QUINOA BREAKFAST – enough for 10 – 12 (1/2 cup) servings

I am the only one eating this, so I divide the porridge recipe into two plastic bags and I freeze one for another week. With one bag I still have enough to have this for 6 or so days.

Uncooked Quinoa seeds should be rinsed to remove a bitter coating so they will have a nicer flavor. They grow with this coating to keep insects and bugs away.

1 cup quinoa

1 tablespoon butter (or coconut oil or other healthy fat)

2 cups unsweetened coconut milk (or any other milk of your choice)

Cook the above for 15 minutes or until done. Cool


1 teaspoon cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon allspice or ginger

1 teaspoon maple syrup (or honey or a few drops of stevia)

1/2 cup shredded unsweetened coconut

3/4 cup slivered almond (or other chopped nuts or seeds of your choice)

1/2 teaspoon vanilla

1/2 teaspoon Himalayan salt

1/2 cup dried cranberries, raisins or other dried fruit (optional)

Mix these together, cover and store in the fridge.

Heat 1/2 cup in a bowl in the microwave. Sprinkle with flax, hemp seed, fruit or other. Add your choice of milk or pure unsweetened juice. (I pour over 1/2 cup mixture of my homemade unsweetened apple/ nanking cherry/beet juice)


I often choose a different variety of vegetables for this salad. Quinoa is the staple for all of them.

If it is garden season I will use some of those vegetables and if it is off season I will use whatever I have purchased & stored in the fridge. I always have quinoa on hand.

2 cups cooked quinoa

1/2 cup chopped purple onion

1/2 cup finely chopped kale

1/2 cup red pepper

1 cup diced cucumber

1/2 cup diced tomato

You may want to exchange any of the vegetables for others of your choice or omit ones you don’t have on hand or don’t like.


1 clove minced garlic

3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar

1 teaspoon melted honey

salt & pepper to taste

Blend all of the ingredients well. To the remaining ingredients mix in as much dressing as you prefer. Store the remaining in the fridge.