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NAEBARTOLOMEO
Posts: 171
4/10/13 7:29 P

Thank you for all the great ideas for quinoa. I bought a bag but haven't made any yet...going to try it out this weekend !!

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-CORAL-
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4/10/13 7:21 P

I think it's really great with curry chicken and veggies.



NEELIXNKES
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4/10/13 6:40 P

I'm trying the Quinoa and Black Bean Spark recipe that was posted a few weeks back on the blog. I have to make a few modifications from what it calls for but nothing that should make a big difference in taste.



JCWIAKALA
Posts: 347
4/10/13 6:38 P

My favorite combination is quinoa, chopped spinach, diced tomato, red onion, avocado, feta and lime juice. You can add chicken or shrimp for protein or just eat as is.

I'm having this for dinner tomorrow night in fact.


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LUV2SURFCHIC
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4/10/13 4:58 P

I don't use pasta anymore and no one notices it either.



TURBOMOM321
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4/10/13 3:46 P

I also use it in place of rice, however it makes my kids gag (they seem to be a bit dramatic) but if I use half rice and half quinoa they don't notice it.
I also cook it with some chicken broth to flavor it up and eat it alone or as a size with a protein.



CBLENS
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4/10/13 3:41 P

I use it in place of rice, especially in casseroles. Love it



WORDWOMAN7
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4/10/13 10:08 A

Wow - you guys are the best! I can't wait to experiment with your ideas, and thanks for the tips. I'm really grateful!!! emoticon



CORTNEY-LEE
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4/10/13 9:28 A

I use it in place of rice a lot of the times. I also like it with just plain salsa on it



DIDS70
Posts: 5,070
4/10/13 9:09 A

I ferment mine and then drink the "juice". Awesome. Water does taste a bit like quinoa.
I will also sprout it and then add it to my salads.



JENNILACEY
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4/10/13 8:20 A

I made these last night: http://www.yummly.com/recipe/external/Swee
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Sweet potato quinoa cakes with blackberry salsa! Tons of fibre and yummy.



CMCOLE
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4/10/13 8:08 A

the best advice I can give:

- if it's the red kind with the outside still attached, rinse well (soak for a while, if you have the time)

- it's a fairly neutral product (like couscous, rice, etc.), which means that whatever you cook with it; it will adapt to that flavour - either sweet or savory

Experiment to your heart's content.

It can be cooked in a rice cooker, and frozen in portions, to add to other things, if you wish



EMMABRIT3
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4/10/13 2:56 A

Try this recipe: www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandstyle/2012/jan/2
7/butternut-squash-quinoa-feta-pascale
-recipe


It's delicious and looks fantastic too!



ACKWARDATTIMES
Posts: 140
4/10/13 12:30 A

we love it in soups, overnight soaked for breakfast the next day and even just cooked with a little squirt of liquid aminos, sometimes we will chopped veggies and serve it hot or cold mixed with vinegarette



WORDWOMAN7
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4/9/13 11:42 P

I had an amazing lunch today at a local restaurant, a Quinoa Power Bowl. It had - of course - quinoa, as well as chicken, some feta, carrots, kale, and other good ingredients. I promptly went to Trader Joe's and bought some quinoa, ready to amaze my family with how good this can be.

So here's my question to you: How do you like your quinoa? Any favorite recipes? (I'll check the recipe database, but I'd love to hear your thoughts, as well.) Thanks!



 
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