Superfood Of Summer: 9 Healthy Quinoa Recipes

Added bonus: quinoa is also super...delicious!
Jul 9, 2014 12:00 pm

They're those lovable little seeds with awesome little tails you see cropping up in everything from tabouli to fritters. It's quinoa, and we eat this versatile superfood every chance we get. Check out 9 of our favorite summer recipes for quinoa from sweet supercharged breakfast bars to ultra-nutritious savory mushroom quinotto (think lightened-up risotto).


Side Dish: 14 Great Grains To Serve With Dinner

Couscous, rice, farro, barley, rice and more!
Jun 19, 2014 1:30 pm

Mashed potatoes won't save you when the weather's hot, no matter how rad you make 'em. You need a nice healthy side featuring healthy grains...but we stuck some nice cheesy grits and creamy barley risotto in there just in case a nice healthy side is not what you need. Otherwise, peruse hand-picked recipes for light, delicious couscous (both regular and Israeli), rice, corn and quinoa (a seed, not a grain, but still perfect for healthy sides).

What Is Kamut?

Protein-rich Khorasan wheat is one trendy grain
Apr 15, 2013 1:31 pm

Now here's a grain we don't see often enough: kamut. It's also called Khorasan wheat or Pharaoh grain, owing to the fact that grains were discovered in ancient Egyptian tombs. It's healthier than conventional wheat, and has a crazy backstory to boot. Read all about it!

Toasted Oatmeal Waffles With A Hint Of Cinnamon Recipe

Oatmeal waffles with a sweet, grainy balance
Mar 17, 2013 9:26 am
Photo: Lucy Schaeffer

The cooked oatmeal that goes into this batter starts with quick-cooking rolled oats that are toasted in a bit of butter until they give off an amazing aroma. Toasting is an extra step, but it’s well worth the effort for the alluring, butterscotchy quality that it brings out in the grain. Bake the waffles until they’re deeply browned so that they form a delicately crisp crust that contrasts beautifully with the moist, custardy interior.

Steel-Cut Oats Recipe

This steel-cut oatmeal only sounds tough
Mar 17, 2012 9:01 am
steel cut oats
Photo: on Flickr

Make steel-cut oats your new vehicle for brown sugar, sliced fresh or dried fruit, berries, maple syrup, really whatever you were going to do to those pancakes. Plus, they're higher in fiber and lower in fat, which we're sure was your first thought when we suggested you swap pancakes for oatmeal.

Quinoa Salad: Start Your Week Right

It's Meatless Monday. Also, tastebud-friendly.
Nov 14, 2011 11:31 am
quinoa salad

I ate quinoa salad three times over the weekend by sheer coincidence. Rather than hang up my new-age hippie sandals and dig into a hearty cheesesteak, however, I now have an insatiable craving for those flavors and textures, and none for meat.

Chefs On The Run

Meet two chefs who run, swim and bike to keep fit
Aug 30, 2011 8:01 am

Who better to suggest what marathoners and triathletes should eat than chefs who regularly participate in these events? We caught up with Executive Chef Stephen Stromberg, 37, of Sapporo restaurant in Scottsdale, Ariz., where he is known as the Triathlete Chef, and Jonathan Rollo, 33, Owner/“Commander-in-Leaf” of Greenleaf Gourmet Chopshop, which has locations in...

Grilled Corn and Quinoa Salad Recipe

A vegetarian side dish that rocks
Jun 17, 2011 11:01 am
Grilled corn and quinoa salad
Photo credit: Tara Donne © 2011

Quinoa has been a staple grain in Peru for centuries. Highly nutritious, it is a complete protein that is high in iron and fiber, and it has a very mild flavor that complements anything it is paired with. And, when you consider that it cooks in only 15 minutes, you understand why it’s called the “gold of the Incas."


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