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Breakfast Coconut Milk Quinoa with Fresh Fruit Recipe {Video}

Breakfast Coconut Milk Quinoa with Fresh Fruit © Jeanette's Healthy Living

This Breakfast Coconut Milk Quinoa with Fresh Fruit is the perfect way to start off the day - it's packed with protein and nutrients. Did you enter our Bob's Red Mill Quinoa Giveaway?  Looking for a new healthy breakfast idea? Give this Breakfast Coconut Milk Quinoa with Fresh Strawberries and Bananas a whirl. Quinoa is cooked in coconut milk with a touch of vanilla, sweetened with raw coconut sugar and topped off with some fresh fruit (strawberries and bananas in this … [Continue Reading...]

Quinoa Kale Tomato Corn Salad Recipe {Video + Giveaway}

Kale Quinoa Tomato Corn Salad © Jeanette's Healthy Living

This Quinoa Kale Tomato Corn Salad is clean eating at its best - packed with nutrients and oh so good. I've been making lots of quinoa lately, and loving the versatility of this grain (it's actually a seed). I could eat quinoa for breakfast, lunch and dinner, sweet or savory, hot or cold. If you missed my post yesterday, be sure to read it - How To Make Quinoa + Health Benefits and watch my video. Today's recipe was inspired by a quinoa salad and kale salad at a local restaurant … [Continue Reading...]

How To Cook Quinoa + Health Benefits {Video}

Cooked Quinoa © Jeanette's Healthy Living

If you've never tried quinoa, now's the time. Check out my How To Cook Quinoa video - quinoa is so easy to prepare and highly nutritious. I have a number of quinoa recipes on my blog, but I realized I don't have a post devoted to how to cook quinoa. Recently, one reader asked what quinoa was, and that's what prompted today's post. Although a newcomer to the U.S. market, Quinoa was actually domesticated 3,000 to 4, 000 years ago in the Andrean region in South America (Ecuador, Bolivia, … [Continue Reading...]

8 Mood Boosting Foods and Recipes

Mood Boosting Recipes © Jeanette's Healthy Living

Get a jumpstart on Spring with these 8 Mood Boosting Foods and Recipes. Spring has FINALLY come!! It was an incredibly long winter and I have to be honest - we still have snow banks outside out house so it doesn't really feel like Spring yet. Weather and sunlight definitely affect my mood, and keeping my spirits up the last couple of months when it's been so cold and dark hasn't been easy. Eating the right foods and exercising can make all the difference in how we feel, mentally and … [Continue Reading...]

Big Announcement: New Community Forum!

Jeanette's Healthy Living Community Page

I've got a very exciting announcement to make - I now have a state-of-the art Community Forum! This is a brand new feature that has just been rolled out and I am so excited to be able to share it with you. I'm one of the first sites/blogs to feature this new type of Community Forum that's got incredible capabilities for you to participate. You can ask questions, share recipes, photos and videos, and so much more. You'll notice the new page tab at the top of my blog called Community. Click … [Continue Reading...]

Stir-Fry Shrimp with Thai Roasted Chili Paste Recipe {Video + Giveaway}

Shrimp with Thai Chili Paste © Jeanette's Healthy Living

This Stir-Fry Shrimp with Thai Roasted Chili Paste is really easy to make - the trick is in the flavorful Chili Paste. I love Thai food so when I first learned how to prepare some of my favorite Thai recipes several years ago, it was really eye-opening. I think my first experience cooking Thai food was from a class given by the chef of a local Thai restaurant. After learning about the different curry pastes, sauces and herbs used in Thai cooking, I felt confident enough to try cooking Thai … [Continue Reading...]

Filipino Style Turkey Garlic Sausage Recipe

Filipino Turkey Garlic Sausage Patties © Jeanette's Healthy Living

Today's Filipino Style Turkey Garlic Sausage recipe is a healthier version of a traditional Filipino breakfast sausage. I love savory Asian and Asian-inspired breakfast foods, from congee to Nasi Goreng to Burmese Fried Rice and Peas to Asian Inspired Savory Oatmeal. One of the first savory Asian breakfast foods I had when I was growing up was Filipino garlic fried rice and eggs at a friend's house. I remember being surprised when fried rice was served for breakfast - it seemed kind of … [Continue Reading...]

How To Make The Perfect Poached Egg – Sous Vide Cooking {Video}

The Perfect Sous Vide Poached Egg

I've been wanting to learn how to make the Perfect Poached Egg - Sous Vide style for a while, made using the sous vide technique. This "fancy" technique simply means cooking food at a precise temperature for a period of time so that it achieves the "perfect" consistency or texture. The most critical piece of equipment for sous vide is a circulator which is basically a giant heater with a built-in thermometer that circulates and heats water in a pot or tub, maintaining the temperature at a … [Continue Reading...]

Gluten-Free Chocolate Peanut Butter Chip Cookies Recipe

Gluten-Free Chocolate Peanut Butter Chip Cookies © Jeanette's Healthy Living

Serve these Gluten-Free Chocolate Peanut Butter Chip Cookies hot out of the oven for a special treat. Fresh baked cookies are a real treat in our house. There's nothing quite like the smell of homemade cookies baking in the oven, and it's almost impossible to resist a fresh baked cookie hot out of the oven. My kids are really spoiled when it comes to cookies. I don't bake cookies very often, but when I do, my boys only like them fresh. If they've been sitting around a few days, they won't … [Continue Reading...]

Asian Tomato Ginger Lime Salad Recipe

Tomato Ginger Lime Salad © Jeanette's Healthy Living

This simple Asian Tomato Ginger Lime Salad is a refreshing side accompaniment that will compliment just about any meal. Most times, fresh ingredients require so little adornment that you can simply eat them raw and slightly seasoned if desired. Last week, I made a Fresh Citrus Fruit Salad that demonstrated how beautiful yet simple it can be to showcase the finest fresh citrus fruits. Today, I've got another simple salad, made with just organic cherry tomatoes, scallions, fresh ginger and … [Continue Reading...]

Filipino Garlic Fried Brown Rice Recipe

Filipino Garlic Fried Rice © Jeanette's Healthy Living

This Filipino Garlic Fried Brown Rice is a healthier version of a traditional breakfast food, although it would be great as a side dish for dinner as well. I had a Filipino friend in high school that I used to hang out with and one of my favorite memories was the time I stayed at her house and was treated to Garlic Fried Rice for breakfast. I remember thinking it was odd eating fried rice at breakfast time, but it was so good. My friend went on to become a doctor and although I haven't seen … [Continue Reading...]