Quinoa-tastic

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Starting to keep the trend going as far as consistent posting is concerned! I have to jet off to work soon, but thought I would let you in on a little quinoa deliciousness that I chef-ed up yesterday thanks to this bloggess’ recipe. Instead of red quinoa I used tri-colored quinoa, mostly because that was what we already had in our pantry; it came out just as fuego and I will definitely be making this again! It took about 15 minutes and the taste was divine, a nice kick to amp us this awesome little grain. So browse the link and try the recipe out for yourself! Let me know your thoughts 🙂

It has also been brought to my attention that not too many people are familiar with Quinoa, so in case it is alien to you, here’s a few things to know:

  • it is quite high in anti-oxidants
  • aids with anti-inflammatory issues
  • naturally low in fat
  • gluten-free
  • it boasts being a complete protein containing 9 essential amino acids; 1 cup of cooked quinoa contains 8.14 grams protein!
  • Quinoa is a great source of iron and fiber; 1 cup of cooked quinoa provides 15% of the recommended daily intake of iron, and 21% the recommended amount of fiber.
    … and it just tastes so good! Instead of using rice the next time, give quinoa a try instead. Laters, babes.

About azuremarie

I'm Azure; a healthy dose of eccentricity best taken with a grain of salt. I am often described as sassy. I have a fondness for words and those who can twist them in their mouth to create something exquisite. I read a lot, delight in live music, have a mild obsession with honey bees, and am baller at boggle. I believe that being normal is boring and love bright colors. Oftentimes, I prefer the company of animals to people; particularly dogs and horses, but have recently joined team cat. I love to travel and learn. I want to be able to experience our world, as well as help it. Oh, and unicorns exist.

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