Pesto Shrimp and Quinoa Stack


This took 8 minutes to put together. I know, it looks like it's super fancy but it's actually made with just a few simple ingredients - and having my food prep done for the week let me whip it together in less time than it took me to eat. :) To duplicate, you'll want to have some quinoa on hand and this pesto. Slice up a flavorful, organic tomato to add some color and sweetness and a little fresh parsley or basil, and you're in business. If you're doing the Body Fuel System, try out … [Read more...]

Dining In: Sesame Baked Chicken with Garlic and Greens


I am notorious for cooking fast, healthy dinners that taste so good friends say, I wish I could order this kind of food in a restaurant! I remember many dinners at nice places that had me scrambling to find something to order that was gluten free, wasn't cooked with a ton of saturated fat or sodium-drenched sauce, and tasted like real food - maybe you can relate? Bottom line is that having great food we can eat at home is key in building and maintaining a healthy body and lifestyle. We're … [Read more...]

Open Faced Portobello Sandwiches with Quinoa-Apple Filling and Balsamic Fig Puree


The thing about inventing new and delicious food is that the my creativity muse goes into SUPER POWER ACTION MODE when I'm cooking for someone I care about. Ask any great song writer, author, painter anybody who creates ANYTHING and they will tell you, we do our best work when motivated by love (or pain - but that's usually because of love - so it's the same thing!). In this case, I was motivated by my awesome friend Kate, who happens to be vegan. Cooking vegan is always a fun … [Read more...]

Sage Crusted Baked Cod with Blackberry Coulis


This might sound fancy, but it is one of the easiest things to pull together. Getting some fresh cod is a plus. I got about 3/4 of a pound for 2 servings. I served it over quinoa and steamed bok choy. Sage Crusted Baked Cod with Blackberry Coulis Yield: 2 servings You will need: baking sheet, medium saucepan with lid, double boiler or steamer basket, mixing bowl, fork 3/4 lb Cod filet 1 lemon 2-4 T olive oil 2-4 stalks fresh sage Sea salt and fresh ground pepper to taste 1/4 cup … [Read more...]

Second Breakfast: Quick Quinoa and Eggs

I love second breakfast...

I love second breakfast! That's usually when I like to eat eggs. Why second breakfast? Because eating multiple times throughout the day helps speed up your metabolism, keeps your energy levels stable all day long, and is one of the easiest ways I know to keep from making unhealthy choices about tempting foods. Today I made an awesome, nutritious, high-protein second breakfast/lunch with a cup of quinoa I had in the fridge, two eggs (and you could prepare them however you like, hard … [Read more...]