A quick supper with quinoa

FAO Regional Office for Latin America and the Caribbean - Year of Quinoa

The box of quinoa proudly announces that the United Nations has declared 2013 the Year of Quinoa (pronounced keen wah).  This is intriguing, why would this grain be elevated to this status? Before cooking with it, I thought I’d find out more. It’s an adaptable crop even in places where…

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Paneer – Indian cottage cheese

Indian Cottage Cheese (Paneer)

You may have enjoyed Palek Paneer or Saag Paneer at an Indian Restaurant. Indeed I tasted a really delicious paneer at Mithas in Edinburgh recently. You might not have thought of making the paneer (cheese) yourself. But it is such an easy recipe. It works almost like magic! I’ve discovered that the milk…

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