Tag: quinoa

Meet This Grain: Quinoa

by in Healthy Recipes, March 30, 2011
Scallops With Citrus Quinoa
Scallops With Citrus Quinoa/ Image Courtesy Food Network Magazine

You cook it up just like other whole grains, but this quick-cooking, nutrient-packed goodie has more protein than any other. Find out how to work some in to your weekly meals.

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Reading List: Foods of the Future, Breast Milk Cheese & Raw Food Safety

by in Food News, March 12, 2010

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In this week’s nutrition news: Soda taxes help shed pounds, how to choose the right nutrition expert and cheese made from breast milk — would you eat it?

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Spotlight Recipe: Sweet Potato Quinoa

by in Healthy Recipes, October 31, 2009

sweet potato quinoa
Make the roasted sweet potatoes the night before and store in the refrigerator for a super-easy prepartino of a nutritious, seasonal lunch.

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Katie's Healthy Bites: 4 Get-You-Going Breakfasts

by in Healthy Recipes, September 27, 2009

Katie's Breakfast Cookie
You’ve heard it before, and you’ll hear it again — breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Eating it kick-starts your metabolism, improves your concentration and can even help you maintain a healthy weight.  But, yes, busy schedules mean we don’t always make the time.

Your day’s first dish doesn’t have to be elaborate — just make sure it packs a powerful punch. If you’re breakfast wary, check out four of my favorite standbys for the busy workweek.

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Top 5 Pantry Must-Haves

by in Grocery Shopping, Healthy Tips, July 23, 2009

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Even with loads of fresh produce coming into season now, you still need to keep your pantry stocked with some go-to staples. In addition to standards like brown rice and whole-wheat pasta, here are some other pantry must-haves that are affordable, healthy and easy to find.

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Katie's Healthy Bites: Cooking with Quinoa

by in Healthy Recipes, July 5, 2009

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Most folks call quinoa (pronounced “keen-whah”) a grain, but it’s actually a seed — one that originated thousands of years ago in the Andes Mountains. Dubbed “the gold of the Incas,” it’s treasured because of it’s nutritive value (more protein than any other grain or seed!). I love it for its yummy nutty flavor.

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Spotlight Recipes: Healthy & Delicious Grain Salads

by in Healthy Recipes, June 26, 2009

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I’m not just talking about brown rice. Many lesser-known grains have been around for centuries (even millennia!) and are finding their way back into our kitchens. Quinoa, bulgur and barley are just a few I keep on hand. Here are some recipes featuring these nutritious, versatile and inexpensive grains.

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Spotlight Recipe: Katie's Mediterranean Grain Salad

by in Healthy Holidays, Healthy Recipes, June 6, 2009

Ask and ye shall receive. One of you requested my Mediterranean Grain Salad recipe. Well, here it is. This is a versatile dish — make it with couscous, wheat berries or quinoa. Or try it with a medley and reap all their whole-grain benefits.

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