Quinoa with Pomegranate, Cucumber and Parsley

Hey everyone!
My favorite grain is defiantly quinoa. I love the nutty taste and it’s also so good for us as it contains all 9 essential amino acids, loads of fibre and it’s gluten free.
Even though I quite like plain quinoa, sometimes the occasion calls for a  jazzed up version.
This elevated quinoa recipe get’s the thumbs up from kids and adults alike.
Win win.

Quinoa with Pomegranate, Cucumber and Parsley
Ingredients:

– 1 cup dry quinoa

– 1 cup frozen peas

– 150g cucumber, diced

– 80gram pomegranate seeds

– 2 tablespoons roasted/sun dried tomatoes. diced

– A handful of fresh flat parsley, chopped

– A handful of chopped fresh mint, chopped

– a lemon cut into wedges

– 2 tablespoons olive oil

– 1 tablespoon of vinegar

– 1 tablespoon tamari

– black pepper to taste

Method:

1. Rinse and cook the quinoa.
2. De-frost the peas.
3. Mix all the ingredients except the pomegranate and the lemon straight in the pan where you cooked your quinoa.
4. Place on a plate, sprinkle over the pomegranate and add the lemon wedges on the side.
5. Serve ( you can also put it in the fridge and take it to work the following day)

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Pea and Mint Quinoa

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I love Quinoa It’s my favorit grain hand down and I’m in good company: it’s been voted a super crop by the UN!
The power-packed quinoa is considered a complete protein as it contains all 9 essential amino acids, and contains almost twice the amounts of fibre of other grains, it’s gluten free and very easy to digest.
I adore the gorgeous nutty taste and I could easily just eat it on it’s own with some salt and olive oil.
My kids like their quinoa less plain and this recipe is there favorite.
The fresh mint, peas and dressing makes it  more like a dish on it’s own and I sometimes have it as a quick lunch – hot or cold it works equally well!

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Pea and Mint Quinoa

– 1 cup quinoa

– 1 cup peas

– 2 spring onions

– 2 tablespoons chopped fresh mint

dressing:

– 3 tablespoons olive oil

– 1 1/2 vinegar

– 1/2 tablespoon maple syrup

– 1/2 teaspoon salt

– black pepper

How to cook Quinoa:
I like mine fairly dry so this is what I do:
Rinse, bring one part quinoa one part water to boil under a lid.
Lower the temperature and let it simmer for 10 min, take it off the heat and leave for another 10 min.
Fluff it up a few times.
serve.

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Quinoa Porridge with Apple and Cinnamon

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Staring the day with porridge is so satisfying and this gluten-free gorgeous recipe.is just beautiful and so simple to make.
.It was also the perfect start on New Years Day for me after a VERY fun New years Eve!
Hope you like it!

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Quinoa Porridge with Apple and Cinnamon
Ingredients:

– 1 and 1/4 cup quinoa flakes

– 1-1 1/2 cup water

– 1 apple

– 2 dates

– 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

– stevia optional

– raisins

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Quinoa Rolls

Quinoa Rolls

It’s funny how easily the kids eat foods that come in small bite size portions where cutlery are nonessential 🙂

On a whim I rolled up quinoa with cucumber and carrot sticks in salad leaves and boy did they gulf it down quickly!

I mixed the tricolore Quinoa with half a grated red onion, some tamari soy sauce and brown rice vinegar.
Cut the carrots and cucumber and rolled it up in salad leaves.

Probably the quickest meal I have ever made!

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