Persians make the best omlettes, or as they call them kuku. This is my version of a Persian kuku omlette, using peas, onions, butter and eggs. A pea kuku is usually filled with dill, but I didn’t have any, so I skipped it. And you can also file this recipe under “things to do with frozen peas.”
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Puffed quinoa is a gluten free high protein breakfast cereal that’s minimally processed and I’m in love with its nutrition. However, its taste is another story. If you want to know how to eat puffed quinoa, it’s simple – dress it up!
Here is one idea on how to make your puffed quinoa breakfast a tasty, not just healthy, treat.
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Fruit snacks… unfortunately what passes for a fruit snack nowadays is little more than GMO corn congealed with artificial colors and artificial flavors. Get over your fear of fruit – it’s a great snack! Here are some tips on how to make snacking on fruit easier and more beautiful.
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High protein snacks don’t have to be a bar or shake – a simple dish can do the trick! This is about 1/2 cup of hummus (6 grams of protein) and 1 egg (17 grams of protein) for a total of 23 grams of protein. Use the cucumber to scoop up the hummus or make mini sandwiches. If you’re a grain eater, place the ingredients between two slices of bread and there you go! Perfect for breakfast, a mid-morning boost or after the gym. Sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste.
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Vegan recipes are not boring or flavorless, they just require a bit of creativity – and spice! Cumin, which originates in the Eastern Mediterranean and India, is a flavorful, healthy and easy-to-use spice that adds complexity to any vegan dish. You can find it in spice mixes, like curry, sofrito, garam masala, baharat, and many more, but plain ground cumin is tasty too.
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Do you know how to cook a whole chicken? It’s a lot easier than you think AND cheaper than buying a cut up chicken. Here is a no-fail recipe that’s great for first timers on cooking a whole chicken. The instructions are below and each picture takes you through the steps. It’s so EASY…
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A popular summer snack recipe in Israel is watermelon with Bulgarian cheese. It’s sweet, it’s salty and best yet it requires little preparation. Simply cut up a watermelon and sprinkle chunks of Bulgarian (Bulgarit) cheese on it and that’s it! Curious to know more about Bulgarian cheese? Read on . . .
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Vegetarian dishes don’t have to be dull. Try this amazingly tasty and nutritious extreme lentil salad as a main dish for vegetarians or as a side dish for anyone who loves flavor!
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High protein snacks or high protein breakfasts are an important element of dieting for anyone from bodybuilders, diabetics or expectant moms. Protein doesn’t have to be boring – or come from meat! Try this tasty, simple and high protein snack – if you use 1 cup of cottage cheese, you’ll get 28 grams of protein!
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Healthy recipes for banana bread? I didn’t find any I liked, so I made my own! This one is 100% gluten free and it’s sweetened with bananas – yep, no added sugar except for what’s in the chocolate chips.
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