Quinoa ~ "the magical food"
- 12-14-2007, 03:31 PM
- 12-14-2007, 07:23 PM
12-16-2007, 05:20 AM
The instrauctions called for the equiv. of one cube per cup of water, so I used that. it's slightly strong, but not overpowering. 1.5 cubes equiv. prob. would've been fine, but this was still very tasty and easy to make. I'd recommend this to anyone that's looking for a nice and easy method to cook quinoa. Thanks for the idea.
12-16-2007, 08:21 AM
12-16-2007, 08:33 AM
12-20-2007, 12:13 AM
Ok, I made the recipe the other night and it was a real treat, esp. if you love Indian food, as I do. I highly suggest it. Here's what you'll need to make it.
1 cup quinoa (rinsed well if what you buy hasn't been pre-rinsed).
2 cups veg or chicken stock (I used a boullion substitute to approximate chicken stock).
2 tablespoons of curry powder
1 teaspoon turmeric (extremely beneficial spice for general health. read up on it some time).
1 cup frozen peas
Add quinoa, curry powder, turmeric and peas to 2 cups of stock. Cover and simmer for 10-15 mins, until all the water is absorbed.
Tonight, I made it again and this time added 1 teaspoon of cumin powder, to give it even more of an East Indian kick. I thought it made it taste even better. You guys really ought to try this one.
12-20-2007, 01:21 AM
12-27-2007, 10:42 PM
12-27-2007, 10:50 PM
12-28-2007, 12:12 AM
I've been eating a lot of this lately. I've added it to chili, did the curry recipe as well as the chicken boullion. It's great stuff.
The guy at work that I bought in bulk from told me he'll get it for me once a month from the co-op he belongs to. It's officially a staple in my yr. round diet, in light of how healthy it is and now how cheap I can get it.
12-28-2007, 05:36 AM
12-28-2007, 11:59 AM
12-29-2007, 11:06 AM
I just picked up some of this yesterday. It's expensive :O about $17/kg but it's organic. I didn't read anything about how to cook it and I'm not sure if it was pre-rinsed or not so I just cooked it without rinsing it. I guess I'll be OK but I'll be rinsing it off next time. It doesn't taste all that good but maybe it's an acquired taste.
I read the saponins that may be on it can be mildly toxic so I'll have to make sure to rinse it off well next time.
Do you need to soak it though? Wikipedia says you should soak it in water, dump the water and re-soak it or rinse it off with clean water to get rid of the saponins. Will that make it swell up at all?
This stuff is incredibly dense carb wise. Carb content is 69g(6 fibre) per 100g.
12-29-2007, 03:52 PM
See if you can join up in a local food co-op. Then you'll be able to buy it and other healthy foods in bulk at a much lower price. I'm getting mine this way through a guy that has a membership...only $1.25/lb. Can't beat that.
I think it can be soaked but doesn't need to be. I've tried it w/ several recipes and it has always turned out really well. Try them out or google "quinoa recipes" and you'll find all sorts of good info.
12-29-2007, 05:46 PM
That's a good idea. I found it at my grocery store for about $10/kg which is better. They are both organic so that could have something to do with the high price.
12-30-2007, 10:38 AM
My experiment with honey and vanilla soy went over extremely well. If you got a real sweet tooth def give it a go.
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12-30-2007, 02:02 PM
Beleive it or not--aside from the enormous STD rates-- south florida (particularly miami) is one of the healthiest regions in the USA!
*Hence the SOBE diet..(gotta look good to live in mia ;p)
Sorry for offtopic just kinda found that interesting how FLA sells this at publix and people in other regions have trouble finding it
12-30-2007, 05:10 PM
they all come from them places where it snows. you need a big coating of fat to make it thru the winter
12-30-2007, 06:42 PM
12-30-2007, 07:28 PM
-Rinse the quinoa
-Put 1 cup Quinoa with 2 cups water
-Covered and put it in the microwave for 8 minutes
-Took it out and stirred
-Covered again and put it back in for another 7 minutes
-Stirred in vanilla soy milk until saturated (looked like a bowl of cereal)
-Then I stirred in about 3TBS of honey
Since I was on a carb load I asn't concernd about anything carb wise but it was pretty sweet IMO. You could get away with a little less of both the soy milk and honey.
Serious Nutrition Solutions Representative
12-31-2007, 12:48 AM
12-31-2007, 05:26 AM
12-31-2007, 10:23 AM
12-31-2007, 10:28 AM
01-01-2008, 08:21 PM
I just bought mine at TJ's after reading this thread....
I'm going to try one half cup of this stuff cooked, with a chopped up banana, blueberries, flaxseed oil, and chocolate whey protein...kind of a cereal.
01-01-2008, 08:25 PM
01-02-2008, 03:04 AM
On a side note, I saw a quinoa flour tonight in the health section of a local supermarket. I'm tempted to maybe pick some up and experiment w/ it. I might incorporate it into a healthy pizza crust recipe or maybe a pancake mix, etc.
01-02-2008, 06:20 AM
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