Ingredients: 1 small sweet potato 6 tablespoons olive oil, divided Kosher salt, freshly ground pepper mushrooms  (either 1 Portobello, or half a box of crimini), optional ½ small zucchini 1 small onion finely chopped ¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes 1 cup cooked quinoa (from about ½ uncooked) ¾ cup dried breadcrumbs 1½ teaspoons fresh lemon juice 4 English muffins, split, toasted Or bread of your choice Guacamole, tomatoes, fresh onions and sprouts (for serving; optional) Directions: Preheat oven to 350°. Lightly prick the sweet potato all over with a fork; rub with 1 Tbsp. oil, then season with salt and pepper. Roast directly on oven rack until tender, 30–45 minutes. Let cool. Remove and discard skin; mash flesh with a fork. Set aside. Remove stem from mushrooms, just use the caps. Pulse cap in a food processor until finely chopped. Coarsely grate zucchini on the large holes of…

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  This is a really easy quinoa salad that is healthy and delicious.  Quinoa is a well known super food, and is gluten-free. Even though it is technically a seed it is prepared like a grain.  It is filled with flavonoids which are antioxidants that help with anti-inflammatory, anti-viral and anti-depressant effects. It is also high in fiber which means it will keep you feeling full longer, help with your digestive track, help with weight loss, lower cholesterol and reduce blood sugar levels. Quinoa is also high in protein and is high in minerals such as magnesium, potassium and zinc. This is a great salad that you can make this ahead of time and then place it in the refrigerator.  You can eat it alone or add it to a meal on the side with a healthy protein such as salmon or chicken. Ingredients: 1 cup quinoa 1/2 teaspoon sea…

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  The weekend is here and it’s time to make a cocktail or two.  I recently tried Van Gogh’s Pomegranate Vodka.  Which you can easily drink on the rocks or mixed into a cocktail.  This vodka has a few different fruits in it that make it a more complex than other pom vodka’s.  The pomegranates that Van Gogh uses are from Spain.  The other fruits that are in this vodka are strawberry, cranberry and orange.  It’s not overly sweet there is a balance of sweet and bitter in the flavor.  It also received 95 points from Wine Enthusiast.  Here are some recipes I made with the pom vodka.     Cocktail One (I couldn’t think of names for these) Ingredients 1 tablespoon of pomegranate seeds 1/2-1 teaspoon of superfine sugar (to taste) 2 lime wedges 1.5 oz oz of Pomegranate Vodka 2 ounces seltzer Directions Mix seeds, sugar, and lime…

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