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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

  • CABZS
    by CABZS
    December 11, 2012 at 7:07 PM
    You have to really rinse it.

    And no you don't have to make it unhealthy for it to taste good.

    I add a bit of it to almost everything and there is a lot of good recipes out there for it.

    But honestly the key is to rinse it, otherwise it has a bad taste.


    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



  • Anonymous
    by Anonymous
    December 11, 2012 at 7:08 PM
    Mine has always been pre rinsed. But like I said I hate the texture


    Quoting CABZS:

    You have to really rinse it.



    And no you don't have to make it unhealthy for it to taste good.



    I add a bit of it to almost everything and there is a lot of good recipes out there for it.



    But honestly the key is to rinse it, otherwise it has a bad taste.




    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




  • Anonymous
    by Anonymous
    December 11, 2012 at 7:08 PM
    Everything in moderation.

    Margarine is extremely awful for you though, even in small amounts.


    Quoting Anonymous:

    Lmao yes there is. Butter is awful for you




    Quoting Anonymous:




    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. 



  • rawrmommysaurus
    December 11, 2012 at 7:10 PM

    I got some, and made it.  I loved it, but DH and the kids not so much, so I have a decent sized bag sitting in my cupboard.  >.>  I think I may just make some tonight.  

  • CABZS
    by CABZS
    December 11, 2012 at 7:11 PM
    If you buy it pre rinsed it is still awful, they don't rinse it enough I swear.

    Anyway, grind it up and add it to stuff. That's how I get veggies into my kids.


    Quoting Anonymous:

    Mine has always been pre rinsed. But like I said I hate the texture




    Quoting CABZS:

    You have to really rinse it.





    And no you don't have to make it unhealthy for it to taste good.





    I add a bit of it to almost everything and there is a lot of good recipes out there for it.





    But honestly the key is to rinse it, otherwise it has a bad taste.






    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





  • balagan_imma
    December 11, 2012 at 7:12 PM

    LOVE quinoa. We often toast it and then just boil. Then DS1 and I "fight" over the leftovers for breakfast (we add milk and cinnamon.)

    I also sprout it and add the sprouts to whatever the bread of the day might be. Much healthier than using just white flour.

  • Reepicheep.CSL
    December 11, 2012 at 7:12 PM
    We have been eating this for years.
  • SuperPickle
    December 11, 2012 at 7:12 PM

    I love quinoa!

    My favorite is to make it sweetened a bit, then eat it like oatmeal

  • mommyoftwo103
    December 11, 2012 at 7:14 PM

    I love it. I'm from Peru so started eating at the age of one week old. lol jk.

  • Diamepphyre
    December 11, 2012 at 7:33 PM

     Love Quinoa.  It's yummy.

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