Cooking With Quinea

About a decade ago, I discovered something very essential for my diet. Something I still haven’t figured out is how to pronounce it: Quinoa (maybe it is pronounced ‘kinwa’???).

Quinoa is a grain that grows in the South American Andes, where it was domesticated about 4,000 years, ago. The seeds contain important amino acids like lysine, and good quantities of iron, calcium, and phosphorus. It is the so-called ‘Superfood’ since it is high in protein and a great substitute for a vegetarian diet.

Since I wanted to cut back on eating meats, I gave Quinoa a shot. After looking for some recipes on the internet, I started cooking my first breakfast meal, “Blueberry Breakfast Quinoa”. It was very hearty and nutty. And it gave me lots of energy throughout the day. Yes, this was exactly what I needed. On that day, I had quite a bit of leftovers. I made some “Quinoa Enchilada Casserole” for lunch. I was in heaven.