Superfoods: Quinoa & Kale

 

The Tubby Olive Quinoa Koroneiki Olive Oil Kids Cooking School NewtownChefs Linda Welles and Cheryl Gilmore from the Kids Cooking School in Newtown brought a wonderful sampling of some healthful foods made with our oils and vinegars at our recent Guest Chef Event.

Quinoa, an ancient grain that the Incas cultivated over 5000 years ago, is a gluten-free “superfood” full of phytonutrients and antioxidants. This easy-to-digest grain is full of high quality protein and fiber and it can help balance blood sugar.Cheryl’s “Summer Quinoa Salad” is made with a traditional olive oil (she chose The Tubby Olive Koroneiki) our Persian Lime Oil, onions, zucchini, tomatoes, corn, cucumber, cannelloni beans, and feta cheese.

In addition, Cheryl brought her famous Kale Salad prepared with panko bread crumbs and Koroneiki Olive Oil. Cheryl advocates massaging the leaves to make them tasty and tender. The fibers soften and the flavor mellows. Kale, a dark blue-green curly leafed green is another “superfood,” that belongs to the same family as broccoli and cabbage. It’s a rich source of vitamins, minerals, phytochemicals, and sulphur-containing compounds that have cancer-fighting properties. Try quinoa and kale—we think you’ll be surprised at how good they taste with the right blend of ingredients.

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