WIAW#48 – Quinoa Porridge Recipe (free from everything)


29. January 2014 by swissfitchick

First of all – SORRY SORRY to all my blogger friends for my lack of commenting lately – craziness made its appearance around here and I would need at LEAST 30 hours a day. Please don’t think that I don’t read, cause I do!! I’ll be back in my normal comment patching all over your blogs soon, promised!!

Free from everything! That’s how my food feels like currently. So be prepared for 16 weeks of gluten-free, dairy-free, nut-free and egg-free food. And this is the last time I wrote this all out, seriously this is irritating.Anyway, welcome to today’s WHAT I ATE WEDNESDAY with a day of free from foods and the recipe of my newest breakfast creation!


Breakfasts are my biggest challenge. You know how much I loved my eggy oats and pancakes – and I have yet to come up with an egg-free (gah, I wrote it again!!) pancake recipe. Flax is on the black list, but I can eat chia seeds and sunflower seeds! Yay!!

Nonetheless, there ARE options. Like a Protein Quinoa Porridge.

Quinoa Porridge

Quinoa Porridge

Quinoa-Apple-Protein-Porridge (vegan)

2 tbsp raw Quinoa

1 small Sweet Potato cooked (optional)

1 small apple grated

1 scoop vegan protein powder

1 handful blueberries

1 tsp ground cinnamon

1 tsp ground vanilla

unsweetened or sweetened chocolate chips (optional, but actually not optional)


Cook Quinoa as instructed.

1-2 minutes before done, add the protein powder, sweet potato and half the amount of the blueberries.

Stir in the spices.

Take away from the stove, pour the porridge into a medium sized bowl and mix under the grated apple.

Top with leftover blueberries and chocolate chips.

Ideas – add a banana instead of an apple for even more thickness and top with coconut butter!

I was surprised how yummy it is – I had this one after my intense 90 minutes trailrun on Saturday and it was the perfect carboload. If you want less carbs, just skip the sweet potato, but I recommend adding it, it’s delicious. And as we’re at it, it’s a recipe and it’s #strangebutgood – free from everyhting IS strange!!

#RECIPEFRIDAY candyfit.net

#RECIPEFRIDAY candyfit.net


The other possibility I thought of my breakfast is lactosefree no fat quark. Now yesterday I had my talk with the doctor and it is a nog o as well. Bye bye quark. He said, it’s not the sugar which is the problem, but the protein….oh well. I still had it on the weekend. I mixed it with a little protein powder, glutenfree oats, blueberries and added some of my homemade chunky applesauce on top. Nothing to complain about.


Snacking is no fun. I actually stopped snacking since the diet change, cause there’s just nothing that really appeals to me. I sometimes eat a little deli chicken. Or carrots. Yay. At least they are purple. I definitely have to work on some homemade stuff!


Lunch is cool! I have homemade salads as usual, and yesterday I went to Dean&David which is the saladbar near my office to have lunch with my ex-boyfriend (note: I do spend more time with Sandro than with my ex-boyfriends. Just sayin’. 🙂 )

Dean and David Tandoori Chicken Salad bread-free and dressing-free :-(

Dean and David Tandoori Chicken Salad bread-free and dressing-free 😦

Red Beans, Salad Greens, Chicken, Balsamic Vinegar

Red Beans, Salad Greens, Chicken, Balsamic Vinegar

I added some spices, vinegar and olive oil for dressing.

The other day, I made a tuna salad – canned tuna mixed with a little lactosefree quark, shredded zucchini and homemade hummus on top. I was lazy and didn’t add anything to the chickpeas except some water, salt, pepper and paprika. It was surprisingly amazing!!

Tuna Salad

And on Monday I went to Crossfit again. After destroying my shins past Wednesday when we had to climb up the rope, I decided to go for soccer socks. Maybe it looks stupid when a blonde mid-thirty wannabe Crossfitter chick wears an attire like this, but seriously? I don’t give a sh+++. I love them and they serve the purpose. To make sure they fit in colors, I bought 2 other pairs from Nike in blue and white. #fashionvictim #diva #sorrynotsorry


And let’s be honest, when doing this class there is NO WAY to think about your outfit. This was probably the most challenging WOD I ever did – it KILLED me, but I LOVED it. I love everything about it – the dirty place (dirty in a good way), the banging beats in the huge box, the sweat, the iron, the atmosphere. I’m hooked.

Warm up on top, WOD below.

Crossfit Crossfit

FUEL was needed – and this in my new cute shaker. It’s so convenient with the little boxes to carry the powder and the supplements.


Dinner was hot and cold – smoked trout with green cauliflower and mushrooms and some lactosefree cottage cheese  on the side (bye bye lactosefree cottage cheese as well) –

Trout Dinner Bowl

– and some leftover cottage cheese for dessert pimped with coconut butter and  chocolate chips. I can eat coconut!!! I will probably eat so much coconut based foods that I will develop a sensitivity and have to stop eating it for 4 months. Baaaaaaaah!


That’s it!! Let’s take the creativity to another level!

Are you a pancake lover? I definitely am! I miss them!

What was your last workout you did?

What do you usually eat for lunch?



36 thoughts on “WIAW#48 – Quinoa Porridge Recipe (free from everything)

  1. Ellie says:

    Ooh- I have a suggestion for a great snack! Mix rice cereal with honey and coconut oil (cinnamon and vanilla are nice additions!) and you can add raisins- it’s lovely! I think it’s everything free? I am such a pancake lover- I would miss them too! I make them every weekend with for my family and sprinkle them with lemon and sugar, jam and peanut butter or even Nutella sometimes. Oh gosh- life seems to be my workout at the moment (forgive me!) you are amazing

  2. It looks like you’re definitely making the diet changes work for you – it all looks awesome! And pancakes are always a favourite for me.

  3. Okay so clearly I need to wear a) long pants or b) soccer socks. Box jump fail… I totally banged up my shin!!! I think you look cute so I need to brave it and just rock the socks (I have hot pink tall ones from bball). I love how creative you are getting. It was actually my favorite part of my food sensitivity testing. I tried to look at it as a challenge. I am not sure if I mentioned this before, but I have taken a real liking to buckwheat hot cereal. It fits your criteria (contrary to having wheat in the name) and is a delicious breakfast.

    • Awww you HAVE to wear the pink socks!! I wish mine were pink! Own them!!
      I really need to see if I can get buckwheat cereal here. And yes, I totally see it as a challenge too – it makes me getting really creative in the kitchen!

  4. It looks like you are still eating well, I can’t wait to see what other creative meals you come up with. And that crossfit outfit is amazing, I approve.

  5. I used to be a pancake lover but am paleo now and I’m not a fan of the paleo pancakes. That looks like a killer workout! I have always been so intrigued with CrossFit. I will just live vicariously through everyone else that does it 😄

  6. Stef says:

    try this:
    erdmandeln (not nuts)
    home-made coconut-yogurt
    coconut flour – protein powder cupcakes (no eggs needed)
    ghee doesn’t contain dairy-protein, is very tasty and easy to make (and way cheaper than buying)!

  7. My last workout was some blogilates youtube videos at the weekend – tey didn’t seem so hard at the time, but I still hurt now!! I usually have salad or soup for lunch – both homemade. For the salad it’s whatever veggies I fancy paired with a cold fillet of fish (tuna, trout, cod, prawns….), soups are usually veg based with maybe some beans or lentils added to make them more filling! Your quinoa porridge looks good Lucie, sounds like you’re already adapting – and I love the purple carrots! As a snack could you try home made hummus and veggies or is that too low in protein for you?

  8. LOL LUCIE…..poor Sandro. Look at you, going to Berlin seeing an Ex, back in Zurich seeing an Ex. 😉

    I’m actually very excited to follow your eats these coming weeks- you are to creative, you can create some incredible things! My last workout was loading the dishwasher…. 🙂

  9. So many yummy looking meals here Lucie. Love the look of that ‘porridge’!

  10. This week I’m enjoying roasted salmon and veggies for lunch. And lots of apples, too!

  11. I feel like I want to go into mourning for the foods you can’t eat….but you’ll get through it! At least you can eat coconut!

    Ever tried buckwheat or millet? Me likey. But avoid toasted buckwheat cause it tastes like feet.

    We went to a club in Berlin called “the weekend”. Or so I think… My friend who was on exchange in Berlin told us to go there but not to speak while we were in line cause we didn’t want them to think we were obnoxious americans (or canadians!) but based on the pictures (I was totally black out and can’t remember a thing) we definitely weren’t quiet…no clue how we got it!

  12. This looks amazing!! I’m currently doing a sugar/gluten detox so I can’t have oats and MISS THEM SO MUCH. This is a great substitute.

  13. shashi @ http://runninsrilankan.com says:

    Quinoa-Apple-Protein-Porridge looks so yum – yes, chocolate is a must!
    Tuna salad topped with hummus – I am so intrigued!
    Awesome eats – I sure hope you don’t develop a sensitivity to coconut!

  14. Kierston says:

    I usually eat salad for lunch 🙂 I love salads, and they don’t go out of style hehe That porridge recipe looks delightful. Thanks for linking up to #recipefriday!

  15. Oh goodness, I know what it’s like to “free,” of everything! Hang in there!! Your porridge looks amazing, by the way!

  16. The quinoa breakfast sounds delicious, Lucie! Are you doing this for health reasons? Hope all is well!

    • Yes! I developed sensitivities and need to eliminate all these foods for a few month. It’s ok, and it makes me being more creative! But I’m definitely glad when I can eat everything again!

  17. I’m in awe of you guys that get through an elimination diet. I’d love to try it one day but whoa… 😉

    That porridge looks amazing though. I love sweet potato oats – need to try it with quinoa!

  18. kitchencatch says:

    all your eats look scrumptious, and you look swell as well 🙂

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