“The mother of all Grains”, as the Incan’s referred to what we presently know as Quinoa (keen-wah…I’m sure there are some out there scratching their head on how to pronounce that) is a powerhouse of protein. It is a great breakfast food in place of oatmeal with fruit, honey and sugar (seriously delicious, especially before hitting the gym).
I discovered Quinoa in 2009 (I know it was 2009 because we moved to Hawaii that year, I associate learning new things with where I learned them) while I was cooking and baking my way through Veganomicon. My kids were a little hesitant to eat it at first, but I believe if I try to cook an ingredient in many different ways, eventually they will like it, so far it has worked.
They were awesome. We had them for dinner with Chicken Milanese and they were a huge hit with kids and husband alike. Next time I think I’ll make a greek yogurt type dip for them to keep my kids a little bit more interested in what was on their plate (and I think the nice ‘cool’ yogurt taste would really compliment them).
This weeks Link Up Thursday with Goodnight-Moon I have picked Mumford & Sons “Hold On To What You Believe”. While not a very visually appealing video, I really love the song.
“But hold on to what you believe, in the light
When the darkness has robbed you of all your sight”
I seriously love everything they sing. Every single thing. Sigh No More was my favorite album of 2011 and continues to be in 2012. I can’t wait to hear their new stuff.
Okay…and Lover of the Light.
Happy Thursday everyone! (Please leave me a comment/Facebook note/Tweet promising you’ll get up and dance around your houses/kitchens/bedrooms today. Dancing around is seriously awesome and gets everyone in a great mood, it works in our house).