You thought I forgot about the ABC book didn’t you? Actually I’ve been having a bit of time with back issues and I have been a bit lax in keeping up with my blogs. I’m a little better so on to Q!
What in the heck is Quinoa –which is pronounced keen-wah. I love just saying it. It’s such a cool word. As for eating it well, I’ve had it and it’s not bad but I am married to a man who will not really try anything new so I haven’t had the opportunity to try many recipes with the stuff.
Quinoa is an extremely healthy protein rich grain (in actuality a seed) and it’s packed with so many essential nutrients that I won’t even begin to name them all here. It’ resembles cous-cous (which my hubby also won’t eat) but is pretty versatile and is great for baking, side dishes, salads, and a substitute for rice.
Quinoa has a outer bitter coating to deter the birds and most likely if you buy it from the grocery store this coating will be removed, but check to be sure. If not you will have to soak your quinoa.
Recipes are all over the Internet but here is a good one from the food channel…
Quinoa…it’s for Q.