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Quinoa Crazy: The Gluten-Free Superfood Cookbook
Food & Nutrition
by Miriam Knight     June 26, 2015    
Diane Holcomb, EastWest Bookstore
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You'll go crazy for quinoa, or just head-over-heels for the heavenly recipes in this cookbook, whether you use this super duper superfood toasted, cooked, or ground into flour. Did you know, due to the high protein content and unique amino acid composition in quinoa, it's the perfect nourishment for humans on long-term space missions, according to NASA? In this book, you'll find a sprinkling of such tidbits about the ancient seed, as well as information on its history, how to use it, and how to prepare it. Each recipe comes with its own lush photograph, enticing the reader to whip out those pots, pans, or bowls and start mixing. Want a taste? Let's start with a Quinoa Smoothie or waffles for breakfast. For lunch, a Red Quinoa Veggie Salad with Avocado Dressing. Snack time? There's everything from Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Candy Bites to Trail Mix Balls. And for dinner? How about quinoa "Fried Rice" or enchaladas. Let's not forget dessert! Mango Quinoa Brownies, anyone? Or Gingerbread Snickerdoodles? My taste buds are going crazy just thinking about these concoctions. Yours will too, when you see the photos. Bon app├ętit!

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