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Saturday, July 21, 2012


Have you heard about Quinoa yet? It is quite an amazing food. It looks like a grain but actually grows like spinach. It is gluten free, very high in protein, and fiber, and is loaded with vitamins and minerals. Quinoa is a much better grain alternative than rice, corn or potato because of its superior nutritional value. It has even been touted as a "prevention" food for disorders like breast cancer and diabetes. It is a side dish and main course rolled into one. It is super versatile. It can be prepared like rice, hot cereal, or even as a "couscous" type salad. It's a great choice for the 9 days (and the other 356 days of the year). 
* There is evidence that quinoa gives some celiacs cross reactivity symptoms even though it isn't a grain. Read here
Quinoa Recipes
* check recipes for allergens, all recipes on these sites are not necessarily safe
(modify them to your needs)

 Orgran Toasted Multigrain Crispibread with Quinoa 4.4oz.         
                                                                  Quinoa crisp bread
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  1. There is a great article questioning whether quinoa is actually gluten free or not. It's worth the read.

    1. Yes Julie you make a good point. There have been some studies that show cross reactivity even though quinoa is not a grain.
      As always, check with your doc. The obvious point is that if you notice an adverse effect when you eat it, don't eat it!

  2. I agree. I thought the article was great, reminding everyone that people are different. There is no "one size fits all".