Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Stuff You Should Know Podcast

My sister rocks! See my sister to the right! --> OK, maybe not, but since my dog is me, I figured hers could be her!!

Anyway, C. is always on the look out for me for gluten-related items. She's also a big podcast fan, especially of the "How Stuff Works" podcast called "Stuff You Should Know." Today, her interests happily combined.

Today's "Stuff You Should Know" podcast was titled: SHOULD YOU NOT EAT GLUTEN?

YAY! I'm always fascinated by articles, reports, etc. on gluten, and especially the history of gluten allergies. I'm really looking forward to 29 minutes of intellectual, GF yummies.

You can download the podcast through iTunes. It's free!

However, if you don't have iTunes, I will see if I can embed it here.

Side Note here: Do you know that you cannot upload anything but images to the free blogs on blogspot?! How useless is that! I'm going to host the file elsewhere and embed. But maybe it's time to change my blogging platform. Geez.

Give it a second to load the embedded audio player!

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

SUPERGRAIN!!! (aka Quinoa)

It's a bird. It's a plane. It's SUPERGRAIN!!!
image by Kurt Stueber

Quinoa is weird. So am I. I like quinoa.

I blogged a bit about quinoa (keen-wah) in this 30 Days entry. But it keeps popping up in my life.

Today there was an article on Yahoo! News about "Quinoa's popularity boon to Bolivians." Not surprisingly, the more "First World foodies" (as the article calls us) consume quinoa, the more rural farmers can make off of it. Which, of course, gives way to concerns about over-farming and the crushing of small sustainable farmers by big commercial/government operations. Sigh. Sometimes, no good deed goes unpunished.

But for me, quinoa is great because it's overly healthy (10 essential amino acids and 14%-18% protein content) AND GLUTEN-FREE!

image by Blairingmedia

I bought a bag of red quinoa on impulse a few weeks ago because of all of the good hype. My nutrionist had given me a crockpot recipe that had "an approved grain" as one of the ingredients. So I used the red quinoa. It's great! Really filling and it was a very easy 'make'.

  • Herbed Chicken & Quinoa Crockpot fun