So… next “grain” we’re exploring has been on trend for over a decade now. Quinoa is not actually a proper grain, but a seed from a flowering South American plant. As a seed it is pure protein, and perhaps one of the most complete plant-based proteins on the planet with all of the essential amino acids your body does not naturally produce. That’s why they call it a superfood
Check it out in pearly raw form to the left.
To the right you’ll find it simmered in cinnamon and allspice. Cooks up in no time too. After a quick soak and rinse, bring to a boil. Reduce to simmer. Done in 5-7 minutes. You’ll know it’s done when it turns *translucent*.
Morning Grain Bowl
Who says breakfast has to come out of a box or package? Rethink the Standard American Diet and the same old same old morning cereal.
Our ancestors enjoyed nutrient-dense breakfasts with *whole* grains, legumes and fresh fruits and veggies… Honest fuel for the day. For millenia.
Introducing a morning grain bowl with quinoa.
Sprinkles: Zaatar & Almonds
Continuing inspiration with the world’s most famous pseudo-grain. This was dinner, knocked out in 10 minutes. Crispy collards and hen of the woods mushrooms over quinoa with feta.
Sprinkles of sunflower seeds
Squeezes of lemon
Swirls of pomegranate balsamic vinegar
The Tribe Floods In…
After posting these quinoa dishes to the Live Deliciously FB group, the LD tribe was alight with inspiration and posts came in from… EVERYWHERE! Check it!