Citrus Cilantro Quinoa Salad

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Light and fluffy with the fresh, bold spice of pico de gallo and the sweetness of mandarin and jicama, this quinoa salad makes a colorful, high-protein side or light lunch. The grain is cooked Mexican rice-style in coconut oil, adding a toasty flavor and creamy texture. Yield: Makes 12-15 side servings Cook time: 1 hour Ingredients: 4 tbsp coconut oil, …

Raw Chocolate Parfait with Coconut Cashew Cream

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This nutritious parfait uses a chocolate “pudding” I learned from my friend Coco, a rich puree that no one will ever guess is made with avocado. Cashews and coconut milk make a silky substitute for whipped cream and fresh berries round out a rockstar flavor combination. Yield: Makes 2 parfaits Cook time: 30 minutes Ingredients: 1/2 cup raw cashews, soaked …

Homemade for the Holidays

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For a time of year that’s supposed to be abundant with jollyness and cheer, it seems like it’s way too easy to get stressed out and under pressure around the holidays, especially when it comes to gift-giving. All too often, we get totally wrapped up (pun intended, ha!) in buying things. Picking the perfect book or perfume or scented candle …

Do the Stovetop Pop: Popcorn in a Pan

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Ahh, popcorn. So light, so versatile, its starchy fluffiness and soft crunch make it a blank canvas for any number of flavors and, of course, our favorite movie time snack. In the convenience of the modern age, many of us have forgotten the simple, wallet-friendly pleasure of stovetop popcorn, as it has instead become all too closely associated with that …