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    Healthy Recipes

    -okay I have been thinking of starting this for a while now so I hope others join in and the mods make this a sticky

    summer is coming and everyone is trying to get healthy and in shape.

    Come post some healthy recipes you either have made or want to make, so we all can have a nice reference library on imix.
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    I tried this raw food salad recipe today - with a few modifications on my part - and it was really good! Even Mr Man gobbled it up. Cant remember which blog I saw the original recipe on but here is my version:

    Tomato, Avocado and Grape salad

    - 10 small vine tomatoes quartered into bite size pieces
    - 1 avocado, diced
    - 2 green onions, diced
    - bunch of red grapes, halved

    combine the above together with a sprinkle of sea salt.

    make vinaigrette:

    -1/4 cup olive oil
    -1/4 avocado oil
    -1/4 pear flavoured vinegar (or whatever kind of vinegar you have)
    - 2 tbsp of maple syrup
    -3 garlic cloves, chopped
    - 1 inch of ginger root, diced (do to your own taste)
    -dash of sea salt, pepper, smoked paprika

    -blend all of the above together in your magic bullet or blender

    -pour over salad above and let sit for 5 minutes.

    Ate this with some whole wheat rye bread and it was divine!
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    Was it good? Not a huge fan of recipe's because i usually just mix or blend or eat by themselves, all the things i like to eat often. Partial list:

    Kale
    Bananas
    Avocado
    Mango
    Peanuts
    Oranges
    Coconut water

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    Quote Originally Posted by CaribNVA View Post
    Was it good? Not a huge fan of recipe's because i usually just mix or blend or eat by themselves, all the things i like to eat often. Partial list:

    Kale
    Bananas
    Avocado
    Mango
    Peanuts
    Oranges
    Coconut water
    Hola :)

    This is good too. Just would be nice I thought to have people list what they eat and what benefits them. All of the above is the same for me - minus the peanuts. Allergic to those things.
    But on recommendation of someone else I started drinking coconut water a lot from last year since I dont drink fruit juice anymore. Hard to find brands (outside of the Caribbean) that doesnt have sugar added.
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    okay so I will posting in here by myself but that is okay. lol

    tried this today minus the pecans. Use the recipe as a guide and improvise to your tastes. I love quinoa so its nice to find other ways of preparing it:

    Dressing ingredients:

    2 tablespoons olive oil
    2 to 3 teaspoons balsamic vinegar
    1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
    1 teaspoon real maple syrup
    1 teaspoon shallot, finely chopped
    Salad ingredients:

    3/4 cup cooked quinoa, warmed
    2 to 3 tablespoons goat cheese, crumbled
    black pepper and sea salt, to taste
    2/3 cup strawberries, chopped
    2 cups baby spinach, roughly chopped
    2 tablespoons pecan pieces
    Instructions:

    Cook the quinoa: Note that 1 cup of dry quinoa yields over 3 cups cooked quinoa. Rinse the quinoa well in a mesh colander, then combine the rinsed quinoa with twice as much water in a saucepan. Bring to a boil, cover and reduce heat to a simmer. Cook for 15 minutes or until water is absorbed, remove from heat and fluff with a fork.
    Make the dressing: In a small jar, combine the ingredients listed below. Either use a fork to whisk the ingredients well or screw a lid on the jar and give it a few good shakes. Taste the dressing and adjust the flavors if necessary (add vinegar for a more tart dressing, or maple syrup for a sweeter dressing). Set the dressing aside.
    Toast the pecans: In a small pan over medium heat, toast your pecan pieces until they are fragrant and golden (stir often). This should take around five minutes.
    In a bowl, mix together 3/4 cup or more of warm quinoa with the goat cheese, salt and pepper. Mix in the strawberries and spinach, drizzle with as much dressing as desired, and mix well. Top with pecan pieces. Enjoy!

    Strawberry Spinach Salad with Quinoa - Chesapeake Taste
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    [QUOTE=LB;4240950]okay so I will posting in here by myself but that is okay. lol

    I read them.

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    [QUOTE=CaribNVA;4242482]
    Quote Originally Posted by LB View Post
    okay so I will posting in here by myself but that is okay. lol

    I read them.
    Thank you good Sir!! :
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    Love love love this salad recipe! Making it again today since its hot outside. The watermelon makes it so refreshing, and surprisingly it combines well with the avocado.

    Again, I took the original recipe from Tasty Kitchen: A Happy Recipe Community! and tweaked it to my tastes.

    Ciabatta Salad with Watermelon and Avocado.

    FOR THE SALAD:
    2 cups Ciabatta Bread, Cubed
    2 cups Seedless Watermelon (cubed)
    1 whole Ripe Avocado, Cubed, Reserve 3 Tablespoons For
    Dressing
    1- cup Fresh Arugula Leaves, Chopped Coarsely
    cups Chopped Red Onion
    Crumbled Feta Cheese (optional)

    FOR THE DRESSING:
    3 Tablespoons Avocado
    cups Champagne Vinegar (I use pear infused vinegar)
    2 Tablespoons Lemon Juice
    1 tablespoon Olive Oil
    3 leaves tarragon or basil
    3 leaves Fresh Mint
    dash Salt/Pepper

    Preparation
    Preheat oven to 400F.

    Toss bread cubes with a little olive oil, pepper and thyme.
    Place bread cubes onto a baking sheet and bake for about 10-12
    minutes until toasted. Remove from the oven and set aside.

    In a food processor/blender, combine all dressing ingredients until pureed smooth. Set aside.

    In a large bowl, combine watermelon, remaining avocado cubes, arugula, and red onion.

    Gently fold in toasted ciabatta cubes.

    Spoon on individual plates and drizzle with dressing. Sprinkle with feta if desired and serve
    immediately.
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    It sounds wonderful...I will definitely try this
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    let me know what you think :)

    One of my "staple" meals. Quick easy with lots of protein from the Quinoa. Matter of fact, I hardly eat rice anymore and just eat Quinoa.


    Quinoa, Avocado and Tomato Salad

    I dont really have measurements for this one cause I just kinda eyeball everything, so I will guess as best I can

    1 cup quinoa
    2 cups vegetable or chicken stock
    2 scallions chopped up
    3 garlic cloves chopped up
    (I dont add salt to the water since the stock usually has enough)


    -add the scallions and garlic cloves to the vegetable stock and bring to a boil
    -add Quinoa to boiling stock and let simmer for 15 mins.

    -slice up avocados and tomatoes and sprouts. Or add whatever vegetables turn your fancy. Sprinkle with sea salt and black pepper.

    -place sliced vegetables on a bed of quinoa

    I toss on some feta cheese and a dash of avocado oil or olive oil on top.
    add some basil leaves if you feel as well
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    Nice thread. I'll be reading cause I find the healthier I become the lazier I become...don't feel like being in the kitchen and the family complaining lately bout how I keep feeding them same stuff over and over
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    Quote Originally Posted by BacchanalDiva View Post
    Nice thread. I'll be reading cause I find the healthier I become the lazier I become...don't feel like being in the kitchen and the family complaining lately bout how I keep feeding them same stuff over and over
    aint it?

    That is the rut I am trying to break out of. I want to eat healthier but I dont necessarily want to eat the same damn meal over and over again.
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    Ms. LB post some pics nah when you make these fabulous healthy meals !
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    I will try to remember to snap pictures going forward
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    hey I posted a green bean recipie from Chef Ahki in
    Sepsenahki "Chef Ahki" Aahkhu
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