Salmon Pesto Zoodles

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Long time, no post.  I admit, this ones a bit of a cheat but a delicious one, nonetheless.  Healthy, light in calories, while full of flavor and totally tasty.  Easy to make on a weeknight after a long day of work and hits the spot just right.

This recipe serves two people.  Its gluten/grain free, can be dairy free if you either omit the pesto or get a vegan version, and is of course sugar free.

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Fall Harvest Quinoa Bowl

Happy Autumn Everyone!

Quinoa, once you learn how to make it, is one of the most versatile, easy to cook with, enticing blank palettes for a plethora of lunch and dinner options.  I cook my quinoa in bulk, always making two or three times what’s needed for whatever particular meal I’m making.  Its so easy to pile some in a bowl the next day, top with a smattering of veggies, a protein, some sauce (I love either pesto or coconut curry sauce) and, viola.  A mouthwatering meal at the ready.

When initially assembling this particular Fall Harvest Bowl, I was slightly hesitant, imagining the flavors to be potentially too bland.  On the contrary.  It was vibrant, flavorful, nutty, crisp with the crunch from peppers, the herby taste of the pesto, all utterly delicious.

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Portbello Mushroom Burgers

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Love burgers but wish they weren’t loaded with all those heavy carbs?  This recipe delivers the taste without all the extra bread.  Get excited for this one, its the bomb.  Summer is THE time for burgers, and the season isn’t over just yet ;-).  Lets milk burger season for all its worth, eh?  Enjoy this healthier but just as mouthwatering rendition.

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Cheesy Cauliflower Pizza

Holy crap.  If I had known pizza without crust/gluten/grains could be this amazing, I would have started making this stuff years ago and ditched the real thing.  I know.  Die hard pizza fans are probably slamming their laptops shut right now, giving me the hand.  I am telling you though, made this for my mom tonight who said upon tasting “whoa, absolutely delicious.  That was incredible, Brooke.”  Though she has liked my other recipes and remarked on them being tasty, her feedback hasn’t been this enthusiastic prior to tonight with this recipe.  I too was skeptical on biting the bullet and giving this one a go.  No longer.  I swear, try this.  You will be stunned, mouth watering as you consume the entire thing, and promptly hooked.

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This recipe is grain/gluten free.  Its low in calories.  Loaded with flavor.  Also, you don’t need to follow the measurements to a T.  I improvised a bit myself and it came out incredible.  Make your measurements roughly what I’ve listed below but don’t worry at all about being exact.

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Summer Squash Quinoa Bowl

Ready for a super easy, light, ultra healthy entrée recipe?  And one that tastes awesome to boot?  😉  This one is grain/gluten free, dairy free and sugar free.  Its filling and loaded with flavor.  I have discovered Quinoa to be the perfect base for a plethora of fun, healthy dishes.  So, without further ado, here is another one for ya 😉

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Quinoa, Bacon and Sweet Potato Salad

Ready for this one?  A five ingredient entrée.  Its grain-free, dairy-free and sugar-free.  Super tasty.  Filling.  Light.  The combo of different flavors and textures surprisingly awesome together.

So without further ado, the five ingredients are:

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Green Goddess Zucchini Pesto Pasta

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Get excited for this light, healthy summer dish.  Loaded with ingredients to get your skin glowing, that are filling but light, and just totally tasty.  I used noodles made with chick peas, so technically no grains/gluten in my “pasta.”  Do the same for making this one even lighter and healthier.  Normal pasta works just as great too though.  Its up to you, depending on your dietary preferences!

This one will keep you lean and full of energy for those longer summer days (and lesser clothing temperatures ;-p).

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Mint Rice with Shrimp and Vegetables

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This recipe is actually called Pudina Rice.  Its an Indian recipe, which I had the honor of sampling when my dear friend, Bhakti invited me to dinner last week.  A celebratory and farewell gift for my big impending move.  And man, what a gift it was.  This was DELICIOUS, wow.  Not generally a fan of mint, finding myself hesitant when she told me it was one of the main ingredients.  But, whoa.  It was so yummy, loving every bite and even heaping a second portion onto my plate.

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Egg & Pesto Quinoa Bowl

This sunny, light, grain free and dairy free dish is just the ticket for those wanting-to-look-leaner summer days ahead.  Easy to make, filling, yet healthy and low in calories.  All while tasting decadent and rich via the combination of egg yolk and pesto, so yum.

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Glowing Skin Buddha Bowl

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Want glowing, healthy skin?  Have I got the thing for you.  This one is especially fitting for the rapidly arriving summertime.  This entrée is loaded with ingredients, all ideal for getting glowing skin.  The dish is low in calories, chock full of veggies, quinoa which gives it a filling, grain-like taste (yet, its grain/gluten free) and is just an all around awesome bang-for-your-buck dinner in terms of health benefits.

This recipe is grain/gluten free, dairy free and sugar free.  And aside from cooking the quinoa and salmon, its close to raw.

This recipe serves about two people.

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