No matter where we are in the world, no matter how old or young we may be, our favorite foods bring a sense of comfort. When I’m missing home, I like to make something that reminds me of America — the smell and taste instantly conjures up memories of home.
I’m always looking for tasty, simple recipes that I can recreate here. I can only eat so much rice. It’s more difficult than you would imagine — finding substitutes, omitting ingredients, adjusting measurements, etc. However, thanks to a random shipment of “health food” I was able to find quinoa at the local grocery store. And of course, I bought it! As a vegetarian, it’s equally difficult to find good recipes that aren’t full of meat, but full of protein and iron. That’s why quinoa is perfect…
If you don’t know much about quinoa, here are a few of its benefits:
-provides complete protein, including all 9 essential amino acids
-a good source of magnesium, folate and phosphorous
-provides antioxidant protection
It’s especially great for people who are prone to migraines. Who knew?
Yesterday, I experimented with a recipe for quinoa burgers and today, I’m enjoying the leftovers! If I can make it here, you can most definitely make it at home. Bon appetit!