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Golden Tumeric Quinoa

Quinoa is complete protein, meaning that it contains all 9 of the essential amino acids that humans must obtain from their food. Most plant based foods only contain a few on the 9 which is why you regularly see beans and rice paired toegther. A wonderful gluten free side dish or addition to a salad.

Gluten free, vegan option


  • You can use other spices, but for anti-inflammatory quinoa ensure turmeric, black pepper and oil are used. Turmeric becomes more bioavailable in the body if paired with a phospholipid such as ghee and coconut oil. Piperine is the key constituent in black pepper which activates the anti-inflammatory properties of curcumin found in turmeric.


  • 1 cup quinoa

  • 2 cups cold water

  • 1 tsp tumeric

  • black pepper (as much as you like)

  • 1 tsp of ghee (or coconut oil for vegans)

  • salt to taste


  1. Place all ingredients into a saucepan and cook on high heat until boiling (covered)

  2. Stir mixture to make sure that the ghee/oil has been mixed through the quinoa

  3. Turn heat down to low and cover with lid. Cook for 14 minutes. Do not remove lid as yet.

  4. Turn off heat and leave to stand for 5 mins with lid on to ensure steam doesn't escape, this is what makes the quinoa fluffy.

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