HAPPY NEW YEAR
Love, love, love bringing in the New Year! This year I had the blessing of celebrating it with my daughter who lives in the Rockies. Dinner with her friend's family and toasting to New York's count down, which being Eastern Standard Time is a comfortable 2 hours ahead of Mountain Time. This let us experience midnight (someplace) thus retaining our celebratory party character even if we didn't usher in Colorado's!
The New Year brings many resolutions to mind. Diets, healthy eating (which begins with wholesome eating see, http://realresults-inc.com/site/general/resolution-healthy-diet/ ), less sugar and more exercise are known to be top resolves. I resolve to work at better articulating my food choice suggestions and Nutritional Foodie eating philosophy to help you all have your healthiest lives. I will also start attending yoga classes again......
So let's start the year with one of my favorite and most versatile wild rice salad recipes. A whole food ingredient list that offers wholesome food. It delicious, easy, nutritious, dairy free and egg free plus, for those of you interested, it's gluten free and paleo. As always adjust it for your personal allergies and sensitivities. I like to eat this Spiced Wild Rice Salad as a portage for breakfast with unsweetened almond milk. It serves as a great lunch or dinner main course or side and perfect for your party table. Enjoy!
Be Healthy Be Natural Be Tempted
The Nutritional Foodie
SPICED WILD RICE SALAD
Serves 4 as meal
2 ¼ cups Water
1 cup Wild Rice
¼ cup Apple Juice Concentrate, organic preferred
½ cup Dried Cranberries, fruit juice sweetened preferred
½ cup Fresh Apple finely chopped, organic (I like Fuji or Gala)
½ cup Pecans, coarsely chopped
½ cup Carrots, shredded, organic preferred
½ Tsp. Ginger, ground
¼ Tsp. Cardamon, ground
¼ Tsp. Cinnamon, ground
2 Tbl. Flax Oil, optional
Bring water to boil in medium sauce pan with wild rice, covered. Reduce heat and simmer until water absorbed. About 45 minutes. While rice is cooking prepare and mix remaining ingredients in large bowl. When rice is finished absorbing the water add to prepared ingredients. Fold well.
The Spice Wild Rice Salad may be served warm or cold as a salad, meal or a portage. You are free to let the rice cool before adding to the remaining ingredients. Store left overs in the refrigerator. It's up to you if you'd like to reheat or eat cold.