All posts tagged: quinoa

Glorious soup competition

At the tail end of last year I entered the Glorious Soup competition with a few fellow bloggers. The task? Create your own Brazillian inspired soup recipe. The prize? The winners soup would make it into the Glorious range. Pretty cool. So I set to work on my recipe and after a bit of research had a soup that fit the bill. It consisted of Chicken, Quinoa, Sweet Potato, Coconut Milk and Spices. The competition itself was fun – I made it down to the final 5 alongside Charlie Nelson (Eat My Nels), Michelle Minnaar (Greedy Gourmet), Carla Spuri (Can be bribed with food) and Danny Kingston (Food Urchin). I was invited to the cook off where our soups were judged by Lee Bennett, Head Chef at Le Pont de la Tour, Karen D’souza (a massive fan of the brand), food writer, broadcaster and photographer Tim Hayward and Matthew Owen from Cool Earth. We arrived at the kitchens and it felt like a smaller scale Masterchef – our cooking stations were all set out for …

Quinoa and Feta Salad

There is NOTHING better than a good salad on a hot summers day – and today was no exception. After visiting the M&G Garden at Chelsea Flower Show this afternoon in the swealtering heat and stupidly getting sucked into the temptations of Oxford Street, I headed to the cool and quiet Waitrose foodhall in John Lewis to purchase a few bits and bobs to make a very delicious and healthy Quinoa Salad. The recipe serves four but my boyfriend and I were particularly hungry this evening so there was nowt left. Quinoa and Feta Salad, originally uploaded by Food For Think. Ingredients 1 tsp corriander powder 1/2 tsp turmeric Good glug of olive oil 300g Quinoa 600ml boiling water 2 radishes, thinly sliced A few handfuls of watercress and rocket 3 spring onions, chopped Hand full of tenderstem brocolli Hand full of green beans Roughly chopped corriander 50g feta cheese (I used Unearthed) 18 cherry tomatoes, 12 roasted and 6 halved 10 sun dried tomatoes Flaked almonds (to your own taste) Salt and pepper Method …