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Queen of Quinoa
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Queen of Quinoa


  • 2 broccoli crowns
  • 1 head cauliflower
  • 1 medium carrot
  • 2 cups finely chopped kale
  • 1/2 cup parsley, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup sunflower seeds
  • 1/2 cup sliced almonds
  • 1 cup dried, unsweetened currants
  • 1/2 cup dried wild blueberries
  • Juice of one lemon
  • 2 teaspoons kelp powder
  • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar (or other mild flavored vinegar)
  • 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup
  • Salt & pepper to taste


Wash and rinse all your vegetables then cut the broccoli and cauliflower into florets. In a food processor fitted with a steel blade, process the broccoli and cauliflower until fine and add them to a large mixing bowl. You may need to do this in batches – I needed three.

Process the carrot the same way and add to the bowl. Stir all ingredients to combine. Add the rest of the dry ingredients into the bowl, including the kelp powder, and mix with wooden spoon until fully combined. Add lemon juice, vinegar and syrup and toss to coat.

Enjoy – it’s time to feel rejuvenated.  

*Image courtesy Flickr creative commons.

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I am a married mother of three lovely daughters, 19, 12 & 10. I've studied literature, education, psychology- and ministry counseling. I Am now slowly pursuing a nutritional degree / 'drug-less practitioner' and life coaching. I earned a license to minister and degree in biblical teaching and Christian Counseling; I was ordained on CHRIST-mas day, 2011 into Non-denominational Christianity!! Jesus isn't a denomination but a following and a LOVE!! One important thing to know about me is I am not religious, but I have an awesome relationship with Christ! I am a firm believer in the whole person, body, soul and spirit, we must feed all three parts. I myself am a Christian Vegan, and my passion for both shines through, however, that is not my intentions, my intentions are to share- educate- spread awareness, love and compassion to others. I am blessed to be a blessing and hope to do so for many. - Diana *Check out my facebook page called Faith- Food & Fitness @

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  1. pftsusan
    Vote #2 A lot of protein and energy in this. I got to try this recipe.
    1. dianabart
      Thanks.. it's delicious!
  2. Akanksha
    I love Parsley!
    1. dianabart
      Me too! :)
  3. Veganara
    Voted. Sounds great. I love quinoa and there are a lot of wonderful-sounding ingredients in this dish.
    1. dianabart
      I love quinoa too.. eat it a lot.. As a Vegan- it's where I get my protein! ;)
  4. Carolyn
    Vote #5! Sounds wonderful with the currants, almonds, sunflower seeds and blueberries!
    1. dianabart
      thanks Carolyn- yes- lots of yummy nuts, seeds and fruit- for the days you feel like a fruity nut! ;)
  5. violatat
    Vote #6. I'm a fan of quinoa and this sounds delicious. I am new to eating vegan and am not familiar with kelp powder. Where can I buy it? Also, would this recipe work with couscous?
  6. riqyboy
    can't we get a bigger picture. that thumbnail does your picture no justice.
    1. dianabart
      sorry about the size of the pic. :( I'll try to send a bigger one next time!
  7. AlexSiwek
    I am confused... Where is the Quinoa??? Don't see any in the ingredient list? Do you cook it first???? Sounds delicious.
    1. dianabart
      'wow.. I didn't realize that was left out... LOL Yes I prepared the Quinoa according to the package... thanks for pointing that out!
  8. riqyboy
    can't you PLEASE adorn us with better food photos. these ones posted are really lacking : (
    1. dianabart
      Yes.. I did already apologize for that.


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