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Green bean, tomato and quinoa salad

PrintGreen been, tomato and quinoa salad See Detailed Nutrition Info on 1 cup quinoa 1 3/4 cups water 1 lb. green beans, washed and trimmed 1 cup canned chickpeas 1 cup toasted almond slivers 1/3 cup thinly sliced red onions, cut vertically 1/2 cup of cherry tomatoes halves 1/2 tsp cumin 1/4 tsp ginger 1/4 tsp turmeric 2 tbsp coconut oil 1-1.5 tsp salt or more to taste InstructionsCook quinoa per directions on your package. When finished, fluff with a fork to let out some steam and set aside. Put green beans in a pan with enough cold water to cover them. Bring the water to a boil and simmer until the beans are tender, about 4 minutes. Drain and rinse with cold water before, then put them into an ice bath. Prepare the chickpeas. Slice the red onions. These steps can all be done in advance and the next
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Healthy Cobbler with Mousse “smash cake”

Last weekend we celebrated my sweet little son’s First Birthday. It was a beautiful occasion,  and as you can imagine, very special to my heart. I like traditions, but I also like to break the rules. So I created a healthy version of a smash-cake. The cake wasn’t really a cake as we know it, but instead it was a apple-sweet-potato cobbler topped covered with a mousse. It was a sugar-free, grain-free, gluten-free, dairy-free dessert, and made from real food.  But then, after blowing out his First Birthday candle, we put our little Pumpkin in his Birthday chair to do the smashing, my little one wasn’t too interested in digging in. (Although later on, my mom was able to spoon feed him some of that cake, and he seemed to enjoy it a ton!) My mother-in-law baked the cobbler, and I prepared the mousse. Both turned out to be so good, they
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