The weather in Sydney has been temperamental this summer, so one weeknight as the rain bucketed down outside, I scoured the fridge and the cupboards to see what I could whip together without leaving the warmth of home.
I’m a big fish eater, particularly in summer but I have to say I sway towards salmon and trout, most likely because they are fattier and for me, more satisfying than white fish.
Quinoa (pronounced Keen-wah) is a great substitute for starchy carbohydrates like white rice, pasta or potatoes. It’s not a grain as some would have you believe, but rather a seed – a protein-rich ancient seed. It does, however, take on flavour like starchy carbs do, which makes it a great addition to a salad, stew or even a soup.
This is one of those dishes that is great for a relaxed mid-week family dinner. Like fried rice, you can just toss it into a bowl or on to a plate, mix through the egg and enjoy.
If you are vegetarian or vegan, simply add some vegetables in with the quinoa while it’s cooking (baby spinach, kale, carrot or whatever you have hiding in the fridge will work), instead of having salmon and the egg.
If you’ve got some extra quinoa leftover, pack it for school, work or university with a tin of tuna and make you own version at your desk with a little EVOO and sea salt.
Skye is the founder and editor-in-chief of The Fit Traveller. She is a journalist, writer, photographer, intrepid traveller and a former personal trainer with a passion for helping others reach optimal health. As a TV journalist and producer, Skye has worked for household names such as 60 Minutes, Sunrise, TODAY and Nine News. She has also written for Women’s Health, Fodor’s Travel and Yahoo7 Travel, among many others.
Skye created The Fit Traveller as a beautiful online space and community where people feel inspired to escape the desk to move and explore more.
Equally comfortable in a 5-star resort or hiking a far-off mountain, Skye loves the unexpected and enriching life experiences that each trip brings and can often be found in a backstreet chatting to locals with her camera in hand.
Skye is based in Sydney, working to master the balance between motherhood and her insatiable appetite for adventure.