08 1 / 2012
This is one of my favorite dinners, quinoa is extremely high in protein and really fills you up (yerp no midnight snack) plus is delicious! I hope you enjoy =]
- ¾ to 1cup of quinoa
- 14 ounces extra firm tofu
- 1 table spoon soy sauce
- ½ tsp garlic powder
- 1 cup of celery
- ½ cup red peppers (chopped small)
- 1 cup of chickpeas
- 2 table spoons of olive oil
- 1 crushed garlic clove
- 1 bay leaf
- ½ tsp thyme leaf
- ½ tsp ground coriander
- ½ tsp cumin
- ½ tsp salt
- ¼ tsp turmeric
- ¼ tsp dried ginger
- Fresh ground pepper
- Cook quinoa according directions on packaging
- Dry and slice the tofu into thin 1 inch squares
- Toss the tofu in a bowl with the soy sauce and garlic powder
- Spray Pam on a frying pan and saute the tofu until golden brown
- Leave the tofu aside for now
- Heat garlic and oil in a frying pan on medium heat for a few minutes
- Add the chickpeas, red peppers, and celery into the pan, cook until the chickpeas are golden
- Add all of the spices except for the pepper into the pan and sauté for 5- 10 min
- If dry, add about ½ cup of water to pan, let cook for a couple of minutes then stir in the cooked quinoa
- Add the cooked tofu to the frying pan and let heat for a couple minutes
- Add the pepper and extra salt to your liking
- Severe with a side of apple sauce (optional)
- Eat! YUM!
02 1 / 2012
- One cup of unseasoned pistachios (no shells!)
- About 1 tablespoon of olive oil
- 1 – 4 tablespoons of sugar in the raw (depending on your sweet tooth)
- Slowly add the pistachios into a blender (preferably magic bullet) until crushed
- Add the olive oil into the blender occasionally stirring, the butter gets creamier as you go (be patient)
- Add the sugar a little at a time, according to your taste
- Spread on whole-wheat toast and eat, YUM!
01 1 / 2012
Happy New Year! I’m sure most of you had fun partying last night (i know i did), but your liver did not! Start 2012 off healthy, and make your liver happy by eating/drinking the items listed below!
1.) Green Tea
- supper classy
- supper yummy
-contains antioxidants that help your liver function properly!
- DELICIOUS and easy to use, throw some on your sandwich or salad, or mash some up and make some yummy guac
- helps the liver produce glutathione which the liver needs to cleanse harmful toxins!
3.) Beets and Carrots
- wonderful for the overall function of your liver
- taste great raw or even in the juicer!
4.) Leafy Green Veggies
- Spianch and Kale and arugula! Oh my!
- put them on a sandwich, use them for a salad or throw them in the juicer with some beets and carrots!
-Leafy greems have super powers! They can suck environmental toxins out of your bloodstream so that your liver doesn’t have to do so much work, yay!
5.) Grape Fruit
- you can eat it or drink it, either way it is very beneficial to your abused liver
- high in antioxidants, helps to enhance the production of liver detoxification enzymes
31 12 / 2011
Winter White Bean Salad. BEANS! BEANS! they’re good for your heart…
Yield 4 servings
Time 10 minutes (more if using dried beans)
- large sauce pan with lid
- wooden spoon
- 1 c dried white beans* OR 15 oz canned white beans
- ½ c olive oil
- 1 c red onion, diced
- ½ t coarse salt
- 2 medium carrots, thinly sliced
- 2 medium celery stalks, thinly sliced
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 2 T rosemary, minced
- dash of paprika OR crushed red pepper flakes
- ¼ c water
- ½ c oil-packed sun-dried tomatoes, drained and chopped
- ½ pound smoked mozzarella, diced
- ½ c red wine vinegar
- 2-3 c arugula, roughly torn or chopped
Directions Heat oil over high heat, add onion and salt, and sauté for 2 minutes. Stir carrots, celery, garlic, rosemary, and paprika and sauté 1 minute. Add water, cover, and cook about 2 minutes, until carrots and celery are just tender.
Remove from heat, stir in remaining ingredients except arugula, taste, and adjust seasonings.
Toss with arugula and serve warm.