1. Quinoa Kale Cakes

    Quinoa Kale Cakes by FashionableHostess.com

    My two favorite ingredients meshed into one delicious side dish; the perfect party pleaser that covers your grains and vegetable categories! Enjoy!

    Quinoa Kale Cakes Ingredients:

    • 1 cup quinoa
    • 2 cups water
    • 4 eggs, whisked
    • 1/3 cup Parmesan cheese
    • 3 spring onions, sliced thin
    • 1 cup steamed kale, chopped
    • 1 cup whole wheat breadcrumbs
    • 1 teaspoon olive oil
    • Salt and Pepper to taste

    Quinoa Kale Cakes Instructions:

    Step 1: Make your Quinoa {which I did early this morning so I had time for it to cool before beginning the recipe!}. Rinse 1 cup of quinoa thoroughly and place the grains in a medium sauce pan with 2 cups of water. Allow quinoa to soak for 15 minutes. Then, with the lid on the pan, bring the water to a boil and reduce to a simmer. Cook until quinoa is tender and has absorbed the liquid – about 20 minutes. Let cool to room temp.

    Step 2: Grill your onion on the stove top and steam your kale. {Here is how to steam it if you don’t own a steamer!}

    Step 3: In a large bowl, mix together cooked quinoa, eggs, cheese, spring onions, steamed kale, and breadcrumbs. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Let sit for a few minutes to absorb the liquid.

    Step 4: Heat 1 teaspoon olive oil on a large skillet over medium-low heat. Cook up to 4 patties at at time, about 5-7 minutes per side. Remove and serve! {They are also great at room temperature!!} 

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    *This recipe was inspired {and slightly altered} by the Cookbook: Super Natural Every Day

  2. Low Fat Noodle Kugel

    Recipe for Low Fat Noodle Kugel

    Happy Channukah! Today I am whipping up one of my favorite Jewish side dishes, a healthy Noodle Kugel to celebrate the Holiday. I swapped out the usual heavier ingredients for low-fat cream cheese and skim milk, and seriously it still has all the same delicious flavors! So whether you are hosting Channukah at home for friends or you are planning to head to a dinner party to celebrate, this is the perfect dish to make! Happy Noshing {on something with a tad less guilt than usual!}. Noodle Kugel Ingredients: 2 8-ounce packages of egg noodles 1 cup unsalted butter 16 ounces…

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  3. Brown Rice Pilaf with Portobello Mushrooms

    Portabello Mushroom and Brown Rice

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  4. Black Bean Coucous

    Black Bean Couscous

    Don’t you love it when your husband calls you at 3 pm to let you know that he and 2 friends would rather come over for a home-cooked meal than go out to a restaurant?! It’s in moments like these where I am thankful that I keep a chicken breast in my freezer and a stocked pantry of couscous, beans, nuts, and spices for last minute emergencies. For dinner I can quickly whip up a Pistachio & Dijon Crusted Chicken {find the recipe here} from my frozen chicken and nuts. Then for my side dish, I found that by mixing a…

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  5. Ginger-Infused Soba Noodles

    Ginger-Infused Soba Noodles

     The FHH loves Soy Sauce but even the low-sodium version has a ton of salt. One of my closest friends and well-known Nutritionist Blogger, Arielle of BeWellwithArielle, suggested we try a recipe incorporating Tamari as a healthy swap. As she said in this blog post, “You know the morning after you go to your favorite Chinese restaurant or sushi joint and you feel bloated, your eyes are puffy and your rings hardly fit on your fingers? It’s probably due to the soy sauce you dipped your tuna roll in, which may be made of sugar, water, salt, caramel coloring, genetically engineered and pharmaceutically…

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