I am a big fan of quinoa. It’s a gluten-free seed that has the versatility of a grain, but with more protein and it cooks very quickly…try it in this one-pot dish and I think you’ll become a fan, too.


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You can serve this “as is” as a side dish to accompany a healthy fish, chicken or meat dish, or, if you’d like it to be a vegetarian entree, you can try it topped with some organic tomato sauce and fresh parmesan cheese (it’s very yummy this way). You can up the vegetarian protein by adding in an egg or two; you could also mix in some beans or nuts/seeds, as well.


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    Mr. Levitz — May 18, 2009 @ 2:12 pm

    Looks great! How does a Karate teacher get some?

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    Mushrooms Canada — May 19, 2009 @ 9:52 am

    YUM! This would make a great vegetarian meal, and with the addition of the meaty portabellas you wouldn’t even know you were missing out on the meat! Thanks for sharing.
    – Brittany

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    HoneyB — April 7, 2010 @ 4:49 pm

    I recently tried quiona and I love it! I also love how it fills me up so easily!

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    Troy — June 20, 2010 @ 2:58 pm

    I love quinoa! My girlfriend and I went vegan a few years back, and quinoa is a staple in our diets. She’s part Lebanese, and so she makes really awesome tabouli with it, and we can’t stop munching it for a snack! We also use it to mix with rice, just to get us the nutrients in a typical side dish. Very versatile!