When you ask a lot of people why they eat meat regularly, many say it is so they get protein. You can eat a lot less meat and still get plenty. Protein can come from plants too. Quinoa is an excellent source.
I have cooked quinoa more frequently in the past year or so but often have been disappointed with the texture. I had been using almost a 2:1 ratio of water or broth to quinoa and the results were sometimes gummy. As I didn't really like gummy quinoa, I reduced the liquid to 1 1/4 cup broth per cup of quinoa. Voila. Perfect, fluffy quinoa that didn't stick to the pan. Quinoa comes in at least red and and yellow varieties. It is a really simple to cook tasty grain.