YIELD:  3-4 Large Servings

INGREDIENTS:                                                                 AMOUNT

Olive oil 1 TBsp
Onions (chopped)  yellow or Bermuda 1 large yellow or small, medium Bermuda
Garlic (sliced thin) 1 clove
Quinoa (uncooked) ½  cup
Chicken broth (salt free)  or water or saved stock, salt free* 2 cups
Tomato paste or puree 1 large Tsp
Calamata olives, pitted & cut in half ¼ cup or to taste
21 Season Salute (Trader Joe’s)*** ½ Tsp
Parsley, Italian flat preferred, chopped 5 sprigs
Cinnamon ¼ Tsp
Tomatoes (peeled, seeded and chopped)** 1 ½ medium tomatoes
Cayenne or black pepper to taste

* Avoid most canned stocks, whether vegetable or chicken as most are loaded with salt.   Better to use water and extra spices.  Double the amount of listed spices or add some of your own favorites.

** May substitute grape or cherry tomatoes, cut in half and use about ½ pint.

*** If you don’t have a Trader Joe’s near you, use any no-salt mixed green seasoning.


1. Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.  Add the onions   cook and stir for about 5 minutes.  Add the garlic, and cook for about 2 more minutes.  Stir in the quinoa, chopped parsley, spices, chicken stock or water, olives and tomato paste.

2. Return to a boil, then cover and simmer over low heat for 10-15 minutes, or until quinoa grains are soft.

3. Stir in the diced tomatoes and pepper to taste.  Cook until heated through and serve.

Optional for extra brain healthy flavor: Stir in a Tablespoon of lemon-zest flavored Cod Liver Oil (e.g. Carlson’s) just before serving.

Adapted by Lynn Serper, Ed.D. from http://allrecipes.Recipes by following the MPN™, then further revised by Dr. Nancy Emerson Lombardo, Ph.D. per MPN™.

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