In the Land of Quinoa

By Sheila Kemper Dietrich
Sheila Kemper Dietrich
Sheila Kemper Dietrich
Sheila is the Founder and CEO of Livliga. Sheila created Livliga and the VisualQs philosophy out of her years of personal experience in waging the war against obesity and longing to embrace a healthier lifestyle. Personally benefitting from the concepts integrated into Livliga, she has become a great advocate for its efficacy in living a healthy lifestyle. Sheila now enjoys sharing what she has learned through her blog, tweeting and public conversations. Nothing better than sharing and learning!
August 21, 2013 Updated: April 24, 2016

It may come as a surprise to many of us that quinoa has reached the stratosphere of superstardom. In fact, The United Nations has declared 2013 The International Year of Quinoa.

The United States has become the “Land of Quinoa”. You don’t have to go to Whole Foods any more to find it. It is amazing to see how many restaurants now have it on their menus. Even in the Heart of America at a restaurant called Café Sebastienne in Kansas City, Missouri  they have quinoa on the lunch menu.

Recipes for quinoa cover a wide range. There are recipes for any number of side dishes with flavorings from around the world. There are dishes made just for lunch. And then there are ones for dinner. Recently I saw a fun and creative recipe for a hot cereal version designed just for kids.

It is a good thing we like this ancient grain. It is packed full of goodness. It is high in fiber and loaded with protein. It is a relief to many that it is indeed gluten free.  It is evident that it has come by its name “super grain” naturally.

My family loves quinoa. It is easy to prepare and cooks in about 20 minutes. It is also a versatile grain and can be the base for any desired flavoring with herbs and spices. Add a few diced, fresh vegetables and you have a tasty pilaf.

If you haven’t yet joined the rave for quinoa, now is the time! It is a great way to add health to your diet. Enjoy! And Live Vibrant!

 

 

Sheila Kemper Dietrich
Sheila Kemper Dietrich
Sheila is the Founder and CEO of Livliga. Sheila created Livliga and the VisualQs philosophy out of her years of personal experience in waging the war against obesity and longing to embrace a healthier lifestyle. Personally benefitting from the concepts integrated into Livliga, she has become a great advocate for its efficacy in living a healthy lifestyle. Sheila now enjoys sharing what she has learned through her blog, tweeting and public conversations. Nothing better than sharing and learning!