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Hey kids. I'm quite big on quinoa here. I'm wondering if anyone else likes quinoa. I do like it, though not so much on its own. it has to be with something in oder for it to be considered good by my standards. (Fussy eater alert!!!)<br><br><br><br>
Anyway, to get to the point, this is a place where you can post recipes for quinoa. For the uninitiated, quinoa is this little seed-thingy which you cook, (You cook more than one seed of course!!) and you eat it!! The idea being that if I see a recipe i like, I'll give it a go. Also, if anyone else sees a recipe they like, they'll try it out!! Share your favourite quinoa recipes. here's mine, which i lifted off of allrecipes.com, and I chnaged it so it's sweeter, and makes a conveniently small sized portion to feed one. If you'd prefer to have more, just double up or something:<br><br><br><br><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Loki's Quinoa Pudding</span> (Adapted from something at allrecipes.com)<br><br>
70g (3oz) quinoa<br><br>
35g (1 1/2 oz) raisins<br><br>
1 Cup apple juice<br><br>
1 tbsp lemon juice<br><br>
1 tsp vanilla extract<br><br>
1 tsp ground cinnamon<br><br><br><br>
Firstly, rinse the quinoa well. very well!! Then cook the quinoa in water. Use between half of a cup and one cup of water. If it doesn't fully cook, just add more. Once it's cooked, add the apple juice, raisins, lemon juice and vanilla. Allow it to boil, and keep stirring. Then, once it's a few minutes away from boiling dry,. add the cinnamon. If it looks a little pale, add more cinnamon if needs be. It should be a good brown colour. And let it boil dry, and you'll have this sticky mix of quinoa, which has a pleasant apple taste. It's quite sweet. Try eating it with chopsticks!!<br><br><br><br>
Oh yeah, make sure you do wash the quinoa!!! Or it'll taste bitter, which you do not want!!!
 

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Hey Loki! So in this particluar recipe..you are using the grain quinoa? Because I see in the store the pasta form one too.<br><br><br><br>
Do you eat it in pasta from as well? That is probably a dumb question, since you love it so much you probably do eat it in pasta form, hehe. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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I can't actually get quinoa pasta. I get the grain quinoa. But I'd love to try quinoa pasta!!!<br><br><br><br>
So i do use the grain quinoa. I'm looking for new things to do with quinoa grain. I'm thinking along the lines of a quinoa biriyani (sp?) or something like that. It's just that there aren't many recipes for quinoa, so although I do love usuing quinoa, i've only tried a few recipes out. I know it's got the potential for regular dishes, but so far, I only use it in sweet dishes.
 

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I bought some quinoa last month, as I've been trying to eat healthy this year, and all the health books suggest quinoa! I'll have to try your recipe. Thanks so much for the quinoa advice.<br><br><br><br>
If I store it in an airtight container, how long does it last?
 

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Hello Mr. Loki...<br><br><br><br><div class="quote-container"><span>Quote:</span>
<div class="quote-block"><i>Originally posted by Loki</i><br><br><b>I'm wondering if anyone else likes quinoa.</b></div>
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I'm quinoa fan too. I just cook it and eat it. Tho' this sweet stuff sounds nice, because it's not too sweeeeet. I wonder if I could use applesauce.<br><br><br><br>
I've seen quinoa pasta too. I want to try it but have not yet came around to do it.
 

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I've cooked Quinoa, but I've never experimented much with it this way.<br><br><br><br>
I SPROUT Quinoa though, and it's good eatin'!! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"><br><br><br><br>
I hope some folks post recipes here - I love to try out recipes, and I just got a care package from home with Quinoa (hard to find where I live)
 

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i took to eating quinoa recently, as others have said it is very good for you, and a whole grain. i use it as i would oatmeal, make it the same way (earth balance margarine, sucanat, raisins, and some sort of sweet spice). haven't tried doing anything else with it. but it works good for me as a breakfast food so far.<br><br><br><br>
when i first started using it i wasn't rinsing it, i can't remember tasting any bitterness though. but now that i have read up on it i have started rinsing.<br><br><br><br>
i also have taken quite well to steel cut oats, which are whole groats chopped up.<br><br><br><br>
i really wanted to try whole amaranth out, but the place that i shop at now doesn't carry it except in flour form. that might be changing. the nearby food coop is much cheaper and has a better selection of organics and bulk stuffs, cheaper even!<br><br><br><br>
i gotta try sprouting some of these whole grains! the other day at the nearby coop i caught these kneaded patties of raw sprouted grains, mixed with various things. i was quite interested, never seen anything like this before. the raw food people are really big on sprouting all their seeds, nuts and whole grains. correct?<br><br><br><br>
i started sprouting on my own last year, and it has been a nice experience.a a few year back there was a very large recall on sprouts in wisconsin. e. coli, from animal waste contamination, so i've been sort of wary of store bought sprouts as of late.<br><br><br><br>
i haven't tried anything but basic sprouting seed mixes and or alfalfa seed by itself, definetly gotta try some other things!
 

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I took a quinoa salad to a family event last summer, and it was a real hit. Nobody'd ever had quinoa before, though many of them had heard of it, and they were all intrigued by its cute appearance as well as its yummy taste. The salad was just cooked quinoa mixed with vinaigrette and cooled, then tossed with diced avocado, red onion, thawed frozen corn, and some complementary fresh herbs (I don't remember--maybe parsley and marjoram--I'd have used coriander except some of my relatives object to it).
 

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I had a bad experience with quinoa the last time I tried to cook it, but this recipe does look tasty. I'll have to summon my courage and try it again.
 

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I love quinoa and many, many other types of whole grains. I've tried the quinoa pasta and don't like it nearly as much as regular quinoa, or other whole grain pastas. It gets sort of crumbly. My favorite pasta that I find in health food stores is amaranth pasta. My favorite quinoa recipe is a summer salad that also includes black beans, corn, tomatoes, bell peppers, onion, a light vinaigrette and lots of cilantro.
 

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here's how I usually make quinoa, serve it room temperature.<br><br><br><br>
boil 1/2 cup quinoa in 2 cups water until done (about 10-15 mins)<br><br>
while its boiling chop up:<br><br>
1/2 small red onion<br><br>
about 1/2 cup carrots<br><br>
some green beans or snap peas<br><br>
some sundried tomatoes<br><br>
mix with cooked quinoa in a bowl<br><br>
pour over the top a dressing made of:<br><br>
olive oil, lemon juice, dijon mustard<br><br>
may need a little salt & pepper<br><br><br><br>
very yummy!
 

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Bunny, do you serve the onion raw? That doesn't sound very appetising to me!! (I'm not into raw onion at all!)<br><br><br><br>
I'm having fun with quinoa. There don't seem to be so many recipes available, so it would be good to have a quinoa recipe exchange!!<br><br><br><br>
But I'm gonna find a good rice recipe, such as biriyani, and have a go at using quinoa instead of rice.
 

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I've only had quinoa once, it was a box of quinoa blend, tomato basil flavor. It was really good! I burned my tongue though<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/sad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":(">
 

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I really want to try quinoa but i cant find it in the supermarket...<br><br>
ive seriously searched the whole supermarket (well 3 diff ones), and a health food shop... and i cant find it!<br><br>
Does it have other names??<br><br>
*DaNNy!*
 

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Quinoa is a speciality food. You'll probably have to get it from a health food store. It's not really available in supermarkets in Britain, so i get it from the HFS mostly. It's good stuff. It's got a weird taste to it, but it's good. I'm gonna have a go at cooking some non-sweet quinoa sometime. (I should get round to it.)
 

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hey Loki,<br><br>
yes, you serve the onion raw, but I love onion and you're also supposed to dice it really small (I forgot to write that in my recipe). I suppose if you dont like raw onion you could saute it a bit before adding it to the recipe. not having to cook any of it is what makes it a super fast recipe, though.
 

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Tried more health stores and still no luck...<br><br>
Does anyone know if it goes by other names in places like Australia or New Zealand?<br><br>
**Danny**
 
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