Pumpkin Pecan Muffins
The delicious promise of Fall in a muffin shape.
This cool and healthy salad is the an easy side dish. Or add protein such as chicken or salmon, for an easy and delicious main dish. I like mine on a bed of greens and with the addition of the chickpeas it's a perfect low key summer dinner.
In the heat of Summer, the best way to stay cool is to eat cooling foods, avoiding hot food (in flavor and temperature). Cooling foods such as melons, cucumbers, cherries and zucchini will definitely help you keep your cool as the temperature creeps up. Here’s a list on what fruits and vegetables to enjoy and what to avoid.
Wild rice is packed with protein (more than quinoa), low in fat and gluten free. The slightly nutty flavor and texture is a great base for any salad or just sprinkled on greens.
For a shortcut use precooked rice and reduce the liquid to 1 cup total.