I am happy to announce the launching of our new website Time For Change Kitchen.
This focus of this site is on learning to prepare whole plant-based cuisine. The amazing colors and flavors of these dishes will show you how adding healthy foods to your diet can be so delicious and hearty you won’t give artery clogging meat and cheese another thought. So, join me at my new site Time For Change Kitchen and let’s start cooking!
Quinoa is a delicious gluten-free substitute for the wheat intolerant. It is also a nice substitute for rice. It cooks quickly by comparison and has a slight crunchy texture.
Time: 20 minutes
Yield: about 3 cups
1 cup quinoa, (red, white or mixed)
1 ½ cups Mirepoix Vegetable Stock or water
Preparation and Method:
1. Rinse quinoa under running water in a fine-meshed strainer. Transfer to a small or medium sauce pan with a lid.
2. Stir in 1 ½ cups vegetable stock or water and bring to a boil (about 2 minutes).
3. Reduce heat and simmer for 20 minutes. You’ll know it is done when the quinoa grows tiny little tails and all of the water is absorbed. Remove from heat and fluff with fork.
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You can usually find quinoa at your local health food store and often at Asian grocers, if you happen to have a good one in your area. Many grocery chains are now carrying this delicious, nutritious grain. If you can’t find it in your area, many products are available on-line, often with free shipping. You can get much better prices if you buy in bulk quantities. Quinoa comes in black, red, white and mixed. The more colorful, the more antioxidants and, therefore, the more healthy!
Danielle Bussone’s Book — Time For Change — Whole Foods For Whole Health! Just Released on New Year’s Day, 2015!!
A Note From Author, Danielle Bussone
Becoming a vegan was a life-saver for me. A surgeon inadvertently severed a crucial part of my anatomy, creating for me six years of pain and suffering, numerous surgeries and hospitalizations, multiple life-threatening complications, and a few near-death experiences. Discovering plant-based nutrition turned my health around and allowed me to not only survive, but to thrive.
In my book, TIME FOR CHANGE – Whole Foods For Whole Health, I tell my story of injury and recovery. I also explain why a plant-based lifestyle is an appropriate option for everyone; why one should consider adopting a plant-based lifestyle, or at least add more fruits and vegetables to one’s current diet, in order create a healthier and more energetic body.
TIME FOR CHANGE is comprehensive primer on to how to deal with the minor inconveniences of this life-style choice, how to deal with social situations, what new foods you’ll encounter, how to stock your kitchen, tips on preparing and cooking vegetables and, finally, delicious recipes to get you started. You’ll be amazed at how quickly your health will improve by making some small changes to the way you currently eat. I’ve lost 65 pounds, I no longer have acid reflux, and I no longer need blood-pressure medication (or any medication at all). I am well and healthy, and the foods I prepare are delicious and satisfying. Please join me in making the next years of our lives the most productive, energetic and radiantly healthy years ever!