March 8, 2021

What is Quinoa and What Can I Do With It?

What is Quinoa and What Can I Do With It? Quinoa is an Ancient Grain Quinoa was first described in 1797 by Carl Ludwig Willdenow, a German botanist and pharmacist. It was first cultivated in the area around Lake Titicaca in the South American Andes Mountains. Archeological evidence shows that quinoa was grown 5000 years ago in Peru, […]
February 28, 2021

Lemon Spinach Quinoa Salad

Lemon Spinach Quinoa Salad 8 Servings Ingredients 1 cup Ancient Harvest Tri-Color Quinoa1/2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil2 red bell peppers, chopped15.5 ounce can of chickpeas (drained and rinsed)6 ounce baby spinach1/2 cup of feta cheese (optional)Dressing:3 Tbsp fresh lemon juice2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil2 tsp dry oregano 1/4 tsp salt1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper Directions […]
February 24, 2021

How to Cook Quinoa

How to Cook Quinoa Quinoa is technically a seed with a nutty flavor; however, it can be used in the same ways as other whole grains. There are 3 main types found in the U.S.: white, red, and black. White quinoa has the most delicate flavor and lightest texture. Red and black quinoa tend to be bolder and […]
August 21, 2020

Italian Quinoa Salad with White Beans

Italian Quinoa Salad with White Beans Ingredients 1 cup quinoa, cooked ½ cup small white cannelloni beans ¼ cup yellow onion, finely chopped 1 roasted bell pepper, chopped ½ cup marinated artichokes, halved ¼ cup fresh bell pepper, chopped 1 medium Roma tomato, chopped ½ teaspoon lemon zest 1 tablespoon fresh parsley, chopped 2 tablespoons fresh basil, chopped […]
February 7, 2020

Make Ahead Meals: Black Bean & Quinoa Salad Recipe

Black Bean & Quinoa Salad Whole grains are considered a “free food” on the Health Plus Diet.  Quinoa is a nutritional powerhouse.  It is a great source of manganese, copper, phosphorus, and magnesium.  Quinoa has more than 5 grams of fiber per 1 cup serving.  Eating at least 25 grams of fiber each day is one of the […]
December 31, 2012
Lake Titicaca Soup

Lake Titicaca Soup