Wednesday, August 18, 2010
Eating (and pronouncing) Quinoa
I have recently discovered the joy of eating (and saying) quinoa (keen wah). I have a strange compulsion to say the name over and over, which only works if you actually eat it. Otherwise it's just weird(er). I have read many articles about the benefits and tastiness of quinoa. Apparently it's a complete protein. And that's good. I just like the fact that you can eat it savory or sweet. I have tried two variations of quinoa:
Quinoa with Black Beans and Corn
Apple Cinnamon Breakfast Quinoa
Both of these recipes came from SparkRecipes, which I also absolutely love. I have found so many good and healthy recipes there. Plus they provide the nutrition information per serving.
I used the black bean quinoa for vegetarian burritos and it was loverly. Quinoa has a slightly nutty flavor and reminds me a little of couscous. But it also has this little poppy crunch. So good. Try it and join the quinoa club. One of the benefits is being able to say "quinoa" in practically any conversation!
Thanks mmm-yoso!!! for the quinoa pic
Posted by Jennifer at 11:33 AM