I have a morning ritual of reading food blogs while eating breakfast. A lot of the articles include the latest food trends, and for the past couple years quinoa has been popping up. A lot of people have asked me what it is and I wasn’t even really sure! The texture is similar to that of couscous, but couscous is a pasta. A little research revealed quinoa is apparently a seed. Nonetheless I find it to be DELISH. I like the kind that is pre-washed because it has a less “crunchy” texture and you don’t have to soak it in water as long. Quinoa is great because it is so versatile – there are so many recipes out there using it for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. It’s a yummy gluten free alternative, plus is a lot easier to find in the grocery store ever since it started trending a couple years ago.

The picture above is from this recipe. It’s a great beginners recipe for quinoa and like the name says it can be used for any meal of the day 🙂
This is another ALL TIME FAVORITE…a little tricker but quinoa is soooooo good in this form.  Look up any sort of “quinoa cake” and you won’t be disappointed!
I took out the cilantro and red onions because I am not personally a fan.
Seriously those these two recipes are keepers and will make you a fan of quinoa 🙂
If those don’t strike your fancy you can always make the quinoa according to the directions and add whatever you like! Any type of cheese, lemon, herbs or oil are some great options.  Get creative 🙂

About purplepeanutbutter0

We are Alex and Megan. We love to cook, eat and travel. Both of us grew up being very picky but we have learned to love and appreciate food through making almost everything from scratch. It has taught us to truly cherish what we eat day in and day out.This blog will show our daily love of cooking dinner and desserts!
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