Quinoa is totally having a moment.
You may or may not have heard that the United Nations deemed 2013 to be the “International Year of Quinoa”. This grain-like superfood has definitely made its presence known over the past few years and somehow surpassed acai and kale to steal the 2013 crown.
I’ve written about quinoa before [here] but here is a quick refresher as to why quinoa is so great. Quinoa is:
- High in protein
- High in fiber
- Rich in nutrients (phosphorus, magnesium, iron)
- Gluten free
- Easy to cook
- Versatile in flavor
I wish I had a great recipe to share but mostly I just make quinoa plain and mix it into other things. So, that’s kind of boring.
Instead of my own recipe, here is a link to a really tasty-looking recipe for Quinoa Oat Squares that was posted in the Equinox Blog.
If you make them, please share.
As in, send me some. And also share how it goes.
It will be interesting to see which “superfoods” take the spotlight for 2014. My predictions are chia seeds, coconut oil, hemp seeds, and perhaps the pitaya…
If you want to read about the United Nations Declaration, here is a link: Quinoa Declaration