Raisin Walnut Quinoa with Spiced Fig Chutney

Raisin QuinoaThe weather is starting to cool down a little here and that always means we start reaching for heavier and more fulfilling foods. Unfortunately cold weather brings the cravings for comfort foods which are loaded with fats, sugars, and cholesterol. This recipe is perfect for cooler weather and won’t leave you feeling guilty or with that extra bulge around the waist. Serve it warm or let it cool, whichever tickles your fancy. You can add a little citrus for some acid to the dish too! I like to add lime or orange to add a little zing! Hope you enjoy it!!

Quinoa:

  • 1 cup quinoa sprouted or cooked
  • 3 cups filtered water if sprouting
  • 1 cup golden raisins
  • 1 cup walnuts
  • ¼ cup cilantro leaves-chopped
  • 1 teaspoon salt

If sprouting quinoa, make sure to rinse well. Soak with water for 3-4 hours or until quinoa sprouts. Or bring water to a boil add quinoa, cover and remove from heat until all the water is absorbed. Add all ingredients. Wait ‘til quinoa has cooled before adding ingredients if cooking.

Chutney:

  • 1 garlic clove-minced
  • ¼ cup chopped cilantro
  • 1 teaspoon minced ginger
  • ¼ cup red onion chopped
  • ½ teaspoon jalapeno-seeded
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 cup fire raisins
  • 2 cup fresh figs

Add garlic, ginger, cilantro, onion, jalapeno, olive oil, and raisins in a bowl. Mix well. Quarter figs and add to top of chutney. Combine quinoa salad and chutney together and toss well. Serve cooled.

 

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Kelly Roberts is a Healthy Living Advocate. She is the owner and CEO of Beach Pilates and Wellness and Farm Foodie Fitness. She is a Certified Holistic Health Coach and received her training from the Institute of Integrative Nutrition in New York City. Fueled by passion, she founded her holistic health practice, Farm Foodie Fitness. She educates and teaches her clients and the community the life changing benefits of nutrition and living a healthy lifestyle. Her practice consists of corporate and private clients from all across the country. Kelly is also the owner of Pilates on the Beach in Ocean City, Maryland and Bethany Beach, Delaware. She offers classes out on the beach for locals and visitors from May to September. She is a Certified Pilates instructor by world renowned Body Arts and Science International. BASI Pilates ®. For the past ten years, she has specialized in Pre and Post-Natal, athletes, rehabilitation, and clients with chronic illness. Kelly also offers private one-on-one sessions, as well as semi-private sessions. Kelly first discovered Pilates twelve years ago after a serious car accident left her with debilitating back and neck pain. She incorporates the Pilates method into her teaching and daily practice to maintain movement, a healthy lifestyle, and to live pain free. Kelly holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communications from Salisbury University with a concentration in Mass Media. Her passion for nutrition and food lead her to Alissa Cohen, where she studied to become a Certified Raw Chef. She enjoys incorporating raw foods into her diet and sharing her knowledge with her clients, friends, and family. She offers private and group cooking classes, food demos, and has also been a private chef to a number of families. Also a Certified Master Gardener, she understands the importance of fresh, local foods, and knowing where your food comes from. Kelly offers gardening knowledge, advice, and hands on training through community gardens. She also teaches elementary children the benefits of nutrition and how growing your own food through edible school yards. Kelly is also a published author; her fiction novel, "The Road to Chianti" and her summer and winter cookbooks, "Farm Foodie Fitness Homegrown.” She has been featured in Mind Body Green, Charleston Home Magazine, and many other publications. Kelly recently released her first fitness DVD "Beach Pilates and Wellness, Pilates Mat Workout." She also has a successful health, nutrition, fitness, and organic gardening blog. Make sure to check it out! www.farmfoodieandfitness.com. When Kelly is not running businesses she's chasing her two little ones. Contact Kelly to book seminars, demonstrations, book signings, or speaking engagements.

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