Monday, December 15, 2008

Another ancient grain

I am so excited, because we found another ancient grain and used it in a salad and it is just screaming "healthy!" Have you eaten quinoa, pronounced keen-wah? It is an ancient grain which is delicately flavored and was a staple in the Incas' diet. It is a "complete" protein and we eat it fairly often.

Tonight, put it in a salad with a vinaigrette of orange juice, cilantro, rice vinegar, sesame oil, ginger, and added diced mango, red pepper, scallions and black beans. It was so very good. Went great with grilled chicken on the charcoal grill.


  1. It sounds and looks delicious. I'll have to give it a try soon as I'm always looking for good protein because Ole's diabetic. But it's a bit difficult to grille anything here right now - our forecast is for -27 by morning! Wish you were here (snicker).

  2. This is one that I've tried. It's such an interesting food-I love the texture. I don't think it is a grain though although I can't remember what it is-a blosson of some sort? I added a lot of things to mine too although I've had it plain.