Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Quinoa


I am one of those people that gets stuck on a food for a while and just can't get enough - my latest obsession is quinoa.  If you haven't tried it, its amazing and so healthy!  I've started substituting it for orzo pasta and rice.  It is]actually a relative of leafy green vegetables like spinach and Swiss chard and packs tons of protein and fiber.

This is one of my favorite recipes roasted shrimp with orzo and I began swapping out orzo for quinoa.  Anyone else a quinoa fan out there?

image: Nashville Health Nut

20 comments:

Jessica said...

Ive never tried it but that sounds interesting! Although I forsee dificulties locating it in my local grocery stores - I can't even get buttermilk down here! I'm always improvising. If I find it I'll be sure to try it!

Cee said...

I love quinoa! I have never thought of substituting it for orzo...that's a good idea!

hithaonthego.com said...

You can swap out pasta for quinoa in any pasta salad recipe, and the results are always fantastic!

very married said...

i've never even heard of these! something new to try...

Kelsey @ Seattle Smith's said...

I have never heard of this!! Hmmm, if it tastes good then I am game to try it! I do love orzo though :)

Nicole Marie said...

i just had it for the first time!! i love it!

Meg said...

i've got a bunch at home, but we're starting to get tired of it. i'll have to try your recipe, thanks!

Summer {Bisfor...} said...

ohhh! i love quinoa. LOVE LOVE LOVE it and i need to try this recipe stat.

Annie said...

i have never even heard of the stuff. now i want to find it and sample it!

Iva said...

I ADORE quinoa!!! My fav!!!!

The Holmes said...

Never heard of it! I guess I will have to look into it!

Caroline said...

Oh that recipe sounds amazing!! Carol.. I am the same way .. when I get a taste of a good thing I want more and more!! There was a time when I had to have snapple peach ice tea all the time, or my obsession with making muffins!! Much love to you! xo

Crazy Shenanigans said...

I've never tried this. I'll have to try to find it and give it a try!

Allison said...
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Allison said...

Yummm, I LOVE quinoa! I can't believe how delicious it is and how HEALTHY it is! :) That recipe sounds absolutely perfect!

MaryJoCrazy said...

I'm a vegan who loooooves quinoa!

Carrie @ Laugh Love Eat Ice Cream said...

I have never tried quinoa before. I'll have to give it a try with an orzo recipe sometime!

Kristin said...

I've been wanting to try it cuz it's such a nutritional powerhouse!

Jen said...

Quinoa?? Never heard of it? Is that bad? But girl, I'm willing to give it a try. It sounds great!! Love recommendations like this.

The Cottage Cheese said...

I think it's the "hot" healthy food right now - which makes me happy because it's so good.

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