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Sweet Corn & Quinoa with Honey Lemon Vinaigrette

I’m always trying out new things in the kitchen, and I had been wanting to try Quinoa for some time. In fact, I’ve had a box of Quinoa sitting on my cabinet for a while now. As always, I want to keep my Foodies informed, so I did a little research on this pseudo cereal as it is called. Quinoa is closely related to species such as beets, spinach, and tumbleweeds. Tumbleweeds? makes your mouth water, doesn’t it?…

Quinoa was of great nutritional importance in pre-Columbian Andean civilizations, secondary only to the potato, and was followed in importance by maize. In contemporary times, this crop has become highly appreciated for its nutritional value, as its protein content is very high (18%). Nutritional evaluations of quinoa indicate that it is a source of complete protein.It is a good source of dietary fiber and phosphorus and is high in magnesium and iron. Quinoa is gluten-free and considered easy to digest. Because of all these characteristics, quinoa is being considered a possible crop in NASA’s Controlled Ecological Life Support System for long-duration human occupied spaceflights.

Impressive, right? Since it’s so good for you, I wanted to try a recipe that I could get my daughter to eat. I succeeded with this one, so I recommend you try it at home. As far as preparation is concerned, no big deal. It takes 15 minutes.

Helga

Sweet Corn & Quinoa with Honey Lemon Vinaigrette

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Marshmallow Treat Pops

Marshmallow treats… doesn’t it take you back to when you were a kid? I think this was one of the first things I ever made all by myself, I must have been about 8 years old.  I remember I didn’t push them into a pan, but instead made them look like fat, deformed cookies. But I loved them… my family was probably just humoring me, but they ate them all!

I hadn’t even thought about making these until a few months ago, I’ve only made them a couple of times because I don’t want to overindulge Kristen’s sweet tooth, but…  she’s still a kid, so I make these for her from time to time. (It’s a handy little lunch box snack, too).

Marshmallow treats are great just as they are, cut into squares. However, this variation is fit for a celebration, or for any time you will have a group of kids in your home.  They are toddler friendly too, I gave one to Kristen and she had no trouble eating it.

The easiest way to cover your treats with chocolate, is to transfer the melted chocolate into a glass. It is easier to cover the area this way.

Helga

Marshmallow Treat Pops

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