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Easy dinner recipes: Three quinoa salad ideas for Gluten-Free Wednesday
Easy dinner recipes: Three quinoa salad ideas for Gluten-Free Wednesday

Fan of quinoa? Perhaps not very familiar with it but curious? If you're looking for a great wheat-free alternative this Gluten-Free Wednesday, quinoa is a winner. A South American grain-like crop, quinoa has come to be recognized as a nutrient-dense superfood. The seeds, or "grains" (quinoa is not a true cereal, though its seeds resemble and are used like grains) of the plant can be found at most supermarkets, and it can be cooked like rice, added to soups and stews, and even popped. If you've never cooked with it before, here are a couple of tips: Rinse the grains under running water; they are coated with saponins (defensive compounds) that can give a finished dish a...

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