Quinoa

Most asked question with this one is how to pronounce it! It doesn't seem to matter and you can say either kwi-no-a or keen-wa, it's up to you really! Whichever way you say it, this stuff is amazing and is so full of goodness.  It's a complete protein and also naturally gluten free.  

How to cook it? 

Quinoa cooks like rice and so after you've rinsed it, you put it in a pot with 1 and 1/2 times the amount of water to quinoa.  Bring it to the boil then cover and simmer for around 25 mins.  It's ready when all the water has been absorbed.

Mediterranean Quinoa

This is such a simple recipe and so quick to make. Quinoa dish here served with halibut from Profish but you can have with any kind of fish, meat or more veggies of your choice.

Ingredients (serves 2)

3/4 cup of rinsed uncooked quinoa (around 130gs)

1 1/2 cups of water

1 tablespoon olive oil

2 cups of cherry tomatoes, chopped

1 onion diced

2 cloves of garlic minced

1/4 teaspoon of salt

black pepper to taste

1/4 cup of olives (optional)

1 tablespoon red wine vinegar

2 teaspoons of mixed herbs

1 tablespoon of fresh basil finely chopped

squeeze of lemon juice

1 tablespoon of soy sauce or similar

1. Add your quinoa and water to a pot and bring water to the boil then pop lid on and let it simmer for around 20-25 mins until water is absorbed.

2. Meanwhile, heat your oil in a frying pan and add the onions, fry for about 5 mins, add your garlic and fry for 2 more mins. 

3. Add your tomatoes, red wine vinegar, salt, pepper and mixed herbs and soy sauce and cook for around 10 mins until juices start to run from the tomatoes. 

4. Once cooked, add your quinoa into your frying pan mixture, and add a squeeze of lemon.

5. It's ready to eat with whatever meat, fish or vegetables you want to have with it or eat as a smaller meal on it's own.