Broccoli and Quinoa with Sun-dried Tomato Pesto

Today I was scrounging around the cupboards and fridge to find a quick and healthy lunch. This is what I came up with:

Quinoa with steamed broccoli and some leftover sun-dried tomato pesto.  Having multiply dressings, dips, and sauces is great if you are in a hurry and need to make a good lunch or snack.

For the sun-dried tomato pesto, I like to use pumpkin seeds instead of pine nuts, because they are cheaper and super nutritious. Pumpkin seeds are a great source of zinc, manganese, and magnesium. Chewing on raw pumpkin seeds are also a remedy for parasites. Who would have thought?

Sun-dried Tomato Pesto

1/2 cup basil

1/2 cup pumpkin seeds

4 garlic cloves

1 tsp fresh lemon juice

1 cup sun-dried tomatoes

1 cup unrefined olive oil

black pepper and sea salt to taste

In a food processor, combine all ingredients and process until you have reached your desired consistency. It is that easy!

Be Well,



In the Beginning…

Hello everyone! Welcome to my new blog Enlightened Eating.

Today as I was researching for an upcoming lecture, I came across something from Christiane Northup’s book Women’s Bodies, Women’s Wisdom. Christiane said that we need to expand the concept of nourishment from food to all areas of our life. That is so true. True health and vitality is not found just by avoiding chocolate cake and drinking green juices all day. Health and life is so much more than that.

I want Enlightened Eating to be more than healthy recipes. It is about nourishing ourselves each day by being true to ourselves and living our life passionately.  That is what I want this blog to be about. I will certainly write  about food and nutrition,  I am a Holistic Nutritionist after all.

I want this to be a place where we can learn to get in touch with ourselves and find out what we really need and what we desire in life. So I invite you to join me on this journey to enlightenment.