High Protein Delight–Red Quinoa

High Protein Delight–Red Quinoa

Want to lose weight a healthy way?

This dish provides a balance of all essential amino acids and is a considered a complete protein. A wonderful to serve as a side dish or have as your main course.

First rinse your quinoa to remove the natural saponin coating, which can be quite bitter. A wonderful side dish or have this as your main course. Allow 30 minutes for preparation and cooking time.

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups red quinoa
  • 2 cups of water
  • 2 Tlb. olive oil
  • 1/3 cup green onion, diced
  • 1/2 cup celery, finely diced
  • 1/2 cup red pepper
  • 1 cup zucchini, dice in small cubes
  • 3-4 cloves of garlic, finely minced
  • 1/2 tsp. zest orange peel
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 1/3 cup of fresh parsley, finely chopped
  • 3 sprigs fresh oregano, diced or 1 tsp. (dried)
  • 3 sprigs of fresh basil, diced or 1 tsp. (dried)
  • 1 dash of red chili pepper (optional)
  • Herbamare to flavor for salt replacement

Instructions:

Prepare your vegetables and set aside. Add quinoa to water, cook over medium heat for 25 minutes or until cooked and fluffy. Sauté vegetables in olive oil with orange zest and seasonings. Cover and cook over medium heat for 5 minutes.  Add orange juice, cook for several minutes.

Have fun and enjoy!

Alice Anne Millington

Visit: www.NovaWellnessCounseling.com

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Divine Northern Bean Soup

Want to lose weight a healthy way?

This is one of my tasty delicious soups that provide a good source of fiber, omega 3 fatty acids, protein, vitamins and minerals. A highly nutritious meal that is easy and affordable.

Ingredients:

  • 15 oz. Organic Great Northern Beans (rinsed)
  • 32 oz. Chicken Stock (OR) 16 oz. vegetable stock
  • 6 cups of water
  • 14.5 oz. Organic Fire Roasted Crushed Tomatoes
  • 2 Carrots
  • 1 Yellow Onion
  • 1 Sweet Potato
  • 4-5 cloves of Garlic (minced)
  • 1 yellow Summer Squash (OR) 1 Zucchini
  • 1/2 cup Fresh Italian Parsley
  • 2 Tbsp. Olive Oil
  • 1 Tbsp. Organic Rice Vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp. Rice Cooking Wine (Miren)

Seasonings:

  • 1 tsp. Summer Savory
  • 1/2 tsp. dried Basil
  • 2 Tbsp. dried Onion
  • 1/4 tsp. dried Celery Seed
  • 1 tsp. dried Oregano

Instructions:

Sauté vegetables with olive oil in a pan for 5 minutes. Add vegetables to the stock mixture. In a large pot combine chicken stock with water, heat until boiling then add vegetables and cook on medium-low heat. Stir in seasonings and cook for 40 minutes. Add the crushed tomatoes, rice vinegar, Miren and parsley, cook for another 20 minutes.

Have fun preparing your vegetables! Chop, slice, cube, diagonal, shredding, the list goes on.

Alice Anne Millington

Visit:
www.NovaWellnessCounseling.com