Curious about quinoa? Gone gluten-free and already a devotee? You’re in luck! The United Nations has declared 2013 the “Year of Quinoa.” They know what’s been true for centuries — that this ancient Peruvian crop, pronounced keen-wa, is not only one of the best protein alternatives and sources of magnesium, folate and manganese, but a powerful tool to prevent a variety of ailments and disorders. It also makes an excellent staple for your vegetarian, vegan, high-fiber or gluten-free diet. This year, as you blaze your path to wellness, we invite you to embrace this South American superfood with these healthy, delicious quinoa recipes from our inspiring hosts and expert chefs. From sides to salads to sweets, quinoa’s versatility and ease (cooks in less than 12 minutes!), will have you keen on quinoa fast!
For innovative appetizers, try Saffron Quinoa Stuffed Zucchini Cups and Quinoa-Stuffed Peppers…and fill ‘er up!
Almond butter, bananas, coconut flakes – oh yum! Host Peggy K got her own friends hooked on healthy eating with her Quinoa Chocolate-Chip Cookies Recipe.
Hale and hearty
For a meatier main dish, cook up some Savory Quinoa Pilaf with Turkey Sausage.
Quinoa and beans go together like a horse and carriage. Flavor-central and protein-packed! For your sides or main-dishes, try the recipe for Black Bean & Quinoa Salad.
Watch out clam chowder, New England has a new favorite: quinoa-based Bean town Brown Bread.
A new classic
Discover a gluten-free guide to a classic Mediterranean salad: Quinoa Tabouli Recipe.
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