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Quinoa, quinoa, wherefore art thou quinoa...

  • Hazel Butterfield
  • 29 March 2016 12:03

Living in West London, Quinoa has been on my radar for some time now. It's everywhere. It's virtually impossible to walk through an M&S or Wholefood's without encountering it. Pinterest is all over it. It's healthy, it's versatile and now, as with anything so fundamental in a variety of healthy dishes... It has evolved.

Quinoa, quinoa, wherefore art thou quinoa...

 

My lovelies I give to you the award winning Quinoa Vodka...

 

 

 

If this doesn't float your boat, you can still get your teeth sunk into these non boozy and delicious Quinoa recipes. Here are a few of my favourites dominating my Pinterest board:

 

 

Quinoa Fruit Salad from therecipecritic.com
Quinoa Pizza Bowls from Gimmesomeoven.com
Blueberry Quinoa Breakfast Bars from Simplyquinoa.com
Easy Asian Quinoa Slaw from Gimmesomeoven.com

 

 


For those of you that have burnt and made unfortunate 'slices of' rice, do not fear, Uncle Ben and his trusty competitor Tilda do excellent easy cook packs. A quick slit in the top of the package, 2 mins in the microwave and Boom! Perfect Quinoa.

 


Here's the number crunching bit.

Low in fat. High in protein. Simple.

One cup of cooked quinoa provides approx:

39.41 g carbohydrates
31 mg calcium
2.76 mg iron
318 mg potassium
13 mg sodium
2.02 mg zinc

 


If you're new to this rice mutation, it's pronounced keen-wah...!