Quinoa (keen-wah)was called the ‘mother grain” by the Inca people and was the high-energy staple of their diets. Whole-grain quinoa contains more protein than any grain and has a texture similar to couscous when cooked. In fact, my family prefers the “poppy” texture of quinoa to couscous.
Quinoa paired with Autumn roasted vegetables and lean chicken, is a nutritious and delicious family meal. Substitute lemon juice for the apple cider vinegar if you’d prefer a more mellow flavor. Tomorrow I will be making a soup using these leftovers.
Ahhh, 2016—feels like yesterday. Reflecting back to the good old days, one strong current that kept me off the beach was the Buddha Bowl trend. I’ve been composing bowls and plates filled with an assortment of nutritional goodness (usually a compilation of leftovers) well before the name was penned. But I was loathe to be trapped in the Buddha Bowl … Full recipe post »
You may be reading this after having completed the annual Turkey Trot in Ann Arbor or Detroit. (For those unfamiliar with this particular 5 or 10K run, it’s held every Thanksgiving— in Detroit, prior to the Thanksgiving Day Parade.) Pat yourself on the back; you deserve another piece of pie. More than likely, however, your race course has … Full recipe post »
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