I'd never heard of quinoa until I was vegan and quite frankly, I still pronounce it incorrectly half of the time. I've read enough veg magazines and cookbooks to know quinoa is good for me and I've done a pretty good job at incorporating it into my regular diet. I was recently introduced to amaranth, which is a close relative to quinoa, only smaller.
Quinoa & Amaranth
Like quinoa, amaranth is a complete protein source and chocked full of important vitamins and minerals. Amaranth was used by the Aztecs whereas the Incas used quinoa. Since you can use either 'grain' (I use that term loosely) to make this soup, it has two names :) Btw, this recipe comes straight from my pantry :)