These recipes provide good sources of Calcium, magnesium, potassium, phosphorus, vit A, folic acid, and are
naturally antibiotic, antioxidant and detoxifying. Also good for bones, skin and metabolism. Quinoa contains all the essential amino acids for our protein requirements, it is a nutritionally perfect food as well as being very versatile, working as both carbohydrate and protein in a meal. This Tabbouleh recipe is simply delicious and so quick to make.
Super Speedy Tuna
Serves 2, 7GLs per serving
2 fresh tuna steaks
1 small jar of tomato & basil or tomato & red pepper pasta sauce (low sugar content)
Squeeze of lemon or lime juice
1 tbsp olive oil
Black pepper to taste
160g tin beans (aduki, cannellini, haricot etc)
Fresh Savoy cabbage
1. Fry the tuna in the oil in a deep frying pan for a couple of minutes each side
2. Add black pepper to taste and a squeeze of lemon or lime juice
3. Cover the tuna with pasta sauce and simmer until tuna is cooked through
4. Whilst tuna is cooking, steam savoy cabbage for a few minutes until it is
cooked al dente and heat the beans gently in a pan.
5. Make a bed of cabbage on each plate and top with first the beans and
then the tuna, sprinkle with a little fresh parmesan if desired.
Serves 2, 8 GLs per serving
Low salt veg stock / bouillon made up into liquid (2 parts liquid to 1 part quinoa)
1/4 medium cucumber chopped into triangles
2 good handfuls of cherry tomatoes, quartered
4 spring onions, finely sliced
Good handful fresh mint, finely chopped
Good handful of flat leaf parsely, finely chopped
1 clove garlic, finely chopped
1 – 2 tbsp olive oil
1 tbsp lemon juice
1 dessertspoon balsamic vinegar – or to taste
Salt and pepper to taste
1. Bring quinoa to the boil in a saucepan with bouillon, cover, reduce heat & simmer for approx 15 mins until
liquid is absorbed and grains are fluffy
2. Place cooked quinoa in a bowl and leave to cool
3. When at room temperature, mix in the chopped veg and herbs, add oil, vinegar, juice and season
4. You can either serve it warm or leave in fridge for at least an hour to allow the flavours to develop. Will
store in the fridge for use as an ideal lunch or snack.
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