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February 27th, 2013, 10:55 AM
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Do any of you cook quinoa? I see it in a lot of healthy recipes and I want to try it, but I'm too nervous LOL

If you do like quinoa, how do you eat it? I see it can be used for breakfast or like rice, with veggies, etc.
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February 27th, 2013, 11:11 AM
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I have been meaning to buy some and try it!
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February 27th, 2013, 11:54 AM
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I LOVE quinoa we eat it a lot. Regular quinoa (the whitish tan stuff) is fluffy and delicious, the red is a little earthy and chewy, the black I think is a little bitter.
I like to use it in place of rice.
One hint is NOT to use a 2-1 ratio. It makes for soggy quinoa. Use 1 1/2 cups of liquid for each cup of quinoa. I also prefer it made with water not broth as some people recommend.
Let me know if you find any good recipes!! The few I've tried have been disappointing.
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February 27th, 2013, 01:13 PM
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I've never herd of it. Off to google.
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February 27th, 2013, 10:05 PM
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I've had it a few times. It's not bad. i found a pretty good mac and cheese with it instead of noodles.
the taste reminds me of a veggie i can't quite put my finger on instead of like rice and such.
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February 28th, 2013, 07:12 AM
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I guess I should try it! I've been meaning to, but I had to google it to see what it even actually IS.

I asked DH yesterday (text) if he has ever had quinoa and he wrote back "What was that supposed to say?" I said, "I guess not then..." And he said he thought I spelled something wrong, LOL
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February 28th, 2013, 08:35 AM
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I think everyone should try quinoa
Also, it tastes different if you brown the grains in the pan first vs if you don't.
Make sure you rinse/soak the grains first before cooking, the outer seed is very bitter and yucky.
Now I think I'm going to have to have quinoa for lunch
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March 1st, 2013, 08:09 AM
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I like it. I just use it in place of rice.
Dixana likes this.
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March 1st, 2013, 09:38 PM
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That sounds good! I'll have to try it
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March 2nd, 2013, 04:24 PM
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I love quinoa!! I make a cold bean quinoa salad usually. Sometimes I make like an all in one dish.
Bean salad.
2 cups quinoa / 4 cups cooked - cool before mixing in
1 can each of kidney beans, black beans and mixed bean salad beans
Corn kernels frozen or canned
2 large tomatoes chopped
1 red onion chopped
Cilantro fresh chopped
Rice vinegar
3 limes squeezed
Olive oil
Cumin, salt, pepper
Optional yellow pepper, cucumber


This one I serve warm
Sauté veggies of choice
I use zucchini tomato onion garlic and mushrooms
Add cooked quinoa,
Just before serving I add fresh basil leaves.

Quinoa is really versatile. You can add any flavours you like.
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