Quinoa (keen-wa) is one of those grains that I love to use and it’s so versatile.  I first used this ancient grain back in 2007 and since then its been a staple in my cupboard.  Nutritionally, these grains are supercharged!  Antioxidant and anti-inflammatory rank high in nutrient richness and quinoa provides over twice the amount…

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What inspires you to cook?  Is it a photo from a food magazine, cookbook or simply food that’s in your refrigerator?  For me, it’s a combination and the other night it was the contents in my fridge that dictated what I would make for dinner.  I had a couple of heirloom tomatoes left from Lieb’s…

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I have tried a few chili recipes over the years but this one really makes your taste buds stand up and take notice of the textures and spices.  And, I did not miss the meat!  Quinoa has a pleasant, slightly crunchy, nutty taste. It can be used in salads, stuffing’s, risotto’s, breakfast cereal, desserts.  It…

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I enjoy combining raw vegetables and using them as an appetizer…fresh and pure instantly come to mind.  Plus there’s no need to worry about nutritional loss due to cooking.  This is such an easy recipe and looks wonderful on a plate!  Your family and friends will definitely take notice.  The avocado has been around for…

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I first started following Sweet Paul (blog) a few years ago before his on-line magazine came to life. His style is fresh and easy which are two schools of thought I try to use whenever I cook. So you could imagine how delighted I was when I read Paul was going to have his first…

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