Quinoa Potato Cakes & Mustard-Yogurt Sauce

Quinoa Potato Cakes Florentine in a skillet

Veggie burger of quinoa, potatoes, pumpkin seed meal and spinach, topped with a mustard-yogurt sauce. A couple of days ago, I posted about the newest addition to my evolving pantry - pumpkin seed meal; and promised to post this recipe that uses it in place of traditional wheat-based breadcrumbs. Making this simple change is such an easy way to make something just a little healthier, and natural. A baby step, so to ...

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The Perfect “His and Hers” Steak Dinner

cauliflower steaks with kale pesto on citrus salad

Cauliflower steaks, dry rubbed with chipotle spice, topped with a kale pesto and browned butter breadcrumbs, and laid over a citrus salad. There are challenges to shifting your eating patterns if you’re the only one in your family making that shift. This time last year, I was trying to be 100% vegetarian, while Myles patiently stayed on the sidelines waiting for me to come to my ...

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Winter Citrus Salad & Maple Vinaigrette

citrus salad with oranges, tangelos, beets, maple vinaigrette

Showcase colorful blood oranges and Satsuma tangerines in this easy, healthy winter salad dressed in a maple-orange juice vinaigrette. Swing by any market this month, and you'll find a startling variety of colorful, Rubenesque - plump oranges at their peak; heavy with natural juices, and sweet enough for a healthy, satisfying dessert . Here in California, we're lucky to have such a broad variety of oranges grown locally or nearby; so many kinds, in ...

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Moroccan Orange Salad with Quinoa

Orange Moroccan Salad with Arugula and Quinoa

Moroccan salad of oranges and kalamata olives dressed in a spicy vinaigrette. Add peppery arugula and quinoa for a vegetarian main dish. The topic for this month's Bloghop is Citrus, which is a perfect theme for this time of year for two big reasons. First, because I'm ready for lots of fruits and veggies after the holidays. I should add, that doesn't mean I won't be posting some citrus desserts this month, just that I'm not starting with ...

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Caramelized Squash and Kale Salad

Caramelized Acorn Squash and Kale Salad

Kale salad tossed in a cider and honey vinaigrette, topped by squash caramelized with brown sugar.   The celebrations of Christmas and Hanukkah are behind us; the hustle and bustle of  the New Year not quite here. In between, lies the gift of a few days of quiet; a natural pause, to exhale, and slip inside myself to reflect over the past year, and to think about the year ahead. Hardly revolutionary. In fact, this tradition is thought ...

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