Amie Valpone‘s culinary creativity is literally off-the charts. We are recent friends but long time fans and admirers of the kitchen concoctions that this woman comes up with! No one puts unexpected flavors and ingredients together with boldness and verve quick like The Healthy Apple.
It’s not enough that she thinks outside the box coming up with totally original recipes for seasonal veggies, snacks and baked good alike BUT…
Pretty much all of her recipes are Vegan, Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free & Soy-Free. The Healthy Apple is literally mecca for foodies with dietary restrictions.
This is just the tip of the iceberg, go to her site, look around and you’ll be amazed at what you find! Amie is endowed with endless inspiration!
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- ¼ tsp. sea salt
- ¼ tsp. freshly ground pepper
- 1 cup organic brown rice
- 1½ cups water
- 1 cup fresh baby spinach
- 1 medium white onion, thinly sliced
- 1/3 cup dried cherries
- 2 Tbsp. freshly squeezed lemon juice
- ¼ tsp. fresh lemon zest
- 2 tsp. sesame seeds
- ¼ cup finely chopped fresh basil
In a medium saucepan, boil water with salt and pepper. Stir in rice; return to a boil.
Reduce heat to a simmer; cover and cook for 15-20 minutes or until rice is tender.
Remove from heat, add spinach and onions; mix well to combine. Set aside, covered, for 5 minutes.
Transfer to a large mixing bowl; add remaining ingredients and toss to combine.
Serve warm or at room temperature. Enjoy!
The Healthy Apple was started by Amie Valpone, a Manhattan based Personal Chef, Culinary Marketing Consultant, Whole Living Expert, Professional Recipe Developer and Food Writer specializing in simple Gluten-Free ‘Clean’ recipes for the home cook. For recipes like Amie on Facebook and to join the conversation follow her on Twitter.