Tag Archives: Organic Trends

Chef Dawn’s Super Simple Breakfast Quinoa


You’ve heard about the many benefits of ancient grains, with the most popular being Quinoa. This ancient grain is packed full of protein and is a great way to start your day! Check out our recipe:


To begin, you’ll need: 3/4 cup water & 3/4 cup milk 1/4 tsp kosher salt 1/4 tsp organic cinnamon 1 cup white quinoa (rinsed) 1 organic apple (diced)


1/4 tsp kosher salt 1/4 tsp organic cinnamon 1 organic apple (diced)


1 cup organic white quinoa


Combine all your ingredients and liquids into a medium pot or slow cooker and put over medium-low heat for about 20 minutes. The quinoa will be light and fluffy when cooked. **Note** Be sure to watch the pot because this can boil-over. Serve warm with a light cinnamon dusting. Enjoy!

Also, be sure to check out our video on Quinoa, where Chef Dawn explains its benefits and many uses:

HQO Market Insight: Time for Tea

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The U.S. tea industry is on the fast track for growth.  Learn the latest on this centuries old beverage in our latest white paper. Not only will you get a glimpse of the different types of tea and tea history, you’ll also learn the latest market data and top trends in tea today.

Click here or on the image to read the full document.

HQO Market Insight: Hispanics

Hispanics are the fastest growing demographic in the U.S. Learn more about this important market opportunity in our latest white paper below. Click here to download the pdf.

2013_5_29_HQO Hispanic_D1 copyIf you’re not sure how to create Hispanic-friendly flavors or products, we’d be happy to be your resource.  High Quality Organics not only provides thousands of certified organic ingredients — many of which meet the flavor preferences of Hispanics — but our in-house R&D team (including 15-year herb and spice veteran Chef Dawn Wykoff) can help you create a custom blend or product that meats the needs of the rapidly growing Hispanic market. Contact us today at http://www.hqorganics.com or 775-971-8550.

Infographic: Organic continues to grow, fuels economy

Organic Trade Association

I love info graphics. They share information in such a fun, easy-to-read way.  Here’s the latest from the Organic Trade Association’s 2012 Industry Survey.