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9/3/13 11:50 A

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i made some quinoa last week...i cooked it in chicken broth. it tasted great, but it was pretty chewy...did a quick search and found out you shouldn't salt it until after it's cooked...it keeps the grains from opening completely. i know lentils are like that, too. just a tip!

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9/2/13 11:31 A

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so far I've only used 365 quinoa and it doesn't need to be rinsed. I just used it as a pasta substitute when the fam is having noodles or rice.
I bought some quinoa flour though and plan on making something with it someday...

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8/2/13 11:08 P

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Good to know. We haven't had that problem yet...so I will be on the lookout for that issue. Thanks for the heads up :-)

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8/2/13 6:32 P

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The first time I cooked quinoa I didn't rinse it, and it wasn't a brand that was pre-rinsed. It was sort of clumpy and had a slightly bitter after taste. Since then I always rinse the seeds before I cook them. emoticon

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8/2/13 5:08 P

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Um...ok...I'll bite...how do you know to rinse it first?..

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8/2/13 5:06 P

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So many great ideas! My family is just beginning to explore quinoa and eager to find yummy recipes. The Loaded Bowls sound great. Last weekend we made a casserole with quinoa, ground beef, Mexican soft cheese, corn, black beans, spices, and lactose free cheese. It was a huge hit with everyone! I need to track down these quinoa flakes...I'm intrigued.

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8/1/13 8:24 A

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you can also get quinoa flakes....it's like oatmeal but teeny. it's great for breakfast and in muffins.

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7/22/13 1:33 P

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I reheat quinoa in the microwave, briefly and on medium power. I also like it cold, with sliced almonds and cold cooked vegies, or as a dessert, with cinnamon, allspice, and a drizzle of honey, or added to soup or salad.

Remember to rinse it before cooking, though. (ask me how I know! lol!)

Also, I tried pouring boiling water over it and covering it to see if it would cook that way. It won't. But it did cook up nicely after soaking like that, so I didn't waste the grain.

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7/21/13 9:30 A

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i also cook my quinoa in my rice cooker. I make extra so that I can make a quinoa salad (just add chopped onion, cucumber, colored bell peppers, celery, EVOO and spices to taste).
i also free my left overs in 1 Cup portions to take out as needed.
I add it to my bowl already cooked when I have soups or stews.
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5/22/13 10:17 A

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Have used quinoa in a bean, rice casserole and it was good, I think!

Used one can of black beans, one cup of cooked quinoa, one can of diced tomatoes, and .5 C of salsa (if I remember correctly) mix and heat all in a skillet. Put some shredded cheese on top if you like, and add the spices you like. Put a little chilli powder in for a zing!

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4/17/13 6:55 A

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For my quinoa bowls - I put all the "toppings" in separate bowls. That way everyone builds their own. If someone doesn't want black beans etc. Then leftovers go in the fridge that way. I can't stand having to reheat something that has fresh tomatoes on it. So this works for me.

Oh, lots of fresh cilantro on the top is the way to go!

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4/16/13 9:45 A

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That does sound SO good! How do you reheat it properly?

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4/16/13 7:38 A

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Debbie, that quinoa dinner dish sounds great! I do what someone else said, too. Cook extra
and use it for different things for a few days!

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4/16/13 7:06 A

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LOVE quinoa! I make a big batch in my rice cooker and use it during the week for my lunches. Normally i add a little chicken bouillion to it while it cooks. I like to top it with saute'd kale, garlic & chickpeas. For a dinner we top quinoa with grilled chicken (I call them loaded bowls) black beans, tomatoes, scallions and then make a cilantro/garlic type dressing to pour over the top. The entire family (kids included!) love it.

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4/14/13 8:53 P

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What's quinoa tabouli? I need to beef up (no pun intended) my recipes - I'm basically eating the same things week after week.

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4/14/13 5:16 P

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I like it. I use it in a lot of things. I especially like making a quinoa tabouli from it.

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4/14/13 4:59 P

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I use TruRoots sprouted rice and quinoa combination and I love it. It makes a lovely herbed feta salad and a delightful accompaniment to any vegetarian or meat-based dish.

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4/13/13 10:21 P

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bought some but I think that I cooked it wrong, will have to try again.

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4/13/13 9:10 P

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I also like quinoa. I have used it in place of rice in a few recipes. I have tried the quinoa pasta but you have to read the fine print. Some of it is mixed with grains, though usually still gluten free.

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4/13/13 5:37 P

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I've heard time and time again how great quinoa is for you, not to mention it's lack of gluten and high quality protein attributes. So I finally tried some this evening, and I got to say, it's fantastic. The consistency isn't really comparable to much, other than maybe a very light rice, but it's prepared about the same (as rice), has the same amount of calories per serving as brown rice (160), but 3 times the amount of protein. It's also ridiculously filling.

I'll admit that I cheated by purchasing a flavored one, but here's the brand: Roland Roasted Garlic Quinoa.

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