Quinoa (pronounced Keen-wah) is a high protein, gluten free grain from South America. I first came across it in Oxfam and after trying it once it is now a staple part of my diet. This dish uses Fairtrade quinoa, fresh vegetables and garlic and hence is a healthy dish to have as a side dish or as a small snack in itself.
I typically make this dish on a Sunday evening and take it to work to have heated up for lunch for the next few days. I find this a healthy alternative to have in place of other lunch time choices. Quinoa is becoming easier to buy now - I usually get mine in Oxfam but you can get it in larger supermarkets and health food shops - always look for the Fairtrade variety if you can.