I liked this simile so much I had to share it with you. @KyraTX tweeted yesterday that quinoa is like bubble wrap for your mouth. Yes indeed, it is. I have been struggling to find an expression for that added texture sensation one gets eating quinoa.
Like bubble wrap, exactly.
And just as addictive, I might add.
After some Twitter encouragement, Kyra shared the recipe for her Quinoa “Rice” Pudding that inspired the above tweet.
Here are links to other quinoa dishes I found today:
This link isn’t a recipe unfortunately, just a photo of what a black bean quinoa burger should look like. Paul Stephen also reviews Quinoa 365: The Everyday Superfood in this post. If you were thinking about adding this cookbook to your Christmas list (it is definitely at the top of mine), be sure to check out Stephen’s review.
I wrote yesterday that I am seeking more Indian flavored quinoa delights, and today I was rewarded with this. Wow, I am almost afraid to try cooking this spicy dish. 20 chilies, can you imagine? I don’t have the money to stock up all these ingredients right now, and I might actually need an education in Indian cooking techniques and ingredients first, but this recipe gives me a challenge to strive for in January.
I like this soup with the mushrooms and the toasted quinoa. Almost like Crock Pot Lentil Quinoa Stew For a Crowd meets Mushroom Quinoa Risotto. There just aren’t enough meals in a day for me to try out all the recipes that interest me, but I think it’s a safe bet my next Lentil Quinoa concoction will have mushrooms and look very much like this soup.
I have these enormous sweet potatoes I was given over Thanksgiving. I used the smaller ones already, now I just need some ideas to use up the granddaddy ones. A loaf like this would interesting. Capers too. I have had them a couple of times and I know they would make this dish taste unique.
I want to be the one who brings these to a party, wouldn’t that be fun? I am imagining over 100 grape leaves in a 16 oz jar. Amazing.
I am not certain how receptive my siblings would be to a tray of these on Christmas Eve, but there’s always someone there who needs something to bring to a party the following day. We are the leftover regifters. Ours is a large family, but we all bring more than we’ll need for our annual get together. We have learned to quickly refrigerate any surplus Christmas Eve bounty to share with others on Christmas Day.
In a maple vinaigrette, I might add. Just another beautiful salad? I think not. The photos on this recipe are gorgeous and you will crave healthy food when you see luscious nutrition like this. I love how the Gluten Free Goddess tells a recipe as a story.
Salads don’t have to be boring – remember to give yours a boost. They can be playful and sweet and desirable when you add quinoa to fresh fruit and vegetables.
In my own kitchen, I tried making a quinoa porridge this morning with Celestial Seasonings Wildberry Zinger Tea. I am not pleased with the recipe yet, so you will have to be satisfied with this photo for now. Those are clementines on top. I will keep working on it and share a recipe when I have perfected it.
What about you? How are you cooking quinoa today in your kitchen? Have you tried any of the recipes here already? Don’t be shy, comment and let me know.
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