I have to confess that I´m in love with this book. It was love at first sight. I can´t think of a better way to eat and be healthy and strong, than having quinoa every day of the year. And this is what Quinoa 365, the everyday superfood, by Patricia Green & Carolyn Hemming gives us: a recipe with this Andean seed for every day of the year. This has inspired me to make a New Year´s resolution: eat quinoa as often as possible!
Raised by a yoga fanatic, health freak mother, the authors (who are sisters) felt awkward eating weird seaweed chips and the like, until they discovered that it was precisely their diet what made them so unique among their friends and relatives. And, as is usually the case with kids and teenagers, finally everything made sense: they found the amusing part of the story and began to love their healthy diet because it freaked their friends out. Years went by, and as adults, they followed their mother´s steps, and were trying to eat in the best possible way. One of the sisters discovered quinoa and began to experiment with this wonderful seed.
In Quinoa 365 you will find nutritional facts to accompany your new protein-packed quinoa diet. It is a complete guide to teach the readers everything about this seed: its history as the miracle food for the Incas, its economics compared to other foods, how to cook it, how to sprout it, and much more. The powerful information that boosted my curiosity went beyond that, when I read about building lean muscle only with the complete protein that this multifaceted seed contains. Besides, it has all the amino acids necessary to support human growth. To make things even more interesting, it is rich in antioxidants, and vitamin E, B, folic acid, manganese, calcium, iron, to mention just a few nutrients. This may be the fountain of youth, as far as I know!
They present a vast array of dishes, so appetizing that I think I would be happy eating from this book all 365 days of the year. Using quinoa in its natural form, in different colors, in flour, in flakes; they have developed 173 recipes for breakfast, appetizers, side dishes and salads, soups, entrées, cookies, muffins and desserts. They will inspire you to make your own variations, and the possibilities are endless.
If I end up eating quinoa every day, I may have to blog about it, and tell you the results. I´m sure only good things can result from this.
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