What’s quinoa ?
Quinoa is not a grain, it’s a seed who can easy replace rice in a meal. It has a light and fluffly texture and a lightly nutty flavor.
- High in protein: Can go up to 17% of you DRA for 1 cup of quinoa
- Rich in vitamins and minerals: Quinoas is high in Magnesium, riboflavin, iron and contains all 9 essentials amino acids. It then helps in the development of muscle tissue and bones. Also it helps in the prevention of cardiovascular disease.
- Gluten Free : As a gluten free and wheat free flour, quinoa is a great option for baking cake and muffins for people with intolerance to those products.
Make sure to rinse the quinoa to take all the bitter saponins. Then bring two parts water and one part quinoa to a boil. Reduce to a simmer, cover and simmer about 15 mins. The quinoa is ready when all the water is absorbed and the white spiral germ has separated.
Here’s a recipe of one of my really good friend Myriam. This quinoa salad is so delicious, it’s always the star when I have little parties.
- Cook quinoa
- Sweet potatoes cubes ( Mix the sweet potatoes cubes, green onions, a little bit of olive oil dry oregano, salt and pepper. Put everything in the oven at 450 on parchment paper till the potatoes are cooked)
- One can of black beans
- Greens peas
- One red pepper
- An onion
- Olive oil
- Balsamic vinegar
- Dry oregano