Thursday, October 21, 2010
It's day four of Pumpkin Week! Since I love pumpkin and I love quinoa, when I saw this recipe for pumpkin quinoa from Koko's Kitchen, I HAD to make it. Since the recipe called for caramelized onions and sage, it didn't taste like it should be a breakfast food, like the pumpkin alfredo did.
Pumpkin is an excellent source of vitamin A. It is also full of vitamins C and K, magnesium, calcium, potassium, zinc and iron. The nutrients found in pumpkin are anti-inflammatory, are know to slow the process of aging and can reduce cholesterol. Most people buy pumpkins to decorate with at this time of year. Yes, they are pretty, but they're so nutritious, that they're much better off in your dinner than on your doorstep!
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