Recipe: Summer Quinoa

My friend recently sent me a clip of Graham Norton quizzing Gwyneth Paltrow on her “Leftover Quinoa” recipe, calling it “a cross between couscous and cat litter”. Whilst it was marginally amusing to watch Graham mock Gwyneth’s super healthy cookery, I just wanted to ask him: where the hell have you been getting your quinoa, Graham?…

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Recipe: Pollo Saltado

South American food can change from country to country. Each country has their own signature dish: Argentinian steaks, Bolivian stews, Brazilian dumplings, Peruvian ceviche. Yet there are some traditional dishes that are not confined to the national borders and can be found all over the continent. Lomo saltado is one of those dishes. This classic…

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Recipe: Peruvian Quinoa Stew

With a recent health-kick in place, I’ve been on a much healthier, veg-filled diet. Even if it only lasts the week, it still counts! Now, correct me if I’m wrong, but when I was in Peru, I didn’t get the impression that Peruvian people were all that health conscious; local everyday meals tended to involve…

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The South American Superfood: Quinoa

Quinoa is a recently rediscovered pulse which is commonly found in Peru and Bolivia, and can be dated back to the Incas. Quinoa (pronounced keen-wah) was considered by the Incas as a sacred ‘gold’, with the emperor sowing the first seeds of the season. In Peru and Bolivia, quinoa is commonly used in soups and…

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