Keen on Quinoa “Slender gals chew on an old classic”



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While recently home for Thanksgiving, my father reminisced about the “simpler times.”  Being jostled and jolted by Black Friday shoppers, he wished stores could go back to the small, personal feel with common sundries and notions sections. I immediately pulled out my iPad to google what the heck he was talking about.

Cool it Daddy-O, no reason to rattle your cage. Heebie-Jeebies, Scram, Wise Guy!

The more I did my research, the more I understood where he was coming from.  I needed a way to show pops that sometimes new things can be hotsy-totsy too.  Food is something that can bring different families, cultures and even enemies together.  It gives us an opportunity to bond and learn about one another.  I found just the recipe to make the cat meow.

Potato pancakes, or latkes, are a staple in many cultures, but the carbs can be a killer.  No sweat. Susie Cover of Susie’s Supper Club gives us a delicious Quinoa Cakes recipe in her book, The Supper Club: Kid-Friendly Meals the Whole Family Will Love, that ensures your family dinner menu will be made in the shade.  Quinoa is a tender, nutty flavored grain.  A complete protein (it contains 9 amino acids), it is easy to use in a variety of meals while being a great source of magnesium, folate, and phosphorus which help keep headaches at bay while protecting your heart.

I took this twist to my pops to prove new can be better.  I soon realized that the combination of the two is best.  Bringing this recipe to my family helps ensure them a healthier life which will allow me to spend a longer lifetime with them listening to those kooky old stories.

With this healthy recipe, you’ll look sexy even when wearing the cat’s pajamas.


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