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A lot of people are scared to try new things. But with the Halloween season fast approaching, why don't you step outside your comfort zone and try something different, even if it does scare you?
After all, that's was the spooky night is all about, so step outside your comfort zone and give Quinoa a try! Imagination and creativity can go a long way with this incredible ingredient. It can be used as either a main in salads, as a rice replacement in your favourite dish, or even as a substitute baking ingredient.
Check out this nutrient breakdown for 1 cup of cooked quinoa, (but do not worry, if this doesn't make you want to try Quinoa, then the killer dished you can make with it will):
Cultivated in the Andes for over 5,000 years, quinoa has been called the "mother grain" and "the gold of the Incas." (It's technically not a grain but a seed, but it is used in virtually the same ways as other whole grains.)
Today, the popularity of quinoa (pronounced KEEN-wah) is growing steadily as people discover its pleasant nutty taste and superfood qualities. As a complete protein source also high in iron, magnesium, and fiber, quinoa is not only one of our healthiest pantry staples, but also one that's incredibly easy and quick to cook.
So, let's learn the basics first. Follow the tabs on the left for your step-by-step guide on how to cook killer quinoa this Halloween. It's time to wow your friends with your cooking skills!