Quinoa. The most famous and well-known gluten-free “pseudo-grains” there is; and for good reason! It’s so versatile and such a great addition to any diet with all its wonderful qualities and health benefits. Gluten-free or not, I hope you learn to love quinoa as much as I do (if you don’t already)!
You didn’t think I would only talk about my love for buckwheat, did you? Of course not! I have to talk about quinoa too! There are so many reasons I love quinoa, but just like buckwheat, there is one aspect (or form) of it that stands out the most. I’ll get to that later, but for now, the facts about this gluten-free seed! I guess that’s where I should start; quinoa is not a grain, but a seed. The seeds come from the quinoa plant similar to the goosefoot plant (thus not a grass, not a cereal grain), and can be considered a pseudo-grain just like buckwheat. Quinoa comes from the same family as spinach, Swiss chard, and beets! The leaves of the plant quinoa comes from are said to taste similar to these veggies.Read More