We Love Quinoa: Over 100 Delicious & Healthy Hand-Picked Recipes by Karen S. Burns-Booth, Carolyn Cope, Jassy Davis, Kristina Sloggett, and Jackie Sobon (Apple Press, £14.99)
Giveaway & Sample Recipe for:
Quinoa, Feta cheese and Spinach
Welcome to my FIRST two cookbooks! I have been quietly writing away in the background over the last year, and on the 4th February 2016, these two books, We Love Kale and We Love Quinoa, that I have co-authored, will be published in the UK! I am feeling very giddy, as you can imagine, and as well as these two books I have co-authored, I am also working in a very exciting solo cookbook project right now too…….I will let you know more details about that later. I LOVED creating the recipes for these two cookbooks, and I am thrilled to see that already several on-line (and high-street) booksellers in the UK have them for sale on their websites, and have written lovely things about the books. The books are selling at a very competitive £14:99 per copy and each book has over 100 delicious and easy to prepare recipes each book. I am delighted to be offering THREE of the We Love Quinoa cookbooks as a Giveaway today, as well as sharing one of MY recipes in the Quinoa Cookbook for Quinoa, Feta cheese and Spinach Breakfast Muffins.
From healthy soups, salads, cakes and bakes, as well as pancakes, muffins and dips, both books are packed with innovative and delectable recipes using Kale and Quinoa. I’m so chuffed to see my recipes in print, all beautifully styled and photographed, and with extra serving variations for many of the recipes too…..Kale is THE super food to eat, and it is easy to see why. Low in calorie, yet high in fibre this zero fat “queen of greens” is the perfect ingredient to have in your kitchen. Packed with nutrition, kale is high in iron, Vitamin K, and powerful antioxidants, keeping you healthy whilst tasting delicious, and the We Love Kale cookbook is packed with new and exciting ideas how to serve this super food. I cook with Kale a lot, especially for my 5:2 diet “fast day” and Weight-watchers recipes.
The We Love Quinoa cookbook is also packed with tasty and exciting recipes in every page, again, all beautifully presented and photographed. Quinoa is among the least allergenic of all the grains, making it a fantastic wheat-free choice. It contains all nine essential amino acids making it a complete-protein source and an excellent choice for vegans who may struggle to get enough protein in their diets. Naturally high in dietary fibre, quinoa is a slowly digested carbohydrate, making it a good low-GI option―this is THE superfood we should all be eating more of, and I love cooking with this super grain, it’s so versatile and easy to cook with. There are recipes ranging from pancakes to innovative salads, pizzas, breakfast muffins, burgers and even chocolate brownies, there truly is something for everyone, plus techniques for preparation and additional variations to add even more quinoa recipes to your repertoire. ENJOY the teaser recipe and DO enter the giveaway to win the books or why not buy both of them! Karen
The Books are available in the UK here:
In the USA here:
Quinoa, Feta cheese and Spinach Breakfast Muffins
(Karen S Burns-Booth)
THESE DELICIOUS AND HEALTHY LITTLE BREAKFAST MUFFINS ARE
THE PERFECT WAY TO START THE DAY – AND THEY WILL KEEP
YOU GOING UNTIL LUNCHTIME.
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 35 minutes
YOU WILL NEED:
spray oil, for greasing
100 g (3½ oz.) uncooked quinoa
240 ml (8 fl oz.) water
375 g (13¼ oz.) self-raising flour
200 g (7 oz.) spinach leaves, washed, trimmed and shredded
200 g (7 oz.) crumbled feta cheese
1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh dill
300 ml (10 fl oz.) skimmed milk
100 g (3½ oz.) butter, melted
1 egg, beaten
salt and black pepper
1. Preheat the oven to 200C/400F/Gas Mark 6. Coat a standard 12-cup muffin tin with the spray oil.
2. Put the quinoa in a saucepan with the water. Cover. Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat and gently simmer for 10–15 minutes, or until all the water has been absorbed and the quinoa is tender. If it looks like it’s getting too dry while it cooks, add a splash more water. Drain well and transfer to a bowl to cool.
3. Pour the flour into a large bowl and add the spinach, crumbled feta cheese, cooked quinoa and dill. Season with salt and black pepper to taste. Stir well to combine.
4. Whisk the milk with the melted butter and beaten egg and pour into the dry ingredients. Mix with a large spoon until just combined – do not over-mix as this will result in a tough texture.
5. Spoon the muffin mixture into the muffin tin and bake for 20 minutes until well risen and golden brown.
6. Carefully turn the muffins out onto a wire rack to cool; they are best served warm.
NB: Zip them up: If you bake more muffins than you need, these can be frozen in a zip-lock bag for up to 3 months.
More about the book here from my co-authors:
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Tracey Peach says
I love healthy stir fry’s with lots of fresh vegetables 🙂
Monika Ran says
fresh veggies are always the best! I do salads and curries, and vegetable roasts – yummy <3
Tracy Nixon says
I make lots of soups using fresh vegetables. I also make lots of salads either to eat as a side dish or as a main, such as warm chicken salad, tuna niscose etc. I eat salads all year round!
Maxine G says
I love making salads with a range of colour and textures, always tasty, always filling, never boring!
Eb Gargano says
Congratulations Karen! How exciting!! Both books looks fab. 🙂 My favourite healthly recipe is probably my vegan chilli with brown rice (though I bet it would be fab with quinoa!)…or maybe my soy and sesame salmon 🙂
Karen Burns-Booth says
THANKS so much Eb! I am over the moon! Karen
Paula Readings says
I like cheese & Onion rolls.
Charlie @ The Kitchen Shed says
How amazing are those books! I LOVE Kale & Quinoa too! My favourite healthy recipe is roasted vegetable quinoa topped with feta cheese. Nom nom nom!
laura banks says
prawn and tuna salad
Kelly L says
chicken and quinoa curry!
Congratulations! I love kale too and eating it in a marinated salad is one of my current favourite dishes. I love middle eastern vegetarian dishes too, roasted vegetables, homemade houmas and soups.
Karen Burns-Booth says
Thanks Sue! Good Luck!
Susie Wilkinson says
At the moment I’m really into Bubble & Squeak, yum!
Lance Bellers says
Quinoa with salmon and lime
Adeline Sheradelia says
Salads! The more colourful, the better! 🙂
aaron broad says
I like grilled chicken salad
Vicky Loveday says
Warm egg n bacon salad. A bowl of mixed leaves, a quartered hard boiled egg. Cook of some lean bacon, chop into large squares, also roast of sliced onions until transparent. Toss all together, no need for dressing, the oil from the onion and bacon does that. Delicious.
Claire D says
Pasta and sweetcorm
Leanne Lunn says
Stir fry and vegetable soups.
don erwood says
Veggie chilli for me done in the slow cooker. Lush to come home to.
Ruth Harwood says
I love pasta dishes, especially homemade lasagne xx
Fabulous books love the muffins for breakfast can’t wait to try
Tomatoe Salada,always a healthy choice
laura stewart says
i like sticky lemon chicken stir fry lovely xx
Amy Withnall says
I love flapjacks 🙂
sofia s. says
i love salads!
Rosemary Guthrie says
This is fantastic Karen. Congratulations to you all xxx
Karen Burns-Booth says
THANKS so much Rosemary! I am chuffed to bits, as you can imagine! Karen
Sheila Reeves says
My home-made soups, they vary each week depending on what I’ve bought or what needs using up, but always have added lentils or barley
Jess Powell (Babi a Fi) says
I love light meals, and fresh salads 🙂
Corinne Peat says
I love lovely salads with healthy home made dressings
Carole Walker says
One of my favourite dishes is from here – Butter bean and chorizo stew – https://www.lavenderandlovage.com/2013/09/a-hearty-52-diet-recipe-for-autumn-butter-bean-chorizo-stew-with-tomatoes.html
I love bubble and squeak
Heather Haigh says
Raw ‘pizza’ – a fresh corn kernal and flax seed base with a spianach pesta sauce, topped with peppers and mushrooms marinated in tamari.
Amelia Kennedy says
I cook with red salmon a lot and love making a kedgeree with eggs, onion, salmon, rice and lots of fresh herbs x
Susan Collins says
Chickpea curry with loads of spinach and brown rice – tasty and filling
S Bufton says
Root vegetable stew
Milly Y says
I love an oil-free veggie stir fry!
Kat Lucas says
We have a lot of stir fry meals
Sara Goodman says
I love fresh salmon & salad, I could eat it every day!
Unfortunately I love chocolate too!!!!
Super giveaway, thank you 🙂 xx
Emily Knight says
Books look fab, well done! I love courgette omelettes in the morning – simply grated courgette mixed with seasoned beaten eggs, and topped with smoked salmon
Roger Bufton says
I love stir fry meals
Spinach and rice.
Jo Carroll says
I always love a nice salad and there are so many varieties that can be made, although I sometimes spoil the ‘healthy’ benefits of it by what I add in the dressings or having too much chicken or ham 😉
Charlene P says
I like soups, stews and stir fries – you can pack in a lot of veg!
Keith Hunt says
Asian pulled chicken salad
Gillian McClelland says
Brown rice with homemade chilli con carne
I love Chicken Caesar Salads
Rachel Butterworth says
Lemon Chicken & Avocado Wraps.
Christine Dodd says
Sweet potato wedges
betony bennett says
Baby salad leaves, pulled ham hock, poached egg and new potatoes 🙂
Michelle O'Neill says
i love a chicken salad x
Liz Marley says
Warm salads . . . loads of different traditional salad veg but also something warm like new potatoes and green beans. I like the effect it has on the salad dressing!
Rich Tyler says
Salmon Salad Wraps 🙂
Michelle Sykes says
We have lots of homemade soup and stir fry
Michelle Sykes says
We have lots of home made soup and stir fry
Ruby Spiteri says
homade soups, salads and beef stews x
Angie Hoggett says
I love a healthy prawn stiry fry
Clare Bluett says
Feta and roasted butrernut squash salad
Sheri Darby says
Home made lentil soup
Adrian Bold says
I adore chicken salads or wraps.
Victoria Prince says
I love my salads 🙂 I get really creative with all manner of things!
Love the sound of these books, right up my street!
michelle olner says
stir frys are my favourite
Lauren Old says
Spinach and mixed vegetable risotto
Jennifer Rhymer says
I like stir frys and soups
Kerry W says
We try and add colour to every meal. Green, red, yellow, make sure it tastes great and has the veggies we need. My partner does a lovely dish with ribbons or courgette and carrots. I could eat that every day given the chance. We actually had it for dinner tonight!
katrina adams says
Well done on the books! My favourite healthy recipe has to be a Salmon and Broccoli Curry. It is delicious and only takes about 20 minutes to make. It also makes a nice change to have fish in a curry as normally have chicken or lamb etc. Be warned – do not take to work the next day as it will stink your workspace out.
jackie curran says
I love a vegetable stir fry or a veggie stew .
LEE HARDY says
I like chicken or tuna salads.
Laura Fletcher says
Mango chicken stir fry – loads of healthy veg and a chilli kick
Hester McQueen says
Two products we like but are a bit lost as how to get the best out of the products! Healthy recipes – we now add beans and pulses to a lot of the dishes we eat. We use lentils – previously ground up as a thickener for gravies and stews. We are trying to use less meat in our dishes.
Jo Hutchinson says
I love homemade vegetables soups made with fresh vegetables.
Michaela Smith says
Congratulations!! This time of year I love making lots of healthy soups with fresh seasonal vegetables! One of my favourites at the moments it Kale and Apple Soup 🙂
Rebecca Howells (@PeanutHog) says
Vegetable and lentil soup
EJ Dunn says
Gratinee of eggs basque
Allan Fullarton says
Love cheese & onion rolls.
sarah fielding says
Lots of healthy stir frys :p
Elspeth McMillan says
I love home made soup especially Scotch Broth
Dawn Hull says
A nice healthy, leafy Greek salad.
Charmian Filewood says
Omelets, stir frys, anything really
joanne liddement says
My favourite healthy meal is a vegetarian mezze with beetroot dip, paprika flatbread,cauliflower mash and olives and salad
Natalie Crossan says
Mango chicken stir fry
Kerry Locke says
Huge fan of a good Buddha Bowl with a huge mixture of fresh veg
Ruth Wollerton says
I love roasted vegetables with a jacket potato, yummytastic
Kate Rampersad says
Healthy Indian and Thai recipes.
Susan Carruthers says
A hearty warming vegetable casserole
claire little says
amanda greensmith says
we have lots of stir frys
How exciting to have your name on a book! I love lots of idifferent salads. So nice to pack for lunch at work
Anita hargreaves says
I love spinach salad
Emma Rawlinson says
A mushroom stirfry
Carole Hiscock says