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What’s Cooking in Gail’s Kitchen? A Second Helping of Quinoa Mediterranean! Are you getting enough grains in your diet? Well, this nutritious food is actually gluten-free, yet high in fiber. And if you’ve been neglecting protein, this one is an excellent source to remember when dieting. I like the fact that it’s high in antioxidants. See what you think about spicing it up a bit.
QUINOA MEDITERRANEAN
Ingredients:

1/4 cup quinoa

1/4 cup long grain brown rice

1/8 teaspoon garlic powder

1/8 teaspoon onion powder

1/8 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes

1/8 teaspoon sea salt

1/8 teaspoon cracked black pepper

1 green onion, sliced

2 tablespoons cashews

1/4 cup bacon pieces, cooked
Instructions:

Bring 1 3/4 cups of water to a boil. Add quinoa, brown rice, garlic powder, onion powder, red pepper flakes, sea salt, and pepper. Stir to combine. Reduce heat to simmer and cover. Simmer 15 minutes until…

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