Quinoa – Fill That Starchy Need

This afternoon I was working on a special report about quinoa and it got me hungry to try the pseudo-grain again. I bought a package last winter and made a batch or so, but never really did much with it. As I was doing the research I realized once again …

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Pumpkin Seed Flour

I stumbled onto a great blog this evening. www.glutenfreewholefoods.blogspot.com She has a great looking recipe for Chocolate Pumpkin Seed Flour Cake that I can’t wait to try. Unfortunately the pumpkin seed flour by Omega Nutrition is not out yet, but I will let you know when it is available. The …

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How to Use Chia Seeds

Chia Seeds are tiny black and white seeds that used to be a staple food in Aztec and Mayan times. They are now experiencing a resurgence in popularity due to their wonderful health benefits. Chia Is A Superfood These little seeds are relatively high in protein, sporting twice as much …

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What Are Chia Seeds?

Chia seeds come from Salvia hispanica, a desert herb that is a member of the mint family. It grows predominantly in southern Mexico, where it used to be grown in abundance and is now experiencing a resurgence in popularity. They may just be the next “super food” – packed with …

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Symptoms of Celiac Disease

Celiac disease carries with it many uncomfortable symptoms. The condition occurs as a result of complications in digesting a protein called “gluten.” Once foods that contain gluten are eaten, the body’s immune system initializes and immediately attacks the protein. When this happens, the body can’t properly absorb essential nutrients considered …

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Is Quinoa Gluten Free?

When you first see quinoa or hear about it you may think that it is actually a “grain”. Some people may even refer to it as such, but rest assured it is not a grain. It is actually a plant seed and a relative of green leafy vegetables such as …

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How To Cook Quinoa

Before cooking this high protein seed, it is important to rinse it well. Rinsing removes the bitter resin-like coating, called saponin. Store-bought quinoa has been rinsed before packaging; however, it is still a good idea to go through this step just to make sure no saponin or residue lingers. To …

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Amaranth: The Little Old Seed That Could

A 7,000-year-old pseudo grain called amaranth is making an exciting comeback! The amaranth is a diminutive little seed, but it packs a wallop of great taste and good nutrition. Naturally gluten free and supernaturally loaded with fiber and essential elements, amaranth’s excellent supply of energy, iron, calcium, and muscle-building protein …

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