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Black-bean and Tomato Quinoa


Talk about yum yum in my tum tum.  I had this recipe for at least 2 years, and being the reluctant chef that I am, I have finally used it for the first time a couple of days ago! It was delish and I am proud to share an actual recipe that I have used to create a good, healthy meal.

Quinoa is protein-packed and high in magnesium. It's perfect with lime-spiked black beans and fresh tomato!


2 teaspoons grated lime zest

2 tablespoons fresh lime juice

2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted and cooled (I used ghee and highly

recommend it)

1 tablespoon vegetable oil... Read More

Decoding Food

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FOOD; material consisting essentially of protein, carbohydrate, and fat used in the body of an organism to sustain growth, repair, and vital processes and to furnish energy.
Source: Encyclopedia Britannica

Ever wonder what all the terminology and verbiage behind food really means.  Below you can find common words often used in association with food.

A method of food preservation that is accomplished by removing water from the food, this inhibits the growth of microorganisms and prevents quality decay. Bacteria, yeasts, and moulds need water in the food to grow. Drying effectively prevents them from surviving in the food
Water is usually removed by evaporation (air drying, sun drying, smoking or wind... Read More