I have been cooking and eating Quinoa for the best part of four years now. I have written a book on the subject and numerous reports and articles on the subject. Despite this I am still finding new ways to include this super grain in my diet.
The thing to do is not to highlight quinoa as something esoteric and special. What you need to do is just include it into your daily cooking when there are suitable opportunities.
Just today my wonderful wife was on cooking duties and we were having honey and mushroom chicken casserole. The only problem was the sauce was way too runny. So I suggested that she throw in some quinoa to absorb the excess liquid. Now my wife is very patient and understanding with my quinoa obsession and duly put half a cup into the casserole. Sure enough 15 minutes later we had a delicious meal with all the excess sauce soaked up.
The point of this anecdote is to illustrate that as we become more familiar with seeds and grain it becomes simpler to add them to our favourite meals. There are so many hugely nutritious seeds and grains including Flax, Hemp, Millet, Amaranth, Pumpkin Seeds, Sesame Seeds and Sunflower Seeds.
As you include all these wonderful grains into your diet you will need to have a stock of them In the pantry. This means that when inspiration strikes, you have the ingredients at hand. Most seeds and grains have a good shelf life of up to 3 months. You will find you get through the packs once you get the wholegrain bug.
Other recipes that you can add quinoa and other grain to include soups, salads, stir fry dishes, home made granola bars, bread recipes and desserts. You just need to get into the habit and mindset of asking yourself what you could add to a meal to make it even more tasty and fortifying.
By consuming grains that have had minimal factory processing you will get the greatest nutritional benefit from them. They are becoming readily available on the high street so you can easily and cheaply get hold of a good range of seeds.
So instead of just looking up the latest quinoa recipes why not think about how you can add some to your existing recipes. You will naturally and organically find yourself eating more natural wholefoods which over time will radically change your health and digestion for the better.