Author Maria del Mar Sacasa is a popular food blogger and Serious Eats contributor. But in her book, The Quinoa [Keen-Wah] Cookbook del Mar Scasa tackles the latest superfood to take the country by storm. Quinoa enjoys a protein-packed makeup that is gluten free and has a mouthfeel that's very similar to grains (though it's actually a seed), making it extremely attractive for vegan, vegetarian and wheat-free diets. The down-side? Well, it's just not the tastiest food trend we've seen. Or at least not until Maria del Mar Sacasa shows us more than seventy-five recipes that use quinoa in unexpected, creative, and delicious ways! 7 Chapters cover quinoa Basics: Breakfast and Brunch, Soups, Stews and Salads; Mains, Snacks, Small Bites, and Sweets, plus, there are helpful conversion tables and recipe index. The author's well-practiced instruction will teach you several methods for perfectly cooked quinoa; how to grind your own quinoa flour, flakes, and puffs; and how to use quinoa in both savory and sweet applications, including baked goods. Try the Nutty Quinoa Granola, Breakfast Coconut Quinoa, Roasted Peppers with Lamb-Quinoa Stuffing, Matzo Ball?Style Quinoa Soup, Charred Romaine Greek Salad with Quinoa-Crusted Feta, Quinoa, Sweet Potato, and Walnut Veggie Burgers, Quinoa, Cashew, and Orange Blossom Brittle, and Quinoa PB&J Cookies. The Quinoa [Keen-Wah] Cookbook by Maria del Mar Sacasa. Published by Harper Wave. Hardcover. 208 pages.