One of the problems with keeping a (relatively) balanced diet is getting protein.
I'm primarily vegetarian, nowadays (I promise, I like my steak! Once in a very long while) so finding alternative ways of getting protein has turned into a fun experiment of sorts for me. There's quinoa, soy products, lentils, fake meat, etc. But while I was browsing the pasta shelves of my local organic food store, I found...
Why HELLO there. Somebody just combined two of my favorite things. Obviously you can't get all of your protein from quinoa pasta, but it's certainly a nice addition. I honestly had no idea this combination existed, but am very excited it does.
Curiosity got the better of me, so I bought a box of the "Garden Pagodas" variety - among other types of pasta, they offered shells, veggie curls, rotelle, linguine, and more. Quinoa pasta is cooked exactly like regular pasta: boil water, add salt/olive oil, throw your pasta in!
I added a little bit of pre-made vodka sauce (I know, I know. I was feeling lazy!) and went to town. Honestly, I couldn't taste the difference between this and regular pasta, which suits me just fine. It was delicious!
Find out more about quinoa pasta here
.Have you ever tried quinoa pasta? What other creative quinoa combos have you heard of?