Some time ago, I saw a recipe for breakfast quinoa in a magazine. I attempted it and it was an utter fail. Either I didn’t read all the directions properly or I thought the step of soaking and rinsing the quinoa was optional. Whatever the case, I didn’t do it, resulting in a very bitter porridge. Recently, I decided to give the quinoa another go. I soaked it and rinsed it (just like the directions said) and there was absolutely no bitterness. Lesson learned! I made a quinoa salad that is perfect for the summer. It was tasty, filling, and full of fresh veggies. I’m looking forward to incorporating this seed that is part of the spinach family into more dishes. Click here to see the many health benefits of quinoa!