Photo Cred Lisa If you're curious about experimenting with a gluten-free diet, and I highly recommend everyone give it the 7 day challenge, quinoa flour is a fun place to start. It's easy to make and can be substituted equally for white flour. Good option. Vitamix Quinoa Flour  2 cups quinoa Sauce pan High speed blender Toast quinoa on stove top until lightly browned, you will hear it pop. Allow to cool before placing grains in blender, make sure the canister is completely dry. If you have the Vitamix "dry" canister for making flour now is the time to use it though it's not a must. Blend until completely ground. Very easy, snowy weekend project.

photo cred Cat Got this great recipe for veggie muffins from Michaela the other day with a 100% guarantee that my eldest child would love them......hummmmmm.  What? They have broccoli in them? Do you know my child? No way, no how would those muffins make it past her lips.  But I'm always up for a challenge and any chance of getting more veg into her is always worth the try. Muffins Mahoo Bowl #1 combine: 2 cups quinoa flour (vitamix raw quinoa into flour) 3/4 tsp baking soda 1/2 tsp Himalayan salt Bowl #2 mix this : 2/3 cup raw honey 1/4 cup org coconut oil 2 org eggs Blend this to make 1/2 cup puree: 1/4 cup apple juice 1 1/2 cups chopped org. broccoli (frozen or fresh) OR 1/2 cup pumpkin puree Combine bowl 1 & 2 & puree to this: 1 to 1 1/2 cups mashed bananas (about 3 bananas) 1/2 cup grated org carrots 1/4 cup plain org yogurt 1/2 tsp vanilla Bake them @ 350 degree for approx. 25-30 minutes - yields 24 muffins Guess what? She likes them. Oh and I blended it up with extra water for 8 month old. (original recipe based on this)