#Breakfast in a Hurry!

So…we all know breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Blah blah blah BUT no really it is important to “break the fast” every morning!

So…you’re not a morning person and oh you don’t have time to make a “healthy” breakfast so you rush to the nearest fast food place you can find or even worse you skip it overall!

We’ve all been guilty at some point and time. What would you do if I told you breakfast can be as quick and healthy as you make it? This is not a joke 🙂

Here’s my go to 6 minute breakfast when I’m pushing it:

Gluten free Hot Cereal with cinnamon, honey apples & Walnuts and a cup of Goji Berry Green Tea.

Still don’t believe me?

1/2 cup of Arrowhead Mills Organic Quinoa Rice & Shine Hot Cereal (ready in 3 minutes)
2 cups of water ( 1 for cereal & 1 for tea)
1/2 Organic Gala apple (cubed)
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp of Earth Balance coconut spread
1/2 tsp of Organic Raw Honey
1 Tea bag
3 to 4 walnuts (chopped)

Bring 2 pans of water to a boil ( 1 for cereal & 1 for tea.) After about a minute, transfer one pan of hot water to your tea cup and steep for 5 minutes. Next, add your dry cereal to water and immediately lower heat and simmer for 2-3 minutes. Add your coconut spread to a small skillet over medium heat, add apple cubes and sprinkle with cinnamon and honey, sauté for 3-4 minutes until tender.

Mix your apples with your hot cereal, top with walnuts and you’re good to go!

Make it a great day!

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Veggin’ Out #Weekend!

Hola fellow foodies! It’s been a short while since we’ve made your BUDS salivate! 🙂 Let’s catch up!

We’ve continued on our “Gluten-free, Dairy-free, Pescatarian” lifestyle and I must say it has been amazing! Not only does eating healthy make you feel better, it taste A LOT better! There are plenty of new and exciting recipes to try.

Since Ms. D is out of town, I’ve been in the kitchen with my chef hat on full throttle LOL. I’m not big on spending a lot of time cooking, as I love to eat right away BUT lately I’ve been experimenting quite a bit *evil laugh*

My latest indulgence was a Vegan, Quinoa Stir Fry AND guess what it only takes about 20 minutes to make! That’s right up my ally and I’m sure most of yours! Check it out:

Ingredients (Serving size 1):
2 Tbsp Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1 Tbsp Balsamic Vinegar
Cayenne Pepper (Gotta have it spicy)
Ground Cumin
Lemon Juice
1/2 cup of Organic, Pre-Washed, GF, WF Ancient Harvest Quinoa
1/2 Organic Squash
1/2 Organic Roma Tomato
1/2 Organic Red Bell Pepper
1 Organic Corn on the Cob (Leftover from last night’s meal)
Handful of Organic sliced Portobellos
Handful of Organic Snap Peas
2 Organic Asparagus Stalks
Few slices of Organic Sweet & Red Onions

Bring about 1 cup of water to a boil and cook your Quinoa according to instructions. In a skillet, heat Olive Oil over medium heat. Add in your onions and cook for about 2 minutes once fragrant add in your veggies adding your Red Peppers last. Season to taste. Splash some lemon juice on it and cook for about 4 minutes then turn heat down to low and toss in the Balsamic and simmer for about 4 additional minutes.

Quinoa should be just about finished, drain and toss in your stir-fry mix and turn off heat. Let it cool for a minute or so (or if your me eat it right away and burn your BUDS numb.) Then…DIG IN! *thumbs up*

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Snack time…S’mores anyone?!

What’s the best part about the weekend? The fact that you have two whole days (really 1 and half) to let go of your 9-5 torture and be free? Well, maybe BUT no that’s not it. It’s the fact that you get to snack all day long! There are no restrictions, no one hour lunch breaks and no people watching your every move.

I have a serious problem when it come to snacking. Ms. D is always yelling about me eating up everything the day after we buy it. C’mon guys it happens. You buy food so you can eat it not so it can collect dust in the cabinets while you try to talk yourself out of indulging in its goodness!

The good thing is snacking can be a healthy choice. Even for those of you who have a serious sweet tooth, as do I. As we venture deeper into our Gluten-free lifestyles, we’re coming across more and more great snack ideas. Here’s one we recently tried: S’mores anyone?!

It’s incredibly simple. Head over to your local Whole Foods Market or simply another healthy supermarket and pick up these items:

*MY DAD’S Vanilla Graham Gluten-free cookies

*Classic Vanilla DANDIES puffed marshmallows (Gluten-free of course)

*Toothpicks

*Gas Stove (or create a small fire NO not inside)

Next, prep your S’mores like so:

Turn your stove on to medium-high and roast those puppies for about 10 seconds!

You’re almost there….

CARE TO TRY?!