This week is all about quinoa! Quinoa is one of my favorite foods. Its high protein content, sweet and nutty flavor, and fluffy texture make quinoa an incredible gluten free substitute for pasta, cous-cous, and barley. As a complete protein source also high in iron, magnesium, and fiber, quinoa is not only one of the healthiest grains (actually, it’s technically a seed), but also one that’s incredibly easy and quick to cook.
Black Bean Chickpea & Quinoa Veggie Burgers
Recipe by Orly Gottesman, BlendsByOrly.com
Orly Gottesman discovered her passion for baking while living in Paris. She apprenticed for a French pastry chef at a patisserie in the 5th Arrondissement. Orly received her formal training at Le Cordon Bleu in Sydney, Australia. She pioneered an independent study on gluten free product development and her research was published in the student curriculum. She was then hired to develop a line of gluten free favorite pastries and breads under the brand “Orly the Baker” for Chompies, an iconic restaurant chain in Phoenix, Arizona. Orly spent over three years developing and perfecting a range of gluten free flour blends and recipes. Her innovation is motivated by her culinary discoveries during her travels around the globe.
Orly’s mission is to allow people on a gluten free diet to make any recipe without sacrificing taste, texture and quality. Blends by Orly, her line of five uniquely formulated gluten-free flours has been received with enthusiasm as a long-sought solution for the gluten-free consumer. Her drive to make delicious gluten free products is inspired by her husband, a wold class foodie, who was diagnosed with celiac disease. Orly has a B.S from NYU and is a trained vocalist and pianist.