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A One-Pot Mexican Quinoa Bowl Of Health!

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A One-Pot Mexican Quinoa Bowl Of Health!


QUINOA WHAT? One-Pot Mexican Quinoa Bowl & Creamy Green Goodness Salad Dressing with 3 generations who have embraced a healthy, plant-strong lifestyle with astounding results! Join Tracy Childs of Tracy’s REAL Foods and Sharon Klupt McRae of Eat Well Stay Well, LLC in a coast to coast edition of #LunchbreakLIVE in collaboration with #Plantastic.  Sharon and Tracy both are instructors with Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine.  We also have Sharon’s father and son making an appearance!

Tracy, mom of two grown children, is the founder and director of Veg-Appeal, PlantDiego, plus the recently launched Tracy’s REAL Foods – featuring freshly made vegan, whole food cookies, and other plant-based snacks and treats shipped or delivered FRESH, nationwide. She also teaches nutrition and cooking with Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine Food for Life program.

Sharon McRae is a wife and mom of three, Certified Plant-Based Health Coach, PCRM Food for Life Instructor, and Founder/Organizer of the Columbia MD Forks Over Knives Meetup Group. She has been adopting and applying principles of health and nutrition in her own life for more than three decades. Sharon became a health coach to fulfill her passion for helping others take control of their health by making better lifestyle choices and adopting a whole food vegan diet.

This was such an inspiring show, seeing 3 generations of vegans share their stories about how adopting a plant-based diet totally changed their lives, especially for Sharon’s father.  Wow, what a story!  Please make sure to watch the video to hear his full story!



This recipe is so simple and quick.  You just throw everything in an Instant Pot and bam, you’ve got one delicious and healthy meal!  It has just enough spice to add zing to every flavorful bite.  It is packed full of fiber to keep you full for a good amount of time.


vegan Tex Mex Bowl Ingredients
The ingredients for this Tex Mex Quinoa Bowl.


Tex Mex Quinoa Bowl
The grains and beans used in the Tex Mex Quinoa Bowl.


Sharon and her son with quinoa bowl
Sharon and her son showing off their Tex Mex Quinoa Bowl.


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vegan Green Goddess Dressing
Tracy’s beautiful Green Goddess Dressing.


This was such a great show, seeing 3 generations thriving on a plant-based diet and sharing with us their go-to family-friendly vegan meals!  The Tex Mex Quinoa Bowl and the Green Goodness Dressing both are super easy to make and are filled with so much flavor!  Give them a try and let us know how you liked them!


One Pot Mexican Quinoa Bowl (Instant Pot Adaptation)

This is a delicious, quick, and easy dish you can make in minutes using ingredients stocked in your freezer and pantry. In the Instant Pot, 6 qt. Author: Sharon McRae
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 11 minutes
Total Time 16 minutes
Course Main Courses
Cuisine Mexican


  • ¾ cup water
  • 16- oz. bag frozen fire roasted or sweet corn add frozen, no need to thaw first
  • 16- oz. bag frozen mixed vegetables of choice add frozen, no need to thaw first
  • 1 Tbs Mexican/Fajita/Taco spice blend
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 can/carton Black Beans drained and rinsed (or 1 1⁄2 cups freshly cooked black beans)
  • 1 cup quinoa rinsed well if not pre-rinsed
  • 16- oz. jar Salsa salt-, oil-, sugar-free preferred


  • Add water, vegetables, spices, and beans in that order to the 6 qt Instant Pot and stir. Then layer quinoa and salsa on top; do not stir to prevent sticking to the bottom. Set to Manual for 1 min.
  • Allow pressure to release naturally for 10 min, then quick release.
  • Serve as is, over a salad or bed of steamed greens, or wrap in a tortilla, lettuce or collard leaf for a delicious burrito. Also great as a salad topping or over a baked potato or sweet potato.


Optional additions and toppings: Chopped onion or scallions, avocado, lime juice, cilantro, sliced jalapeño peppers, hot sauce, chipotle powder, smoked paprika, chili powder, cumin, oregano.
Keyword vegan
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Creamy Green Goodness Dressing/Sauce

Recipe by Tracy Childs
You’d never guess that something so green would be so full of flavor and be so delicious. The zucchini in this sauce replaces any oil, while stretching the dressing further. It makes it a super creamy base to compliment all of the flavorful additions. Feel free to play around with this concept and add your favorite flavors to change up from day-to-day!
Course Dressings
Servings 1 cup


  • 1 tablespoon Braggs Aminos or Tamari
  • 1 tablespoon hemp seeds or sesame tahini
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 2 tablespoons chopped parsley
  • 1 tablespoon chopped scallions
  • 1 medium raw zucchini about 1 cup chunks
  • 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon pitted dates


Place all ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth, creamy and a beautiful shade of green!
Keyword vegan
Tried this recipe?Let us know how it was!


This was quite a tasty show, and I hope you enjoyed it as much as I did.  Give this recipe a try and let us know how you liked it.  Take a photo of your final dish and Tag @JaneUnChainedNEWS on Instagram.  Jump on over to the #LunchBreakLIVE page, where we have a ton of other easy vegan recipes for you to try.  Until next time…keep cookin’!

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