I’m back to swimming downstream with Baked Salmon with Apple-Ginger Quinoa. The only food more trendy than quinoa right now is, well, nothing. The ancient grain is the only vegetable source of the complete protein you’d get from eating meat. It also packs in nutrition in other forms, but the best part is, it’s filling and delicious with just about everything. You cook it like you do rice. It looks like couscous, but it’s a seed, not a pasta.
I wrote about (KIN-wah) in a Loaves & Dishes column a few years ago, but it’s really hit star status now, making it onto every self-respecting list of healthiest foods, just like, well, salmon. So if you’re into taste and nutrition and trends — and taste, this recipe should more than fill the bill.