Healthy Organic Spinach and Quinoa Salad

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Ingredients
  • 5 cups chopped organic spinach
  • 1 cup chopped organic cilantro
  • 1/2 cup chopped red onions or 3/4 cup chopped green onions
  • 1 cup chopped organic red bell pepper (yellow & orange pepper work as well) 
  • 1/2 cup organic garbanzo beans
  • 1 cup chopped organic cucumber
  • 1/2 cup organic olives
  • 3/4 cup cooked organic quinoa
  • 1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese (optional)
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • Salt and Black Pepper to taste

Combine all chopped ingredients in a bowl and mix in dressing as well as salt and black pepper to taste.

Healthy Organic Spinach and Quinoa Salad
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Healthy Organic Spinach and Quinoa Salad
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Gluten Free Oat Muffin

Gluten Free Oat Muffin
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Gluten Free Oat Muffin
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Ingredients
  • 1 cup ground gluten free quick cooking oats
  • 1 cup gluten free all purpose flour
  • 1 Tbsp ground flax seed
  • 1 tbsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 cup plain yogurt
  • 1 organic eggs
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 Tbsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp xanthan gum
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Instructions
  1. In a bowl mix the oats, vanilla, egg ,yoghurt, baking powder baking soda and oil. In a separate bowl mix the xanthan gum, salt and flour. Spoon the batter into a lined muffin tray and spread a thin layer of your favorite jam or preserves on top.of the batter and bake in 350 preheated oven for 15-20 mins. until it is golden brown

One/Two/Three Dough

One/Two/Three Dough
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This is Marlene’s signature dough for her pizza, pita bread, manakeesh, or any flat bread style.
One/Two/Three Dough
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This is Marlene’s signature dough for her pizza, pita bread, manakeesh, or any flat bread style.
Ingredients
  • 1 tbsp active dry yeast
  • 2 cups lukewarm water
  • 3 cups flour
  • pinch salt
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
Servings:
Instructions
  1. Combine the three ingredients in a bowl with the pinch of salt. Stir with a spoon for 5 seconds until you combine and form dough; no kneading necessary.
  2. Add 1 tablespoon of olive oil over the top of the dough to keeps it moist, set it aside and after 20 - 30 minutes start baking or you can put it in fridge to use it next day or freeze it for later.
Recipe Notes

Marlene recommends using unbleached organic, white or whole wheat. She also mixes the flour with flax seed, whole wheat or oat flour to add fiber. You can choose your baking method. It’s best to bake on high heat at 400 degrees.

Flatbread Pizza

Flatbread Pizza
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Flatbread Pizza
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Ingredients
Pizza Toppings
  • thinly sliced onions
  • thinly sliced tomato
  • thinly sliced mushrooms
  • thinly sliced sweet peppers
  • mozzarella cheese
Pizza Sauce
  • 2 cups organic tomato sauce
  • 1 tbsp organic tomato paste
  • 1/4 tsp dried basil
  • 1 pinch Italian seasoning
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Instructions
Pizza Sauce
  1. Combine all ingredients in a saucepan. Simmer for 2-3 minutes.
Toppings
  1. Spoon sauce on top of the dough. Add toppings and bake on 400 for 3-5 minutes.
  2. Remove pizza and add mozzarella cheese on top. Bake for another 2-3 minutes.

Thyme Flat Bread

Thyme Flat Bread
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Thyme Flat Bread
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Ingredients
  • 2 tbsp diced onion optional
  • 3 tbsp diced tomato optional
  • 2 tbsp thyme & sesame mix
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
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Instructions
  1. Combine above ingredients and add on top of flatbread and place in the oven and broil for 2-3 minutes.

Gluten Free Dough

Gluten Free Dough
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This is a basic dough you can use for pizza or flat bread.
Gluten Free Dough
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This is a basic dough you can use for pizza or flat bread.
Ingredients
  • 2 cups gluten free flour
  • 3 tbsp yoghurt
  • 1 cup warm water
  • 1 tbsp yeast
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp xantham gum
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
Servings:
Instructions
  1. Mix gluten free flour with salt , sugar, baking powder and xanthan gum.
  2. In a separate bowl mix yoghurt water and yeast. Add the yogurt mix to the flour and stir with a spoon till combined.
  3. Then add olive oil on top of dough mixture and spread with the back of spoon.
  4. Bake the dough on a baking sheet for 20-25 minutes on 400 degrees.

Chocolate Chip Cookies

Chocolate Chip Cookies
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Chocolate Chip Cookies
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Ingredients
  • 8 oz organic butter
  • 1 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 organic eggs
  • 1/2 cup gluten free quick-cook oats
  • 1/4 cup organic flax seeds
  • 1 cup organic light brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup organic sugar
  • 1/2 cup organic soy-free bittersweet chocolate chips
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp baking soda
Servings:
Instructions
  1. Place cubed butter in mixing bowl and mix till soft.
  2. Add sugar, eggs,vanilla, baking soda and salt and continue mixing.
  3. Add flour, oats and flax seeds. combine till mixed. Mix in chocolate chips.
  4. Use a cookie scoop and place on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper and bake for about 12 minutes at 375 degrees

Homemade Yoghurt

Homemade Yoghurt
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Homemade Yoghurt
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Ingredients
  • 2 tbsp organic yoghurt low fat or whole milk
  • 4 cups organic whole milk
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Instructions
  1. Heat milk in a saucepan on low heat until it begins to rise. Remove from heat and pour into a glass container that has a lid.
  2. In a separate bowl add the 2 tbsp of yoghurt and mix 4 tbsp of the hot milk.
  3. Wait 10 minutes till the milk cools slightly, but is still hot. Add this mixture to the warm milk. Set aside in a warm area for 3-4 hours allowing it to set. Refrigerate.

Marlene’s Famous Spinach Quinoa Gluten Free Tabouli

Marlene’s Famous Spinach Quinoa Gluten Free Tabouli
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Marlene’s Famous Spinach Quinoa Gluten Free Tabouli
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Ingredients
  • 3 cups organic spinach finely chopped
  • 3/4 cup tomatoes finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup green onion finely diced
  • 1/2 cup cucumber finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup cooked quinoa add more to taste
  • 1 lemon squeezed
  • 3 tbsp olive oil OR avocado oil
  • salt/pepper
  • 1/4 tsp allspice
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Instructions
  1. Just mix all the ingredients together, but go easy when adding salt because the fresh lemon juice already gives it a good flavor.

Gluten Free Kibeh

Gluten Free Kibeh
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Gluten Free Kibeh
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Ingredients
Kibbeh
  • 2 cups quinoa half-cooked
  • 1 1/2 cups lean meat
  • 1 tsp allspice
  • 1 tsp dried mardakoosh optional
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • salt & pepper
Filling
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp butter
  • 1/2 cup onion finely chopped
  • 3/4 cup ground meat
  • 1 tsp allspice
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • salt/pepper
Servings:
Instructions
Kibbeh
  1. Mix quinoa, lean meat, allspice, mardakoosh, cinnamon, salt, and pepper together in a food processor.
Filling
  1. In a skillet, heat the oil and add the chopped onion. Cook for 2 minutes then add meat and spices; keep cooking for 10 minutes on low heat until cooked.
  2. Divide the kibeh into 2 equal portions. Flatten one portion on an oiled medium sized oven tray. Spread the entire filling on top. Flatten the other portion of kibeh using wet hands and layer on top of the filling. Shape into diamond shapes using sharp knife. Drizzle 3 tbsp olive oil/ butter mixture over the top
  3. Place in middle shelf of oven and bake on moderate heat: 350 degrees for 35 - 40 minutes or until the top browns. Drain excess oil (optional). Serve hot with salad.