Posts in Salads
Plantains with Black Beans and Rice

Protein is essential for your body; it is needed for the production of hormones (eg glucagon!), neurotransmitters and antibodies; it aids in growth and repair tissue. And without getting all “nutrition-y”, essential amino acids are not produced by our bodies. We MUST consume them. Here is a wonderful, vegan recipe (legumes + grains = complete vegetarian protein!). 

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Quinoa Tabbouleh

It's a Mediterranean week around here. Each week we eat our way around the world, preparing and enjoying dishes from the culture-of-the-week each night. As fancy as that sounds, it's really a matter of practicality. It's so much easier and economic to buy spices and ingredients for one style of cooking each week. Today I give you one of my favorites, a tabbouleh recipe using quinoa as the grain base. Soooo good!

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