"Sprouting quinoa is important to neutralize the phytates and enzyme inhibitors that make it hard to digest. Sprouting makes the grain more nutritional because you are eating a complete plant not just the seeds."
Hi! My name is Jessica Troncillito. I am a wife and the mother of one son who has made some pretty big changes in her life. You see, coming from a traditional Sicilian family who spent hours together around the table during our huge Sunday dinners, I've always been into food. Cooking, baking and of course, "eating" were passions that have basically surrounded me since birth.
The joy my grandparents found in their garden and canning their harvest has left an indelible mark upon me, and I still have fond memories of my grandmother baking cookies, apple pies and cheese cakes for nearly every occasion.
Fortunately, that same love and joy of cooking has been passed from my grandparents to my mother, and ultimately, onto myself.
I love to cook and absolutely feel at peace in the kitchen. But as I began to grow older, health and nutrition played a larger roll in my daily meal preparation and my approach to the cooking rituals I'd been exposed to since childhood changed dramatically. I began a regimen of cooking leaner and cleaner - not only for myself, but for my family as well - and the results have been undeniable.
Here, on "Lean & Clean Eating with Jess", I'd love to not only share with you the person I've become today, but also, the recipes and lifestyle tips that got me to where I am and can help bring about a healthier you!