Greetings Wellness Seekers
I know that it's been some time since we have updated our blog. Our apologies for keeping you all in the dark as we prepared, partnered together, learned and reset our courses for health at the "Sticky Facts About Gluten" health day. It was awesome! Not only did we learn a lot in the morning about the sources for these problems, how to recognize them and how to avoid health reactions to gluten containing foods; but we learned the steps to overcome them and gain our health back. Then we had a truly adventurous time in the kitchen with our New England Culinary graduate, Kim Post, who showed us how to make awesome transitional food dishes, without gluten elements that were delicious as well as easy to make. We all got to participate in putting the dishes together and then enjoyed each others' company as we ate a most delicious meal together. Who says getting well can't be fun.
In the days ahead we will give you more information about the weekend and teaching series elements that will be available by video connection in the near future. Meantime, enjoy this summer salad from Kim's repertoire, just in time for the coming of warmer weather. Quinoa is not a grain and is an anti-inflammatory food as well as non gluten food. It's a great substitute for all your rice recipes. Cilantro is also an excellent detoxifying food and such a great flavor to add to the mix.
Quinoa Mango & Black Bean Salad
Ingredients: 2 C cooked quinoa (chilled or room temperature)
1 15 oz can black beans, drained and rinsed
1 mango, peeled and diced
4 green onions, sliced thin
1/2 C chopped fresh cilantro
3 Tbsp red or white wine vinegar
3 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
2 Tbsp fresh lime juice (1 small lime)
1/2 tsp kosher or Himalayan salt
1/4 tsp black pepper
* In a large bowl combine cooked quinoa, mango, red pepper, onion, black beans & cilantro
* In small bowl combine vinegar, olive oil, lime juice, salt and pepper and stir together. Pour on top of salad, Stir to combine. Chill for at least one hour before serving.
Enjoy!!! Love to hear what you think.