The Quinoa Coast?

I picked the name of this project while eating a piece of peanut butter toast. All that energy was inspiring. Some monounsaturated fat and non-fiction first thing in the morning. Anyhow, I thought I'd let you know what I'm currently consuming around seven a.m., cause this blog could've been called 'The Quinoa Coast' had I started eating these seeds a little sooner!

Defined by Wikipedia as "a species of goosefoot" quinoa (pronounced 'keen-wah') is a grain-like crop grown primarily for its edible seeds. "It is a pseudocereal rather than a true cereal, or grain, as it is not a member of the true grass family. As a chenopod, quinoa is closely related to species such as beets, spinach, and tumbleweeds." Weird, right?

My first experience with these strange seeds was at the Love Muffin Cafe in Moab, UT. It was served cold, with a side of steamed soy milk, raspberries, brown sugar and some walnuts. I was apprehensive at first, but after being assured by my wife (then girlfriend) that I would enjoy it, I bought a bowl. And I'll be damned if it wasn't delicious. Better than any breakfast cereal. Close second to a slice of toast.

Click here for a killer quinoa recipe.