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A Sautéed Specialty: LION'S MANE Quinoa

Protein-packed and loaded with all nine essential amino acids? Count us in. Quinoa provides a nutrient-rich foundation and dynamic flavor quality that inspires diverse plant-based dishes. Our effortless, uncomplicated LION'S MANE Quinoa recipe draws out flavor from the simple taste of quinoa. LION'S MANE’s abundant vegetables, light coconut milk base, and variety of mushrooms soak into the quinoa, bringing their healing powers and their carefully crafted savor. In addition to being hearty and delicious, this recipe also functions ideally for meal prep, as it prepares much more than just one serving!



  • 1 cup of uncooked quinoa
  • 2 cups of aha Pure Foods LION'S MANE soup
  • 10-12 small sweet peppers
  • 1 bunch of green onions
  • Himalayan pink salt
  • Black pepper
  • Coconut oil

Step One: Rinse the uncooked quinoa underneath the filtered water. Once rinsed, put in a medium sized pot with a lid.

Step Two: Add the LIONS MANE soup to the quinoa (vegetables and all!). Gently stir and bring the mixture to a boil with medium heat for 10-12 minutes, covering the pot with the lid.


*Note: Generally, we recommend against boiling our soups, but for the purpose of this recipe (to cook the quinoa), it’s necessary. If you have time to heat the mixture on low heat until the quinoa absorbs all the liquid, you can avoid boiling.


Step Three: While your quinoa is cooking, rinse your peppers and green onions. You can add more or less of these vegetables, depending on your taste preference. Keep in mind, though, that once the quinoa is cooked, it’s going to make more than expected. After your vegetables are washed, bring them over to a cutting board and chop. Small even slices are ideal for sautéing.

Step Four: Once everything is chopped, add about a tablespoon of coconut oil to a pan.

Step Five: Add your vegetables for a light sauté. Keep some raw vegetables aside to garnish your dish once finished. Sauté the vegetables until they begin to get soft, and then remove them from the heat.

Step Six: When your quinoa is finished, take it off the heat. Fluff it with a fork, and let it sit with the lid on for about 5 minutes.

Step Seven: Add your vegetables to the quinoa and season to taste with salt and pepper. Now, enjoy!


Serves: 3

Total time: 20 minutes


With Pure Intentions,

Kimberly Cannizzaro

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