Tag: quinoa

What is quinoa?

Quinoa (pronounced keen-wah) is a seed that cooks like a grain, which is why it is referred to as a pseudo-grain. Along with amaranth, it is known as an ancient grain that was a staple food of the Incas. They called it the mother of all grains due to its high protein content. Quinoa is […]

Quinoa for breakfast

Quinoa makes for a nice change from oats for breakfast. It is a protein-rich seed that cooks like a grain (pseudo-grain), making it a nutritious option if you are gluten sensitive. It’s also easy to sprout. Always rinse or soak before cooking. A handy method is to soak overnight, as you would oats, and simply cook […]