Warm Potato, Quinoa and Cabbage Salad

The days one starts feeling a slight nip in the air in the early morning or evening we know it’s almost fall. I really look forward to this time of the year; it’s just so exciting for me! If it’s … Continue reading

Quinoa Corn Vegan Bhel (savory snack)

Ever since I was a little girl, I remember the one thing I would look forward to every day was my evening snack. After coming back from school and before going out to play or doing homework, I would just … Continue reading

Quinoa and Cauliflower Buffalo Bites

I am always trying to create new recipes for healthy vegetarian appetizers that still keep the bold party flavors going strong. Buffalo wings are usually a crowd favorite. So when I recently came across Tieghan’s recipe for Buffalo Quinoa bites I was … Continue reading

Almond Cranberry Granola

Whenever I go to a farmers market, artisan granola is one of my favorite things to buy. It’s one of those multi-faceted snacks that you can easily use for a snack, a dessert, a topping for Greek yogurt/ice cream, or … Continue reading

Meatless Monday: Tofu, Quinoa and Beans Chili

We all know from the countless scientific studies that constantly inundate us that eating vegetarian meals all or most of the time can prove extremely beneficial for us. The benefits of making this dietary change vary all the way from … Continue reading

Cauliflower Broccoli Quinoa Burgers/Tikkis

I’m always looking for ways to sneak vegetables into meals, and making this Cauliflower Broccoli Quinoa burger is a fantastic way to accomplish that. It totally transforms these veggies into these wonderful, flavorful, juicy burgers – or Tikkis (Indian street … Continue reading

Protein: Add Some Muscle to Your Food!

What exactly are proteins?

A big misconception is that consuming protein is mostly important for athletes or people who work out a lot. That is simply not true. Protein is an essential component of our diet, and, is in fact critical for our health.  It is even called a macronutrient like carbohydrates and fats, since all three of these are required in large quantities by the body (unlike vitamins and minerals – micronutrients that are required in smaller quantities). In our bodies, all of our cells, tissues, skin, muscles, blood, bones and organs are mainly comprised of proteins. Even enzymes, hormones and other chemicals are made up of proteins (Osterweil).

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