Sunday, May 29, 2011


Being the Aunt to one niece who is attending Stanford with plans to become an Oncologist and another niece at UCSB getting her Masters degree and who is really into healthy eating, exercising, and eats a vegan diet, I can't help but listen to them talk about nutritious food. Quinoa (pronounced keen-wah) comes up quite often. Quinoa is the most nutritious of all the grains. Two important minerals found in quinoa are manganese and copper, these two work together as an antioxidant and help fight free radicals, which can cause the body to develop cancer and disease.

Enter...the of the highest antioxidant fruits......and the PECAN...a rich source of energy and an excellent source of antioxidants.

So, it was not by oxidant :) that I tried this recipe.

This is delicious, easy and quick to make, and so healthy. Give it a try, I think you will be amazed at how great this "super food" porridge tastes.

                                   QUINOA PORRIDGE WITH BLUEBERRIES AND PECANS

1 Cup quinoa, rinsed
2 cups milk
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
2 dashes cinnamon
2 TBSP. maple syrup
1/2 cup fresh blueberries
2 TBSP. pecans, toasted and coarsely chopped

Bring the quinoa, milk, vanilla, cinnamon and maple syrup to a boil, reduce the heat and simmer until tender, 15-20 minutes.

Mix in the blueberries, remove from heat and top with the pecans. 

*optional.....add some whipped cream like Ron did!

Makes two servings.

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