(image: flikr, Églantine)

(image: flikr, Églantine)

Here is a quick, easy and nutritious recipe from our friend German Lam over at Glam Foods. Be sure to come by Healthworks Chestnut Hill on Monday July 6th for a live cooking demonstration with Chef Lam!

This dish is so easy to make it really is a good one. It can be used as a side our a main dish. Try adding some grilled chicken if you use it as a main course!

If you are not familiar with Quinoa here is some fun information:

Although not a common item in most kitchens today, quinoa is an amino acid-rich (protein) seed that has a fluffy, creamy, slightly crunchy texture and a somewhat nutty flavor when cooked. Quinoa is available in your local health food stores throughout the year.

Most commonly considered a grain, quinoa is actually a relative of leafy green vegetables like spinach and Swiss chard. It is a recently rediscovered ancient “grain” once considered “the gold of the Incas.”

Quinoa with Dried Cranberries, Spanish Almonds and Mint

Serves 6

1 cup quinoa

1 cup dried cranberries

1 cup Spanish almonds

1 bunch fresh mint

To Taste Ground Star Anise

2 oz grape seed oil


  1. Boil the Quinoa in water until cooked (follow instructions on package for cooking). Remove from heat and reserve.
  2. Sauté the cranberries and Spanish almonds in grape seed oil.  Add the cooked quinoa and mint and serve.  Add ground Anise to taste.

Did you try this recipe? Leave your comments, let us know what you think!

Visit: http://glamfoodsllc.com for more information on German Lam and glam Foods

Visit: http://healthworksfitness.com/extras for more information on the cooking demo