Quinoa is rapidly becoming one of the more popular superfoods. It is not a member of the grass family and thus not a true cereal, or grain. Quinoa is related to species such as beets, spinach, and tumbleweeds, contains essential amino acids like lysine and good quantities of calcium, phosphorus, and iron. Quinoa is a good addition to any diet, and an important one to plant-based lifestyle.
However, many people are stumped on how to incorporate it beyond using it as a grain substitute. The Vegetarian’s Complete Quinoa Cookbook (North Vancouver, BC: Whitecap Books, 2012), is the only book you need to incorporate quinoa into a vegetarian diet. Featuring over 125 recipes, contributed by professional home economists, the quinoa-based meals that can take you right through the day, from breakfast to dessert, and everything in between.
As an added benefit, many of the recipes are gluten free. Some surprises included quinoa flour, something I had never heard of. There is truly something here for every palate, and recipes include:
- Pumpkin Cornmeal Pancakes
- African Peanut Soup with Red Quinoa
- Mexi Meatless Shepherd’s Pie
- Goat Cheese, Red Pepper and Spinach Quiche
- Dark Chocolate Pudding Cake
Head over to Better With Veggies for more quinoa recipes!
Disclaimer: This book was sent to me courtesy of Whitecap. I was not compensated in any other way for the review, was not obligated to give the book a positive review, and all opinions are my own.
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