The Wellness Chef

I love to cook and love learning about food!   I always look forward to attending the annual Gourmet Getaway at Seven Springs.  This year my favorite chef couple showed off their skills together which was both educational and entertaining.  Adam Fruehauf is Chef de Cuisine at Seven Springs and I think he could have a second career as a comedian! Adam’s wonderful wife, Colombe, is The Wellness Chef and has created quite a local business advising people who have various health concerns how to use the power of food to improve their condition.

Click here to watch a story I did with Colombe a while back. And click here to get to her website to contact her with any health concerns you’re facing.

They agreed to let me share with you one of the recipes they prepared.  It includes quinoa which is like rice but is packed full of powerful protein.  I love it!

Quinoa Salad with Minced Vegetables and Herbs

Ingredients

1 cup quinoa

1/4 cup minced carrot

1/2 cup minced Bermuda onion

1/2 cup scallion

2 Tbsp fresh lemon juice

Kosher salt and pepper

1 1/2 cup water or stock

1/4 cup minced celery

1/2 cup de-stemmed parsley

1 cup fresh spinach

4 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil

Method

– Thoroughly rinse quinoa under cold water and drain.

– Place quinoa in a pot and add water, bring to boil, uncovered

– Once boiling, cover and reduce heat to minimum.

– In a bowl, have the minced vegetables ready.

While the quinoa cooks:

– In a blender add parsley, scallion, spinach, lemon juice and olive oil.

– Puree until very smooth, season with salt and pepper

Place hot quinoa into bowl with the vegetables, mix, add dressing and mix.  Allow to rest. Adjust seasoning.

Thanks Colombe and Adam and a big thank you to Seven Springs for inviting me again this year. I’m already looking forward to next year!

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