Sunday, 6 April 2014

Beef & Quinoa Soup

     Hey, everyone! I made this soup all throughout the winter, it is so warming and delicious! Not to mention easy! Quinoa is a super food that is quickly growing in popularity. Quinoa contains antioxidants, and also works as an anti inflammatory. This can promote tissue growth and aide in tissue repair as well as fight off disease and infection. It is full of protein, calcium, and contains all nine amino acids. It contains fibre and riboflavin, which can help stimulate your metabolism. This super food is gluten free, making it perfect for many dishes! 


  • 2 tbsp avocado oil (or olive oil)
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1 lb. lean beef, sliced or cubed
  • 3 bay leaves
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp ground coriander
  • 2 celery stalks, chopped
  • 3-4 carrots, chopped
  • 1 parsnip, chopped
  • 1 32 oz carton of beef broth
  • 2 cups water
  • 2/3 cup quinoa
  • 1 14 oz can diced tomatoes with juice

  • Over medium heat, place avocado oil (or olive oil) in a large stockpot. 
  • Add onion and beef and saute until beef is browned and onion translucent.
  • Add remaining ingredients and bring to boil.
  • Reduce heat and simmer for 1 hour, stirring occasionally.
  • Ladle into bowl and serve hot.
Serves 6
Calories - 305
Fat - 10 g
Saturated Fat - 2.5 g
Carbohydrate - 32 g
Protein - 21 g
Fibre - 7.5 g
Sodium - 325 mg
Cholesterol - 39 mg

Recipe is adapted to be gluten free, and dairy free from P90X2 Nutrition Guide. Enjoy!