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5/25/14 9:11 P

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I use Quinoa frequently; It is a staple ............ I always' rinse it thru a fine sieve; only takes minutes to cook ........... I then chill it and use it often as my protein source on nice Green-greek salad. ........ It has been around forever and it is a nice change from other proteins I add to my salads.

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5/16/14 11:56 P

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I find quinoa great with anything. I've put nuts, seeds, fruits, vegetables or tofu in it and I cook it in broth! Quick cooking at its finest with Quinoa. My quinoa doesn't last more than 3 or 4 days so I don't worry about how long it would last. However 6-7 days seems about right in the fridge before I would toss it~

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5/8/14 9:29 A

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I have never tried Quinoa.

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4/8/14 12:31 P

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Thanks for the tip! I have never heard that suggestion before. I will definitely try quinoa again. Everyone raves about it, I'm sure I can love it too.

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4/8/14 11:58 A

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Aimlessam, are you rinsing it first? It must be rinsed well first, some claim they don't need it but I do it anyway!
I find that it really doesn't have a strong flavor of its own, but will take on the flavor of what it's cooked it. Try making with broth instead of water.

Love it. Usually make large batch then when I have leftover veggies will sauté them with the quinoa.

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4/4/14 1:33 P

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Am I the only one who thinks quinoa tastes like dirt? I want to love it but I just can't! Am I doing it wrong?

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4/4/14 8:30 A

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I really like it but haven't made any myself.

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4/3/14 11:26 P

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This is my favorite. Although, I tend to mostly make it in the summer and we're not quite there yet!
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2/5/14 4:21 A

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Love it. Made some last night with onions,kale and sweet potatoes.

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1/26/14 3:52 A

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There is so much you can do with Quinoa. Have you browsed through sparkrecipes?

I don't eat it as much now but I used to have it as a sub for rice. My fave was grilled chicken, sundried tomato and feta cheese mix with quinoa. I have also seen ideas for quinoa stuffed pepper.

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1/24/14 5:26 P

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I have not tried this yet. I'm going to try this! I just saw someone eating it today at my chiropractors office, and talking about it. I'll report back here after I try it. Thanks! Bri emoticon

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1/23/14 8:55 A

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I love Quinoa! I just made a Quinoa tofu stirfry that has been amazing. I have used Quinoa in stuffed peppers and I learned to make a Quinoa broccoli cheese casserole as well.

There are so many recipes and you can literally add anything you want to quinoa, it can be eaten hot or cold. I haven't checked on the life span of Quinoa because I usually eat it so quickly!

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1/20/14 2:09 P

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Soaked and repeatedly rinsed! emoticon Haha.....

Seriously?
For breakfast (reg or tri-color quinoa)
1. Plain
2. With banana slices & 1 TBS organic soy milk
3. With canned strawberries (fresh don't do as well heated) with/without 1TBS organic soy milk

No salt, no sweeteners of any kind!

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1/19/14 7:18 P

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I like to make tabbouleh with quinoa. I modified a recipe from allrecipes.com I have also used quinoa as a side dish (like rice) but it can be a bit bland. Definitely better with some veggies, chickpeas, olive oil etc added.

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1/19/14 5:48 P

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I've only experimented with Quinoa a bit, but I use it sort of like rice. I've tried it in soups and in vegetable and meat dishes, and it seems to work fine when it is a minor ingredient. Since I steer clear of starchy, high carb food, I've not tried it as the primary ingredient (other to taste it on a spoon or fork). My daughter tells me (lives a few time zones away) that she eats it a lot - as breakfast food, in salad, etc.

I cooked a cup of it (made a big bowl, cooked) and stuck it in the fridge for well over a week, with only plastic wrap on it. Used very little in that time, and when I threw out the rest (just unsure about it) there was no obvious spoilage, just suspicion.

I will revisit it, as the nutrition numbers look way better than Brown rice and most other competing grains. If the elimination diet is to work for me, I may NEED quinoa.

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1/19/14 4:36 P

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Ok, I found out that cooked quinoa can last 6-7 days in the refrigerator in an airtight container. Web link here:http://www.eatbydate.com/grains/quino
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1/19/14 4:32 P

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I cooked a batch of quinoa. I'm looking for quick and easy healthy foods to add to it. Any ideas! Also, do you know how long I can keep cooked quinoa in my refrigerator in a glass container with a well sealed lid?

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