Clean Eating Expert Explains How to Cook Quinoa, Kale on Arizona Midday

Clean eating expert on Arizona Midday NBC Phoenix

Michelle Dudash at Arizona Midday NBC Phoenix

By Team Michelle

There are plenty of up and coming health foods that you might have wanted to try but do not know how to prepare. Michelle Dudash talks with Arizona Midday about some preparation techniques and answers common nutrition questions.

How to cook quinoa

Michelle explains quinoa cooking methods and how the cooked grain can be easily incorporated into salads or made into a pilaf. Cooking Quinoa Pilaf with Mirepoix from her book is an easy and flavorful recipe that is perfect for someone who is still unsure of cooking quinoa.

How to cut a mango

Michelle explains how cutting a mango can be easy when you know the proper way to do it and demonstrates how to dice a mango for mango salsa or adding to smoothies. Cutting the mango away from the flat seed and into cubes is an easy way to get the most amount of fruit from the mango.

How to use kale

Michelle explains that kale should be cooked or raw, answering that Tuscan raw kale can be blended in smoothies and made into her Kale & Carrot Slaw with Ginger Vinaigrette.

How use flaxseeds and flaxseed meal

Flaxseeds are best utilized by the body in the form of a flaxseed meal which can act as an egg replacer in vegan recipes and be added to oatmeal, bars, and smoothies.

How to cook lentils

The optimum cooking time for lentils is 20-30 minutes and cooking a large batch is a timesaver for later adding to salads like her Lentil Salad with Bell Pepper, Avocado & Apple Cider Vinegar. Freeze leftover lentils for later use in recipes.

Disclosure: Michelle works closely with the National Mango Board.

 

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