Eureka Natural Foods has local organic quinoa in their bulk section for a very reasonable price, and I am so pleased to have one of the whole grains I crave grown less than 30 miles from where I live.
I adore it, actually; with it's interesting chewy-crunchy texture and earthy, nut-like flavor, not to mention it's high protein content, it is one of my favorite lunch options. ENF also has raw Spanish peanuts in the bulk section, and with those two cheap and almost non-perishable items in the pantry I can make a fantastically healthy and delicious salad with almost any vegetables that catch my eye.
This week, ENF has organic cilantro and parsley at a low price, and with a red bell pepper and a half a bunch of spinach I made this excellent Asian inspired salad in half an hour. Seriously, it's really scrumptious, and so colorful, it looks as mouth-watering as it is.
Healthy and Really Tasty Quinoa Salad