Curry Vegetable Quinoa is a dish that we rotate frequently into the meal plans. It is filling (from the coconut milk), healthy (from all the vegetables) and also easy to pair with something else if you would like to have it as a main dish. We had concoct this dish a year or so ago when we first tried Quinoa. We like the taste of the supergrain and had since then made it a staple. We are still in dilemma if this is considered paleo or not. However, we figured that it is definitely clean and natural so had taken things with a grain of salt 🙂
I grew up in Singapore and one of the things that I always crave is a big bowl of noodles. Specifically egg noodles, these are the yellow type of noodles that you can order in Chinese restaurant. I love them in a stir fry with vegetables especially bean sprouts where they are al dente.
Going to paleo makes me crave noodles even more and this is a great way to kill two birds with one stone – Zucchini noodles!
It’s always nice to be able to have a bowl of hot soup anytime of the day and also have all the ingredients on hand. Even nicer is how warm and toasty it makes your belly feel :). Today is one of those days on a cold day and I just did not want to cook. Granted, I did plan for dinner to be a roast chicken from the grocery store, but I really did not feel like making the drive through. So my better half just volunteered 🙂 I know, I am lucky.
These couple of days, we had been in a rush and time was a blur because of work and buying a new home. We were in a rush and I did not follow through on the plans for dinner. As we were driving home, the question hits me on what to prepare for dinner since we are both hungry after the workout. I DID NOT want to ask the dreaded question -” What are we having for dinner?”
One of the things that we miss a lot when we were doing strict paleo was mashed potato. There is something really special about the creamy, buttery goodness when you have a big mouthful of the mashed potato. This dish was an act of desperation to satisfy our cravings and soon it turned out to be a very versatile and tasty dish on its own. It can hold its own and we actually do not crave mashed potato anymore even though we have a small quantity of potato in our diets now.
Why drink a green smoothie?
We started drinking green smoothies about two years ago when we got our Vitamix Blender. Mainly because our diet is high in protein and protein makes our bodies acidic, the green leafy vegetables help to balance out those levels. Also I was generally feeling like I was lacking in energy, green leafy vegetables are a great source of B vitamins that are essential to feeling healthy and energetic. Drinking a green smoothie a day is also a great way to boost your vegetable intake, we generally drink ours as a dessert after dinner, or it we are working out I will drink mine straight after the workout as a post workout drink.