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Food

Get in My Belly: Quinoa Mac and Cheese

At first I thought that Pinterest wouldn’t be of use to me, contrary dino that I am, until I realized how awful I was about organizing food posts that I like. Lots of times I’ll see something on The Kitchn or elsewhere, think, “Yeah, I should make that sometime,” and then close the tab and […]

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The Beggars’ Banquet: Spicy Quinoa with Citrus, Pistachio, & Herb Puree

I spend maybe a little more time than the average person perusing cookery blogs, trawling for recipes I can adapt or cook plain for my family. I’m big on flavor, and we don’t eat meat (except fish), so sometimes it’s hard to find seasonally-appropriate recipes that fit our taste. So I was particularly delighted when […]

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International Women's Issues

International Women’s Issues: Quinoa, Malnutrition, and Women in Bolivia

Quinoa is pretty much the ultimate food, right? It’s vegan, gluten-free, soy-free, fat-free, and a complete protein (a rarity amongst non-meats!) In the past few years, it’s become incredibly popular among Westerners ““ my local Whole Foods is positively bursting with the stuff. 

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Food

Destination Quinoa

Quinoa has become much more popular the past few years, but some questions remain. What is quinoa? How do I make quinoa? And most importantly, how the heck do I say “quinoa”?