Quinoa is a grain crop that is grown for its edible seeds. It was an important crop for the Inca Empire back in the day. Referred to as the "mother of all grains" and believed to be sacred. There are three types of quinoa: white, red and black, and it has been consumed for thousands of years in South America, although it only became trendy and reached "superfood" status a few years ago.
2. Contains the plant compounds QUERCETIN and KAEMPFEROL
The health effects of quinoa go way beyond the vitamins and minerals we are all familiar with. It is high in minerals like Iron and Magnesium but there are thousands of trace nutrients in quinoa and some of hich are exremely healthy.
Quinoa contains falvonoids: plant antioxidants that have all sorts of beneficial effects on health. Two of the flavonoids are quercetin and kaempferol and they happen to be found in large amounts in quinoa. These molecules have anti-inflammatory, anti-viral, anti-cancer and anti-depressant effe...
You can call it love at first taste, but when I had this salad for the first time, I knew I couldn't get enough of it. It's so easy to make, light and fresh too. Try and make this yourself!
Quinoa Tabouli Salad with Feta & Garbanzo Beans
Yield: 4-6 Servings
2 cups cooked quinoa
½ cup chopped scallions
¼ cup fresh chopped mint
½ cup fresh chopped parsley
1 cup Persian cucumbers, chopped
1 cup garbanzo beans
2 cloves of minced garlic
¼ cup fresh squeezed lemon juice
3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1 large tomato, diced
2 oz crumbled feta cheese
Salt and pepper to taste
Process: Combine quinoa, scallions, mint, parsley, cucumbers, and garbanzo beans in a large bowl. In a separate bowl, (I like to use a spouted Pyrex cup) whisk together the garlic, lemon juice, and olive oil. Season with salt and pepper and then pour over the quinoa mixture, combine well. Gently toss in the tomato and feta cheese. Enjoy! Storage Tip: Keeping fresh herbs rolled in a damp paper towel and sealed in a...
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INGREDIENTS: (some are optional)
1 cup quinoa, rinsed and cooked
1 tablespoon unsalted butter
1 white or yellow onion, chopped
2 garlic cloves, finely minced
1 8-ounce package sliced crimini (baby bella) mushrooms
6 ounces fresh shiitake mushrooms, stemmed, sliced
3 teaspoons chopped fresh thyme
Zest of 1 lemon
1 cup frozen peas, thawed
1 cup dry white wine
Grated Parmesan cheese
Salt and pepper, to taste
1. Cook quinoa.
2. Prep vegetables.
3. In the large pot, sweat the onion in the butter til translucent.
4. Add garlic, turn up heat and saute 1-2 minutes.
5. Add mushrooms, thyme, and lemon zest, cook for 6 minutes.
6. Add peas and wine, cook on high 1-2 minutes (until reduced).
7. Remove a tiny bit of the mushroom mixture to use as garnish.
8. When wine is thick, add quinoa, cook for 1 minute.
9. Fold in parmesan cheese.
10. Season with sa...