13 Quinoa Recipes to Celebrate 2013 the International Year of Quinoa

2013 is the International Year of QuinoaDid you know that 2013 has been designated as the International Year of Quinoa by the United Nations??

The news had all of the Goddesses dancing!  Quinoa is a staple in our kitchens and we want to make it a staple in your kitchen!

What’s the Big Deal about Quinoa?

Quinoa is the only plant food that is gluten free, has a high protein content, and contains all essential amino acids.  It contains more calcium that milk and is a rich source of other important nutrients like iron, phosphorus, B Vitamins and Vitamin E.

Although Quinoa is actually a member of the goosefoot family and technically classified as a seed, it is used like a grain.  Swap out your use of rice and even pasta for Quinoa for healthy and high nutrient alternatives!

More that 400 years ago, the Spanish crushed the cultivation and growth of Quinoa in countries like Peru, calling it chicken feed and poor people food.  The truth is that if poor people (all people!) ate more quinoa, the world could take serious steps to eradicating famine and increasing nutrient intake for people everywhere.  Due to the resurgence of use, Bolivian and Peruvian farmers are scrambling to meet the demand.

Quinoa really is a BIG DEAL.  And it tastes great and adapts to so many recipe variations that you can never, ever get bored with eating it!

Why is 2013 the International Year of Quinoa?

The United Nations has designated 2013 as the International Year of Quinoa – how cool!

The Year of Quinoa aims to focus world attention on the “nutritional, economic, environmental and cultural value of quinoa,” a seed originally cultivated for food in the Andes, primarily in PeruBolivia, and Ecuador.

The main objective of designating 2013 as the IYQ is to raise awareness of how quinoa can provide nutrition, increase food security, and help eradicate poverty around the world.

The slogan for the year – a future planted thousands of years ago – recognizes the contribution of the Andean indigenous people as custodians of this nutritious and biologically diverse seed.

Will you help spread the word about Quinoa and its benefits?  The Quinoa Goddess sends blessings and we have recipes below to get you jump started with QUINOA preparation!

13 quinoa recipes for the international year of quinoa

 

 

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