t had much luck with making homemade pasta in the past.  I’ve tried and even had my own pasta making press at one point, but I found it super challenging and lots of work.  But NOW that I’ve discovered whole wheat ricotta gnocchi and I’m […]

Whole Wheat Sweet Potato Pancakes with Citrus Spiced Syrup

Whole Wheat Sweet Potato Pancakes with Citrus Spiced Syrup

These whole wheat sweet potato pancakes are so good you will want to eat them for breakfast, lunch and dinner.  And what makes them so good is the delicious homemade syrup flavored with citrus, cinnamon, anise and cloves.  It takes a little bit of extra […]

My favorite healthy whole grains

My favorite healthy whole grains

Are you tired of your basic everyday grains and looking to change up your menu just a bit?  Here are my favorite healthy whole grains that I use regularly for my meals and meal prep. I know that nutrition still matters even when I am […]

Eat your way to a healthier heart

Eat your way to a healthier heart

February is all about hearts.  From Valentine’s Day, where we celebrate and honor the people we love in our life, to American Heart Month, where The American Heart Association and other organizations inform the public more about heart health.  Eating your way to a healthier […]

Eating plant-based protein • Quinoa and spinach stuffed sweet potato

Eating plant-based protein • Quinoa and spinach stuffed sweet potato

Protein is one of the three macronutrients our body needs to function.  The other two macronutrients are fat and carbohydrates.  The foods that we eat are made up of these three macronutrients in varying amounts.  I hear lots of talk about concerns with not getting […]

Quinotto with Winter Squash and Greens

Quinotto with Winter Squash and Greens

Do you like risotto?  If so, I think you will love this protein packed variation called quinotto!! Autumn has always been my favorite season.  The colors, the leaves changing, the cooler weather, the arrival of apples and other fall produce, and of course the food […]

Whole Wheat Banana Cacao Pancakes

Whole Wheat Banana Cacao Pancakes

I love pancakes but don’t always indulge because I end up feeling overly full and bloated, and deep into a dark sugar coma within an hour of eating.  While intuitive eating gives me the freedom to eat the foods I enjoy, it also includes tuning […]

Spicy Lentil and Brown Rice Stuffed Peppers

Spicy Lentil and Brown Rice Stuffed Peppers

Today, let’s cook up some lentils!!!  In this vegetarian makeover of a traditional comfort food, red bell peppers are filled with a spicy mixture of lentils and brown rice.  I enjoy cooking with lentils because they packed full of nutrients and are actually a really […]