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Food Yoga – 20 Minute Dinner!! (Quinoa with Brussels Sprouts)

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Derailed. My list is dust in the wind. With snow, classes to teach and take a run to the grocery store is no longer a part of the day. That’s life though, right? Best laid plans and all that? Right now I have work to do and a hunger to quell.

Pish- no worries. In 20 minutes you too can prepare a tasty and nutritious meal for your family. This also allows you to play whatever music you want during dinner (see Annette Bening).


  • Brussels sprouts
  • Quinoa
  • Onion
  • Garlic cloves
  • Fresh oregano
  • Lime juice
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Gently pulse everything (except the lime juice) in your food processor.

  1. Prepare quinoa according to package directions.
  2. Heat 2 T olive oil in a dutch oven oven or pan
  3. Add sprouts mixture
  4. Add lime juice
  5. Gently saute for 2 minutes
  6. Fold in quinoa
  7. Gently saute for 3 minutes
  8. Remove from…

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Whole Foods to Require GMO Labeling – Finally


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My observation has been that despite its plethora of free-range, organic products and its earth-tone hued packaging artistically displayed on its softly lit shelves –  Whole Foods Market is not without a few puzzling inconsistencies.  For one, CEO John Mackey has come under attack for a few things – claiming that global warming isn’t that bad, comparing Obama care to fascism, demonstratively espousing capitalism and the free market… But perhaps most surprising of all, Whole Foods has been somewhat wishy-washy and unwilling to draw a completely straight line in the sand when it comes to GMOs… until now.

It appears Whole Foods is taking a strong stand in favor of GMO labeling.  This could be very good news!  I live about 2 miles from a Whole Foods and shop there about once every two weeks.  This commitment to labeling GMOs may point my Honda in that direction a bit…

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My digital kitchen 😋


TGIF BABY! I definitely needed a healthy protein snack to feed my muscles after my leg workout today. Now it’s time for work, but i’m sure these won’t last very long 😉

*Recipe makes 9 portions.

Recipe for crust
1 1/2 cups almond flour
1/4 cup brown rice flour (or 2 tbsp coconut flour)
1/2 cup organic sunflower seed butter (or any nut butter)
2 tbsp organic flaxseed meal (or 1 organic cage free egg for non vegans)
2 organic stevia sachets
1/2 tsp organic pure vanilla extract
1 tsp gluten/aluminum free baking powder
1/4 tsp organic sea salt

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Mix wet and dry ingredients separately before bringing them together in a medium bowl. The dough might be a little sticky while kneading so don’t worry!

Spread out dough in a non stick greased square baking pan (greasing with coconut oil works best for non…

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heart & sole

Last week I said that nutrition was going to be my big focus for March and a major part of that would be making an effort to eat more fruits and veggies. So far I’m off to a pretty decent start. I’ve been drinking a banana-berry smoothie every day that’s super easy to make, especially in my magic bullet blender that doubles as the drinking glass!

I’ve made smoothies like this one before and the biggest things that have kept me from making them more regularly is the cost of fruit and the frustration when the fruit goes bad too quickly. Well I found a great solution to that  this week – frozen fruit! I’m sure it’s not as healthy as the fresh stuff, but it’s better than nothing and it’s also a lot cheaper. I bought a couple bags each of mixed berries and strawberries at Trader Joes and…

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