In an attempt to lose weight and get fitter after my surgery, we have been trying to switch over to healthier food and have been avoiding/reducing high carbs, oil and spice in our diet. My hubby has also been giving me company in this attempt. So we have been avoiding rice and taking more of whole grains and high fiber food. We went shopping to Mustafa especially for buying different kinds of wholegrains. Mustafa has been stocking every kind of food grains nowadays. You think of it and its there!!!So we got a few packets of quinoa, millet, beans,steel cut oats and more. So you are going to see more of such healthy recipes with these ingredients in Creative Saga soon.
There are so many new ingredients like finger millet, hyacinth beans ,oats,brown rice etc which I came to know of after I came to Singapore. I have always loved to try using new and healthy ingredients in my cooking. The recent one is quinoa. I have been hearing of this grain since a last few years. I found organic quinoa seeds in mustafa. Like me if you are not aware, you should try searching the internet for the health benefits of quinoa, so that you can think of including it in your diet.
Like many other ingredients which I started using at a very later stage, I never quite enjoyed the taste with satisfaction, but had them just because they are healthy- Just and acquired taste. I thought quinoa was going to be the same.But I was wrong. I loved the nutty taste of quinoa. I made it just like how I make tomato rice. It was really good. By now, I have used quinoa a number of times and enjoyed it each time.So if you do try this one , let me know how you liked it. Also I would appreciate if you leave a comment about your favourite recipe with quinoa!!