The BEST EVER Gluten Free Chocolate Quinoa Cake

by Caterina Borg, Good Food Gourmet on July 24, 2015

The BEST EVER Chocolate Quinoa Cake, www.goodfoodgourmet.comI’ve been doing so much reading lately on the correct way to prepare quinoa and experimenting with recipes to help provide better and extra nutrition for my mother’s meals. Like many others, quinoa is one of those grains that people have turned to because of its high nutritive value, and especially its good, clean source of protein.

Quinoa is also one of those acceptable grains that gluten free folks can include in their diet without a problem — but for some, there’s still a love/hate relationship with the grain, especially if it’s not prepared correctly.
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Quick And Easy 3-2-1 Fried Rice, www.goodfoodgourmet.com

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