One of our employees (for lack of better word) discovered this incredibly simple heirloom family recipe at a dairy and hacienda in northern Ecuador. Quinoa is a primary crop for the indigenous peoples of the region, and this rich, flavorful soup shines due to the quality of its dairy products: Cream and milk hours out of the dairy, freshly churned butter, just-harvested eggs from pastured chickens, and whatever cheese is on hand. In the absence of your own dairy cow, buy the best quality ingredients you can afford, or cage-free eggs from your farmers market. The result is a soup that nourishes both the soul and body, thanks to quinoa’s remarkable nutritional benefits (which include all the essential amino acids).
Recipe Submitted by Katya Kurmayev – 2014 Alter Eco Quinoa Contest Finalist
Satisfy your Thanksgiving sweet tooth with this simple and delicious sweet potato pie with a protein-packed quinoa crust.
“It’s a nice array of fresh fruit, quinoa and veggies atop a delicate bed of Bibb lettuce…This dish is one that I find myself going back for ‘just one more bite’ after I’ve cleaned the table and washed the dishes. Somehow a fork magically gets pulled out of the drawer and I kinda pick out a few pieces and pop them into my mouth.”
–Amie Valpone, The Healthy Apple