High Protein, Gluten-Free
Quinoa (pronounced KEEN-wa) is a culinary favorite for numerous reasons. This ancient South American grain is quick and easy to cook, has a mellow, nutty flavor, and is equally delicious in both sweet and savory dishes. In addition, it's a high-protein, hypoallergenic, gluten-free food that's exceptionally rich in vitamins and minerals—and lower in carbohydrates than other whole grains.
This Alive Guide is packed with fascinating information about quinoa's history, a nutritional breakdown of all nutrients, as well as practical tips for finding and using the many forms of quinoa available. Cookbook author Jo Stepaniak created 12 tempting recipes—which range from comforting soups and casseroles to breakfast fare, salads, burgers, and even desserts—to show just how adaptable this ancient grain is for today's busy lifestyles.