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Hummus

HUMMUS | face food to keep your skin glowing

[Recipe] Makes 2 cups  |  Wo-to-go: 24 hrs with dried chick peas. 10mins with canned chickpeas

Hummus is essential in your beauty food fridge: as a ‘dip it’ snack when you have the munchies, to dollop on a salad to add protein, fibre and skin-essential trace minerals, to add some ‘meat’ to a sandwich or dress it up for an entertaining pre-dinner nibble. Read more

QUINOA SALAD | beauty building blocks

[RECIPE]  Serves 4-6 | 30min wo-to-go

I discovered this fabulous amino-rich plant seed when my husband & I were trekking in Peru in 2003. It was a popular staple of  Sth America (& sacred to the Incas), providing one of the few plant sources of complete protein (12-18% protein) , for the life of me I could not work out why it was so hard to get back in Australia. Fast – forward 2012 and everyone is talking  ‘Keen-wah’.

Like all things new, you wonder how to best use it. I’m only a couple weeks ahead of you in my experience and can share – it is almost ‘fool|fail’ proof & very quick|easy. It has an interesting texture -it’s soft, creamy & chewy all at once, it taste is mild, almost earthy, perhaps a little nutty.  I chose the red variety as it looks so pretty. Here I add lots of green & white crunch and a simple lemony dressing.

BEAUTY BOOST

This salad offers your skin nutrients to help fight wrinkles & look radiant. Read more