Start The Day With Lemon Blueberry Quinoa

A tasty and healthy alternative to oatmeal, Lemon Blueberry Quinoa is high in protein and fiber. The classic combination of blueberries and lemon with a touch of maple syrup is a wonderful sweet tart mix in flavor. Rinse the quinoa well before cooking to remove bitterness. For vegan, use your favorite milk substitute like soy, almond, etc., or try a vanilla milk for even more flavor.

Quinoa cooked in milk with fruit can be adapted with other fruit such as strawberries, mixed berries, and blackberries. Your family can start the day with a warm tasty bowl of fruit quinoa any time of the year. If you cook it ahead, store in a bowl with a lid in the refrigerator. I even know someone who likes it better cold and takes it for lunch to work.

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Spring Vegetable Frittata

Happy Memorial Day to everyone in the USA. Take time today to remember those who gave their lives to keep us free.

A frittata is an Italian egg dish. Unlike the French quiche, a frittata does not have a crust. Today’s recipe adds fresh spring vegetables to the egg and milk. You can adapt this frittata recipe to add many types of vegetables. If you roast root vegetables in the winter, use left overs in a frittata. Summer is a great time for all types of fresh garden vegetables. This dish is perfect for breakfast, brunch or lunch, and even a light supper.

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Banana Walnut Muffins

I love a good muffin that doesn’t have too much fat.  I also love banana bread with its moist, rich texture and taste.  Today I’m sharing muffins made with ripe bananas and a sprinkle of walnuts.  If you can’t eat walnuts, like my sister, add pecans. They’re always delicious.  One of the things I love about muffins is they are great for breakfast, as a snack, or even as a dessert with less fat and sugar than cupcakes.  You can’t go wrong. Read More

Tuna Stuffed Avocado

Tuna Stuffed Avocado is a terrific starter or lunch. I’m using pouches of tuna as pouch processing requires a shorter cooking time, which leaves the texture of tuna firmer, and results in a fresher-tasting product. You can use canned tuna too.  The tuna salad is not the classic one I’ve enjoyed since childhood, but it is full of flavor. Quick and easy to make with a few great ingredients, you’ll find you will use it many times for a spur of the moment healthy meal.
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Valentine’s Brunch with Red Roses & Alstroemeria

I’m celebrating Valentine’s Day with a brunch. The table is based on a new red runner with lace I got at the beginning of January at Ross For Less. It’s perfect for Valentine’s Day but would work well for many other occasions – Christmas, Memorial Day, and 4th of July.  The centerpiece today is a bouquet I made from red roses, red alstroemeria, and white baby’s breath. I put the flowers in a plain red glass vase.

 

 

 

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