Forget rice. Forget pasta. Forget all grains, really. When there's quinoa -- which is actually a seed -- nothing else compares. And even though quinoa has been stealing the grain scene for some time now, we're still very much in love with it.

Quinoa is one of those health foods that doesn't taste like it's good for you -- so long as it's prepared right -- which is all we ever really needed to get down with healthy eating.

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Check out these other quinoa recipes.

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  • Gluten-Free Pizza

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://glutenfreeday.com/?p=440" target="_hplink">Gluten-Free Pizza recipe</a> by A Gluten-Free Day</strong> You don't have to feel bad about eating pizza when you eat it with a quinoa crust.

  • Whole Wheat Banana Quinoa Pancakes

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.ambitiouskitchen.com/2012/04/whole-wheat-banana-quinoa-pancakes/" target="_hplink">Whole Wheat Banana Quinoa Pancakes recipe</a> by Ambitious Kitchen</strong> Never has quinoa looked so delicious. These pancakes sneak in not only this protein-packed grain but whole wheat too.

  • Quinoa Egg Veggie Bake

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.edibleperspective.com/home/2011/8/16/quinoa-eggs.html" target="_hplink">Quinoa Egg Veggie Bake recipe</a> by Edible Perspective</strong> You get a double dose of protein with this breakfast egg bake recipe thanks to the sneaky addition of quinoa.

  • Quinoa Crunch

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://makeitnaked.com/2012/03/27/quinoa-crunch/" target="_hplink">Quinoa Crunch recipe</a> by Make It Naked</strong> Quinoa, maple syrup, cinnamon and coconut oil are all you need to make this sweet and healthy dessert topping.

  • Enchilada Chicken & Quinoa Stuffed Bell Peppers

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.ambitiouskitchen.com/2012/04/enchilada-chicken-quinoa-stuffed-bell-peppers/" target="_hplink">Enchilada Chicken & Quinoa Stuffed Bell Peppers recipe</a> by Ambitious Kitchen</strong> Quinoa is mixed in with chicken, onion and spices to stuff and be cooked in sweet bell peppers.

  • Quinoa Tortillas

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.thegraciouspantry.com/clean-eating-quinoa-tortillas/" target="_hplink">Quinoa Tortillas recipe</a> by The Gracious Pantry</strong> Don't turn to corn tortillas next time taco night rolls around. Give these quinoa tortillas a try and get more protein.

  • Quinoa Porridge With Blueberries And Pecans

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.closetcooking.com/2008/02/quinoa-porridge.html" target="_hplink">Quinoa Porridge with Blueberries and Pecans recipe</a> by Closet Cooking</strong> Forget processed cereals or even rolled oats and enjoy a super-healthy breakfast with quinoa, blueberries and pecans.

  • Asparagus Artichoke Tart With Quinoa Crust

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.weeklygreens.com/recipes/asparagus-artichoke-tart-with-quinoa-crust/" target="_hplink">Asparagus Artichoke Tart recipe</a> with Quinoa Crust recipe by Weekly Greens</strong> The genius of this tart recipe is that the quinoa is the crust. And it's made with pesto and parmesan too.

  • Yuzu Poppy Seed Quinoa Pancakes

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.tartineandapronstrings.com/2012/03/06/yuzu-poppy-seed-quinoa-pancakes/" target="_hplink">Yuzu Poppy Seed Quinoa Pancakes recipe</a> by Tartine and Apron Strings</strong> Not only are these pancakes gluten-free, but they're packed with quinoa too.

  • Basil Parmesan Quinoa Cakes

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://catesworldkitchen.com/2011/04/basil-parmesan-quinoa-cakes-and-sf-green-festival/" target="_hplink">Basil Parmesan Quinoa Cakes recipe</a> by Cate's World Kitchen</strong> While the quinoa in this quinoa cake isn't really hidden, it is delicious. When cooked to a crunchy golden brown, and mixed with cheese and basil, quinoa is hard to resist.

  • Carrot Walnut Cake With Millet

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/27/carrot-walnut-cake-with-m_n_1056834.html" target="_hplink">Carrot Walnut Cake with Millet recipe</a></strong> No one will ever know that there's quinoa and millet in this rich and delectable cake recipe.

  • Banana Quinoa Muffins

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/27/banana-quinoa-muffins_n_1057457.html" target="_hplink">Banana Quinoa Muffins recipe</a></strong> With these banana muffins, you can feel good about eating a healthy breakfast in the morning -- one that tastes good too.

  • Quinoa Paella With Spring Vegetables

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/27/quinoa-paella-with-spring_n_1061265.html" target="_hplink">Quinoa Paella with Spring Vegetables recipe</a></strong> Why load up on yellow rich when it has little nutritional value? Swap out the rice for quinoa, and still enjoy the rich flavors of paella.

  • Quinoa Crunch

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.dailybitesblog.com/2012/04/05/quinoa-crunch/" target="_hplink">Quinoa Crunch recipe</a> by Daily Bites</strong> Quinoa crunch is the perfect way to disguise this healthy seed. Not only is it great for snacking on its own, but it's delicious used as a topping for baked fruit too.

  • Quinoa And Fruit Power Bars

    <strong>Get the<a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/27/quinoa-and-fruit-power-ba_n_1057183.html" target="_hplink"> Quinoa and Fruit Power Bars recipe</a></strong> You no longer need to turn to sugar-laden breakfast bars, make your own and load them up with quinoa.

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