20 Nov '11, 9pm

Quinoa: Should I Eat This Grain?

Quinoa: Should I Eat This Grain?

Quinoa Real grown near Uyuni on the Bolivian Altiplano. Mount Tunupa in the background. Photo credit: Mark Philbrick/BYU If I were sent to a desert island with one type of food only to sustain me, I would choose quinoa. Like many people since quinoa began gaining visibility , I became a convert with my first spoonful. I love the satisfying pop of the tiny translucent beads in my mouth. I love the taste, so unique and yet so versatile as to provide the perfect stand-in for pasta, bread, rice, potatoes–you name it. And of course, I love the nutritious goodness of this gluten-free seed–its balance of essential amino-acids equals that of meat, its protein content surpasses any grain’s, to name but a few. Pregnant, I laughed when I realized that quinoa was the only food whose very evocation would nauseate me. Thankfully, I was able to make my peace with it as soon as breastfeed...

Full article: http://www.care2.com/greenliving/quinoa-should-i-eat-this...

Tweets

Care2 Healthy Living: When you bite into an earthy organic toma...

Care2 Healthy Living: When you bite into an ear...

care2.com 20 Nov '11, 10pm

If you’re truly interested in organic (i.e. ecological and healthy) alternatives to chemical fertilizers, then it’s time t...

Recipes for Green Tomatoes | Care2 Healthy Living

Recipes for Green Tomatoes | Care2 Healthy Living

care2.com 17 Nov '11, 4pm

Green tomatoes are often bountiful at the end of a gardening season—but instead of composting those green beauties or leav...

Smell and eat perfect toast with this 2 Slice Pop-Up Toaster from Aerogaz!

Smell and eat perfect toast with this 2 Slice P...

deal.com.sg 23 Nov '11, 6am

Highlights 50% off 2 Slice Pop-Up Toaster with Cool Wall Feature & Warming Rack for Buns at Aerogaz Only $13.90 instead of...

6 Simple Diet Game Changers | Diet and Nutrition | Care2 Healthy Living

6 Simple Diet Game Changers | Diet and Nutritio...

care2.com 20 Nov '11, 12am

If making a commitment to “eating healthfully” seems like an overwhelming chore, think more strategically. Opt for a few s...

Goodnight Moon: The Techno Version (video) | Care2 Healthy Living

Goodnight Moon: The Techno Version (video) | Ca...

care2.com 20 Nov '11, 11pm

My mommy antennae recently went up when I saw the video below, Goodnight, iPad . I don’t have young children anymore, so I...

Overweight people eat less often than people in...

straitstimes.com 21 Nov '11, 5am

Overweight adults eat less often than people in the normal body weight range, but still take in more calories and are less...

Lab Puppies in Slow Motion (Video) | Care2 Heal...

care2.com 20 Nov '11, 12am

Melissa Breyer is the Senior Editor for Healthy Living. She is a writer and editor with a background in sustainable living...

Nutella's Labels Make It Seem More Healthy Than It Is | Care2 Causes

Nutella's Labels Make It Seem More Healthy Than...

care2.com 20 Nov '11, 4pm

It probably comes as no surprise to hear that Nutella, the chocolate and hazelnut spread that tastes more like frosting, c...

Do You Eat While You Sleep? | Care2 Healthy Living

Do You Eat While You Sleep? | Care2 Healthy Living

care2.com 13 Nov '11, 3am

Sleep eating is a rare and dangerous sleep disorder (not an eating disorder), also known as nocturnal sleep-related eating...

New post: 10 Places to eat in Seminyak Bali

New post: 10 Places to eat in Seminyak Bali

ladyironchef.com 21 Nov '11, 1am

The first time I went to Bali was many years ago and to be honest, I couldn’t remember much of it. This time round, I did ...

15 Favorite Sweet Potato Recipes | Care2 Healthy Living: From enchiladas to pasta to pie, there are many ways to...

15 Favorite Sweet Potato Recipes | Care2 Health...

care2.com 18 Nov '11, 2am

From enchiladas to pasta to pie, there are many ways to serve sweet potatoes. Not only is this autumn powerfood versatile,...

7 Vegan Pie Recipes | Care2 Healthy Living

care2.com 19 Nov '11, 1am

Melissa Breyer is the Senior Editor for Healthy Living. She is a writer and editor with a background in sustainable living...

Nutritionally, Dark Meat Trumps White Meat | Care2 Healthy Living

Nutritionally, Dark Meat Trumps White Meat | Ca...

care2.com 19 Nov '11, 11pm

By Heather Ashare, MPH for DietsInReview.com Have you shunned a drumstick at Thanksgiving because of a fear of fat and cal...

Acupuncture: A Drug-Free Option for Chronic Pain

Acupuncture: A Drug-Free Option for Chronic Pain

care2.com 19 Nov '11, 2pm

by Staness Jonekos , Contributor to Acupuncture on AllThingsHealing.com , Author of Menopause Makeover According to the Am...