Tuesday, September 16, 2008

For Good Measure

Here's one more "best":

Best new food: Curried quinoa. OK, so quinoa's not 100% new to me. I had tried this quirky un-grain before, introduced by a roommate with food allergies, but I don't think CP had, and it was definitely NS' first taste. (I figured it was time to give her a non-wheat break from oatmeal and rice.) But it qualifies as new due to my very limited experience with it.

As it turns out, this stuff is protein-packed and really, really good for you. Other reasons to try quinoa: 1) It looks funny, like little seed-coils. 2) It has a unique texture, soft-crunchy-chewy. 3) It tastes lovely when curried, and probably in lots of other dishes yet to be explored.

1 comment:

  1. I like quinoa too! The little coily shape surprised me the first time I made it. I enjoyed cooking it and then using it as a salad with diced tomatoes, cucumbers, green onions, and a light dressing of olive oil, lemon juice, and salt & pepper. Of course, I like to add a little cayenne pepper too! Happy cooking. =)