YIELD:                                                    Preparation time:

INGREDIENTS                                                        AMOUNT

Quinoa Penne ½ Box
Black Beans 1 Can*
Kidney Beans 1 Can*
Chickpeas 1 Can*
Carrot 1 Large, Finely Chopped
Red Pepper 1, Finely Chopped
Celery 2 stalks, Finely Chopped
Cucumber 1 medium, Finely Chopped
Sunflower Oil ½ cup
Olive Oil ½ cup
Garlic 1 crushed clove**
Rosemary 1 sprig
Nutmeg ¼ teaspoon
Cinnamon ½ teaspoon
Agave ½ teaspoon
Rice Vinegar ½ cup

*Can also use fresh beans, soaked overnight and cooked.

**Can use more cloves for garlic lovers!


  1. 1.    Cook ½ box of Quinoa according to directions.
  2. 2.    Run Quinoa under cool water when fully cooked, drain well.
  3. 3.    Combine with: Black beans, Kidney beans, Chickpeas, Carrot, Red Pepper, Celery, and Cucumber.  Set aside.
  4. 4.    Mix Sunflower oil and Olive oil with the garlic, rosemary, cinnamon, nutmeg, agave, and rice vinegar.
  5. 5.    Sprinkle the oil mixture over the pasta and veggies and mix to combline.

Optional: add ¼-½ teaspoon of cayenne

[1] Developed following Memory Preservation Nutrition® program and Gluten Free principles by Joanne Koenig Coste, MEd and adapted by Dr. Nancy Emerson Lombardo (additional spices).

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