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Quinoa Uppama

Brought to you by Rowena Jayne

This is a savoury dish served with semolina in India. It is absolutely delicious but semolina is wheat which is an inflammatory grain. Therefore I have recreated it with quinoa. This dish can be served as a breakfast or as a stand alone meal with a salad for lunch or dinner.


2 cups cooked or Sprouted Quinoa
1 tbs coconut oil
1 tsp black mustard seeds
1 tsp cumin seeds
1/4 tsp dried red chilliflakes
10 curry leaves
1 red onion, finely diced
1 tsp garam masala
1/2 carrot finely diced
1/4 cup fresh peas
1/4 cup finely sliced kale
1/2 tsp sea salt to taste
1 tbs coriander leaves
1 clove garlic
1/2 cup cashew nuts


Heat a fry pan. Add oil and melt. Add cumin and mustard seeds until they pop, add the onion, garlic, chilli and curry leaves until soft. Add the garam masala, sea salt and vegetables.
Toss through the cashews. Remove from heat and add the coriander leaves. Serve in bowls.

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Rowena is an award winning  passionate & dedicated Naturopath, Neuro Emotional Technique Practitioner & Somatic Bodyworker with a keen interest In Mental Health.  She works with clients with heightened stress, anxiety, trauma & PTSD. 

With extensive studies in numerous modalities Rowena incorporates various techniques in her clinic including herbal medicine, nutritional medicine, Neuro emotional technique, bodywork, flower essences & shamanic rituals (when applicable). 

Given the research on the gut brain connection Rowena also works with gut protocols to offer a well rounded holistic evidence-based approach.

Rowena also runs workshops & retreat immersions for her clients 

Rowena is also the Author Of the international best selling book “The Joy of Real Food” which received a rave Kurkis Indi review & appearances on Hay House Radio & numerous global magazines.

Rowena has received many accolades for her work over the years, winning awards in natural medicine and yoga (her other passion) and has appeared on numerous Media Channels including CNN, Good morning Australia, Australian Yoga Journal, Yoke Magazine, Natural Health Magazine & more.

She is also a health writer for complete Wellbeing Magazine in India.

Rowena herself  has overcome rheumatoid arthritis, an eating disorder & anxiety that stemmed from her own trauma using all the techniques she offers her clients so she is extremely confident in the power of natural medicine & healing modalities to help people reach their true potential in life .