2 1/2 cps. water or liquid vegetable bouillon or a combination of both
1 leek, thinly sliced, or 1/2 cp. diced onion
1 cp. corn (cut from cob or frozen)
1 cp. winter squash (butternut, acorn, etc.) cut in small cubes
1 tsp. thyme
1 tsp. sage
small pinch unrefined sea salt
1-2 tsp. Extra Virgin Olive Oil
2 TB. minced parsleyHeat oil in heavy pot and add leeks or onions, salt, thyme and sage. Sauté until onions translucent. Add corn and squash, sautéing a few minutes more. Add quinoa and liquid, stirring to mix the ingredients. Bring to a boil, turn heat to low, cover and simmer 25-30 minutes. Turn off heat, stir in parsley. Let the quinoa sit, covered, after cooking to give the grain a chance to swell. Fluffing the grain also increases the volume.Quinoa (pronounced keen-wah), a whole grain, is subtly sweet and nutty and has the highest nutrition profile of all grains. Contains up to 20% protein, is high in B vitamins, iron, zinc, potassium, calcium and vitamin E. Quinoa is native to Peru ad Bolivia and was first cultivated in South America 8000 years ago. It is the lightest of grains.OTHER IDEAS:Make a pot to last for several meals – 2 cps liquid to 1 cp grain – toss with steamed veggies and a can of precooked, rinsed beans; sprinkle with your favorite condiment, or salad dressing. and eat as a cool salad or warm entree.Cook as a breakfast cereal with 3 cps liquid (soymilk or rice milk, apple juice, water—any combination). Add roasted seeds or nuts, raisins or other dried fruit; apples, pears, peaches along with cinnamon and ground ginger.
Holistic Health and Nutrition Counselor, Life Coach, speaker, and author. For more than 3 decades I have helped thousands of clients reverse health and weight issues; achieve emotional harmony; work-life balance; and lives they love. I am a former whole foods chef, caterer, cooking instructor, and yoga instructor. In 1985 I founded Whole Health Resources, the premier Holistic Health Center in Pittsburgh.
"Whole Health Resources provides an outstanding program that addresses a variety of health concerns, in addition to a solid preventive approach. It has helped many people regain good health when other, less comprehensive approaches had failed, and has been a great asset to the medical community. "
Neal D. Barnard, M.D., President, Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine
"After two weeks on your plan I had significant improvements in my energy, and the psoriasis and digestive issues were all gone. As I continued working with you my cognitive abilities returned; anxiety and depression faded away; and my outlook on life changed for the better, And I was able to eliminate medications."
Anna, Pittsburgh, PA
Pain and Anxiety Gone
“I had chronic lower back pain for years. It never occurred to me that what I was eating contributed. Thanks to your nutritional advice, the pain is gone and I’ve saved a lot of money I was previously spending on medical treatments and medication that weren’t really helping. A bonus from your work is the low level anxiety that Iconstantlyfelt is gone.”
Donna J., Pittsburgh
“Thank you for helping me avoid the necessity of having my thyroid removed because of cancer. I followed your suggestions and, when I returned for medical testing, my physician said things improved a great deal and he no longer recommended surgery.”
Greg R., Pittsburgh
Thyroid Nodules Shrinking
“I came to see you for help in losing weight. Following your advice I did lose 12 pounds in 7 weeks but more importantly the 3 thyroid nodules I had are now two. One of them has gone and the other two are shrinking. I no longer feel the pain and swelling in mythroat; my painful periods have become normal and I no longer have sweats; my hair has stopped falling out; I am no longer constipated and bloated; and was able to eliminateanti-depressants. I don’t feel stressed and pressured anymore, and now feel happy and peaceful. Thank you so much for coming into my life. I am eternally grateful for your wisdom and am referring all of my friends to you.”