Ingredient: quinoa

Smokey Chorizo & Bean Quinoa

Smokey Chorizo & Bean Quinoa

I took inspiration from a jambalaya recipe for this dish, only I swapped the rice for quinoa for variety. It just goes to show how flexible a dish like this is. If you only have one pan and not a lot of time, you can…

Quinoa with Stir-Fried Winter Vegetables

Quinoa with Stir-Fried Winter Vegetables

This recipe I found on BBC Good Food and just put my own spin on it. I added an onion and a chilli for a little spice, while also serving it with a beef hache steak for some extra protein. The sun-dried tomatoes help to…

Moroccan Fish with Rainbow Chard & Quinoa

Moroccan Fish with Rainbow Chard & Quinoa

This recipe evolved around rainbow chard being the star. I’ve not cooked with this vegetable much, so I’m still discovering new and exciting recipe suggestions, and having to search for inspiration when I have it. I came across this recipe on Tesco Real Food for…

Quinoa with Chard, Chickpeas & Tomatoes

Quinoa with Chard, Chickpeas & Tomatoes

Yet again I met up with my parents the other day to be presented with a massive bag of home grown rainbow chard, along with several very squishy tomatoes, that I was told needed eating very soon. So I turned to google for recipe inspiration…

Smoked Mackerel, Beetroot & Broccoli Salad

Smoked Mackerel, Beetroot & Broccoli Salad

There is so much I love about this extremely healthy and nutritious salad. For a start, it is ready in 20 minutes. It also contains some of the healthiest foods that I enjoy to eat and packs a whole lot of flavour. As a bonus, it…

Curried Paneer & Tenderstem with Mango Salsa

Curried Paneer & Tenderstem with Mango Salsa

This recipe evolved a lot from my initial plans. I intended to make paneer and pepper kebabs, but I ran out of peppers and so had to raid my fridge to find a good substitute. Sometimes these sort of meals turn out to be the…

Miso Salmon & Tenderstem Quinoa Salad

Miso Salmon & Tenderstem Quinoa Salad

The inspiration for this recipe came from one on BBC Good Food, Only the one on there uses boiled eggs instead of salmon, making it vegetarian. They recommend it as a healthy lunch box suggestion that you can eat cold. I served this one hot,…

Griddled Asparagus, Pea & Quinoa Salad

Griddled Asparagus, Pea & Quinoa Salad

This quick to make, nutritious and filling meal is great for days when you don’t have much time to cook. It can be served on its own as a vegetarian dish if you wish, but if you are like me and feel like you want…

Cajun Spiced Quinoa with Hache Steaks

Cajun Spiced Quinoa with Hache Steaks

If you can’t get hold of these steak-shaped, minced meat patties I buy from Muscle Food then feel free to just use normal beef steak. You could also use meatballs, just add them to the pan at the same time as the Cajun spice mix…

Chicken with Roast Cauliflower & Root Vegetable Quinoa

Chicken with Roast Cauliflower & Root Vegetable Quinoa

Cauliflower is one of Neil’s favourite vegetables, especially if it has been roasted like in this recipe, so that parts of it have started to caramelise and crisp up. We are both big fans of different textures in our meals and this one is a…

Meatballs in Tomato & Aubergine Sauce

Meatballs in Tomato & Aubergine Sauce

Aubergine lends itself brilliantly to a tomato-based sauce, when you cook it this way it softens and helps to thicken it. It also absorbs flavour really well so leads to a very tasty dish. I used meatballs but if you prefer you can use chicken…

Roast Squash with Spicy Quinoa

Roast Squash with Spicy Quinoa

Quinoa is an incredibly nutritious grain that can be substituted for pasta or rice. What sets it apart from other grains is that it has an unusually high level of protein in it. Most plant based foods can not be classed as a complete protein,…