Quinoa – the supergrain

Yesterday I downloaded a Kindle book called Quinoa Recipes – 170 Delicious Recipes  and perused it for some new recipes for my board. It’s available for $.99 today on Amazon for download.

I decided to try “Savory Quinoa”.  Everyone loved it so I will share it with you.

Savory Quinoa

2 T olive oil                 1 t lime juice

2 carrots                     2 garlic cloves

1 stalk of celery          1 zucchini

1 onion                        1 cup veggie or beef stock

1 turnip                       1 lb ground sausage

Couple sprigs of basil   1 t turmeric

½ c quinoa                    salt to add to taste

Chop all vegetables, heat olive oil in saucepan and add vegetables.  Cook for 5 minutes, then add sausage to brown.   Mix in quinoa, stock, basil & turmeric and cook for 30 min.  Then add lime juice and serve.

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Often referred to as the supergrain, quinoa (KEEN-wah) is high in fiber and high-quality protein. In fact, it contains more protein than any other grain while also packing in iron and potassium. One half cup of quinoa has 14 grams of protein and 6 grams of fiber. This superfood is classified as a whole grain and is naturally gluten-free. Quinoa is a tiny grain that cooks up like rice and has a mild, nutty flavor and a light, fluffy texture similar to couscous. You can find it next to other grains in health-food stores and your supermarket.  (from myrecipes.com)

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