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Maple Moonrise — Carnivore’s Corner October 16, 2013

Part of being a flexitarian involves creating dishes that contain meat, fish, eggs, dairy and other animal-related derivatives.  Since I have a multitude of vegan options out there, I’ve decided to create a complete section dedicated to non-vegan recipes.  Sit back and enjoy as I unveil a batch of unique, mouth-watering creations that came straight from the Rail Labs.  I’m appointing this section as Carnivore’s Corner.


OK, so it went a little like this.  It was early morning on the first day of my StrongFirst Kettlebell I certification and I knew I was going to need something in my stomach, but I didn’t want to go in there feeling bloated.  If you went through the SFG program, you know firsthand how intense and tough the course is.  The last thing I wanted to do was take a bow halfway through my pullup test on day one.  So I peered into my refrigerator and came out with three simple ingredients that became the signature of this dish.  As the moon shone through my kitchen window, I stared up at it with a look of satisfaction and delight on my face.  The rest is history.


1/2 c Stonyfield Farm Maple Yogurt

1/2 c prepared quinoa

1/2 c fresh blueberries.

Preparation: Add yogurt, quinoa and blueberries to a bowl and stir thoroughly.

Tips of the Trade

As you can see, I use proper names with companies because I want to make sure you get the full effect of the recipe and support a quality organization.  I go into more detail about Stonyfield Farm in me eBook, but for right now all you need to know is they make one heck of a good yogurt!

As for the quinoa, my fridge always has a large container ready to go in case of emergencies.  I wouldn’t go as far as calling this an emergency, but it was definitely top priority.  To make quinoa, simply use a 1-to-2 ratio of quinoa to water.  Bring it to a boil, turn the heat down to low and let sit until the water is completely absorbed.

Fresh blueberries is a no-brainer.  I just suggest you go with organic to avoid the chemicals and pesticides.


You are looking at a complete protein with this recipe from two sources, and you get a burst of antioxidants from the blueberries.  Lastly, both the quinoa and berries give you a shot of dietary fiber.  That’s a slam dunk in my opinion.  Enjoy this with a smile my friend!


Kevin Rail

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Maple Moonrise — Carnivore’s Corner October 16, 2013