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Clean your fridge day!

Most of the time, when we think about « clean your fridge day » we just think of a couple of recipes with basic ingredients that you would find in our fridge at the end of the week. But this time I wanted to do something a little different. Let’s try to plan a whole week without…

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5 Tips for Catering to Vegans

Veganism is a growing dietary trend, and for those unaccustomed, can be one of confusion. Put simply, a vegan is someone who has decided not to eat or use any ingredients derived from animal products or their byproducts. Dairy, eggs, honey, meat, and gelatin are all foodstuffs vegans stay away from. Many vegans also practice…

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Quick and Easy Meals: Vibrant Acorn Squash with Quinoa

I first came across acorn squash (also known as Des Moines squash or pepper squash) when a friend gave me a dozen of it in the summer. I didn’t know what to do with it at first, but I did some research and thought that it would be great with grains! This recipe will highlight…

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New GoGo Quinoa Super Grains Fusilli Pasta in California !

Gogo Quinoa is all set to delight lovers of pasta dishes across the Western US with the launch of their innovative new Super Grains Pasta. Made with the nutrition-packed blend of chia, quinoa, sorghum, and amaranth super grains, GoGo Quinoa Super Grains Pasta will be a healthy and delicious addition to all your favorite pasta recipes. Offering the mouthwatering al…

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Quick and Easy Lunch: Vibrant Vegetarian Quinoa Salad

The dish I’m about to introduce has nothing but wonderful adjectives: hearty, healthy, tasty, vibrant. Below is a recipe for an organic vegetarian quinoa salad with cheese and veggies—an excellent, easy-to-make light lunch or dinner. I would usually make this dish at night, refrigerate it, and bring it to work the next day. The great…

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Starting your day with GoGo Quinoa

We often think of Quinoa as a side dish, as salad component or a great ingredient for a dinner meal. When I started researching on the benefits of Quinoa, it occurred to me that it could be a perfect ingredient to incorporate into a morning routine. 1. How nutritious should breakfast be? Since we often…

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Everything you need to know about IRON

A lot of people ask themselves if plant-based diets get enough daily intake of iron. And that’s a great question! Unfortunately, iron deficiency is the most common nutrient deficiency in the world. But first what is Iron?!  That’s a great question! Iron is a mineral that is naturally present in many foods, fortified to certain…

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How to make the most out of your meal prep

Meal Prep, or the process of making large volumes of food to be consumed throughout a given period in the future, can seem overwhelming and possibly inconvenient to some. However, it can be a huge time saver and catalyst for a healthier lifestyle as it grants you less overall prep time throughout the week and…

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GoGo Food : “his” and “her’s” burger #veggieburgerday

Packed with flavor, protein and nutrients, veggie burgers show up at backyard barbecues, tailgate parties and on the menus of high-class restaurants.  Grill them, fry them or bake them. Amy’s Kitchen founded National Veggie Burger Day to encourage everyone to eat a veggie burger and celebrate the positive impact plant-based veggie burgers have on us and…

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May is Celiac Awareness Month

In the past years, we have seen more and more people eating a gluten-free diet. But for people affected by celiac disease, it’s an obligation. In Canada, 1 in 133 people is affected by this autoimmune disorder triggered when they eat gluten.   But what is gluten ? Gluten is a protein found in barley,…

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GoGo Food : Mother’s day menu

Cuis.inné collaborated with GOGO QUINOA in this wonderful menu for Mother’s Day. We have prepared tasty recipes with local ingredients. Enjoy this special opportunity and treat your mom with this healthy and delicious menu in the comfort of your own home. Some nice flowers and a glass of organic wine would definitely complete this feast!…

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GoGo Food : Chocolate Orange Quinoa Puff Bites

Quinoa: the Superfood! I’ve had a love affair with quinoa for many years now. It’s a superfood pseudo-grain that’s a complete protein and has all the essential amino acids, as well as anti-inflammatory properties, and heart-healthy fats. All amazing reasons to consider eating more quinoa, except that we love it simply because it’s delicious.   It’s also such a versatile…

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10 Nutritional Facts on Quinoa

About Quinoa Quinoa is considered a pseudo-grain that’s closely linked to the beet, spinach or amaranth family. It is one of the most durable plants, able to withstand extreme temperatures (hot and cold), lack of water, wind, and even strong solar radiation. Quinoa is the super-hero of grains, which might be why it passes along…

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Opinion: What is Natural Health Anyway?

This is a guest post by Ben Stanford of Tall Tree Health. ***** Natural health is a term thrown around quite a bit these days to describe all kinds of products, treatments and therapies, and/or lifestyle choices. Unfortunately there’s both a lot of skepticism and a lot of false advertising, when it comes to natural health…

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Quinoa: An Ancient Grain for Modern Recipes!

Sometimes an old favorite recipe can be transformed just by changing one key ingredient. For the past 10 years, ancient grains have regained popularity with their different texture and long list of health benefits. Millet, Buckwheat, Amaranth, Teff and Quinoa are just some of the ancient grains that we now see in modern recipes. And…

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Vegan Top 8 Free Bolognese Sauce with Quinoa

Note: This is a guest post from Amira Azimi of Top 8 Free Eats. ***** Full of flavor. Filling. Healthy. Vegan. Gluten-Free. Soy-Free. Nut-Free. What’s not to love about this sauce? Bolognese sauce is a delicious balance of herbs and tomatoes and just the right kick of red wine. It is traditionally served with ground…

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So you’ve decided to go Gluten Free… now what?

Is this diet a fad? Or can it help you? For some, it’s their only option. But if you’re feeling tired, bloated and generally aren’t feeling well, it’s worth a try to go gluten free. How do you make the transition, how do you change your habits and can it help you feel better?  Loads…

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Classic Holiday Recipes with a Quinoa Twist

Do you have your Christmas or Hanukkah dinner planned out yet? Do you know what you’ll bring or make? Trying to plan a meal or bring a dish that suits everyone is becoming more difficult as the years go by. Indeed, many families today struggle to accommodate their recipes to different food allergies, dietary restrictions,…

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Opinion: To Be or Not to Be… Vegan

This is a guest post by Nafsika Antypas, the host and producer of the world’s first vegan lifestyle TV series, Plant-Based By Nafsika, which focuses on a plant-based diet and vegan lifestyle. ***** It’s funny. Non-vegans are always concerned about the health of vegans when really, it should be the other way around. Yes, my B12…

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Eating and Growing Sprouts

There’s always a defining moment in your life that changes the way you do things. For me, it was seeing that a regular sandwich could be transformed into something gourmet using sprouts. A mundane lettuce and tomato sandwich can be transformed into something delicious and different by adding interesting ingredients, like sprouts, veggie pâté, or…

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Kani-what? – Kaniwa: The New Supergrain

The first time I heard someone mention Kaniwa, I thought they were mispronouncing Quinoa. This was about 5 or 6 years ago, when fewer people had heard of Quinoa, never mind Kaniwa! Also referred to as “Baby Quinoa”, Kaniwa is grown in the same region as quinoa, has very similar nutritional values, but is half…

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