Thursday, November 7, 2013

Q is for Quinoa.

ABC…and on to Q

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.


Gail H. Ragsdale said...

I love quinoa! My husband won't eat it either, but I'll make my favorite recipe with it and take it to work with me for several lunches.

MeOfCourse said...

My husband is the same way. He doesn't like trying new things. When I make it though, he "trys" to eat it. I love it. Nice to see your post. gloria

Christine said...

it's a good thing!

Judy Adamson said...

Sorry to hear about your back, Crystal and also sorry I haven't visited your blog for a while. (I've been sorting out which of the social media I can actually cope with and as a result hope to be fully back to blogging shortly!) I was thinking of doing a healthy food alphabet and quinoa was practically all I could think of for Q. My son is enthusiastic about it but when my neighbour saw a picture of it on the internet he said it looked like bird seed (millet) and I'm afraid that stuck in mind and I didn't really enjoy it after that! But I've still got a bag of it so I'll try out a different recipe as soon as I find some time. LOL!

Magic Love Crow said...

Hey Crystal ;o) I hope your back is better ;o) I think I would like to try this! Sounds great ;o) Take Care ;o)

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