My daughter, Leigh, had to make a Peruvian Quinoa recipe for her advanced Spanish 2 class, which gave her and I the chance to come up with a new quinoa recipe. We experimented with many recipes, but we loved this Vegetarian Quinoa. Luckily, for me, my three kids love quinoa, and it’s a fabulous ingredient because it’s gluten free, rich in protein, contains all 9 of the essential amino acids and so much more. Quinoa is high in iron which helps our red blood cells stay healthy, high in lysene, essential for our tissues growth and repair. This superfood is also high in Riboflavin (B2) which is super important for our brain health and improves our energy and metabolism. It also has twice as much fiber as other grains. Need I say more? Enjoy this for lunch as a side dish or afternoon snack. I spooned it over fresh arugula with some crumbled feta cheese, and it was a great, healthy lunch. Here’s to a great and healthy week ahead!
BIG NEWS!!! I am still Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Healthy Travel magazine, and we are continuing in 2014! YAY! I also have some other news. I am now a Blogger at Huffington Post, a Wellness Travel Blogger. It’s been a blast so far. See my recent posts on 6 Best Beach Workouts in Cabo and 5 Summer Travel Destination with Kids. For more information, See Huffington Post Bio. And yes! ALSO, I am still developing recipes and doing food and travel spokesperson work and media for Ingredients, Inc!
For Easter Sunday, I thought I decided to highlight a few of my favorite Easter dessert recipes starting with my Rice Krispy Easter Eggs made by my daughter, Leigh. Now for the BIG NEWS... I am headed to NYC Sunday to be on Fox & Friends for NFRA and Easy Home Meals Monday morning. Be sure to watch on Monday! I will post exact times on my Twitter and Facebook accounts!
Angry Peep Kabobs via The Decorated Cookie
Italian Easter Bread via Roxana’s Home Baking
Carrot Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting via Bake with Flours
Easter Chick Cookies via Diamonds for Dessert
Bunny Cake Pops via Bakerella
Easter Dress Cookies via Sweet Sugar belle
Mudslide Ice Cream Cake via Bakers Royal