Spirulina

Spirulina is in the class of nature’s foods commonly referred to as “superfoods” and indeed it is loaded with health benefits. It is a blue-green algae which is harvested around the world’s oceans. Spirulina’s health benefits include: Supports gut health but aiding in the healing of leaky gut Boosts immune health Anti-inflammatory May protect against cancer May reduce cholesterol Has been shown effective in treating allergies and allergic rhinitis Has been shown to boost energy It may help with weight loss It is a good source of protein at about 4 grams per tablespoon Good source of iron, calcium, vitamin B6, magnesium, potassium, and manganese Contains antioxidants and beta-carotene Spiruli

Super Simple Vegan Crust

Super Simple Crust: This crust is used for my QUINTESSENTIAL VEGAN QUICHE recipe but works well for a variety of main dish and dessert recipes! Yum and so simple and it's gluten and dairy free!!! Very important for someone like me who cannot make a crust! Ingredients: 1¼ cup quinoa flour ½ tsp sea salt 1 Tbsp raw sugar 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil 1/3 cup cold water Instructions: Add quinoa flour, sea salt, and sugar to a medium bowl and stir to mix. Add olive oil and mix thoroughly with a fork until mixture becomes crumbly. Slowly add water while mixing until mixture becomes moist, but not sticky, and will hold together. Place into pie pan or quiche dish and press into place using the bac

Crustless Mini Appetizer Quiche

Crustless Mini Quiche Appetizers: Ingredients: 1 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil 1 clove garlic ¼ cup onion, finely chopped 1 medium zucchini, sliced and quartered ½ cup shiitake mushrooms, finely chopped ½ cup red pepper, finely chopped ¼ tsp sea salt ¼ tsp black pepper ½ cup garbanzo bean flour 1 Tbsp potato starch 1½ Tbsp nutritional yeast (if you prefer a bit more ‘cheesy’ add 2 Tbsp) ½ tsp baking powder ½ tsp basil ½ tsp thyme ½ tsp parsley ½ tsp paprika 1 cup vegetable stock Instructions: Add olive oil to a large skillet and cook for 1 minute over medium heat. Add remainder of the vegetables and salt and pepper and cook for 5 minutes or until just starting to soften. While vegetables are c

Quintessential Vegan Quiche

Prep time: 20 minutes Cooking time: 45 minutes Super Simple Crust: Ingredients: 1¼ cup quinoa flour ½ tsp sea salt 1 Tbsp raw sugar 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil 1/3 cup cold water Instructions: Add quinoa flour, sea salt, and sugar to a medium bowl and stir to mix. Add olive oil and mix thoroughly with a fork until mixture becomes crumbly. Slowly add water while mixing until mixture becomes moist, but not sticky, and will hold together. Place into pie pan or quiche dish and press into place using the back of a large spoon or your fingers to evenly cover the bottom of the dish and about halfway up the sides. Pre-bake at 350 degrees F for 15 minutes. Vegetables for filling: (further filling

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