Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Cooking Lab - Vegetarian Foie Gras Freekeh & Quinoa with RoastedVegetables

We need to eat well and live healthy at the same time. It is not enough to trim the fat from meat and reduce salt content. It also means serving up a dish packed with nutrients. So I've decided to introduce 'superfoods' into my ordinary diet.

A superfood is defined as ''a food that is supercharged with vitamins, minerals or anti-oxidants with health benefits." 


(c) GMV - Got My Vote!

If I am serious about changing my diet, it will start at home. 

Today, I am cooking with freekeh, organic black quinoa and vegetarian foie gras. 



- 1 cup of freekeh 
- 1/2 cup organic black quinoa 
- 200g sweet potato 
- 100g capsicum 
- 2 tomato 
- 100g cherry radish 
- 100g button mushroom 
- 100ml extra virgin olive oil 
- 3 tablespoon vegetarian mushroom foie gras 
- 1 can chick pea 
- 50g gourmet salad 
- 50ml plum salad dressing 
- 30g shaved parmesan cheese 
- Sea salt and black pepper 


1. Pre-heat the oven to 180C.

2. Cook freekeh in 4 cups of stock water until softened.

3. Cook the black quinoa separately in accordance to packet instruction.

4. Meanwhile, drain the chick pea and spray with olive oil.

5. Line the chick peas on baking paper and roast for 10 minutes until golden and crispy.

6. Season with salt. Remove and set aside.

7. Lightly spray olive oil on the sweet potato, cherry radish and tomato and roast in the oven for 20 minutes.

8.In a medium bowl, place the roasted sweet potato cubes, cherry radish and tomato, plum dressing, salt and black pepper. Mix well and season to taste.

9. In a fry pan, lightly sauteed the button mushrooms.

10. Combine the freekeh and the vegetarian mushroom foie gras together.

11. Place foie gras freekeh into serving dish and top with quinoa.

12. Then top with sauteed mushrooms.

13. And the rest of the roasted vegetables.

14. Scatter the roasted chick pea around.

15. Garish with freshly shaved Parmesan cheese.

16. Serve with any main dish; or it is delicious on its own.

This is a delicious nutty, grainy meal. It is freekeh delicious.