Carbohydrates, fiber, magnesium, Raw, Salads, Uncategorized, Vitamin A, vitamin C

Roasted red pepper and tomato salad with hearts of palm and capers

I hope you are enjoying the end of a busy day with some vegan gluttony! My end of the day snack is a juicy, savory, crunchy and very fresh summer salad made with hearts of palm, capers, olives, roasted red peppers, fresh yellow peppers, and the mandatory tomatoes, all tossed in aged balsamic vinegar. Vitamins C, A, B, fiber, healthy fats, and numerous minerals, tasting fantastic. Have a wonderful night, and thank you for stopping by.
Photo: I hope you are enjoying the end of a busy day with some vegan gluttony! My end of the day snack is a juicy, savory, crunchy and very fresh summer salad made with hearts of palm, capers, olives, roasted red peppers, fresh yellow peppers, and the mandatory tomatoes, all tossed in aged balsamic vinegar. Vitamins C, A, B, fiber, healthy fats, and numerous minerals, tasting fantastic. Have a wonderful night, and thank you for stopping by.
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Carbohydrates, fiber, Quinoa, Salads, Science-based nutrition, sixpence recipes, Super foods, Uncategorized, vitamin C

Why rage about quinoa

It’s almost a rule of thumb that if you are vegan, you must eat quinoa. Most of us know that it is a good source of iron, calcium, phosphorus, and fiber, and an excellent food not only for vegans but for those who have lactose intolerance. Quinoa is also protein rich, although not as rich as some beans and wild rice.

The primary reason to value quinoa as a “super food” is because it is a source of complete protein, in other words: it contains all essential amino acids necessary for the wholesome nutrition of humans and other animals, and, critically (and unlike other foods containing all essential amino acids)-does so in adequate proportions to secure sufficient intake.

To add to its fantastic nutritious qualities, I added some lemon juice, sunflower seeds, and sliced apples to a bowl of cooked, chilled quinoa for a light dinner salad, rich in protein, vitamin C, dietary fiber, and fats. With a cost of only about $2, this recipe also made it in the sixpence recipe category.

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Signature end of the day?

It certainly looks like ending the day with a salad is becoming a habit. Tomatoes, green and yellow peppers, red radishes, cucumber, olives, roasted red pepper, and capers, tossed in extra virgin olive oil and balsamic.

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On and I think we have a new follower…NOTE! No Onions were present in the salad offered to Bruno. Onions are toxic for dogs! Never let your dog consume onions.

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watermelon-kiwi-mint salad with capers

Well ok, this was a huge watermelon. So for the 2/3ds that you could not eat up with a spoon, here is a summer favorite:

chop up 2/3rd of a large watermelon. Unfortunately, mine was not seedless;

chop up 4-5 kiwis;

add 3 tbsp of capers, and mix this all up;

add plenty of fresh mint leaves, and…

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let this beauty cool off in the fridge for 30 minutes. I cannot stop eating. Again.

Gorgeous, isn’t it?

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