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« on: June 13, 2010 04:07:03 PM »

I have been trying to eat healthier and have heard a little about Quinoa but have no recipes do any of you know Quinoa recipes?

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« Reply #1 on: June 13, 2010 09:36:18 PM »

http://www.eatingwell.com/search/apachesolr_search/quinoa
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« Reply #2 on: June 14, 2010 01:45:42 AM »

Hope this helps.
http://www.recipezaar.com/recipes.php?foodido%5B%5D=9685&foodido%5B%5D=20403&foodido%5B%5D=21605&foodido%5B%5D=22514&foodido%5B%5D=23937&srwci=Show+Recipes+with+Checked+Ingredients&check_all=Check+All&uncheck_all=Uncheck+All
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« Reply #3 on: June 18, 2010 01:31:57 PM »

In my experience the most important thing about Quinoa is to rinse it thoroughly! I figured that out the hard way  Tongue
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« Reply #4 on: June 18, 2010 03:03:54 PM »

There's an amazing Peruvian restaurant here in Portland that treats quinoa like risotto. So delicious. I haven't tried it at home yet though.
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« Reply #5 on: June 18, 2010 03:05:22 PM »

There's an amazing Peruvian restaurant here in Portland that treats quinoa like risotto. So delicious. I haven't tried it at home yet though.

It's great as a number of side dishes for lunch and dinner. Or even as a breakfast cereal Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: June 19, 2010 01:43:20 AM »

Breakfast cereal?  Now that sounds interesting.  I've learned that quinoa is a grass seed interesting in itself. DIL made some last week and it was "interesting".  She made it like you make rice.  No distinct taste but a very different texture in the mouth.
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« Reply #7 on: July 04, 2010 05:23:19 AM »

if you can get Quinoa flakes they cook like quick cooking oats, add 1/2 cup of milk to 1/4 cup of quinoa flakes and microwave for a minute add butter / sugar / cinamon
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« Reply #8 on: July 04, 2010 05:18:10 PM »

Oh, I love quinoa.  It's like a carb with bonus protein.  I sometimes use it as side dish, just as one might use rice.  It's also good to toss into soups, although it won't thicken them as starches well.  Ditto on rinsing well!
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« Reply #9 on: July 05, 2010 09:41:20 AM »

I just returned from a year in Peru, where I ate quinoa all the time. Its easy to cook, healthier than rice and goes well with pretty much anything. One of my favorite simple things to do with it used to be to cook it with a little crushed (fresh) ginger and use it as a side dish to whatever vegetables I was cooking. And one small cooking tip: never add salt to the water you're cooking quinoa in! Its a Peruvian rule the ladies at the market always used to tell me, they say it makes the quinoa cook incorrectly.
I also use this recipe from epicurious, which makes a really delicious cold mango, curry, quinoa salad.
http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/Quinoa-with-Mango-and-Curried-Yogurt-108112

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