Cajun Quinoa Salad with Seasonal Veggies

Another quinoa salad recipe! As the price of quinoa has gone down, I am again inspired to use this nutritious ingredient. At Mother Earth’s we have quite a wonderful selection of bulk spices. I tend to use the same seasonings over and over again, so I figured it was time to add some new spices to…

Edamame Spaghetti with Sundried Tomatoes & Olives

This is a variation of my Spaghetti with Artichoke Hearts recipe. In my other recipe I used a pasta product from “Explore Asian”. “Explore Asian” is now “Explore Cuisine” and their packaging has changed. It is still the same impressive pasta product, with each 2-ounce serving providing 20–25 grams of protein and 10–15 grams of fiber! The…

Cumin-Spiced Roasted Chickpeas

This is a simple snack recipe. Chickpeas are full  of fiber and protein–and are great for a nutritious, filling snack. Ingredients 1 (15-ounce) can chickpeas/garbanzos, or equivalent cooked 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil (or your favorite cooking oil) 2 teaspoons nutritional yeast ¾ teaspoon adobo seasoning (or to taste) ½ teaspoon cumin powder Preheat oven to…

Lentils with Caramelized Cabbage & Onions

I wanted to create a new lentil recipe–something other than another lentil soup (which I often prepare). During the summer I made a few lentil salads, but now that the weather is cooler I decided to try something new. Rather than make a cool salad with lentils, I prepared a warm lentil dish. French lentils, (small) brown…

Kale Apple Salad with Pumpkin Seeds

This is a variation of my Kale Apple Salad recipe. In this version I use pumpkin seeds instead of walnuts. Choose whichever you like best! Ingredients 1 small bunch of kale (about 2–2 ½ cups finely chopped) 2–3 tablespoons lemon balsamic vinegar, available in ME’s bulk section (for local people) 2 tablespoons olive oil 1…

White Bean & Spinach Soup

“Foods for the Blues” was the theme for this recipe. Winter brings short days and chilly temperatures; this may affect our moods and energy levels. Certain foods can help diminish the winter blues and boost your energy.  Many of the ingredients in this dish are recommended for the cold winter months. It’s an easy recipe, yet…