For years we’ve been told that quinoa farmers suffer because of our ancient grain obsession. Good news quinoa lovers: it’s OK to eat quinoa again!
Quinoa has become a super popular food in recent years, but it turns out this humble grain could be a key to addressing world hunger. Now we just need Bolivia to share!
I did a lot of research on my journey to eat more whole grains. And then I found one stupendous web page that teaches you all you need to know. Read on.
Kale tossed in a tangy dressing with other fresh veggies and yummy grains. A simple and easy side dish for any occasion.
In 2013, I resolve to eat more whole grains! This is the first in a series of posts I plan to write about whole grains. Keep reading to learn with me and find delightful ways to prepare this healthy food.
We know that quinoa is super healthy, and we know it’s great in place of rice in all kinds of savory dishes, but supper isn’t the only meal where this tasty seed can shine. Check out this recipe for a simple quinoa breakfast cereal!
Who doesn’t love a good quinoa recipe, right? This honey-soaked version adds a little sweetness to this healthy grain.v
I don’t know about you, but all this news about arsenic in rice is a bummer for this gluten-free green diva! I LOVE rice, and it is the basis of most of the grain alternatives I’ve turned to to avoid gluten – ugh. Now, I realize that not ALL rice is laden with arsenic, but this is all a good lesson in not relying heavily on any one type of grain or food too heavily – moderation and variety are probably always key to balancing out some of the harmful effects of any one food.
In late August, I discovered that barley is a tasty and much healthier alternative for brown rice. After that menu-changing discovery, I wondered how quinoa compared. I cooked with it and did a little research. Here’s what I found.
GD Meg and I are always learning new ways to stay healthy through the food we eat and serve. We are both foodies. There are some ingredients that each of us keep in our respective kitchens (and the green diva test kitchen @ GDHQ) for those creative moments when we need to throw something nutritious together for ourselves or our families.
When the folks at Roland Foods kindly offered to send me some samples of their flavored quinoa to review, I jumped at the chance. Quinoa is healthy, delicious, and easy enough to prepare already, and these seasoned packs looked like they might make it even simpler to whip up a quickie meal.
This gluten free, vegan quinoa recipe is sure to be a hit with your veggie and omnivore friends alike!
Healthy, fast and filling quinoa lunch bowl with quinoa, corn, tomatoes and olive oil.