The Quinoa Sisters
Searching for the best ways to maximize nutrition, increase energy, and to improve overall health and physical fitness is what led Patricia Green and Carolyn Hemming to write cookbooks. Having everything healthy and home made as children, from bread to cookies and yogurt, and the occasional store-bought seaweed chips, their mother taught them strictly to live by the ‘food is medicine’ principle. Today, Carolyn and Patricia are busy balancing family, career and fitness goals. Both avidly explore the use of superfoods and new meal ideas.
We aim to show people how to bridge the gap from the traditional North American diet to healthier eating habits. Our recipe model is to create tasty recipes that are uncomplicated and simple, for any level of cook.
Passion is everything! We believe that you have to love what you do. We also believe that you have to be aware of and connected to where your foods are coming from. Patricia travelled to Bolivia in 2011 to meet quinoa growing families first hand. She visited the working families, quinoa processing operations and the growing fields.
We are also proud to know La Yapa Organic! Their Fair Trade programs provide funds to help support schooling for children of quinoa growing families and more. La Yapa’s program provides better lives for farming families through fair prices, direct trade, community development and environmental stewardship. We are also proud to know Andean Naturals. Their brand of Royal Quinoa comes from a specific area of Bolivia and their heirloom quinoa seeds are organically farmed by small family growers and is all fairly traded. And last but not least, the amazing scientists we work with are Laurie Scanlin, PhD and Claire Burnett, MS of Keen Ingredients Inc. We are very fortunate to have these fabulous quinoa industry friends!