Versatile Quinoa

Seedy nutty quinoa

Choc raspberry quinoa

Coconutty fig quinoa

Chicken quinoa soup

For those who saw my post on Nori Rolls earlier this week, you may have noticed that I said I like to cook up a big batch of quinoa at a time, and then use portions for lots of different recipes.

If you have decided to adopt this approach but are stuck on ideas, here are some below.

Breakfast quinoa porridge:
* Re-heat half a cup of quinoa in your milk of choice (I like almond, rice or coconut milk) until boiling.
* Turn down to a simmer and mix in some delicious extras and continue cooking for a few minutes. I like a few different combinations such as:
– handful frozen mixed berries, tablespoon maple syrup, and a good shake of cinnamon
– ¼ banana, teaspoon maca powder, tablespoon 100% organic and natural peanut butter and a pinch nutmeg
– handful of frozen raspberries and a fat dollop of Mayver’s Hazelnut cacao spread
* Other combinations to top your thick and creamy quinoa porridge with once heated include:
– mixed seeds and nuts, topped with bee pollen
– a sprinkle of toasted millet for crunch, some shredded coconut, fresh figs and a dollop of coconut yoghurt
– ½ a grated green apple, cinnamon and goji berries

Chicken quinoa soup:
* In a big pot or slow cooker, fry up some chopped onions, garlic, ginger and chilli until aromatic.
* Add spices and herbs to your liking (I like the combination of coriander, turmeric, and cumin), and stir through the onion mix.
* Add in either pieces of organic free-range chicken, or even a whole chook
* Cover with home-made stock or filtered water, bring to a boil, then simmer for 30 minutes to an hour (depending on size of chook), then remove chook from pot and allow to cool slightly
* Add to the broth some quinoa, and any greens you have. My favourites are thinly sliced zucchini, baby spinach, and kale. Allow to heat through while shredding the chook into pieces.
* Return the chook to the pot, and try adding a squeeze of lemon for a refreshing lift
* I like to top my soup with some grated lemon rind, chopped parsley and coriander, and more fresh chilli

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"Psyched4Success" encapsulates the 4 foundations for Successful living: Heart - Emotions and Relationships Mind - Psychology and Thinking Body - Physical Health, Movement and Nutrition Spirit - Personal Essence, Values, Goals and Motivation I am a Psychologist with a passion for Holistic Health and Wellness, determined to inspire personal transformation in these foundational areas for success. When i am not working as a Psychologist, Corporate Trainer, and University Tutor, i love spending countless hours in the kitchen creating nutritious organic meals, inspired by a whole foods philosophy, free of gluten, sugar and dairy. I intend to share my creations with you here, as well as my journey from adrenal fatigue to health through my own personal, health, nutrition and lifestyle transformations. I am based in Sydney, Australia, but am an intrepid soul who sets an intention to visit a new destination each year.
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