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_RAMONA
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That looks REALLY yummy... I've bookmarked it t try! Thanks!


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I'm trying this for supper tonight: Mexican Quinoa Bake www.daiyafoods.com/recipe/mexican-quinoa-b
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I actually tried quinoa for the very first time tonight.. LOVE it! I used vegetable broth for the fluid.. even my picky husband liked the flavor. Yeah!

Just do it , keep it in your mind this isn't going to be perfection but a goal to live a clean heatlhy life. As long as you can hit the mark most days you will be successfulI in the long run.



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Quinoa nutrition - why quinoa can help you lose weight and improve your health
www.naturalnews.com/034110_quinoa_nutritio
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Last one (another one I want to try)... I promise!


Quinoa Pudding

2 cups quinoa, cooked (basic recipe) Ĺ cups raisins
3 cups milk Ĺ cup shredded coconut
1/3-cup honey or Ĺ cup brown sugar 1 tsp vanilla
Ĺ cup almonds or walnuts, ground 3 eggs, beaten
Ĺ tsp cinnamon 1/8 tsp salt
Ĺ tsp lemon or orange rind, grated 1 Tbs butter 1 tsp lemon juice

Combine all ingredients. Pour into greased baking dish or greased individual custard cups. Bake in 350-degree oven until set, about 45 minutes. Serve hot or cold, topped with yogurt, cream or apple juice. Serves 4-6


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Can you tell how much I like quinoa? Here are some recipes I want to try... I'll do one this week and report back!

Tricolour Quinoa
www.canadianliving.com/food/tricolour_quin
oa.php


Quinoa Dolmades with Tahini Yogurt Sauce
www.canadianliving.com/food/quinoa_dolmade
s_with_tahini_yogurt_sauce.php


Wheat Berry & Quinoa Salad
www.cookingquinoa.net/

Whole Living Quinoa Collection
www.wholeliving.com/136520/quinoa-recipes




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Quinoa Tabouleh

Ingredients:

4 cups cooked quinoa
1/2 cup olive oil
Zest and juice from 2 lemons
5-6 Roma or plum tomatoes, seeded and chopped
2 scallions, chopped, including the greens
2-3 cups parsley, chopped
1 cup fresh mint leaves, chopped

Place the quinoa in a large bowl. Add the olive oil and lemon juice and mix well. Add in all the other ingredients and mix to combine. Taste the tabbouleh, and add more salt, olive oil or more lemon juice to taste. Let marinate for at least 30 minutes before serving. Will keep chilled for several days.

Yield: Serves 6-8.



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Ooh! Great first choice!

We cook quinoa all of the time... and we like ours just a little chewy still. We eat it as a side anywhere we would use rice.

I cook it in different liquids for variety:
* in chicken/beef broth for extra flavour
* in half and half water/orange juice... great with chicken, or shrimp
* in milk with a dash of cinnamon and splash of vanilla for breakfast

Our favourite recipe: Qinoa Pilaf

1 tbsp of coconut oil
1/2 cup sweet onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp chipotle pepper
1/2 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp dried basil
1 cup celery, sliced
1/2 cup red pepper, diced
1/2 cup carrots, diced
2 cups cooked brown lentils
4 cups quinoa, cooked

Heat oil in large skillet. When hot, add onion, garlic, and spices (adjust to suit individual palets). Stir fry until onions become transparent. Add vegetables and stir fry until they release their moisture. Add lentils and quinoa, and heat through. Serve with a side salad for a filling complete meal!





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This weeks food of the week is Quinoa

Feel free to post any recipes, tips or nutrition info you may know on the food and try to make a point of using the food of the week in a meal at least one time during the week. I think this could be a fun informative thing for us to do and its a great way to get out of your comfort zone and try something new!

Please dont start a new topic for any info or recipes in posted in each food of the week. I will have a new topic thread for each food so that if anyone wants to go back and find a recipe or info it will be easy to locate.

Quinoa (pronounced keh-NO-ah or, sometimes, KEEN-wah) is a tiny, ancient Peruvian seed, which has a mild, nutty flavor, is related to leafy green vegetables and is often used like a grain. Quinoa is as versatile as rice but it has a protein content that is superior to that of most grains, because it contains all the essential amino acids. In particular, quinoa is high in lysine, an amino acid important for tissue growth and repair. Itís also a good source of manganese, magnesium, phosphorus and copper, and it has a high iron content

Cooking quinoa is a great way to improve your health. It is often called a supergrain, even thought it isnít really a grain at all! Quinoa is an ancient seed that has recently become popular again. It is considered a complete protein, meaning that it contains all eight of the essential amino acids that the body is unable to produce on its own. Of special importance is the abundant presence of lysine, which is required for the growth and repair of body tissue. Most grains do not contain lysine and the absence of lysine can be a major issue for vegetarians if they are not careful with their diet.

Many people believe that quinoa is one of the healthiest foods on the planet. Not only is it nutrient-packed, it is also gluten-free and wheat-free, making it very attractive to people who are gluten intolerant or who have wheat allergies. The vegetable protein found in quinoa is much easier to digest than meat protein and the slow releasing carbohydrates help maintain blood sugar levels and keep you fuller longer. Quinoa is free of cholesterol and trans fats making it a great part of a heart healthy diet.

Quinoa is a great way for those who struggle with anemia to get some extra iron. Additionally, it is a good source of calcium, magnesium, potassium, riboflavin, B vitamins, B6, Niacin and Thiamine.

Quinoa is very easy to cook. Itís important to rinse the seeds well, because they are naturally coated with a bitter substance that protects them against birds and other predators. Most packaged quinoa has already been cleaned, but it doesnít hurt to soak and rinse it just in case. Quinoa cooks in 15 minutes, and itís easy to tell when itís done because the seeds display a little white thread that curls around them

Quinoa Nutrition Facts

Nutrients per 1 cup of Cooked Quinoa (Quinoa nutritional profile can vary depending on the saponin removal method. The level of protein can especially vary ranging from 7% to 22%.)

Calories: 220

8.2 g protein

40 g carbohydrate

31 mg calcium

2 mg Zinc

2.75 mg Iron

120 mg magnesium

5.2 grams fiber

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Edited by: DOJORAT at: 2/25/2012 (22:44)
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