Is Quinoa Dead?
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Melinda W. January 5, 2016
I still like quinoa, but I never prepared it more than once or twice a month, so I never got sick of it. But I wouldn't miss kale. Give me spinach, Swiss chard, collards or turnip greens. Yum! Kale is just meh.
Mary January 5, 2016
I'd really like to see more recipes for whole grains like wheat berries. Salads with cranberries and nuts and cooked grains get old fast. Ditto breakfast cereal with maple syrup and the ubiquitous dried fruit. We need more and better savory recipes!
chris January 5, 2016
Hah! I had lunch with friends, today, and we were discussing this exact question. Me, I've always preferred brown rice.
amysarah January 5, 2016
I like quinoa well enough. But pretty amazing how we go into overdrive and make short work of something eaten for thousands of years! Though I doubt our attention span influences South American countries where quinoa is an actual staple...funny how poverty trumps fads! Frankly, quinoa's ubiquitous streak, like kale turning up in everything but chocolate cake, isn't all that different from, e.g., Beanie Baby mania. I think now it just settles into being a food (quinoa, not Beany Babies) and Whole Foods' culture moves on to the next obsession. (No couscous, don't go!)
ckachur May 23, 2016
Great, except Kale is in Chocolate Cake. (Although I would argue it is a brownie, not a cake.)
Lauren January 5, 2016
I hope other grains and seeds take over! I have celiac, and I am one of those lucky few who get sick from eating quinoa. Something about how the proteins are similar to gluten...yadda yadda yadda...So many restaurants have quinoa dishes as their gluten free option, so I can't wait for something else to take over.
Lindsay-Jean H. January 5, 2016
See ya quinoa! Take couscous with you! (Israel couscous, you can stay.)
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