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I Love Quinoa App!

I Love Quinoa: An App for All the Great Things You Can Make with Quinoa Ever been given a new ingredient and just had no idea what to do with it, while your friends swear by it? This is something that many people experience whenever they’re given some quinoa, as...

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What’s in season for Spring?

Look at what's in season for spring! It's just starting to warm up now and it is an exciting time of the year for our palate as we get a range of new seasonal fruits and vegetables to cook with. Here is a selection of four that I particularly love to add to the...

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Does Australia Grow Quinoa?

Yes, we do! Quinoa is growing in popularity as a healthy gluten-free alternative to traditional grains such as oats and couscous and the interest from farmers to grow it is also increasing. Australian Grown Quinoa is being produced in Western Australia where they have...

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My Favourite Way to Enjoy Dukkah!

Traditionally, dukkah is used as a nibble, with chunks of tasty crusty bread dipped in to olive oil then into the dukkah - it is delicious and very addictive (but thankfully natural and healthy!). However, my favourite way to enjoy dukkah is to lightly crumb chicken ...

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Quinoa Breakfast!

Yum!  Thought I'd show you what a delicious breakfast I have - quinoa of course! I cook up a cup of plain quinoa on a Sunday and let it cool - it makes lots!  I add 1/4 cup of sunflower seeds and 1/4 cup chopped almonds.  I then add 1/8 cup chia seeds and linseed.  A...

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Quinoa Patties

Cook our quinoa as directed (so easy!).  I used our Sundried Tomato with Kalamata Olives (yum!)  and  added roasted and mashed  pumpkin (500gm).  Mix these together, add 2 eggs, 1/2 a cup (or a bit more) of grated pecorino or parmesan cheese and a large tablespoon of...

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Quinoa Soup Weather!

Autumn is here and I’m loving it!  One day we’re on the beach then next we’re making soup!  Variety is the spice of life!  Soup made with quinoa will keep you fuller for longer, due to the high protein content of the quinoa.  You can either find lots of recipes online...

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Thistle Be Good’s Photo shoot!

We had loads of fun a couple of weeks ago when our very talented photographer (Emily Shepherd from Studio E) came and played for the morning! We needed to get some 'Lifestyle Shots' and she did a sterling job! These shots were for a promotion that we have on...

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Why ‘Thistle Be Good’?

    Why indeed!  Interestingly enough, today, I got a call from 'Shirley', who had seen our name and was curious as to what we did - so she called me up!  One of the more interesting calls that I've had.  It made a nice change from someone trying to sell me...

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