Archive - July 17, 2015

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Star Talk
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Simple Advice
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Simple Recipe

Star Talk

The Universe we live in changes by the second, literally and figuratively. The planets, stars and every solar aspect reflects the energy we are exposed to here on earth. I have found great benefit in looking “above” to learn more about “below”.

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Simple Advice

Finding our ultimate purpose can make the difference between a fulfilled, abundant and mindful life experience and living in constant stress, fear and doubt.

I have experienced each of these extremes and can testify that knowing ourselves is key to unlocking the unlimited joy that can be found in life. If you’ve found your way to my site, welcome and thank you for being willing to love and explore yourself deeper. I am honored to help you in your journey.

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Simple Recipe

Spicy Quinoa with Sweet Potatoes

Ingredients

1 3/4 cups quinoa
3 cups low-sodium veggie broth
Kosher salt
3 tablespoons vegetable oil
1/2 red onion, thinly sliced
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1 tablespoon ancho chile powder
1 teaspoon ground coriander
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1 small red jalapeno pepper, seeded and thinly sliced
2 small sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch pieces
1/3 cup roughly chopped fresh cilantro
1 to 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
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Directions

Put the quinoa in a bowl and cover with water; drain. Repeat twice; drain well. (This will help remove bitterness.) Transfer the quinoa to a medium saucepan over medium heat and stir constantly until the quinoa is dry, about 8 minutes. Add 1 1/2 cups chicken broth, 3/4 cup water and 1/2 teaspoon salt. Bring to a simmer, then cover the pan, leaving the lid slightly ajar to let steam escape; reduce the heat to medium low and cook until the quinoa is tender and the liquid is absorbed, about 15 minutes.

Meanwhile, heat the vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the red onion and garlic and cook until slightly softened, about 4 minutes. Add the chile powder, coriander and cumin and cook, stirring, until the spices darken, about 1 minute. Add the remaining 1 1/2 cups chicken broth, the jalapeno, sweet potatoes and 1/2 teaspoon salt. Increase the heat to medium high and bring to a simmer. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the sweet potatoes are tender and the liquid is almost absorbed, about 15 minutes.

Add the sweet potato mixture to the quinoa, then add the cilantro and lime juice and toss; season with salt.

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