cardamom-orange quinoa recipe

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An Alternative to Oatmeal

Love quinoa? Us too. The superseed contains magnesium, which helps boost your ability to ward off inflammation, and has a gently nutty taste that's adaptable to many flavors. It's not difficult to cook on the stovetop, but if you have a slow cooker, you'll want to try this recipe. The foolproof appliance takes the guesswork out—and also allows the other ingredients (here, carrots, golden raisins and anti-inflammatory ginger and cardamom) to soften and meld together, creating a rich-tasting breakfast or lunch. Top your serving with orange segments and enjoy the combination of sweet and spice.

Get the recipe: Cardamom-Orange Quinoa with Carrots