I have gotten fairly lazy with my eating lately, so it is time to pick things up again.
My first new adventure is going to be quinoa. I have heard nothing but good things about it. Savory or Sweet….there is a place for it in every meal.
Quinoa (Chenopodium quinoa)
a.k.a. quinua or kinwa
Gluten-free-ians, vegetarians and vegans will often go on about quinoa being a super food. I love its taste and have used it to replace wheat in lots of dishes… so thought it was time to do some research.
Quinoa a “pseudocereal” rather than a true cereal, or grain, as it is not a member of the grass family. It is actually closely related to species such as beets, spinach AND tumbleweeds!
Quinoa originated in the Andes in Ecuador, Bolivia, Colombia and Peru, where it was successfully used for human consumption 3,000 to 4,000 years ago (although there is some evidence that it was used to feed pastoral animals 5,200 to 7,000 years ago)… hence why it’s known as an ‘ancient grain’. The Incas, who held the crop to be sacred, referred to quinoa as the ‘mother of all grains’ and the…
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