Nutritional Value; Comparing Quinoa, Wheat & Rice

According to studies Quinoa has comparable levels of amino acids to wheat, soy and skim milk. Quinoa however contains an amino acid, lysine which normally isn’t found in vegetable proteins. Lysine is typically found in meat, fish and eggs. Have a look at the table below that shows comparable levels of essential amino acids between wheat and Quinoa; however Quinoa does not contain the gluten usually found within breads. Read more of this post

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Quinoa, Essential for any Fat Loss Mission

The Incas called it “Mother of All Grains” and this amazing grain originally found in the Andean region of South America can be a great addition to a healthy and nutritious diet.  Found in varieties of Black, Red and White, Quinoa is a very versatile grain that can be used in many different dishes from chili, herb salads and even porridge for a satisfying breakfast.

The truly awesome thing about Quinoa is that it is a well balanced source of Read more of this post

Rich’s Fresh Mango Salsa

Mango Salsa created by Rich Thurman

Summertime is hot so this month you can refresh your palate with my cool new recipe. Salsa means mixture and as a Salsa dancer living in Southeast Asia; I have seen the Asian cultural fusion on the dance floor with Latin rhythms creating a unique style of its own. What better way to bring attention and honor this than with my Mango Salsa creation? Salsa means mixture and this month we combine the sweet flavor of Southeast Asia with a spicy kick of Latin America.

I’ve been dancing Salsa now for nearly three years and I began while living in Thailand. It was a great alternative to many of the other night time indulgences that many foreigners in Bangkok partake. I found that Read more of this post

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