Quinoa Stir Fry with Honey Sesame Cashews

I don't often cook from Asian inspirations but I've been reading about quinoa stir fries in foodie magazines this month and thought I'd give one a go myself.  It's actually turned out to be really tasty (as taste tested by my scrounging housemates) and I'll definitely be making this dish again.  I love the thinly … Continue reading Quinoa Stir Fry with Honey Sesame Cashews

Tikka Chickpea and Spinach Pittas with Quinoa

I've never really used a ready made curry paste before, but I saw these when I was working and thought I would give it a go! The mini pittas I've used are really sweet and perfect for this sort of meal/snack, but if you can't find them then just cut large pitta breads in half. … Continue reading Tikka Chickpea and Spinach Pittas with Quinoa

Sweet Potato Kofte with Lemon, Basil and Red Pepper Quinoa

I came up with this recipe in a moment of inspiration in bed this morning, I've been trying to use up my hoard of sweet potatoes for ages! This is a really delicious way to do that, loosely based on Jamie Oliver's lamb kofte in flavour. I used honey and crushed sunflower seeds for texture … Continue reading Sweet Potato Kofte with Lemon, Basil and Red Pepper Quinoa

Piri Piri Butternut Squash and Sweetcorn Quinoa

I've been really wanting to try using quinoa in a recipe, however the mess and faff has always put me off cooking it, despite the obvious health benefits. According to BBC Good Food, Quinoa is pretty much the perfect ingredient! It has twice the protein content of other grains such as rice or barley as … Continue reading Piri Piri Butternut Squash and Sweetcorn Quinoa