Monday, May 24, 2010

Quinoa Score!

I scored a yummy quinoa recipe on the back of the Trader Joe's box yesterday. If you haven't yet added this nutritional powerhouse into your diet, it's time. Quinoa is close to one of the most complete foods that you can find in nature. It's contains amino acids, enzymes, vitamins and minerals, fiber, antioxidants, and phytonutrients. It's also a complete protein for all my veggie loving friends out there. It contains all 9 essential amino acids that are required by the body.

Here's a delicious and easy way to give it a try.

Garlic Tofu Stir Fry with Quinoa, Peppers and Basil

1 C Quinoa prepared with 2C Veggie Stock
1 Package of Firm Tofu
4 TBS of Olive Oil
1 Small Onion
2 Peppers (any color)
5 cloves of thinly sliced garlic
20 leaves of fresh sweet basil
Grated Parmesan Cheese
Salt and Pepper to Taste

Cut Tofu into 1 inch pieces. Heat oil in a Large skillet. Add tofu and saute until golden brown on all sides.
Add onions, peppers and saute for 1-2 min; add garlic and saute an additional 1-2 min; season with salt and pepper
Remove pan from heat; add basil and quinoa. Toss until basil wilts; garnish with Parmesan Cheese.

Be sure to let us know if you have any great quinoa recipes to share!

In health,


Joanie Johnson, HC

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