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platter of red quinoa halloumi salad

Red Quinoa Halloumi Salad

February 28, 2023

platter of red quinoa halloumi salad

Light meals are not just for warmer weather. Above all, we always crave colorful crunchy platters of protein loaded with fruits and veggies. Winter fruits and vegetables make lovely salads. Continue reading

red quinoa and black lentils with kabocha squash

january 18, 2013



There is nothing  more satisfying than eating a meal that sticks with you for hours and makes you feel just right : invigorated and not drowsy, satiated and not bloated, comforted, yet knowing you have eaten your carbs virtuously.  Today’s vegan meal is brain food.  High protein black lentils and red quinoa, paired with the antioxidant power of cashews and dried cranberries, plus the beta-carotene of kabocha squash, et voila!  Food for the brain, and the hungry belly.  Sure, it all sounds healthy, but what you really want to know is…does it taste good?  The answer is a resounding yes. Chewed thoughtfully (this meal cannot be fully appreciated on the run, as both lentils and quinoa require some jaw power) with a wispy side salad and your favorite beverage, this dish satisfies and uplifts the spirit.  I call this dinner, but you may offer it up as a filling side dish; it would be welcome at any dinner or brunch buffet, enjoyed by diners of any persuasion.

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