I was watching #GourmetFarmer on #sbs and they featured Tasmanian-grown Quinoa in their ‘local farm to plate’ menu.
They travelled to Kindred, Tasmania and interviewed the lovely people from Kindred Organics who showed them the plants and gave them tips on how to cook it.
” Lauran and Henriette Damen are the first farmers in Australia to successfully grow the South American “superfood” quinoa, and they’re doing it organically. This will be their third crop and the Damens are marketing and packaging their crop themselves. Enquiries by email or telephone.”
What interested me is that they suggested using the green part of the plant. I purchased some Quinoa seeds and I’m interested in learning more about this superfood which is an amazing gluten-free grain my friend Kerrie Campbell told me about back in 2000.
I’ve had gluten-free Quinoa pasta and eaten it like rice but I am now determined to trial a range of recipes I found on the Kindred Organics site tonight.
mild curry, kummel, coriader, nutmeg and parsley
If you have some tasty recipes with Quinoa or know where I can buy Australian-grown Quinoa in Australia, please let me know.
Lauran and Henriette Damen
Phone: (03) 6429 3202
Found it at Santos organic store http://santostrading.com.au/bulkfood/grain_seed.html