Archive for September, 2011

Quinoa… Keen Wah What?


Quinoa, pronouned “keen wah” is 100% whole grain.  It can be substituted for almost any other grain, although technically, it’s a seed of a plant related to spinach.  It packs a punch in nutrition and is close to being a perfect food. 


If you’re already in love with quinoa, then read on to find where you can get some awesome recipes!  If you’re new to quinoa, you’re in for a great discovery!


Quinoa is “one of the best sources of protein

in the vegetable kingdom” according to

The National Academy of Sciences.

The United Nations Food and Agricultural Organization

states that quinoa is a source of all essential amino acids.


Other Great Benefits of Quinoa: 

  • It contains lysine–the amino acid which helps the body produce protein as well as process the protein in the quinoa and in other foods.
  • It helps keep bones strong and healthy with very high amounts of manganese.
  • Quinoa is low glycemic and helps to maintain normal blood sugar levels.
  • It’s a great source of B vitamins containing niacin, thiamin and B6.
  • It contains high levels of potassium and riboflavin. 
  • Quinoa is also good source of magnesium, zinc, copper, folic acid and vitamin E.
  • It doesn’t give you that heavy feeling in your tummy and has a nutty flavor.


Wendy at CookingQuinoa has some fantastic recipes with great pictures.  I just recently discovered Wendy, and I’m so thankful to have found her beautiful site and yummy recipes! So check it out and let me know what you think about KEEN WAH.


Happy Cooking & Cheers,


Dr. Norman Walker
"The key to health is simple: If we do not eat the kind of food, prepared properly, which will nourish the body constructively, we not only die prematurely, we suffer along the way."
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"Natural forces within us are the true healers."

"Let thy food be your medicine and your medicine be your food."