Friday, July 30, 2010

Quinoa

Have you eaten quinoa before? My cousin made me dinner last night prior to going on our Thursday walk and it included quinoa! I was excited since I had wanted to try quinoa but was afraid...very afraid! lol. No I really wasn't afraid, I just never bought it.

Quinoa is actually a protein. I thought it was just a grain or something. Here is what I found online...

"Most commonly considered a grain, quinoa is actually a relative of leafy green vegetables like spinach and Swiss chard. It is a recently rediscovered ancient "grain" once considered "the gold of the Incas."

Also from online sources...

Not only is quinoa high in protein, but the protein it supplies is complete protein, meaning that it includes all nine essential amino acids. In addition to protein, quinoa features a host of other health-building nutrients. Because quinoa is a very good source of manganese as well as a good source of magnesium, iron, copper and phosphorus, this "grain" may be especially valuable for persons with migraine headaches, diabetes and atherosclerosis.

That's enough for the quinoa lesson! It was delicious. My cousin made it with vegetable broth, diced red peppers and some herbs.

On another note, it's T-41.5 hours until my half marathon!

Soooooo, on another note (again), the cops are out to get me! I'm evading the police! lol. Apparently, someone's car across the street was hit as there was a dent in the door last weekend. The car was parked on the street all night long.

Sunday, the police came by and were asking questions to my neighbors. I was not home. My neighbor told me about it when I got home because the police were probably going to come back. I said ok.

All week, I work during the day and go to the gym or run in the evenings. I've been getting home around 8:00 pm. The cops never showed up when I was home. Yesterday, I saw my neighbor and he asked what happened. I said nothing, the police never showed up. He was surprised and said the police have been by every day (at 1:00 pm or 6:00 pm). lol. Some people work, you know! So, I'm hiding out. Don't want to get arrested! lol. Just kidding! I'll probably have a run-in with them this weekend!

4 comments:

  1. Quinoa is awesome! Check out www.leadingtheweigh.com for her Sundried Tomato and Goat Cheese Quinoa. It is amazing and easy!

    Yay for the marathon!

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  2. That sounds so good Marisa! I love goat cheese!

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  3. I love quinoa - haven't made it in ages though! Good luck at your half!!

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  4. I love quinoa. If you search my blog I have a recipe for a great summer salad. I have only tried regular and red but would love to try the others.

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