Mondays We Cook: Quinoa

May 26, 2014
Have you ever heard about quinoa? Quinoa was first cultivated by farmers in the Andes mountains in Peru and Bolivia between 5,000 and 7,000 years ago. It is a pseudocereal rather than a true cereal. It is a favorite carb option among gluten-free folks, since it's packed with protein and fiber. Quinoa is more filling and healthful than other gluten-free carb alternatives, like brown rice or potatoes. And if that wasn't enough, quinoa is a source of magnesium and calcium as well.

I'm constantly looking for super-healthy food so when I learnt about quinoa while living in California I started looking for recipes to add it to my diet. Quinoa is cooked pretty much like rice, you only have to boil it. It is an extremely versatile ingredient since you can add whatever you want to it: veggies, fruit, cheese, honey..., you name it.

These are my favorite quinoa dishes. However, on days I feel particularly creative I like to invent my own. If you know other recipes, feel free to share them on the comments below.
Enjoy,
Cristina xo





13 comments

  1. A great meal!!

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  2. ooh all of these look lovely! i haven't tried quinoa yet

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  3. This look delicious, I am definitely going to try it one day.

    Xoxo
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  4. They all look so good!!! :))

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  5. Looks healthy and delicious! Two of my favorite things!
    Best,
    Olivia Abdelmalek
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  6. I love a great quinoa salad! These all look so yummy :)

    x Kat

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  7. I see delicious here.
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  8. thx for the comment ;) Now IK´following your blog and twitter ;)
    This post is so yhumm ;)
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  9. Mmmm... I love quinoa... =)

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  10. Looks so delicious and healthy!
    Best wishes!
    <3
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