Friday, October 2, 2009

Quinoa (Keen-Wa) Vegetable Delight

reQuinoa is an ancient grain that is very much forgotten in our modern world. It is a grain that comes from the Andes  Mountains of South America. Quinoa's origins are truly ancient. It was one of  the three staple foods, along with corn and potatoes, of the Inca civilization. Quinoa was known then, and still is known, with respect, as the mother grain. We  call it the "Supergrain of the Future." It is delicious and actually a whole grain. I recommend you give this grain a try.

Quinoa Vegetable Delight
This is my own recipe
Serves 6 to 8

Cook 2 cups of quinoa according to package directions. ( 2 cups of quinoa to  4 cups boiling water, cook like rice until all water is absorbed, 10 to 20 minutes)
Add veggies galore.
I added avacado, fresh tomatoes, and cucumbers this time...
Add juice of 1 lemon. And a drizzle of Olive oil.

Place a bed of fresh spinach leaves on your plate. Then mound with Quinoa filling.

My children all like different seasoning so I leave it plain. My oldest boy usually adds italian dressing.
My oldest dd and I love it with my Greek Salad Dressing. 
Sometimes I just sprinkle it with Morton Nature's Seasons Seasoning Blend (no MSG).

On the side is sauted mushrooms seasoned with Morton Nature's Seasons Seasoning Blend.


  1. wow, that looks amazingly yummy!

  2. I love what you've done with your site! And I'm glad I happened upon these quinoa recipes you shared. I just realized that this is a gluten-free grain so my daughter who has celiac can eat this. Yeah! Potatoes and rice get old after awhile.


    P.S. You take such lovely photos.


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