RECIPE: Healthy Grain Dish that tastes like Mac & Cheese!

Mac N’ Cheese (MnCh) used to be my comfort foods of choice.  But over the years, I’ve been disappointed by most of the  Mac N’ cheeses I’ve ordered (except for my cousin, Kacki’s recipe, of course!)

Yeah, they had a delicious appearing crispy, cheesy crust, but ultimately what lie beneath, was never as savory as I’d remembered.  Now that I know refined white pastas are nutrient deficient and calorie dense, MnCh is a dish of the past.  That is …. until I concocted this deliciously simple recipe.  Combining the few remaining things I had in the kitchen—when I refused to buy more groceries before going out of town—I discovered the deliciousness of MnCh, but in a nutritionally rich recipe.

BTW Quinoa (pronounced “Keen-nwah”) is a super healthy good for you whole grain. Learn to love it! Great substitute for pasta!

 

1 cup Quinoa, (red or golden) cooked

1/3 goat cheese small sleeve

1/4 Tbsp of Thyme

Sea salt and ground pepper to taste

Mix all above ingredients—alter amounts to your taste

It’s that simple.

I think it’d be super tasty with edamame or arugula or broccoli or sweet potatoes cut and cubed as well!

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Madeleine Vanstory attended Duke University and began her post-graduate journey at The Elaine Clark Center working with special needs children. She went on to work as a Clinical Research Scientist running clinical trials for the CDC and developing medical devices for Welsh Allen, Abbot Labs, Roche and Johnson & Jonhson Her work included non-invansive cervical cancer detection, continuous diabetic glucose monitoring, non-harmful infant bilirubin level detection and studying Vitamin C's anti-aging effects on the skin. Madeleine attended Medical school at The Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University and completed a residency in Family Medicine at Moses Cone Hospital in Greensboro NC. Dr. Madeleine Vanstory is a board certified Family Physician who has practiced all over the world. She has lead medical missions in Kenya and Honduras. She has participated with Operation Smile in Russia, she has patients in North Carolina, Maine, Oregon and New Zealand. Dr. Vanstory has worked the medical tents in the Marine Corps marathon in Washington DC and at the Kona Ironman World Championships. And Dr. Vanstory has marched with the Surgeon General promoting "Exercise is Medicine" at the World Congress Sports Medicine Conference. Disillusioned by the current health care system and armed with the realization that culture, nutrition and emotional well-being have a profound impact on health, Dr. Vanstory now motivates clients and patients to discover the healthiest versions of themselves through humor, counseling in her "Upgrade Your Health" Wellness Program.

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