How To Cook Perfect Quinoa

The Best Soft & Fluffy Quinoa Quinoa became a staple in our kitchen long before I knew exactly what quinoa was, or even how to pronounce it for that matter. I associated the texture and purpose similar to rice, yet the taste much more defiant. Quinoa has a nutty flavor and a subtle and sweet…

Sunflower Flax Seed Muffins

Grain-Free High Fiber Muffins I’ve been having a lot of “getting older” moments lately, and I haven’t decided whether or not I like it just yet. After I wrote last week’s post, I felt a huge sense of relief because I was able to write and share exactly how I was feeling at this period…

Six Seed Grain-Free Granola

Chunky Grain Free Granola Clusters I will be the first to admit, I have a pretty boring pantry. We always have our essentials such as rice (fifty pounds to be exact), quinoa, oats, beans, and a variety of flours; however, we rarely have anything fun. Simply because things that we constitute as fun are also expensive or terrible…

Healthy Thai Lettuce Wraps

Simple Nutritious Ingredients & Ready In 30 Minutes   I think about three things when I’m planning out my meals (mostly dinners) for the week: 1. How can I pack as many nutrients into this dish as possible without compromising flavor and my budget? 2. How can I add as much flavor, or satisfaction, as possible…

Peppermint Fudge Brownies

Festive & Fudgey Brownies That Everyone Will Love Happy December, everyone! I can’t believe how quickly this year has gone by. I just finished my very last (fall) semester at Arizona State and only have one more semester until graduation. I could not be more excited/nervous/ready. To celebrate the end of my crazy semester and…

Maple & Quinoa Apple Crumble

Healthy Apple Crumble with Maple & Quinoa With temperatures barely reaching fifty degrees this weekend and not a blue sky in sight, I can confidently say that fall is finally here to stay. One of my very favorite autumn desserts is classic apple crumble with a thick streusel topping. Between the freshness of warm crisp fall…

Spicy Sweet Potato Chili

Chili is an all time favorite fall dish around here. There’s just nothing quite like enjoying a big bowl of warm legumes, soft sweet potatoes, and hearty ground turkey while watching our favorite football team, on a Sunday night. If I had to paint a picture of my perfect day, this just might be it. With…