Quinoa is a great source of protein for vegetarians.  Its fluffy, light and has a slight crunchy texture. It has a slight nutty flavor.  Its also gluten free! It is a good source of manganese, magnesium, iron, copper and phosphorous.  It is high in the amino acid lysine which is great for tissue repair. Grains such as quinoa help prevent gall stones, they protect against childhood asthma and they help to prevent against heart disease.


  • 1 cup quinoa
  • 1 and 1/4 cup water
  • 1/2 tsp tumeric
  • 1/4 tsp red chili powder
  • 1/4 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1/4 inch ginger
  • 1/4 green chili (can put more or less depending on how spicy you like it)
  • sea salt to taste
  • you can also sprinkle some lemon juice on this and garnish with cilantro


  • Rinse quinoa under cold water several times in a fine meshed strainer (to remove bitter taste)
  • Boil water and then add quinoa, reduce heat to low (simmer) and then simmer with lid on for 12-15 min
  • Set aside once cooked
  • Heat coconut oil in medium sized skillet
  • Add tumeric, red chili powder, ground cumin, garlic, ginger and green chili
  • Saute for 3 min
  • Stir quinoa into all the spices, mix well and saute for a few minutes