Quinoa – The Queen of Seeds

I was first introduced to quinoa when I commenced my nutritional studies at the Melbourne College of Natural Medicine (now Endeavour College) in 1999. It was terribly hard to source then and even harder to pronounce! I was fascinated by its health claims and spent many a month experimenting with it. Much to my delight […]

Quinoa, pea, sesame and shiso salad

In this episode of HealthtalksTV Mel and I get green and seedy with quinoa. Botanically, quinoa (Chenopodium quinoa) is derived from the Chenopodium or goosefoot family – as is spinach, chard and beets.  It is native to the Andean region of South America where it is the principal food of the area. Its leaves are similar to […]

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