I’ve been discovering superfoods lately. Today I want to tell you about Quinoa – pronounced Keen-wa. My sister introduced me to Quinoa and I had it for the first time when a friend from school had made quinoa “lasagna”. She substituted the pasta with the quinoa. It was actually pretty good. I hadn’t had it again until the other day when I made lunch for my sister and one of her co-workers. To my surprise it was delicious and I didn’t have a problem with the texture (yup, I’m one of those texture eaters – it could be the best tasting thing in the world but if the texture is odd I can’t eat it – hello gag reflux). All three of us thoroughly enjoyed the meal – seafood fried quinoa (a spin on chicken fried rice).
Quinoa has been used widely among vegetarians those who are gluten-intolerant. It’s high in protein and many other daily nutrients one needs. Quinoa also is good for those trying to loose weight Continue reading →