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Anonymous
Quinoa? (No, I'm not speaking Spanish)
by Anonymous
December 11, 2012 at 6:48 PM

Quinoa contains all 9 of the essential amino acids that are crucial to human function and health.
It is considered the perfect protein.

Learn more: http://www.naturalnews.com/028989_quinoa_protein.html#ixzz2En3KPKFB

Quinoa (pronounced keh-NO-ah or, sometimes, KEEN-wah) is a relative newcomer to the American pantry. The 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. It�s also a good source of manganese, magnesium, phosphorus and copper, and it has a high iron content.

Quinoa is very easy to cook. It�s 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 doesn�t hurt to soak and rinse it just in case. Quinoa cooks in 15 minutes, and it�s easy to tell when it�s done because the seeds display a little white thread that curls around them.

http://topics.nytimes.com/top/news/health/series/recipes_for_health/quinoa/

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I found this stuff at Costco and made it this past weekend.  I added some sauteed veggies with a splash of lemon juice, and it was GREAT!

 

Replies

  • Anonymous
    by Anonymous - Original Poster
    December 11, 2012 at 6:55 PM


    Quoting Anonymous:

    Yeah so you're saying if you make it unhealthy by buttering it up lmao


    Quoting Retrokitty:

    If you make it right with butter and spices even maybe some soya sauce its delicious. If its plain its not that great but same with anything.




    Quoting Anonymous:

    I can't stand the stuff. You really have to pretend it is good so you can get it down. Anyone who says it is good is a robot



    There is nothing wrong with small amounts of real butter. 

  • vale131
    by vale131
    December 11, 2012 at 6:55 PM

    I made it for the first and last time the other night. We all gagged.

  • Shelby212302
    December 11, 2012 at 6:55 PM
    I love it, I put peanut oil in it and chili sauce.
  • Anonymous
    by Anonymous
    December 11, 2012 at 6:55 PM

    After I eat it, the next time I shit...it makes my asshole itch so bad.

  • bigmessylife
    December 11, 2012 at 6:56 PM

    We eat it often. I'm making a broccoli/quinoa casserole this week, and it's going in a stew.

  • justinnaimee
    December 11, 2012 at 6:56 PM
    I love it. I think its yum. I cook it in broth or dress it with a vinegarette. My kids dig it too.

    Quoting Anonymous:

    I can't stand the stuff. You really have to pretend it is good so you can get it down. Anyone who says it is good is a robot
  • Anonymous
    by Anonymous
    December 11, 2012 at 6:57 PM
    No I'm a great cook. The texture is exactly what I don't like. It's too much like grits and chickpeas. Plus it really doesn't taste good guys. It's bland as heck it has to be doctored so much!


    Quoting illinoismommy83:

    Maybe you are cooking it wrong? It has a nice texture and goes well with most dishes.

    Quoting Anonymous:

    I can't stand the stuff. You really have to pretend it is good so you can get it down. Anyone who says it is good is a robot



  • Shermy
    by Shermy
    December 11, 2012 at 6:57 PM
    We don't eat much meat and often use quinoa in exchange for it (so quinoa stuffed peppers instead of meat stuffed bell peppers).
  • bigmessylife
    December 11, 2012 at 6:57 PM

    Did you season it? If you just eat it plain it won't taste like much at all, but it will soak up seasonings that you cook it in.

    Quoting vale131:

    I made it for the first and last time the other night. We all gagged.


  • zomgkerrie
    December 11, 2012 at 6:57 PM

    i usually will either add it to soups in place of rice, or make a nice easy salad with it-lots of veggies, plus quinoa, tossed with balsamic dressing. really easy and delish.


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