Superfood Salad

We went out for dinner last night to a lovely vegetarian restaurant in Brighton called Food for Friends. We both had their salad for a starter and I decided to try to replicate it as best I could for my lunches at the start of the week and for dinner tonight. It is. a great…

Ways with Quinoa

Quinoa is often refered to as a ‘superfood’ and it isn’t hard to see why. 1 cup of cooked quinoa will give you 8 grams of protein and a host of minerals and other micro-nutrients. See here for a breakdown of its nutritional profile. It is also delcious and could be grown much more widely…

Quinoa, beetroot and walnut salad

This is a really simple side dish that I love with salad, falafel and hummus but would also be great in the winter with some buckwheat, red cabbage and tempeh. Serves 2-4 1 cup quinoa 1 large grated beetroot 1 large handful of chopped walnuts 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar Heat the quinoa in a small…

Bean and lentil chilli

There are still patches of snow on the South Downs and farmers are air lifting food to sheep further north; the wind is biting and it doesn’t look like spring is in any rush to come and save us. What could be nicer then than a big bowl of nutritious chilli that can be warming you…

Herby leek and quinoa roll

Christmas dinner was a case of making it up as we went along this year but I was pleased with the way it turned out. Leeks, mushrooms, quinoa, cranberries and herbs inside puff pastry. What’s not to like? I served it with roasted potato, parsnip, sweet potato, beetroot and carrot, boiled cabbage and broccoli and…

Mediterranean Quinoa Bake

Last week I stumbled on a lovely recipe for a quinoa bake on Mindful Consumption blog. It looked really good but of course I just had to play with it to make it my own. I think the idea is genius. You take blitzed chickpeas and oats and mix it with cooked quinoa. This gives…

Jerk Tempeh with Coconut Quinoa

This meal is my version of Bryant Terry‘s ‘Jerk Tempeh with Cilantro Sauce’ found in The Inspired Vegan. This is the first recipe that I used for Tempeh and is still by far the best I have tried. Tempeh is a fermented soy product that has been eaten in Indonesia for hundreds of years. It…

Quinoa with roast veg

It is the TR24 in just a couple of days and I have had a productive morning in the kitchen getting food together to fuel Mrs Herbifit’s solo 24hour run. One main source of fuel will be this. Quinoa with roast veg. Quinoa is a seed from South America that is a complete protein as…