You may use red, black or white quinoa for this recipe. We recommend red which has a nuttier flavor. It tastes even better the next day, so refrigerate overnight. This recipe has a protein punch from black beans and quinoa.
2 cups quinoa
4 cups water
1 cup chopped cilantro
1 large red bell pepper diced
1 can black beans, rinsed
6 scallions, white and green parts, sliced
1/2 cup lime juice
1/4 cup olive oil
2 teaspoons ground cumin
1 teaspoon sea salt
Rinse quinoa under warm water, several times, to remove saponin which is a bitter natural pesticide found on quinoa.
Cook quinoa in water with a pinch of salt until the seeds sprout a white tendril.
Farro is one of the first grains used by civilized man. It is also known as spelt. It has a unique texture, similar to brown rice, but more nutty in flavor and can be served either hot or cold. It can be found in most health food stores.
4 cups water
10 ounces farro (about 1 1/2 cups)
2 teaspoons salt or to taste
1 pound tomatoes, seeded and chopped
1/2 sweet onion chopped
1/4 cup, snipped fresh chives
1/4 cup Italian parsley leaves, chopped fine
1 large garlic clove, minced
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
Fresh ground black pepper
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
1 cup feta cheese (crumbled)
1 can black olives (cut in half)
Combine water and farro in a medium saucepan.
Add 2 teaspoons of salt. Bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat to medium low and cover. Simmer until the farro is tender, about30 minutes.
Drain well and transfer to a large bowl to cool.
Add the tomatoes, onions, chives, olives and parsley to the farro. Toss to combine.
Whisk together the garlic, vinegar, salt, pepper and olive oil.
5-6 Large leeks (Cut off ends and dark green leaves)
1 Large yellow onion chopped
6 Garlic cloves crushed
5-6 Cups of vegetable bullion (Or use "Better Than Bouillon" 2 tbsp per 6 cups hot water
Cut leeks into rings , wash in cold water.
Add leeks, garlic and onion into bullion.
Bring to a boil and simmer 25-30 minutes.
Remove half of the vegetables and put in blender and blend.
Return blended vegetables to soup.
It will keep 2-3 days, covered in the refrigerator. Leeks are high in Vitamin C and folic acid. They are a natural diuretic and laxative. Leeks are in the onion and garlic family and may be helpful in lowering blood pressure.
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