Monday, December 28, 2009


If you have not tried this grain, it is a "must" to add to your list of food to try!
Quinoa is a grain that is loaded with nutrients.
It contains protein that is complete, which means it has all 9 essential amino acids. Amazing! It is a relative of leafy green vegetables like spinach and swiss chard.
It is a great source of manganese and also fits the bill as being a Whole Grain food... which makes it especially valuable in regulating blood sugar.

Now, the flavor of Quinoa....
It has a nutty flavor that is delicious on it's own and excellent paired with mild seasoning. You can use it in place of any dish that calls for rice or couscous.
Imagine...adding a nutrient dense food to your cooking that actually taste great!
One key tip to making your quinoa...
Be sure to rinse the quinoa thoroughly before cooking. It has a natural saponin coating which makes it bitter if not rinsed. This is one of the culprits for turning people off to the flavor of Quinoa. Without that bitter coating it is wonderful.

  • Try a Moroccan dish and use Quinoa instead of couscous as your side dish. Add some slivered almonds and currants. It will delight your taste buds.
  • Cook up a batch of quinoa on Sunday and keep it in the refrigerator for quick and easy weekday meals.
  • Serve it up for breakfast warm with a bit of milk/soy milk, Cinnamon, and agave... YUM.

A New year is around the corner...
Gear yourself up to try some New healthy food options that will fuel your body
and by the way....taste great!

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