Thursday, 17 March 2016


A few months ago wrote about living with Arthritis and my eating restrictions.  I always envy those that are able to quickly grab a cheese sandwich for lunch or buy a prepared salad.  Unfortunately most store-bought salads have added vinegar and I have to avoid bread as well as cheese..  

I opened the fridge the other day and groaned.  There was half a red onion,  half an avocado, one capsicum, a few florets of broccoli and half a cucumber!  I always have quinoa in the pantry as well as  garlic and ginger on the bench-top,  so I decided to use it all!

I put the quinoa (about 2 cups)  in a pot, covered it with water to boil gently while I chopped the red onion, ginger, garlic  and capsicum very finely and gently softened it in some coconut oil in the pan over a low heat.   

After softening these vegetables,  I added the broccoli for a short while so that it remained crunchy.

I then chopped fresh herbs from the garden with the remaining half a cucumber

I then drained the quinoa into a sieve,  running hot water through it and added it to the softened vegetables in the pan.  After mixing it all together,  I added the chopped herbs and cucumber,  freshly squeezed lemon and olive oil,  salt and cracked pepper.

After plating, I added the sliced avocado.  It was such a delicious lunch and took only 20 minutes.. Fortunately, Mr R-I also enjoys quinoa ..

Healthy eating can be quick and easy!
Have a great weekend everyone..  
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