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Spicy Black-Bean Soup recipe. Flo Living breakfast and brunch ideas - Flo Living. I don’t know about you, but I love my food porn. I love looking at pretty pictures of artfully arranged dishes. Just this week I’ve been salivating over the Breakfast Criminals colorful and creative ideas for the first meal of the day. I love that they sell an Instagram-friendly heart shaped bowl too, which will make you smile over breakfast every day. However, I’m also a super busy lady. I have a baby to take care of and a business to run. So I don’t always have a whole lot of time to put into creating a beautiful breakfast for myself and my family. Sometimes I just need it to tick my top boxes – to be healthy, tasty, and sustain me until lunch. The benefits of a big breakfast Research shows that starting your day with a big breakfast will improve your fertility and decrease hormonal imbalance symptoms. With this in mind, I want to share with you my personal favorite breakfast and brunch ideas.

Weekday ideas Weekend indulgences Chocolate Avocado Pudding on Toast (this beats Nutella!) Alisa. 15 Minute Udon Miso Noodle Soup. Monday, July 19, 2010 Fast food Japanese style! Start to finish, this healthy and light Japanese Udon Miso Noodle Soup takes less than 15 minutes. Udon noodles are white, fat ‘n slighty chewy, wheat-based noodles from Japan. You can find them in the refrigerated section of your Asian grocery store and many regular grocery stores. They also come in dried noodle form too, but I prefer the fresh, already-cooked noodles. If you can’t find (or you don’t eat wheat), substitute with any type of noodles, even regular ol’ linguine noodles. The type of mushrooms I used in the recipe is called shimeji mushrooms, or white beech mushrooms. What makes this udon miso soup so flavorful is the addition of miso. Here’s a short video of how to make Japanese Udon Miso Noodle Soup with a great tip on what NOT to do with miso. So this recipe is from Cat Cora’s Classics With a Twist cookbook.

Since I was in NYC when Cat was in Tampa, my assistant attended and got a chance to interview her. Leave a Comment. The Seasonal Family, an unrefined blog: Slow Cooker Beans. My family loves beans. Nobody put it better than Doris Day when she sang "tacos, enchiladas and beans". One of our favourites, black beans. Since I have decided against buying foods in tin cans at the grocery stores, I've been trying to perfect making beans at home from scratch.

I've tried them on the stove, first time, hard as rocks. The second time, they were still a bit tough but at least chewable. Before cooking them, I recommend soaking the beans overnight or a minimum of 6 hours. Soaking the beans breaks down the oliogosaccharides that build up in the beans during the last stage of growing. Slow Cooker Beans 2 cups of dried beans soaked for at least 6 hours 6 cups of fresh filtered water (do not cook beans in soaking water) 1 piece of kombu 2 teaspoons sea salt In your slow cooker add soaked beans, water, kombu and sea salt. Turn on high for about 2-3 hours or low for 4-6 hours (depending on make and heat level of slow cooker) or until tender. Chef Momma. Roasted Vegetables with Pesto. After my recent rant about pesto, I thought it only fair to share a new dish using home made pesto sauce. This recipe gets bonus point for being easy. It’s something you can throw in the oven to cook, then grill a piece of fish or chicken while it’s cooking and you have a meal in about half an hour.

These vegetables are something I’ve been making at least once a week for the past couple of months. To give credit where it is due, the dish was inspired by my mother, who offered up some vegetables out of her refrigerator before going out of town for a week. She suggested I roast the eggplant and tomatoes together with the mushrooms. I added a few other ingredients and served it during a weekend away with friends. This recipe is extremely adaptable: It can be served hot from the oven, at room temperature, or even cold, like an antipasto salad.Don’t have one of the ingredients? Roasted Vegetables with Pesto Ingredients Instructions Heat oven to 400 degrees.

Notes Like this: Like Loading... Recipe: Vegetable yakisoba : Alive. Red Lentils with Garlic and Onions. Homemade GFCFSF White Sauce. Pomegranate Juice Packs a Powerful Punch: Do It Yourself, Easy, Squeezy! The juicy, red pomegranate is in season now, from September through January, and it’s a great time to take a few home and start drinking some pomegranate juice! The health benefits abound and squeezing the juice is so much less expensive than buying the bottled juice—and a lot easier than you probably think!

You don’t need a machine or any equipment, surprisingly! (No, you don’t have to squeeze every tiny little seed into a glass!) The ruby-like seeds are filled with the most powerful anti-oxidants of all fruits and contain more than a glass of red wine, green tea, blueberries and cranberries. A single glass of pomegranate juice can provide you with 40% of the daily requirement of folic acid, and vitamin A, C and E plus calcium, phosphorus, potassium, iron, niacin, thiamin, folates and riboflavin. What doesn’t pomegranate juice do? It seems likes there is no bodily function that can’t be improved by a daily intake of pomegranate juice!

The Easy Rolling Method to Juice a Pomegranate: Dr. Sweet Potato Gnocchi. This recipe features Southern grown North Carolina sweet potatoes and kale – two of my very favorite foods!! Cinnamony, doughy gnocchi melt in your mouth while kale provides a chewy (and nutritious) backbone to the plate! This recipe is a bit long, but it is still very easy and TOTALLY WORTH THE TROUBLE!!! I promise 2 12oz sweet taters3/4 tsp kosher salt1/2 tsp cinnamon1 egg1.5-2 cups whole wheat flour1/2 tbsp canola oil1/2 tbsp butter1/2 tsp chopped rosemary Start by baking two large sweet potatoes in the oven. (If you have them as leftovers – all the better!) Bake sweet taters at 375-400* for about an hour, until a knife easily pushes through. Cut fully-baked taters lengthwise and open up to cool for 10-15 minutes. Scrape skins and discard (yum!) Add salt, cinnamon, and 1 egg and stir together until well-incorporated. Begin adding flour here. When you stick a finger in it, it will baaaaarely give back a little push (rather than making a perfect mold of your finger).

Honey Vs. Stevia. Before I get into this subject I need to say that the best thing for health and weight loss is to avoid sugar in all it's forms. However, even though this blog is called "The Primal Home", I am not some super fit, never eat a carb, crossfitter. (Although I greatly admire these types- I'm just not there yet.) For my family, especially the kids, we enjoy something lightly sweet on occasion. I usually use honey to accomplish this. I've been getting a lot of comments on my recipes asking if stevia can be substituted for honey. Honestly I've never used stevia before. I've been hearing so much about stevia that I decided to do some investigating. Honey Our caveman ancestors would most definitely eaten honey, although it would have been rare.

I don't plan on replacing my honey completely but I do think I will pick up some stevia the next time I'm at the store and play around with it a little. You may also like: Basic Flaxseed Bread Flax Seed Bread) Recipe - - 450171. Baked Falafel Recipe - Falafel Recipes. Nori Crusted Salmon Recipe | How to Cook Nori Crusted Salmon - Free Recipes. How to Make Almond Milk at Home. It’s not any cheaper to make vs. buy. But it sure is way the hell funner to blend and make almond milk at home… Almonds: raw vs 24-Hour Soaked If ever there was a case for hydration to battle wrinkles in the war on aging, this is it. How to Make Almond Milk at Home 2 cups raw almonds 2 cups water for soaking 2 cups water for blending pinch of salt Soak raw almonds in 2 cups of water for 24-48 hours.

Drain water and rinse almonds. Blend soaked almonds with 2 cups of fresh water at high speed for about 2 minutes. Season with a tiny pinch of salt. Store almond milk in refrigerator and use within 2 days. raw almonds: best to get from your local farmers’ market, as you never really know … nut milk bag: PureJoyPlanet on amazon blender: Vitamix follow TheDelicious on instagram. How to Cook Steel Cut Oats in a Rice Cooker. [The Oatmeal Project, Day 8: Greek Yogurt, Strawberries and Thyme] I’m the kind of girl who needs to be needed. I have to be in a relationship in which the other person can’t live without me, can’t function without my being right there by its side, adjusting the temperature, stirring constantly, for the entire 20 minutes, 15 for chewy. Oh yeah, we’re talking about oats. (Relationships are for that other blog.)

But I just realized that while it sure makes me feel good to go out of my way, to take more time than necessary, to be inconvenienced out of love, to be needed, there are times, very rare, but there are times, when “being needed” is ever so teeny tiny bit donttakethiswrongway…annoying. That’s when a rice cooker comes in very handy. The rice cooker for oats is just as easy the Overnight “Quick” Method, but it requires neither forethought nor an entire night’s time.

We might have a new favorite way of cooking oats. Steel Cut Oats in Rice Cooker Ingredients Directions Press “on.” How to Make Easy 3-Ingredient Energy Bars at Home Cooking Lessons from The Kitchn. Previous image Next image Power bars! Make them at home with only three ingredients and a food processor.

Prepare for your minds to be blown. Ready? Homemade energy bars. Three ingredients. I am a huge fan of chewy, nutty, fruit-filled energy bars of the sort made by Lärabar. I tinkered with ratios a bit, but in the end, I decided to take the most straight-forward path: equal parts dried fruits, nuts, and pitted dates. My favorite is still cherries, almonds, and dates (which are pictured here), but you can swap out the cherries and almonds for any dried fruit or nut.

You can also play around with adding other ingredients into the mix: a few tablespoons of chia seeds, a handful of coconut, even some chocolate chips. Making energy bars really is that simple. How to Make Easy 3-Ingredient Energy Bars at Home Makes 8 large bars or 16 small square-shaped bars What You Need Ingredients 1 cup nuts 1 cup dried fruit 1 cup (12-15 whole) pitted dried dates, preferably Medjool Instructions. 8 Healthy Smoothies Made With 3 Ingredients. Black Rice, Roasted Chickpeas, Kale & Cashew Salad | Health Is Happiness. This is one of those recipes that just came together on the go. I assure you that when I started out I didn’t expect that I was going to end up with a black rice, roasted chickpea, kale, cashew salad with a citrus, sesame, mint dressing. I can tell you that I am extremely happy that I did though. It was so good that I made it again the next night for a friend.

The only thing I knew when I started cooking is that I was going to cook black rice. It was my first time cooking black rice. I was imagining a more robust tough grain that would be difficult to match with flavors. This salad is the result of the evening’s musing. I had been hearing a lot about black rice and its nutritional benefits, but had never seen it in store or ever tried it. It’s health benefits are a huge bonus. I found my black rice at the Montreal Health Food Expo. This picture gives you an idea of how big I tear up the kale leaves. I hope you enjoy this salad. Black Rice, Roasted Chickpeas, Kale & Cashew Salad For Dressing. Vegetarian Bean Chili | Health Is Happiness. Chili is one of those dishes that has the ability to please meat eaters and vegetarians alike.

Meat eaters often seem to be happy eating vegetarian chili if it is a good one. It is also a great warming winter meal, and although we are getting closer to spring we are still in the dead of winter. As I look outside at the moment the snow is coming down. Chili sounds great. This vegetarian bean chili is a seriously hearty chili. I mean serious. I highly recommend grinding your own spices if you can. This isn’t to say I never use pre ground spices. In addition to the typical chili powder spices, cumin, coriander, chilis, oregano, I added cocoa powder and cinnamon. This vegetarian bean chili came about because I needed a quick meal when I got back from Toronto and hadn’t gone grocery shopping. What do you usually put into your vegetarian chili? Vegetarian Bean Chili Note: If you don’t have whole dried chilies, use crushed red chilies or cayenne pepper.

Garnish: cilantro and avocado 1. 2. 3. 4. Main Courses | Health Is Happiness. Vegan Mushroom Risotto Vegan Risotto? I know a lot of you may be skeptical, but give it a chance. On top of the lack of cheese and butter that traditional risotto is made with this one is made with short grain brown rice! Vegan mushroom risotto with brown rice. “Can’t be good” you are probably thinking to yourself, especially if you don’t like mushrooms. Well it is! Take it from someone who would not even eat mushrooms as a child. Making risotto is not difficult, although it does take a little bit of time. Black Bean, Yucca and Plantain Stew Winter is still here, no one can deny that.

This particular stew creation came about because my girlfriend and I were obsessed with making a particular recipe over and over again, because it was so delicious, pretty easy to make, and always provided us with plenty of leftovers for lunch. Continue reading Creamy Vegan Macaroni and Cheese Macaroni and cheese, a not so healthy North American classic. Continue reading Baked Stuffed Squash Continue reading. Coconut Cashew Chia Pudding with Strawberries | Health Is Happiness. The original idea for this recipe came from Anna (a coworker) who asked if I was making a special smoothie for Canada day (July1).

She had been disappointed when I had made nothing for our provincial holiday on June 24 (St. Jean Baptiste). I loved the idea and was excited to create something yummy that was red and white like the Canadian flag. When Anna made the suggestion, I immediately thought of strawberries since they are in season. It took me a few days to figure out exactly what I was going to make with strawberries, but I knew I wanted to use cashews and coconut for the white part of the dessert To be honest when I started preparing the dish I wasn’t even completely sure what I was going to add and how I was going to put it together. It was a process of adding a little bit of a few different ingredients until I was happy with the result.

I split the pudding in half and added chia seeds to half of it, then put it the fridge to set. Serves 2 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Related posts: Comments. Baked Falafel Recipe - Falafel Recipes. The Life-Changing Loaf of Bread. It took me a long time to settle on the title for this post. Why? Because it’s quite a statement to suggest that a humble loaf of bread will change your life. I am willing to be so bold. When I began eating healthier, bread was definitely on my hit list. Not because bread is inherently “bad” (in my books nothing is that black and white), but that I knew when I was basing three meals a day around a loaf of crusty, white French loaf, something had to give. I realized that if I replaced a few slices of bread a day, I could make room for things like greens, fresh fruits, legumes, and that I would be getting more nutrients from the same amount of calories. Light bulb moment.

Now, that isn’t to say that my love affair with bread ended there. People often ask me why I don’t bake my own bread, and the answer is simple: the Danes just do it better. It wasn’t until I went for lunch at a friend’s place a couple weeks ago that my life changed. But what does this have to do with bread? Third. 1. Healthy Soup Recipes – YouBeauty. Brown Rice Curry Recipe. Spiced Red Lentil, Tomato, and Kale Soup. Sluttishly Vegetarian: Veggie Thai Burgers. Oven Baked Sweet Potato Fries Recipe. $2 Meal Week day 5: Black Bean and Brown Rice Burgers | The Everyday Vegetarian. Gluten Free Recipes. Grilled Salt & Vinegar Potatoes Recipe. Vegan. Vegetarian Restaurants, Vegan Restaurant, Natural Health Food Stores Guide by HappyCow.

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