Monday, April 18, 2011

Friendly Competition: Quinoa

Our bellies are still full of grilled cheese and Amy at the Grody Gourmet and I are ready to cook healthy. We've chosen that supergrain known as quinoa as the featured ingredient in this week's recipe challenge.

I did a little research on quinoa and found that not only is it a complete protein (great for vegans), but it is high in antioxidants, can help people who suffer from migraines, can improve cardiovascular health--and pretty much everything else. I wouldn't be surprised if tomorrow they announced it could reverse male pattern baldness. Why are we not eating this every day?

As always, we'll post our favorite recipes on Friday, and we'd love to have you join in. If you have a great quinoa recipe, let me know and I'll post a link to your blog as well.


  1. I've never made quinoa myself, my Trader Joe's has a great frozen option with veggies and curry seasoning. You can steam it right in the bag--perfect for when neither of us feels like cooking. :-)

  2. I love Quinoa! It works well with almost anything. I tried the Trader Joe's one too. It was yummy.. I usually cook it in veggie broth since it becomes whatever you flavor it with.

  3. Thanks! I'm excited to work with it. If you have a recipe, send it to me and I'll post it, along with a link to your blog or shop.

  4. Quinoa -- I know I've had it real good in salads, but I've never found a way to use it myself, I'm looking forward to the recipe.