Whole Food Cooking

Basic Brown Rice

Basic Brown Rice

Brown rice is one of my favorite foods to add to a meal because it is so easy to cook. You can leave it on the stove to cook while you prepare other things for the meal - like vegetables! There are a few different varieties of brown rice that can be used: Short grain, long grain, Basmati, and then there is also wild rice. I prefer using brown rice over white rice when meal planning because the brown rice has not been stripped of its nutrients. Brown rice is one way to add some B vitamins into your diet!

Very Green Salad

Very Green Salad

This is a recipe I put together very fast and without any planning. I looked in my fridge, took out the vegetables I had in there and started washing and chopping. It turned out delicious. Great for getting in those greens and adding fiber to the diet. You can always tweak it to your own liking by adding other vegetables or playing around with the amounts of each.

Mediterranean Quinoa

Mediterranean Quinoa

Quinoa is such a delicious and quick grain to make. It can be eaten plain, or mixed with vegetables, fruits, meat, cheese, dressings, or a combination of the above. Cooking quinoa takes about 15 minutes and while you are waiting for it to cook you can cut up the vegetables and prepare the other items you wish to add to it. Some of my favorite food items to add to quinoa are onions of all types, garlic, cucumbers, tomatoes, celery, bell peppers, cilantro, parsley, olives, lemon or lime juice, feta cheese, garbanzo beans, olive oil, apple cider vinegar, salt, and pepper.

Easy Garlic Asparagus

Easy Garlic Asparagus

There are many ways to cook asparagus including soups, stir fries, roasts, and braised in oil. Here is a simple but delicious way to cook asparagus when you don’t have a lot of time or ingredients. One thing to keep in mind when cooking with asparagus is that there is a fine line between undercooking and overcooking it. Of course, cooking asparagus until it is very soft is not bad and in some instances it can work very nicely like in soups for example.

Kale and Fruit Salad

Kale and Fruit Salad

To be honest, kale has never been one of my favorite vegetables. I don’t know why. I guess there were always other vegetables that were easier to prepare for me and (I thought) tasted better. But, because I know it has amazing health benefits I have been trying to find ways to make it taste delicious. This recipe so far has been the best!