This recipe is an easy way to introduce this grain to the quinoa novice. The quinoa actually sinks to the bottom of the crust and you hardly know it’s there. And this is a great dish for vegetarians—just skip the sausage.
Quinoa is the new chicken breast. It’s a quick, low-fat way to get more protein in your diet.
Panzanella is an Italian bread salad, and it’s a great way to use up stale bread. It’s also a nice way to get kids (and vegetable averse grown ups) to eat more veggies. I like pairing it with quick cooking shrimp for an easy weeknight meal. By the time you’ve let the shrimp marinate, you’ll have grilled the bread and put the salad elements together.