Bolivian Tomato Quinoa Soup

Quinoa was originally consumed by the natives of the Andes several thousand years ago.  Although the high elevation of the region made for harsh living conditions, quinoa flourished and provided an integral part of the people’s diet.  They called it la chisiya mama, “the mother grain”.  It is still a superior source of carbohydrates and protein for people today as it is full of fiber and vitamins but generally very easy to digest when rinsed well and thoroughly cooked.   Continue Reading →