Ancient Secret Saves the WorldPosted by Prime Method on Sat, 01/04/2014 - 11:15
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It’s a bird!
It’s a plane!
It’s a Supergrain!
A powerhouse of nutrition with an unfortunate name, KEEN-wah, not kwin-OH-ah is difficult to pronounce and spell. Often derided by people who don’t know better, it’s known as the mother of all grains by the ancient Incans, who considered it a sacred food. Quinoa is a seed that resembles couscous. Super easy to cook, you can go raw and sprouted, toasted, cooked, savory, sweet, crunchy, soft, hot, cold or room temp. It stands by and supports any flavor you align it with - and makes it even better. Quinoa is in the supporting actress category, so you better get your mind around the idea that one day she’s going to be a star.
People trust wheat, rice and corn. One syllable. They even came to respect (and consequently eat) kale. Those names sound safe, hearty and trustworthy. Keen-wah sounds too much like Kumbaya – no offense to Peter, Paul or Mary.
This is a food for people who are wiling to do what it takes to be healthy. I can see it on the plate of Pope Francis. It needs to be adorned in a respectful name that children will grow to eat and spell easily.
So I vote to re-brand the seed in 2014.
Queen - as a nod to the Incans
Q (the grain formally know as Quinoa)
I made this quick-cook dish for breakfast right after Christmas because I felt like I needed something clean, simple and virtuous.
(I omitted the pine nuts and goat cheese because I didn’t have them.)
The Star - Quinoa
The Supporting Characters - Meyer Lemon, Green Onion, Kale and Olive Oil
The Plot - A Simple but Flavorful Mariinade
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