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quinoa (keenwah): my new fav!

Brown Lentil Quinoa Vegetable Casserole

I've been aware of this unique and lesser known "grain" for some time, but it wasn't until I was served a quinoa salad recently, that I have come to fully appreciate its qualities and flavor. Since that first dish I've tasted several more delicious concoctions and loved them all.

Some of the ways I enjoy quinoa is as a breakfast dish, warm with chopped apples, dried cranberries and a dash of cinnamon. Or a side salad, mixed with fresh chopped cherry tomatoes, raw red and yellow peppers, parsley, cilantro, and something sweet like raisins or dried chopped apricots. Also as a hearty dinner entree like the dish above- Brown Lentil Quinoa Vegetable Casserole.

And, maybe best of all, quinoa is high in protein and vitamins. What's not to like? For a large selection of quinoa recipes to try check out the Savvy Vegetarian.

Happy Eating


  1. I love Quinoa too!! Quinoa flakes are my favorite breakfast cereal!! Peace!!!

  2. I love it too- I may have to try this recipe!

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