Keen-WHAT? (Quinoa)

So, I am trying out something new in the kitchen, Quinoa.  It has been all over the place recently (magazines, NYtimes, cooking shows, on menus at "normal" restaurants), yet we have not really had a chance to get to know one another.  It's about time!

Breakfast Quinoa:

Cook Quinoa according to package instructions and then sprinkle with your favorite toppings.

Some ideas: craisins, raisins, dried fruit, toasted almonds or other nuts, honey, greek yogurt, cinnamon sugar

(note: just ate this sprinkled with cinnamon sugar, it was delish...and delightfully less slimy than oatmeal)

Dinner Quinoa:

Corn, Edamame and Quinoa Salad (courtesy of the NY times)

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/07/14/health/nutrition/14recipehealth.html?_r=2&ref=health

Dinner at our house tonight:

Thai vegetables (Yellow Curry sauce from Trader Joe's combined and slow cooked with zucchini, red potatoes, carrots, garbanzo beans and onions) with.....you guessed it!...QUINOA!

If you have more ideas or great recipes involving this South American Super Grain, let me know by leaving a comment on this page.

Thanks and Happy Tuesday,

M

additional reading - Quinoa craze:

http://articles.sfgate.com/2009-04-19/food/17194715_1_quinoa-bob-s-red-mill-grains