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JUL

2015

Kiwicha is another name for Amaranth and is sometimes referred to as mini-quinoa. It is considered to be a wonder grain because its seeds contain impressive amounts of protein. When popped, it can be utilized into energy bars or even as the base for breakfast cereals. It can also be incorporated into chicken nuggets or…

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27

JUL

2015

In France, they have a classic cold soup called Vichyssoise, which is a combination of potatoes, leeks, herbs, and dairy. Here, I add a Peruvian twist by using purple potatoes instead of regular white potatoes. Purple potatoes are have anthocyanin, a compound which slows the absorption of glucose into your system, making you feel fuller longer….

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24

JUL

2015

Hummus is a fabulous snack that can be made many different ways, not just with your typical garbanzo bean. Pair this creamy dip with you vegetable of choice. Serves: 10   Serving Size: 2 tablespoons Ingredients 2 cups garbanzo beans 1 large avocado 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded 2 cloves garlic, diced Lime juice to taste Cilantro…

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23

JUL

2015

Here, I keep it to a more traditional style for gazpacho. In Andalusia, where gazpacho is originally from, it is a tomato based cold soup with other vegetables. Different variations have been created, but this version will definitely bring you back to Spain. Ingredients Serves: 6   Serving Size: 1 cup 1 medium cucumber, chopped…

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22

JUL

2015

Gazpacho is a traditional Andalusian chilled tomato soup. I infused this gazpacho with Pichuberry, a Peruvian power food, for an extra vitamin C punch. Ingredients Serves: 4    Serving Size: 2 cups 1 medium red onion, chopped 1 medium green bell pepper, chopped 1 medium cucumber, chopped 1 medium carrot, chopped 2 medium celery ribs,…

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21

JUL

2015

Although often referred to a grain, quinoa is technically a seed. Quinoa is quite common in markets and stores and can be found in red, white, and black varieties. It has a nutty taste, and pleasant moist texture, but also has an exceptional nutritional content. This seed, or grain-like product, is considered a complete protein…

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20

JUL

2015

There’s a heavy Asian influence in Peru, notable in the many small restaurants categorized as Chifa, which is a hybrid style of Peruvian and Chinese cuisine. One of the most popular dishes is chaufa, or fried rice, which we’ve adapted here to be made with protein-rich quinoa. Ingredients Serves: 6 3 eggs 2 tablespoons olive…

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18

JUL

2015

Prepare this drink on the weekend so you have lunch ready to go throughout the week. Ingredients 1 pound dried purple corn kernels 3 cinnamon sticks 1 tablespoon whole cloves peel of 1 pineapple (optional) 16 cups of water Directions 1) Put all the ingredients in a large stockpot. Bring to a boil over high…

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17

JUL

2015

Looking for a quick breakfast? Bake these quinoa and spinach muffins in advance and fuel yourself throughout the week. Serves: 12   Serving Size: 1 muffin Ingredients 1 tablespoon olive oil 1/2 medium yellow onion, diced 2 cloves garlic, crushed 6 cups spinach salt and pepper 1 cup cooked quinoa (see video on how to…

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16

JUL

2015

Here, textures and fresh flavors meld for a simple, yet satisfying quinoa summer salad. Try it as an accompaniment to chicken or fish, or dress it up with olives and feta for a heartier stand-alone dish. Ingredients Serves: 2   Serving Size: 1 cup 1 cup cooked red or white quinoa 1 small avocado, diced…

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