I totally love quinoa and so does Oscar. It is a fab grain which is also a protein so really fills you up. It is naturally high in fibre, contains 9 amino acids and of course is gluten-free or it would not be showing up here!
Basically it is a grain that is really good for you and brilliant for vegetarians and vegans to up their protein. Oscar loves to take quinoa salad to school with him, which I make with lots of fresh herbs, lemon juice, olives and lots of salad chopped.
The farm opposite where my brother lives in Corston grows quinoa now and I do believe this year you will be able to buy in Bath. So the grain originally from South America has come to to the UK successfully! The Incas used to call it the ‘mother grain’. Making flapjacks with quinoa is next on my list to try and experiment with. Emily AKA Bath Farm Girls who runs the farm with her family has a few recipes using quinoa. I love the look of the breakfast berry cobbler
But today it is a delicious fresh tasting soup. This is enough for two to three people. Or in our house enough for Oscar and I and an extra left over portion for me the next day for lunch. I will win the other two over and get them eating it soon.
You can use the recipe serving slider on my recipe widget to work out quantities so if you want to have enough for 6 people, just use the up arrow to go to 6 and the ingredients are magically increased for you. Clever huh?