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3/15/12 8:54 A

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More on Quinoa:

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1/26/12 2:04 P

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Okay, I finally found some plain quinoa (turns out Wal-mart had it, they just run out quickly, as I was warned) and I must say I'm hooked. I fixed it just as I do rice, with a little salt, butter, and soy sauce, and it was pretty darn good all by itself. I've seen plenty of recipes you can use it in, but I I think it's a fine substitute for rice as a side dish.

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1/24/12 11:16 P

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I like to prepare it like a pilaf...I rinse it WELL, it can be bitter otherwise. I will then toast it in a nonstick or well seasoned fry pan till it gets fragrant, then cook it like rice. I have never tried it as a cereal, but I am going to!

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1/23/12 3:21 P

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Thanks. I may end up ordering it online if I can't find it locally. There a couple of more stores I want to check. It is a good bit more expensive than rice (then again, what isn't?) but I like the taste and texture.

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1/23/12 9:48 A

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I can find it in my regular grocery store, however it's pricier than getting it in bulk at the health food store.

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1/23/12 9:42 A

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Quinoa can be hard to find because the supply runs out and then stores run out of it. It could also be the small town since not many people buy it the stores may not carry it. Talk to the manager of your local store to see if you can get it or you can order it online - www.amazon.com/Bobs-Red-Mill-26-Ounc
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1/23/12 9:31 A

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Has anyone had trouble finding quinoa at the stores? Perhaps it's fairly "new" or maybe it's just the smallish town I live in, but I've only been able to find it in a rice mix, usually with some sort of seasoning I don't care for. I haven't been able to find plain ole quinoa anywhere. Do you guys have to go to a specialty store for it? Just curious.

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1/21/12 7:43 P

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Yum quinoa! Be sure to wash it until the water runs clear before using. There can be a bitter powder coating on the outside. I hope you enjoy it!

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1/19/12 11:01 A

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Thanks, Don. These look pretty good.

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Just found this link to 5 ways to use Quinoa:

www.mnn.com/food/recipes/blogs/5-way
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You guys really have me looking forward buying some veggies and stuff at the store, then experimenting this weekend! Keep the ideas coming! Thanks!

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1/17/12 11:03 A

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Now, that's what I call the best of both worlds: Eat it hot for dinner one evening, then cold for lunch the next day. Perfect!

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1/17/12 11:03 A

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Actually, we now know it isn't necessary for vegetarians to compliment their protein. Agreed that quinoa is good though. I just started using it and have been cooking it just like brown rice in my rice cooker.
Interesting texture. I've made stuffed peppers with both rice and with millet but next time I make these I'll try quinoa

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1/17/12 1:00 A

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It's great cold (cooked, of course), with a little olive oil and or salad dressing with other salad vegetables, bell peppers, tomatoes, chopped onions, etc. and then served as a salad.

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1/16/12 8:40 P

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I shall experiment with these ideas this weekend. They sound good. Thanks.

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1/16/12 2:18 P

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Quinoa is also great as a main dish with grilled/roasted/sauteed vegetables on top, or mixed in, or alongside . . .

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1/16/12 1:53 P

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I've cooked it up like rice pudding, nonfat milk, spices (nutmeg, cinnamon) and it turns out pretty tasty.

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1/16/12 1:43 P

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Use it in place of rice. It's a complete protein so it's great for veg*ns so they don't have to add a lot of fake meat products to their meals for protein.

You can also use it like oatmeal. It's really good as a breakfast with some fresh fruit on top.

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I have a small bag of quinoa I was given for working a bike race. I'm not familiar with it. Anybody any ideas on simple dishes I could mzke with it?

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