I’ve lived all of my life, up till a year ago, without any knowledge of Quinoa. Life moved along effortlessly. The sun rose in the morning and set in the evening. I laughed, I cried, I ate and I lived a darn good life. Then Quinoa showed up. Or rather, it was presented to me as the miracle food which would make my life not only tastier but healthier. Sure, throw the health card into the mix. Which, by the way, is only second to life’s guilt card.
At a family gathering once I had a bite of a very flavorful and tasty Quinoa salad. Okay, I thought, maybe these seedy things are better than they look. So I bought a bag of the tiny pellets. After research I learned how to prepare the little morsels but I had no tried and true recipe to use it in. No matter how many times I asked, the salad recipe never came my way. That was a year ago.
With an expiration date approaching, time had come to do more research. I needed recipes and I needed them now. My search produced Puffed Quinoa Peanut Butter Balls? No! Quinoa Taco Salad? Oh… NO! Warm Quinoa & Kale Salad? Absolutely Not! Broccoli Quinoa Quesadillas? I don’t think so. Then I found the Quinoa Breakfast Bowl. It actually looked kind of good with berries, nuts and honey added. It certainly wasn’t of the same caliber as Cap’n Crunch breakfast but it had possibilities. Maybe I’ll try it soon. I’m just not sure…
besides, I think this quinoa hoopla is just a passing fad… just like the internet.