Beet Salad

4 red beets or  1 package of home frozen beets, thawed and sauted in butter slightly 2 tablespoons pancetta, cubed 1/4 cup hazelnuts, toasted 1/4 cup crumbled Blue or Feta cheese or to taste 1 tablespoon Italian Parsley, chopped fine 2 tablespoons white wine vinegar 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil Sea salt and pepper,…

Quinoa Stuffed Tomatoes with Crimini Mushrooms

This wonderful recipe was given to me by a wonderful gal in North Dakota, and her name is also Christine. It is very tasty! Another reason to use Quinoa.   Marsala Braised Quinoa with Crimini Mushrooms In Roasted Tomato 4 servings • 1 cup Red  Quinoa + 2 cups Water, prepared in rice cooker (you…

Double Chocolate Almond Cookies (gluten free)

DOUBLE ALMOND CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES 2 ½ cups  almond flour ½ tsp.  salt ½ tsp.  baking soda ½ cup  grapeseed oil ½ cup agave nectar 2 tsp.  vanilla ½ cup  dark chocolate chips ½ cup  sliced  and toasted almonds In a large bowl, combine almond flour, salt and baking soda. In a medium bowl combine…

Indian Flavored Stuffed Cauliflower

  Stuffed Caulifower This interesting vegetable has an Indian taste, very good! Just precook a head of cauliflower and then gently push in all the goodies for the stuffing. If you would like a milder version look below for one that has breadcrumbs in. Fun taste of change for you to try! For Tomato Sauce:…

Lentils with Red Wine and Herbs

Lentils with Red Wine and Herbs Ingredients 1 1/2 cups  green lentils (12 ounces) Salt 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil 1 small red onion, finely chopped 1 garlic clove, minced 1/4 cup dry red wine 1 packed cup baby spinach (2 ounces) 1/2 cup chicken stock 1 tablespoon crème fraîche 4 lightly packed cups arugula…

Wheat Berry Salad

Wheat Berries may be something most of you may not have tried. Eating with wheat berries can be fun and also tasty. Wheat berries are grains of wheat that are the whole kernels without an outer shell. Store in a container in a cool, dark, cool area. Always rinse the berries to remove any debris…

Wild Rice and Mango Salad

Here is my lunch for the next couple days, I will add the nuts right before I eat it! Wild Rice and Mango Salad 1  cup raw wild rice 1 large mango 1/4  cup dried cranberries soaked in hot water 1  cup toasted pecan halves or pieces or sliced almonds 1 cup  mint or parsley…

Quinoa with Oranges and Pine Nuts

Quinoa is really good for salads and very healthy for you. Try to eat it at least once a week in 2011! This will come together in less than 25 minutes. QUINOA SALAD WITH ORANGES AND PINE NUTS Ingredients 2 cups water 1 cup quinoa, rinsed well under cool running water 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive…