Ode to Quinoa

by Nicole on November 7, 2012

Ode to Quinoa

Quinoa (Keen- Wa) is all the rage in cooking these days and for good reason. It is packed with protein, has nine essential amino acids and is cholesterol free. If you have not yet tried this grain you should!

It cooks fast and with just a touch of seasoning it is great on its own. However, we never do things plain here so I scoured the internet to bring you some of the most unique and wonderful ways this grain can be enjoyed. I cook it in chicken broth and mix it right in with my lovies rice. I have made the pancakes I will be listing below and they were a hit also. I am looking to incorporate it into another recipe or two that will be popping up soon.

For now take these ideas and run! :)

Quinoa Roasted Red Pepper Chili

Mexican Stuffed Peppers with Quinoa and Black Beans by One Lovely Life

Buffalo Chicken Quinoa Mac and Cheese by Iowa Girl Eats

Cilantro Lime Quinoa by Two Peas and their Pod

Breakfast Quinoa with fresh berries by This homemade life

Quinoa Pizza Crust by CookingQuinoa.net

Cinnamon Quinoa Bites by CookingQuinoa.net

Quinoa Spring Sushi with DIY quick pickled ginger by My New Roots

Quinoa Pumpkin Pancakes by The Family Kitchen

Chocolate Quinoa Cupcakes by Cake on the Brain

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Elizabeth@ Food Ramblings November 8, 2012 at 3:34 PM

Love quinoa!!!

Nicole November 9, 2012 at 8:31 AM

Yes Elizabeth it is such a wonderful ingredient to use! :)

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