So, I was probably the last one to find out it is pronounced “keen-wah,” and that it contains more protein than any other grain. You guys all knew that already, right? I just knew that it tastes dang good, and whenever I have had one too many Maple Butterscotch Macadamia Blondies and am needing an injection of healthy food, this is a great and yummy way to get some. It is chock-full of veggies — asparagus, peas, sundried tomatoes — flavored up with some scallions and a few salty cashews, and topped off with my favorite…delicious chopped up shrimp.
Even more happily, it all cooks up in one pot — the quinoa first, then the veggies, topped with the shrimp. If I am feeling really crazy, I crumble some soft feta cheese onto the top right before I serve it.
This recipe comes from the Whole Foods website, which is (as you might guess) a great source for healthy and delicious food. I wouldn’t go there looking for Cookie Truffle recipes, but if you are looking for stuff to make with quinoa, you’re looking in the right place.
So there you go. Be healthy, people. Every now and then, anyway.
Recipe from Whole Foods