Pineapple & Sausage Quinoa

Pineapple & Sausage Quinoa

Last week, I shared with you my Garden Quinoa Salad – a delightfully fresh take on quinoa that was basically made as a pairing to summertime – and now I’m ready with another one!  Just like they say about Reese’s peanut butter cups and Oreos, there is really no wrong way to eat quinoa.

This lovely, lovely little grain – well, seed, actually – can go with anything, and is a good source of complete, vegan protein.  Plus, when you make a big batch of quinoa ahead, you have a base for your meals all week if you want! [I mean, just look at all the things you can do with it… Quinoa-Farro Butternut BowlMexican Quinoa Risotto"Meaty" Veggie Sloppy JoesBest Black Bean BurgerFarmer's Market Burrito Bowl, BBQ Stuffed Winter SquashThai Stir Fry]

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2 Hot Drinks to Warm the Soul

2 Hot Drinks to Warm the Soul

On the 2nd day of Christmas, FitCakes gave to me 2 hot drink recipes!

When the weather outside is frightful, there's almost nothing better than to cozy up inside with a steamy mug of something delicious.

Now I imagine you are wondering just how I am going to justify putting tasty/alcohol-infused libations on my healthy food website.  Or maybe not?  Okay, so I'll admit, they may not be healthiest of all things, and drinking one's calories is not generally recommended for weight-loss purposes.  

That being said, I do enjoy the occasional holiday cocktail (or even just a nice hot-chocolate!)  And the ones I've listed here are special - something about each drink is beneficial in it's own way (think cocoa powder, coconut oil, or a fruit juice.)  Make them with or without the suggested alcohol, and they're still really delicious.

 

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