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Quinoa - Superfood Recipe

Barry: Nice pic there. Pomegranate seeds?

Rachel Yup.

Barry: Interesting. Don’t remember having them with quinoa.

Rachel That’s because we never had it. There’s some in the fridge.

Barry: Nice. I’m hungry. Not sure what to add to that.

Rachel Add some more fruit if you want. There’s apples, oranges, grapefruit, strawberries and blueberries.

Barry: Sounds good. Maybe I’ll add some sliced almonds and lemon juice.

Rachel Nice.

Barry: Yeah, want some?

Rachel Sure, thanks.

Barry: OK. Hey, did you see the link I sent you for the recipe for Quinoa, Ginger and Molasses cookies? I thought they would be great for hikes.

Rachel I saw, too much sugar.

Barry: Fruit doesn’t have sugar?

Rachel Come on, you’re not starting with that again.

Barry: OK, whatever. But what about something for the hikes? Can’t you use less sugar?

Rachel Don’t know.

Barry: What’s with the short answers?

Rachel Can’t you see I’m busy working on the blog post.

Barry: What are you writing about?

Rachel Quinoa - don’t you see?

Barry: OK, the pic, right. OK so what are you writing?

Rachel The basics. Super food. How to make it. Easy recipes. That sort of thing.

Barry: OK. Let’s see.

Rachel Here it is, did you finishing making the fruit and quinoa salad?

Barry: Yup. Here you go.

Rachel Deal, all done, the quinoa basics…

Quinoa Grain

Quinoa is one of the world’s most popular health foods. It’s non-GMO, gluten-free and protein-rich. It contains all nine essential amino acids and is extremely rich in antioxidants, minerals and vitamins. Quinoa intake is essential to maintain healthy body, skin, and hair.

Some Quick Facts About QuinoaJust one cup of quinoa contains:

  1. Protein - 8 grams
  2. Copper - 40% of the RDA
  3. Phosphorus - 40% of the RDA
  4. Magnesium - 30% of the RDA
  5. Fiber -  21% of the RDA
  6. Folate - 19% of the RDA
  7. Zinc 18% of the RDA

Quinoa cooks in about 20 minutes

Easy Quinoa Cooking Instructions

  1. Measure 1 cup of quinoa and place into a fine-mesh strainer. Rinse thoroughly with cool water. Drain.

Quinoa

  1. Place rinsed quinoa into a cooking pot. Add 2 cups of water. Bring to a boil.
  2. Lower heat down to the lowest setting, cover and cook for 20 minutes.
  3. Turn off the heat and let stand for 5 more minutes, covered.

Once completely cooled down add quinoa to your favorite salad and enjoy!

Add quinoa to your favorite salad and enjoy!

Barry: Nicely done. How did you like my fruit and quinoa salad?

Rachel Amazing, the almonds were a nice touch.

Barry: Thanks, yeah. So, what about the cookies?

Rachel What about the cookies?

Barry: For the hikes, remember?

Rachel How can I forget? Is there any more? It’s good!

Barry: Sure. So, what about the cookies?

Rachel What?

Barry: Seriously, what about the cookies?

Rachel I’ll think about it. OK?

Barry: Deal?

Rachel Deal.What about my fruit salad?

Barry: Here ya go...