Here’s an example of my kitchen workspace. All these wholesome foods are going to make a great delicious meal of many choices. With these ingredients I can make a salad, salsa, stew, or soup. There are endless possibilities. Whether paleo, vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, or any other meal plan that you follow there is one thing that is in common with them all and that is whole food eating. Here in my kitchen workspace are whole foods.
This morning I made a quinoa breakfast bowl. It was so good I want to share it with you. Yes, quinoa can be eaten in the morning.
Make the quinoa according to the directions on the package. When it is done take a half a cup of cooked quinoa and put it into a bowl with one sliced banana, add 1/4 tsp. of cinnamon and a teaspoon of maple syrup. Then add a cup of almond milk. This is a delicious morning breakfast energy bowl!
Bean salad, it’s a favorite of mine. Super food is what it is! Packed with energy. This bean salad is light and fresh. Have it as a main course or a side dish! All you do to make this is add 3 cups (fresh or canned , and rinsed) of your favorite beans to some chopped purple onions, 1 fresh corn cob, chopped cherry tomatoes, fresh chopped basil, pink salt and pepper. If you have it as an entree add super greens or you favorite lettuce. No need to add any dressing. The freshness of these flavors will be mouthwatering! Enjoy!
Here are some great tips to make some quick and easy soups. When you’re at the market pick up some frozen organic green vegetables. Try to get the dark green ones. While you’re there purchase some vegetable stock that is wholesome and clean. Look at the ingredients and make sure that it’s not loaded with chemicals. In a large stock pot combine the organic frozen green vegetables with vegetable stock or any stock of your choice. Cook for 15 minutes and then let simmer for 20 minutes on low heat and add your own meats if you’d like to. Add any spices or herbs of your choice to the soup. Mix and combine any of the ingredients with any stock of your choice and in no time you have a mouthwatering delicious soup! Enjoy!
SIDE NOTE: If you’d like to make your own vegetable stock, purchase the vegetables that you love to eat and put 2 cups of water in a pot with the vegetables, add a little salt, and simmer until blended and flavorful. Taste in between while cooking. Simmer for about 20 to 30 minutes.
My son Chris just made this wonderful creamy tomato soup. It is so easy to make. He took his favorite vegetable soup, and a 1/4 of an avocado, and blended it with his favorite marinara sauce. He heated the blended soup and then he strained it through a strainer which thickened the soup and made it creamy. I tasted it and it was so delicious! You’ve got to try this one!
Take your favorite root vegetables and drizzle extra-virgin olive oil on top and a pinch sprinkle of pink salt. Place in 350 degree oven with about 30 to 40 minutes until soft. Serve on a platter and scatter fresh Itallian leaf parsley on top! Your home will smell deliciously inviting! Photo from Bar Tartine, SanFrancisco.