Although quinoa (pronounced KEEN-wah) has been around for centuries, it has only made its way onto North American dinner tables in the past few decades. Since then it has become popular for its nutritional qualities – it’s gluten free and high in protein, containing a full set of amino acids on its own, making it a complete protein all by itself. Actually a seed related to leafy greens such as kale, quinoa is lighter and fluffier than most whole grains, which can be dense and chewy. If you’re looking for inspiration, here are a few new ways to get quinoa onto your dinner table!
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