whole grains

Slow Cooker Cod and Butternut Squash in Coconut Milk

I knew I wanted to make a meal in the slow cooker with fish, butternut squash and coconut oil but couldn’t quite find any recipes that matched what I wanted to make. So I decided to wing it, and fortunately the slow cooker makes it hard to mess up. I usually turn the slow cookershow me more

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Barley and Vegetable Casserole

We recently celebrated the Jewish New Year at my parents’ house, where one guest brought a veggie-loaded dish that we loved. Zacky too, since there were tons of soft, bite-sized pieces of veggies for him to enjoy in a variety of colors. I forgot to ask for the recipe, but a quick google search ledshow me more

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Creamy Tomato Pasta with Sauteed Mushrooms

Lately the little guy has been loving mushrooms, and I’m happy to encourage this taste for a new veggie (ok, fungus). Another favorite of his? Pasta. In an effort to curb the amount of pasta he gets and encourage other grains, I tried a quinoa brown rice pasta from Trader Joes that cooked up reallyshow me more

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Barley with Zucchini and Peaches

The other day I realized, just 15 minutes before I had to pick up Zacky, that I hadn’t cooked dinner. I always cook dinner in advance, so we can spend as much time as possible outside at the park before coming home at the very last minute before a potential hunger meltdown (both him andshow me more

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Green Veggie Stir Fry with Cod and a Simple Sauce

Following a plant-based diet, it’s never really difficult for me to meet or exceed my daily “requirement” of veggies. Typically I’m on veggie overload throughout the year with a couple servings of fruit dispersed throughout the day. However, in the summer, when we finally have amazing fresh fruit (peaches! berries! melon!), I can’t seem toshow me more

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Farro with Tofu and Tomatoes

Fresh tomatoes and basil are key summer ingredients and I paired them with tofu and quick cooking farro for a quick dinner. Farro is like a chewier, plumper version of rice and I always have a bag of Trader Joe’s 10 minute quick cooking variety on hand. And, I prefer cooking it over rice latelyshow me more

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Summer Barley Salad with Corn and Chickpeas

I buy a pack of Trader Joe’s 10-minute whole grains (barley, farro or wheat berries) pretty much every week. They’re goof-proof, and offer a nice alternative to rice or quinoa. I was able to whip up this salad in the 10 minutes it took to cook the barley, and enjoy it for lunch all weekshow me more

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Breakfast Blueberry Oatmeal Cakes from Eating Well

Making breakfast in muffin tins means we have perfectly portioned food ready to go first thing in the morning for me, and something I can easily throw into my baby’s lunch bag to send him off to the nanny. I slightly modified this recipe from Eating Well so it wouldn’t contain any added sugars (Ishow me more

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Pearl Couscous with Artichokes and Chickpeas

Today’s recipe was inspired by this one for Bulgur and Chickpea Salad with Roasted Artichokes. I made some edits, used what I had on hand, and came up with a satisfying spring grain salad that had me looking forward to lunch every day. My 1-year old gobbled it up for lunch every day as well,show me more

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Ninja slow cooker salmon, farro and asparagus

I love that I have a fancy schmancy slow cooker (given to me by Ninja) that has not only a slow-cook setting, but also a stovetop setting and an oven setting. So I can use it not only for 8-hour slow cooked chili, but also 10 minute quick cooked fish. I was inspired by thisshow me more

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