Quinoa, the United Nation’s official “international grain of 2013,” is great for breakfast, lunch, dinner—and even happy hour. Check out the 10 creative ways to use quinoa from our cookbook, which you can download for free here.
If you want to dig into some quinoa ASAP, check out “With the Grain: Quinoa and Wine Tasting with Daniel Cook” tonight!
And get a peek at the recipes and chefs now…
Orange Quinoa Breakfast Pilaf with Cardamom and Vanilla
Celebrity chef Amy Chaplin is known for being a guru of delicious, healthy food. The former executive chef of famed East Village vegetarian spot Angelica Kitchen, she now cooks for celebrity clients (we hear Natalie Portman loves this recipe) and is working on a new cookbook.
Quinoa Porridge with Fall Harvest Apple
Healthy food chef Daniel Angerer rose to fame at several acclaimed restaurants before opening Klee Brasserie in Chelsea. His reliance on fresh flavors and herbs earned him a victory over Bobby Flay on “Iron Chef.” He now showcases his culinary talents at local eatery Dig Inn.
Quinoa Salad with Dried Cherries, Basil, and Pine Nuts
Local food guru Katy Sparks has an impressive list of credentials. She won Best New Chef from Food & Wine and Rising Star Chef from Wine and Spectator while serving as the executive chef at Quilty’s, and will serve that role at Tavern on the Green when it reopens. She also creates recipes for Union Market’s prepared foods.
Simple Salmon, Quinoa, and Spinach Salad
Candice Kumai‘s cooking philosophy is all about a mind-body connection with food. The “Top Chef” alum has hosted cooking shows on HSN and Lifetime, and serves as a judge on “Iron Chef America.” The former model turned chef has also published 2 cookbooks, Pretty Delicious, and Cook Yourself Sexy.
Quinoa and Black Bean Salad
Mary Cleaver is one of the country’s sustainable food pioneers and the farm-to-table movement. She’s been called the “East Coast Alice Waters,” and has achieved accolades for The Green Table, her small restaurant in Chelsea Market. She shares her passion for food through her renowned catering company The Cleaver Company, a go-to for foodies, chefs, and celebs.
Quinoa with Tofu, Lemongrass, and Lime
“Top Chef” darling Sam Talbot is the author of The Sweet Life and a diabetic, which informs his healthy menus. He is the mastermind behind such acclaimed restaurants as The Surf Lodge in Montauk and Imperial No. Nine at the Mondrain Soho Hotel.
Grey’s Passion Cocktail
Yes, quinoa can have a place at happy hour! This cocktail, created by Candle Cafe West‘s mixologist and bar manager, Gabriela Martinez Benecke, uses fair trade quinoa-infused vodka.
Matteo Silverman is best known as the founder of the now-closed 4-Course Vegan supper club and for his contributions to the Cooler Cleanse menu. He has been featured on CNN, Time Out New York, and Vegetarian Times, and is committed to bringing people together around fresh, vegetarian food.
Quinoa with Bean Confit
Chef Bill Telepan is one of the country’s renowned chefs and the owner of New York City’s culinary landmark, Telepan. The farm-to-table superstar rose to fame through his stints at Le Cirque and Le Bernardin, and now serves as an advocate for Slow Food and participant in the SPE Charter for fine cuisine.
Moroccan-spiced Halibut with Minted Quinoa
Robb Garceau is best known for his work as executive chef for catering company Great Performances. An influential healthy chef, he has worked with Danny Meyers, Jean Georges, and Michael Romano.