Last summer I sat on a warm, sunny SoCal beach next to my dear friend who was eating a lunch similar to this Mexi-quinoa buddha bowl. Gosh it looked so good, and I was SO hungry. I love going to the beach all day, soaking in the sun and sea air, but really struggle with a meal to bring for myself! PBJ's are great for the kids-- not me. I struggle in general with coming up with good lunches for myself. So making lunch ahead of time, like this Mexi-quinoa buddha bowl or Kadee's Burritos buddha . . .
Friends, do you remember when quinoa got, like, HUGE? I do. My super-healthy friend was all about putting quinoa in her chili and I thought that was the most disgusting thing ever and NO WAY would I ever eat this weird, hippy seed. Well guess what. I eat it now. And I love it. And it's the perfect carb and you should be eating it too!! Yeah, I get it, it's been presented as a fad (unfortunately, right there with kale), but quinoa has some serous perks, those fluffy, little nuggets! All About . . .
May is Celiac Awareness Month. Are you aware of Celiac disease ;) 10 years ago if you asked me I would have had no idea, but about that time one of my best friends was diagnosed with it and it changed my way of looking at food for good. She is extremely sensitive to anything gluten. I can't even touch my gluten and then touch anything that she will later touch without her getting sick from it. I remember thinking about all the things she COULDN'T eat back then. But now, the food industry has . . .
My husband recently read a book that inspired him to completely change his diet. I'm talking green smoothies with a million different greens (bok choy? seriously?), no dairy, only 1 cup of 100% whole wheat grains daily (did you know that a food product only needs 51% whole wheat grain to label itself as 'whole wheat'?), the occasional lean meat, and obviously no sweets or fat. Good for him, right? Bad for wifey....Dinners have been challenging to say the least, and I've certainly missed . . .