keeeeeenwaaaaaa = quinoa 

keeeeeenwaaaaaa = quinoa 



An ancient grain….high in protein and lacks gluten, they also contain essential amino acids like lysine and good quantities of calcium, phosphorus and iron. 

This recipe makes some yummy quinoa patties, that can be served with a side salad, or even as a side to a roast chicken or lamb dish. 

Ingredients 

1/2 cup of your favorite vegetables – grated or chopped. I used carrots, peas and corn 

1/2 onion 

2 cloves of garlic 

3 large eggs 

2 and 1/2 cups of cooked quinoa 

Salt and pepper to season 

Zest of half a lemon

1/2 cup of gluten free bread crumbs 

1/2 cup of gluten free flour 

1/2 cup of vegetarian Parmesan grated 

1 TBSP of coconut oil 

Method 

Heat the tablespoon of coconut oil in a pan, add the onions and garlic. Fry until golden, now add your vegetables and fry until al dente. 

Add all the remaining ingredients into a bowl, besides the gluten free flour, reserve this for later. To this, add the cooked vegetable mix and combine.  

Leave the mix to sit for about 10 minutes. The bread crumbs will soak up any excess moisture. If you find that the mix is still to wet to shape (this depends on the amount of egg, and even though all large eggs have the same amount of liquid, they vary), add the flour. 

Place your pan on a medium flame/heat and spray & cook the surface. Shape patties and place them onto the hot pan. Allow to seal and brown before you flip. I would give them about 4 minutes on each side. Lower the heat if need be! 



Serve these straight out of the pan, or store them in the fridge once cooked and munch of them with the snack craving attacks.  

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Finding inspiration 

Finding inspiration 

As a chef, I am always drawing inspiration from other blogs, recipe books, Pinterest or Instagram.

Today, two of my new favorite recipes come from two different sources. 

Chris from @talesofakitchen on Instagram makes raw and cooked foods that are vegan, dairy free, processed sugar free and as she puts it “full of awesome” – her website talesofakitchen.com , is filled with loads of amazing recipes that are quick and easy and pack a major nutritional punch! I made her “Grown up dark chocolate quinoa cookies” today (top photo), they are ridiculously easy and filled with awesome ingredients. 

The second source, Natasha Corrett. 

If you know my blog, you have probably noticed that I have used or adapted her recipes before, and they have yet to disappoint. 

I made her broccoli and lentil burger patties, but I added tofu to my recipe for that extra bit of protein power! (Pictured below) 



Grown up dark chocolate quinoa cookies 

1 cup of quinoa flakes 

1/3 cup ground linseed (I actually used the whole seed as I couldn’t  find ground) 

1/3 cup crushed almonds 

1 banana, mashed 

3 TBSP cacao nibs 

1 tsp cinnamon 

2 TBSP of honey, maple syrup or a sweetener of your choice 

1. Preheat oven to 170C and line a tray with baking paper 

2. Combine all ingredients in a bowl until you get a sticky dough. 

3. Roll into balls (I got 12) 

4. Bake them for about 20 minutes or until golden brown. 

DONE! 

❤️🍴 

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