For sure, I would miss out on a medal, a t-shirt and 97 Facebook likes. But how does a hefty medal compare to the resilience gained from grinding out those long runs (and many quinoa salads)? How does 97 likes stack up against achieving a hitherto unachievable goal?
Worth a shot (or five).
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I'm a total quinoa addict, so it seemed only natural to sub it in and leave the arborio on the bench (well, on the supermarket shelf to be exact). Quinoa is everything arborio isn't - it's low GI, low in starch, low carb, high protein, high fibre, you get the picture.
Quinoa is the grain that dare not speak its name. Mainly because no one's really sure how to pronounce it. But despite that
Eating a bowl of quinoa or other wholegrain every day could reduce the risk of premature death from cancer, heart disease
Quinoa possesses all the properties on every dieter's wishlist: it has the texture of a grain but isn't one, and is packed
My favourite thing about quinoa is its texture. It's something a bit like barley with its chewiness, and it also has a light fluffiness akin to well prepared couscous. No matter how 'good for you' a food is, I don't include it in my diet unless it passes the taste test.
Recently we experimented with going gluten-free for a month. The good news is that really it wasn't as difficult as you'd think. By approaching it from a 'let's focus on what we can eat' mindset, there are so many clever options that don't include gluten or rely on expensive commercial 'gluten-free' substitutes.
Dubbed the 'new quinoa' (apart from Ethiopians who have been eating it for thousands of years), teff is the new grain that