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.

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About azuremarie

Bonjour, I'm Azure; a healthy dose of eccentricity best taken with a grain of salt. Most people describe me as sassy, and I like that. I love words, and think that anyone who can twist them in their mouth and make something beautiful come out is sexy and someone with whom I want to spend my time. I read a lot (bordering on too much), and am baller at boggle. I happen to be addicted to concerts/live music, and will listen to anything that can carry a beat, and even those that don't. I believe that being normal is boring, and love bright colors. I have a soft spot for animals, particularly dogs and horses, but I am beginning to be a cat person as well. Sometimes, I will admit that I like some animals better than some people - they're great listeners and don't judge. J'adore voyager. Someday I want to be able to look at a map of the world and say "I have been there, there, and there... and there", and have a memory attached to them all. I've recently begun to work at an organic juice bar, and diet/holistic health is starting to become a main passion of mine. I want to be able to experience our world, as well as help save it. Oh, and unicorns exist.

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