sprouted quinoa

2 nourishing bowls for lunch the other day-avocado, grilled mushrooms, baked pumpkin and potato with moroccan spices, quinoa, sprouts, coconut yoghurt, salad and some wholewheat crackers :)

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~Protein packed Stuffed Peppers~

Ingredients:

  • 1 red bell pepper
  • ½ cup cooked quinoa
  • ¼ cup fresh cilantro, chopped
  • ½ cup alfalfa sprouts
  • ½ cup black beans, cooked
  • ½ of an avocado
  • The juice of ½ a lime
  • ¼ TSPs of garlic powder, fresh ground pepper, and cayenne pepper to taste

Directions:

  • Slice the pepper in half and remove the stem and seeds
  • Combine the spices, lime juice, avocado, and cilantro in a small bowl and mash with a fork to create fresh guacamole
  • Now stuff your pepper!! Layer however you like, I layered mine with beans on the bottom, then quinoa, then guac, then the sprouts to top it all off. Enjoy!! :)

These babies are a perfect workout recovery meal if you have sore muscles, or even if you just want something filling and delicious to get you through the day! 

via IG @choosingchia

Buddha Bowl

  • ½ cup quinoa 
  • 1 sweet potato 
  • ½ cup edemame 
  • ½ cup Brussels sprouts 
  • ½ avocado 
  • ¼ cup pickled cabbage 
  • Sesame seeds for sprinkles
  1. Preheat the oven to 425, slice your Brussels sprouts and sweet potatoes, and bake for 15-20 minutes. 
  2. Cook your quinoa according to package 
  3. Place the cabbage in a bowl with ¼ cup water, ¼ cup rice vinegar, 1 tbsp maple syrup, 1 tsp salt. 
  4. Let soak for 15 minutes while your quinoa cooks. Cook edemame according to package directions.

Quick fact. Ready?
Plant sources that have been sprouted are naturally higher in vitamin and mineral content. For instance, some plant based proteins include sprouted brown rice or sprouted quinoa to name a few.

Back to making lunch boxes to take to my internship 🍴
To be honest I’m the only one bringing my food here while everyone else orders or gets take outs and while at first I felt out of place, they actually compliment me now on how healthy and colorful my lunches are which made me want to share it on insta again ☺️
Don’t get me wrong I do enjoy eating out but every day of the week is too much for me and unsustainable at this point. Often restaurants and food chains add up on oil, sodium, preservatives and a bunch of other things I don’t feel like I need as part of my nutrition.
Today for example I had a huge tomato with capers, salad drenched in lime juice, chickpeas with chili powder, alfalfa sprouts, lentils and quinoa followed by a banana and without forgetting to hit my 3L of water target

QUINOA SUSHI

Try a healthier alternative to take-away sushi rolls (which are often filled with not so natural ingredients)
Replace white rice for Quinoa and fill them with what ever you like!

Ingredients

1 Tbsp rice wine vinegar
1 tsp coconut / palm sugar
½ tsp sea salt
2 cups cooked quinoa (or ½ cup for per roll)
I packet of toasted nori sheets
1 ripe avocado, sliced length ways
1 cucumber, slides length ways
Fresh Sprouts
Batural pickled ginger
Tamari sauce  

Method


1.
 Prepare all ingredients on a chopping board, on clean dry surface lay out nori sheets, fill a small cup with luke warm water.
2. Combine vinegar, sugar and salt in a bowl, stirring to dissolve the sugar. Pour this mixture over the cooked quinoa and combine well.
3.
 Take ½ cup of the quinoa and spread evenly over a nori sheet. In a line, lay out the toppings, length ways.  Roll sheet tightly until 1 inch before the edge, apply luke warm water to the edge and finish rolling to seal.
4.
 Using a very sharp knife, slice rolls – serve with Tamari sauce to dip!

We used avocado, cucumber and sprouts to fill the quinoa sushi, other ingredient ideas include carrots, peppers, yams, asparagus, eggplant,

QUINOA SUSHI

Try a healthier alternative to take-away sushi rolls (which are often filled with not so natural ingredients)
Replace white rice for Quinoa and fill them with what ever you like!

Ingredients

1 Tbsp rice wine vinegar
1 tsp coconut / palm sugar
½ tsp sea salt
2 cups cooked quinoa (or ½ cup for per roll)
I packet of toasted nori sheets
1 ripe avocado, sliced length ways
1 cucumber, slides length ways
Fresh Sprouts
Natural pickled ginger
Tamari sauce  

Method


1.
Prepare all ingredients on a chopping board, on clean dry surface lay out nori sheets, fill a small cup with luke warm water.
2. Combine vinegar, sugar and salt in a bowl, stirring to dissolve the sugar. Pour this mixture over the cooked quinoa and combine well.
3.
Take ½ cup of the quinoa and spread evenly over a nori sheet. In a line, lay out the toppings, length ways.  Roll sheet tightly until 1 inch before the edge, apply luke warm water to the edge and finish rolling to seal.
4.
Using a very sharp knife, slice rolls – serve with Tamari sauce to dip!

We used avocado, cucumber and sprouts to fill the quinoa sushi, other ingredient ideas include carrots, peppers, yams, asparagus, eggplant, 

Pan seared brown butter sage basted salmon, grilled citrus haloumi, sage roasted butternut squash&brussel sprout pickled quinoa arugula salad, pickled dried cherries, balsamic pomelo vin, pomelo maldon salt, pomelo scented olive oil

This was fun to make! Love fuckin with pomelo, it smells so floral and tastes so bitter and sweet 🦄🦄🦄

sarahpaulsonqueen  asked:

I'm debating wether or not to go vegan, problem is my parents aren't, and idk if they'd let me, since I may not get enough protein and stuff like that, and another reason is that I really love how meat tastes like, but im disgusted by the industry...

Makes me so sad that people still believe the protein thing 

Yes meat and other animal products contain protein. They’re also full of saturated fats and cholesterol. Plant food also has lots of protein! There’s no such thing as protein deficiency, not where most of us live anyway. You have to be quite literally starving to death. (almonds, cashews, and other nuts & nut butters. Black beans, chickpeas, soybeans and other beans. Pumpkin seeds & other seeds. Tofu. Greens- spinach, broccoli, peas, brussels sprouts. Some others -Quinoa, oatmeal, plant milks, baked potatoes, pasta.) + more. Food is protein. A lot of people go vegan and they’re used to eating all these really dense fatty foods so they don’t feel as full at first and say they’re missing protein, when really they’re not getting enough calories and aren’t use to eating so much fiber. Your body adjusts. Eat.

 Most vegans don’t go vegan because they didn’t like the taste of meat. Most of us grew up eating it, too. You get over. There’s more important things, and new foods you can fall in love with. Going vegan makes you actually appreciate food, and teaches you how to be a creative eater. There’s no way around eating meat and not supporting these industries, just isn’t. If you need an extra push you can watch Earthlings, no one usually goes back after that hah.