Quinoa recipes

Quinoa seed crackers

3 tablespoons flaxseeds,
3 tablespoons sunflower seeds
2 tablespoons sesame seeds
3 ounces (1/2 cup packed) cooked quinoa
2 ounces (1/2 cup, minus 1 tablespoons) quinoa flour (or, substitute 2 ounces superfine brown rice flour)
2 ounces (1/2 cup, plus 1 tablespoon) quinoa flakes
3 ounces (1/2 cup) potato starch
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon xanthan gum
1/2 teaspoon guar gum
1 teaspoon fine sea salt
2 ounces butter, softened
2 ounces olive oil
2 to 5 tablespoons ice-cold water

Preparing to make the crackers Preheat the oven to 400°. Pull out a sheet tray and line it with a sheet of parchment paper.
Preparing the seeds. Put the flaxseed, sesame seeds and sunflower seeds, into the food processor. Pulse it until they have broken down but not butter.
Mixing in the dry ingredients. Add the cooked quinoa, quinoa flour, quinoa flakes, potato starch, baking powder, xanthan gum, guar gum, and salt to the food processor. Let it run for a couple of minutes, so everything has a chance to mix and dance, and the flours to become blended well.
Finishing the dough. Add the softened butter to the mix. Spin the food processor around. Slowly, drizzle in the oil, with the food processor running. At this point, the dough should be clumping together quite well, but not yet one big ball. If the dough feels at all too dry, add the water, 1 tablespoon at a time. Turn off the food processor.
Rolling out the dough. Put the clumps of dough onto the baking sheet. Squidge the dough together into a vague lump and carefully, gently, roll it out the approximate length and width of the baking sheet. If you desire, top the crackers with additional sesame seeds.
Baking the crackers. Bake the crackers until they are browned and firm to the touch, but not too brown or firm to the touch, about 20 minutes in our oven. Take them out of the oven and let them cool on the baking sheet.
Transfer the cracker (which should be one big sheet, or at least several) to a cutting board. When the cracker has completely cooled, cut it into the size of cracker you want. And so the cracker becomes crackers.

Makes about 20 crackers

Quinoa recipes

Quinoa salad

200g/7oz quinoa, cooked according to the packet instructions
handful fresh parsley, chopped
1 tbsp chopped fresh mint
1 red pepper, finely diced
1 cucumber, finely diced
1 red onion, finely diced
100ml/3½fl oz extra virgin olive oil
1 lemon, juice only
salt and freshly ground black pepper

Mix together the quinoa, herbs, vegetables in a bowl; dress with olive oil and lemon juice, season, to taste, with salt and freshly ground black pepper.

Vegetarian Spicy Quinoa pepper and bean stew

Prep Time: 10 min
Cooking Time: 20 min
Total Time: 30 minutes

2 1/2 tablespoon olive oil
1 onion, chopped
Pinch salt to taste
Freshly ground peppercorns
2 clove(s) garlic, chopped
1 red bell pepper, diced
1 tsp chilli flakes, or to taste
10 fresh diced tomatoes, without skin or a 450g tinned tomatoes
450g tin black beans
1 red pepper, chopped
1 yellow pepper, chopped
1 orange or green pepper, chopped
Sprigs of fresh herbs chopped marjoram, oregano and tthyme or 1/2 tsp of dried herbs
1 Litre of vegetable stock
1 cup of cooked quinoa
Optional extra’s:
1 small tin of sweet corn
6 mushrooms sliced
1 small courgette chopped

In a large deep flat pan heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the chopped onion, stir until soft. Add, red bell pepper, cook until tender. Add the chili flakes tomatoes, herbs, black beans, and vegetable stock. Simmer, partially covered and stirring, 15 minutes. Add garlic, sweet corn, courgette, mushroom, peppers, or any other ingredients you choose, cook and cover for 3 minutes. Stir in quinoa and season with salt and fresh pepper to taste.

Serve, top with:
• fresh herbs to taste
• fresh grated Cheddar or cheese of choice

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Fabulously healthy (ad-lib) Flapjack!

Ingredients and method

You will need:
18″x23″ rectangular tray tin or similar swiss roll tin greased and lined with greaseproof paper
large bowl
wooden spoon
small bowl if microwaving the sugars and butter/oil mixture or saucepan if not

100 grams/ 4 ounces of sugar of your choice: Muscovado Sugar (for chewy texture) or golden granulated sugar (crunchy texture), soft brown sugar ( for a slightly chewy texture)
100 grams/ 4 ounces of Butter or 100 fluid ounces of sunflower oil
2 Large tablespoons or 4 large dessert spoons of golden syrup
Place these into a saucepan heat until combined stirring with a wooden spoon or in a bowl and microwave for one minute stir, remove spoon, then another 30 seconds remove, stir, remove spoon until combined. However I find heating in a saucepan the best way but it works either way and you will still obtain good results.
Place 100 grams of oats (large or small) into a bowl more if too wet a mixture add more oats however add any optional additions first, mix well.
Turn out into lined baking tray bake for 25-30 minutes 180 (170 fan ovens) or gas mark 4.

Optional extra additions to make it more enjoyable

50 grams or 2 ounces of Dried fruits (if adding) such as raisins, chopped dates, cherries, cranberries berries, as preferred one or more

50 grams of nuts preferred such as pecan walnut, macademia, hazelnut, Brazil roughly chopped but not too small

Or be inventive…


Your favourite fruit and nuts

For a scrumptious but naughty treat triple chocolate chunks or once cooled melted chocolate on top

Instead of golden syrup use maple syrup and 50 grams of pecan nuts roughly chopped and you have pecan pie flapjacks

Raspberries and white chocolate

Macademias, Cherries or cranberries and white or dark chocolate

Or just be naughty and have triple chocolate chunks in them or once cooled pour melted chocolate over the top cut once cooled and set.

Enjoy! Bon Appetite!

I will aim to add photographs of my latest version if not eaten yet!