The wind is howling outside and the temps are dropping. That’s all the reason I need to stay inside and in some fluffy flannel pajamas. But when it comes to warming my belly, there’s nothing better than a big bowl of hot cereal. Usually, I’d reach for a canister of whole grain rolled oats…but oatmeal is so last year. It’s time to try something new: quinoa flakes. Because quinoa is just as filling and versatile as your old fashioned grains, you won’t feel like you’re jumping too far “oat” of your comfort zone. Read more →
Tagged: quinoa recipe
My husband’s number one complaint about salads is that “they’re not filling!”
Luckily, he was pretty pleased when I planted this one on the table — because the main ingredient, red quinoa, is a complete protein and is also packed with filling fiber to keep even the hungriest husbands feeling satisfied. What’s the difference between colorful red quinoa and the regular old grain? It has a sweeter, milder taste – making it the perfect accompaniment to any meal.
So you’ve decided to try quinoa. What can you do with it? A better question might be—what can’t you do with it?! Quinoa is a versatile grain-like “seed” that cooks up light and fluffy, with a slightly nutty, mild flavor. It can be used just like rice, as a side dish or combined with other ingredients to create a pilaf or even a main course. I like to make a couple of cups at a time and use my cooked quinoa in various recipes throughout the week. Here are a few of my favorites.
Q: I have heard a lot of great things about chia seeds, but how can I incorporate them into my diet?
Brandon Marsh answers
A: I like to think of myself as a bit of a “foodie,” because I enjoy spending time in the kitchen, experimenting with new and different ingredients. Of course, my love for cooking is complemented by my love for sport. So when I read “Born to Run” by Christopher McDougall, I was intrigued by the benefits of chia seeds. The book explains how chia seeds were a staple of the Tarahumara Indians, who are famous for their long-distance running prowess. With this knowledge top of mind, I cooked up a few ideas of my own.
In addition to being a nutrition powerhouse, quinoa is forever versatile. You can make it savory or sweet, all depending on what you mix in. The citrus and honey make the perfect combination in this simple gluten-free recipe, and the cilantro adds a pop of freshness.
Recipes & Food
Beauty & Aromatherapy
Natural Health, Family & Home
Fitness & Sports
Posts by date
Love shopping? Hop to it.