Quinoa, which is pronounced “Keen-wah” is becoming the new superfood of the decade. Although referred to as a grain, it is actually a seed from the quinoa plant, which is family of beet, chard and spinach.
It can be used as a great healthier alternative to cous cous, bulghar wheat and rice. It becomes fluffy and creamy when cooked, with a subtle and nutty flavor to it.
It is an excellent gluten free option with a number of health benefits:
  • High in protein, and contains all 9 essential amino acids necessary for muscle and bone development and repair.
  • Rich in dietary fibre, which promotes good digestion, balanced blood sugar levels, and ensures healthy, regular bowel movements.
  • It’s a good source of magnesium and iron
  • Contains essential fatty acids.
How to cook quinoa
1 cup quinoa
2 cups water
Pinch of pink Himalayan salt
  1. Rinse quinoa
  2. Place quinoa, salt and water in a pan and slowly bring to boil
  3. Once boiling reduce to a very low temperature and put a lid on.
  4. Leave for approximately 10-15 mins, until all water has been absorbed.
  5. Rest for 5 mins and fluff with fork to serve.