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Quinoa and Brown Rice stuffed Mushrooms 

Quinoa and mushrooms are two of my favorite ingredients to work with in the kitchen. Quinoa stuffed mushrooms make the perfect combination of two kitchen powerhouses. They are both so versatile and a play well with other ingredients.

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Quinoa is a nutrient dense small grain. Each little grain is packed with protein, healthy fats, vitamin E, and calcium, offering bone health, cancer prevention, and many other benefits.

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Mushroom contain compounds that boost the immune system, helps fight against cancers, combats infections, and protects against auto-immune diseases like lupus and arthritis.

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Ingredients
2 cups quinoa prepared according to directions

1 cup brown rice prepared according to directions

1 onion diced and sautéed

1 bell pepper diced and sautéed.

1 cup Parmesan cheese grated

1/4 cup parsley chopped.

10-12 mushroom or 4 portobello

Directions

Prepare quinoa, brown rice, onions and bell peppers.

Mix together and add Parmesan cheese and parsley.

Rinse mushrooms and pat dry.

Place mushrooms cap-side up on an oiled pan.

Spoon quinoa mixture into mushroom caps and press lightly.

Bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 20 minutes.

Increase to 400 degrees Fahrenheit for an additional 5 minutes.

Enjoy.

 

5.0 from 3 reviews
Quinoa & Brown Rice stuffed Mushrooms
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Recipe type: Dinner
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Serves: 13
 
Easy and delicious Meatless Monday meal or perfect party appetizer.
Ingredients
  • 2 cups quinoa prepared according to directions
  • 1 cup brown rice prepared according to directions
  • 1 onion diced and sautéed
  • 1 bell pepper diced and sautéed.
  • 1 cup Parmesan cheese grated
  • ¼ cup parsley chopped.
  • 10-12 mushroom or 4 portobello
Instructions
  1. Prepare quinoa, brown rice, onions and bell peppers.
  2. Mix together and add Parmesan cheese and parsley.
  3. Rinse mushrooms and pat dry.
  4. Place mushrooms cap side up on an oiled pan.
  5. Spoon quinoa mixture into mushroom caps and press lightly.
  6. Bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 20 minutes.
  7. Increase to 400 degree Fahrenheit for an additional 5 minutes.

Pumpkin Pie Cream Cheese Dip

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 Guest Post from Jazzy Sweet Life

This Pumpkin Pie Cream Cheese Dip was delicious especially with the homemade cinnamon and sugar corn tortilla chips I have recently posted but if you don’t feel like making chips, then you could dip sliced apples or use it as a filling inside of a crepe. This is a make again recipe for sure and if you want the recipe for the Homemade Cinnamon and Sugar Corn Tortilla Chips here’s a link to the recipe.

Ingredients:

8 oz. Cream Cheese


1/2 c Powdered Sugar

1 c Pumpkin Puree

1/2 c Plain Greek Yogurt

1 1/2 tsp Ground Cinnamon

1 tsp Nutmeg

 

Direction:

  1. In a bowl mixing the cream cheese and the powdered sugar until well combined.Beat the pumpkin, yogurt, cinnamon and nutmeg into the cream cheese mixture. Serve baked cinnamon and sugar corn tortilla chips and enjoy this sweet treat.
Pumpkin Pie Cream Cheese Dip
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Recipe type: Dip
 
This Pumpkin Pie Cream Cheese Dip was delicious especially with the homemade cinnamon and sugar corn tortilla chips I have recently posted but if you don’t feel like making chips, then you could dip sliced apples or put it as a filling inside of a crepe. This is a make again recipe for sure and if you want the recipe for the Homemade Cinnamon and Sugar Corn Tortilla Chips here’s a link to the recipe.
Ingredients
  • 8 oz. Cream Cheese
  • ½ c Powdered Sugar
  • 1 c Pumpkin Puree
  • ½ c Plain Greek Yogurt
  • 1½ tsp Ground Cinnamon
  • 1 tsp Nutmeg

Wanna be Mushroom “Jerky”

We go through the mushrooms fairly quickly. We love them in omelettes, stir fry, and as “jerky”. It is a really quick and easy way to enjoy one of our favorite vegetables. We refer to it as mushroom jerky because we eat it that way and it is the perfect “meat-like” snack.

Mushrooms have compounds the boost the immune system, aid in preventing cancers and infections.  Research has also shown them to be beneficial for auto-immune diseases like arthritis and lupus.

In an effort to manage my Discoid Lupus, mushrooms are a regular part of my weekly diet.  This has become one of my favorite ways to eat mushrooms because they are so easy to prepare and easy for on the go munching. 🙂

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Mushrooms are also a great source of healthy protein for vegetarians.

 

Ingredients

2 cups Mushrooms

Pepper

Salt

olive oil
Directions

Preheat oven to 425

Slice mushrooms into thick slices.

Lay on cookie sheet in one layer

Sprinkle with salt and pepper

Spray with olive oil.

Bake for 15-20 minutes

Remove from oven and sprinkle with a bit of salt.

 

4.8 from 4 reviews
"Wanna Be" Mushroom "Jerky"
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Recipe type: Side
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Quick and easy one ingredient snack or side.
Ingredients
  • Mushrooms
  • Pepper
  • Salt olive oil
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 425
  2. Slice mushrooms into thick slices.
  3. Lay on cookie sheet in one layer
  4. Sprinkle with salt and pepper
  5. Spray with olive oil.
  6. Bake for 15-20 minutes
  7. Remove from oven and sprinkle with a bit of salt.

7 Great Ways To Use Coconut Oil

I recently posted about my current top 10 Costco finds. One of the most commented on items was the Coconut oil. We use it for just about everything in our home. Here are 7 ways we love using Coconut oil.

1. Natural Vapor Rub 

Anytime we have a cold in the house I whip up a batch of homemade vapor rub. It is perfect for rubbing on the chest to help with congestion or I rub on the bottom of our feet and then put on socks.


Homemade Vapor Rub

1/2 cup coconut oil

2 drops peppermint oil

2 drops eucalyptus oil

4 drop OnGuard

Mix and keep in fridge until needed.

2.  Face wash

I have always had a problem with acne and sensitive skin. The only two things that have worked for me is “oil washing” with coconut oil and black soap. During the winter, I primarily use my coconut oil wash. I like to use a 2:1 ratio of coconut oil and baking soda. It is a perfect moisturizer and exfoliator all wrapped in one wash.

Homemade Coconut Face Wash

1 cup coconut oil

1/2 cup baking soda

2 drops melaleuca essential oil

2 drops lavender essential oil.

Mix and keep in a resealable container.

3.  Hair conditioner

We like to use coconut oil as a pre-poo conditioner/hot oil treatment. We simply section hair and slather hair from root to tip. Place hair in a shower cap for 30 minutes and then proceed with washing routine. For a deeper treatment, you can sit under a hair dryer.

4.  Toothpaste

Coconut oil is a natural anti-bacterial and has shown to be an effect tool to prevent gum disease. ****This also works well as a face exfoliating**** 🙂 

Simple Coconut Toothpaste

1/2 cup coconut oil

1/2 cup baking soda

1 tbsp bentonite clay

2 drops peppermint

2 drops melaleuca

2 drops clove

Mix and store in a condiment jar that is squeezable.

5.  Muscle soothing rub

As an active family, we usually have someone that is experiencing some muscle pain. We have a container muscle rub that I refill regularly.

Muscle Rub

1/2 cup coconut oil

5 drops Deep Blue essential oil or 2 drops peppermint & 2 drops melaleuca

1 teaspoon cayenne pepper

Mix all ingredients and use for any muscle or joint pain.

6.  Eczema Relief

Three of my four daughters battled with eczema. This run eased the pain and dryness well. One of them had to take the coconut oil internally as well to rectify the issue.

Eczema cream

1/2 cup coconut oil

10 drops lavender essential oil

Mix and keep in fridge till needed.

7.  Non-Dairy Coffee Cream

I enjoy starting my day with a cup of coffee and I often start it with a cup blended with coconut oil, honey, and cinnamon.  The coconut oil gives the coffee a similar mouth feel as cream but offers a multitude of health benefits. The key is blending the coffee, honey, cinnamon and coconut oil in a blender to get a good mixture.

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