My Month of Goop: Julie and Gwyneth Day Whatever

Sorry. I've been a little preoccupied, and a little not feeling like cooking Goop-style the past few days. It happens. I'm sure it happens to Gwyneth all the time and then she goes on a Cheeto binge and then fasts for six days.

Anyway, since I've been neglecting my Gwyneth Paltrow cookbook duties, I'm going to give you a recipe, my own recipe, that I'm sure would be Goop-approved-ish. It's got quinoa in it, is what I'm saying.

Also, last night, on a whim, I actually did make a Goop recipe -- and it was GOOD! Click through the gallery to check it out. My photography skills do not do the dish justice.

Here's my recipe. Use it in Goop health.


The "surprise" in this recipe is that you can pretty much use whatever veggies or combo of veggies and canned goods that you want in this dish. I'm going to tell you what I put in this dish the other night, but feel free to mix it up! I've made this with peppers and zucchini and black beans. I've thrown in spinach and fresh tomatoes. Go crazy.

This recipe is great for leftovers. I'll usually toss a cup of this on top of a bed of greens and drizzle some balsamic vinegar over the top.


  • 1 and 1/2 cups of dried quinoa (rinsed)
  • 2 t. of olive oil
  • 1 onion, minced
  • 3 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 can of kidney beans, rinsed
  • 1 can of diced tomatoes
  • 1 packet of seasoning that always comes in the box of Israeli couscous and which I always have lying around my pantry (You can use whatever seasoning you want. Or no seasoning. Live it up.)
  • 1 and 1/4 cups of chicken broth (Or water. Or veggie broth. Do your thing.)
  • 1 can of tuna, drained
  • lemon juice
  • salt
  • pepper

The Deal:

  • Heat the olive oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add the onion and cook until softened, about 8 minutes. Add the garlic and cook for 30 seconds, until fragrant.
  • Add the quinoa, beans, tomatoes, seasoning, and chicken broth. Bring to a simmer, cover, and cook on low heat for 18 minutes.
  • After the 18 minutes are up, remove the pan from the heat and place a clean kitchen towel under the lid. Let sit for 10 minutes.
  • Stir in the tuna, breaking up the big pieces. Add lemon juice, salt, and pepper to taste.
  • Serve over a bed of greens or on its own. Enjoy!

Do you have any good quinoa recipes? Share in the comments. This is a safe space.


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