Quinoa is pronounced keen-wah. Did you know it is a seed? It is a crop that is grown for its seeds. It is prepared and eaten similar to a grain like rice or pasta. It is gluten-free, high in protein and contains all nine essential amino acids along with many other vitamins and minerals. Quinoa comes in three different colors, white, black, and red. It is very versatile in its uses. It can make the most delicious breakfast porridge. Simply cook a serving size using almond milk instead of water. Add a bit of cinnamon and sugar. Garnish with your favorite toppings and enjoy on a cold blistery morning. Quinoa can go into any variety of salads. Kale and quinoa is a favorite or try a southwestern mexican quinoa bowl. For dinner try adding a cup or two to your soups in place of noodles or rice. Sweet potato chili with quinoa is a must try! A quinoa burger is the perfect midweek meatless meal idea topped with all the fixings! The possibilities are endless!
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The Grain Market