Roasted Broccoli & Kale Quinoa Salad – Great Grains!

Here's a recipe that makes a fantastic main course salad but would also be an excellent match as a side salad with grilled meats.  This salad is loaded with things that are good for you and its easy to make. Give it a try!I adapted my version from one at EatingBirdFood (and she adapted hers too!) I used a little less water for cooking quinoa and a little less oil to create what you see below.Roasted Broccoli & Kale Quinoa Salad is great served warm right when you finish making it, at room temperature, or straight out of the fridge (if you have any left overs the next day) Perfect for packing in a lunchbox.ROASTED BROCCOLI & KALE QUINOA SALAD   Ingredients1 cup quinoa (dry) 1 3/4 cup water (or vegetable broth) 1/2 pound broccoli cut into florets 1 medium … [Read more...]

The Best Greens for You

It's the New Year!  Time to start fresh and be your best self yet!  Did you make a resolution to eat better this year?  I know I did!  One way I'm doing that is by adding more greens into my diet.  Salads, wraps, sandwiches.  Whatever I can do to get more green in my diet - I'm trying!  Are you looking to add a little more green in your diet this year?  Great!  I'm sharing the best greens for you along with some easy recipes.  Kale - The superstar.  It seems like everyone is talking about kale lately.  It can help stimulate your immune system and is full of vitamins A, C and K.  It also helps with vision and blood clotting.  It can be seen in salads, on top of pizzas, in casseroles and everywhere you would use regular lettuce! Recipe Ideas:Kale Pesto Kale, Apple and Banana … [Read more...]

Our Favorites – Blissfully Domestic – FOOD – 2014

So many great great FOOD stories this year.  We took a look back and wanted to share some of the ones we really liked - just in case you missed them!  We are looking forward to another great year of food, recipes, cooking ideas and tips and you!So, take a look….. Our Favorites - Blissfully Domestic FOOD - 2014  How To Make Perfect Pinto Beans - There's nothing quite like a bowl of beans and ham on a winter's day.  This recipe will deliver great tasting beans with just the right texture!20 Tailgating Recipes - Are you a football fan?  We love these take-a-long/make on site menu items for the big games!Easy Tex-Mex Chicken - Everyone needs a simple chicken dish that the family loves.  Put this one together quickly for a real crowd … [Read more...]

3 Delicious Smoothie and Juicing Recipes for Fall

Did you know that the month of September is Healthy Aging Month? I didn't either, but what a great way to kick off some fall smoothie and juicing recipes that will have you aging gracefully and beautifully. One of the first things that come to mind when I think of fall is pumpkin. Throw in some squash, sweet potatoes, yams, and cranberries and you've got yourself a taste bud party in the making. Other fruits, veggies and flavors that come to mind include kale, spinach, oranges, apples (which are all the rage in Upstate NY), vanilla bean, cinnamon, honey and nutmeg. Now that we have a palette to work with, let's see about juicing our way to healthier bodies. Photo by Oh She GlowsSweet Potato Smoothie When I came across the Sweet Potato Soup recipe, I darn near drooled all over my … [Read more...]