07 Feb '12, 4pm

Eating on a limited diet: It doesn't have to be boring.

Eating on a limited diet: It doesn't have to be boring.

Quinoa is so versatile. I shared some of my general and specific ideas on how to use this grain here. You can flavor it with Mexican seasonings and top it with Mexican ground beef, avocadoes (if allowed on the diet), cilantro, roasted red pepper and a dollop of plain yogurt (which acts like a sour cream). You can make a delicious chicken and quinoa soup (just use a chicken and rice recipe, but substitute quinoa). I also love it cold with a favorite homemade dressing poured over it. Especially nice is one made with freshly squeezed lemon juice, extra virgin olive oil, lots of pepper, fresh garlic, and a bit of lemon zest. It's a bright flavor to add to quinoa. You can make the salad more protein-rich by adding in cooked white beans, black beans, or leftover cold meat. Make it pop with fresh flavors by adding fresh, minced herbs. Make it crunchy by adding in fresh vegetables...

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