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Thursday's Thought

Thursday, January 17, 2013

I just watched spark coach Becky talking about introducing more whole grains into our diet.. I bought some quinoa and still have not cooked it.. M one goal this weekend is to find a healthy recipe and make that grain with SOME veggie..
I already switched from white to brown rice, from white to whole grain bread, but have limited my bread intake to twice weekly, try one new food each week when I shop.. Kale was a bonus find!!
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KASEYCOFF 1/18/2013 6:08AM

    Quinoa and I don't see eye-to-eye, but I fix it sometimes because Himself loves it. Re kale - oh, that's one of my favorites! We have it at least once a week...
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[I don't think that's kale, but we'll pretend it is, lol!]

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SHARON10002 1/17/2013 10:37PM

    I have a neighbor that's served it a couple of times when we've been invited for dinner. She makes it into a pilaf, much like a rice pilaf. Very tasty! What did you do with the kale? I have a good recipe for Kale soup.

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JAMER123 1/17/2013 10:05PM

    I haven't tried Quinoa either but like to hear from you as to how you like it!! I know it is a good protein. Good luck with getting some recipes!!

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HICKOK-HALEY 1/17/2013 7:10PM

    Sounds good. I love whole wheat bread. I haven't tried Quinoa yet. Let me know what it taste like!

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CATTUTT 1/17/2013 6:38PM

    Those are some great changes to make! I've been meaning to try kale, but for some reason I'm skittish about it. I need to give it a try.

Have a great evening!

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PATRICIAAK 1/17/2013 6:27PM

    you're doing super!

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DEBGIL 1/17/2013 5:16PM

    If you cook white quinoa it is pretty mild flavoured and will take on the flavor of whatever you make with it (add chix or beef broth or whatever).

You can make up some plain and eat it for breakfast just like you would oatmeal with maple syrup or cinnamon.

I like a quinoa dip. Cook it up, let it cool and add some salsa, garlic, spices, i served it with corn chips for holidays. (had to get past the guys saying it looked like worms). ROFLOL

And good as a side dish or in soups in place of potatoes or noodles.

The red variety has a little nuttier flavor.

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DULCINEA54935 1/17/2013 5:16PM

    What a coincidence. I bought some quinoa today as well -- first time ever. My husband insists on pronouncing it wrong, but he is willing to try it.
I saw a stew recipe with it and thought I would try it first that way.


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DEBBIEANNE1124 1/17/2013 4:20PM

    YOU'RE DOING MUCH BETTER!
Here's one of my favorite quinoa recipes.
I cook mine with Half low sodium chicken broth and half water r better flavor. Cook it according to the backage ad amake a salad containing vegetables of your choice:
I love prepared kale chips that have been sauteed in olive oil and garlic powder
chopped up tomatoes
peeled and chopped cucumber
mushrooms
any veggies you like even brocolli and cauliflower and add the quinoa
You can add a dressing or eat it plain it's good and the Quinoa is a full Protein

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