Vegetarian Quinoa and Black Bean Chili

Been to a few too many barbecues lately and looking for a delicious satisfying meal, sans the meat?  Try making this healthy Quinoa and Black Bean Chili recipe from allrecipes.com.  Quinoa is not a grain but a seed from a vegetable related to Swiss chard, spinach and beets.  The Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has officially declared that the year 2013 be recognized as “The International Year of the Quinoa”.  The most striking health benefit provided by quinoa is its overall nutrient richness; a source of complete protein, high fiber, iron, lysine, magnesium, riboflavin and manganese.  This recipe is a delicious way to incorporate this super food into your diet.  Enjoy!

About the Author:  Guest post by Kristi, a music teacher and food lover, who enjoys trying out new recipes from her home in New Jersey.  Kristi did put her own spin on this recipe by substituting fire roasted diced tomatoes for crushed, fresh corn over frozen  and omitting the cilantro.

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