A while ago my family discovered the simple, easy, and delicious ingredient quinoa. I am happy to report that this item is now a regular staple in my pantry. I love trying new recipes and I find myself turning to AllRecipes.com for inspiration and simple instructions. Not familiar with quinoa?
Quinoa, an annual herb that grows from 3 to 6 feet high in the Bolivian Altiplano, contains more proteins than any other cereal and is particularly easy to digest as it is lighter than most grains. Referred to by the locals as a “protein powerhouse”, it kept the Incan armies strong and robust. It was one of three staple foods, along with corn and potatoes, of the ancient Inca civilization.
My preferred brand of quinoa? ALTER ECO, of course!
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Searching the recipes on AllRecipes.com I decided upon a Quinoa Tabbouleh dish for supper one evening. With a multitude of ratings and positive notes, I was fairly confident this would be a great dish.
Using a cup of Organic Pearl Quinoa and a few other natural ingredients I was able to make a healthy dish for my family.
Quinoa cooks quite quickly therefore any dish with this ingredient doesn’t take too long.
This recipe makes a lot!
Okay, confession time. I didn’t really like this recipe. It lacked flavor. I loved the healthy aspect, but it needed something more, I’m not entirely sure what.
Just tonight, I made another recipe using the same Pearl Quinoa and it turned out delicious and tasty. I recommend trying Quinoa with Peas instead, even though this Quinoa Tabbouleh recipe sure looks beautiful!
I received the above mentioned product for review purposes, all opinions are my own.