Saturday, February 26, 2011

week of quinoa: the wrap up

I had to end the week of quinoa a little earlier than planned. The quinoa was making everyone a little gassy. Which, actually, isn't a problem all that much. We eat a lot of beans and broccoli and other gassy legumes & vegetables. The problem is that I am breast feeding and the gassiness was starting to affect Gemma. I am sad since I loved everything I had made so far and still had many recipes that I wanted to try. I will wait and try again in a few months. In the meantime, here are all the recipes I had on my list to make- there is way more than a weeks worth! Some are from you, dear readers, a few are from my mom and others I found online.

oven chimichangas (use quinoa in place of the brown rice)
chicken with quinoa and veggies
zucchini with quinoa stuffing
quiona stuffed peppers
sweet potato and lentil packets (serve with quinoa)
creamy quinoa primavera
italian broccoli and quinoa pilaf
quinoa pudding
walnut rosemary quinoa
quinoa with apricots and pecans
toasted quinoa salad with scallops and snow peas (I would substitute shrimp for the scallops)
warm quinoa salad with toasted almonds

So, go cook and eat some delicious and healthy quinoa! If there is a recipe that you particularly enjoy please let me know.


Chris said...

This is such a great resource...hopefully I can find something that my picky eaters will try.

WOM-MOMS said...

Chris - try sneaking pureed foods and things like quinoa into your kids' meals. Erin does a lot of this in her cooking and tutorials, and I have some puree and sneaking techniques on my blog too. ~Ethne

Nicole said...

I'm so proud to see my suggestion on the list!! I hope you like it!

Holly said...

Thanks for posting these, I'm really excited that you did all the research and put together all these recipes! Thanks!! I've been wanting to try recipes using quinoa ever since I tried it, but haven't gotten around to it. Looking forward to it!

WOM-MOMS said...

I'm back again, but this time to tell you - success! I tried the orzo recipe, but used wild rice instead of quinoa (at Costco Sunday the two bags were right next to each other but I went for wild rice - MN product - and I know the fam likes it). I used the principles of your recipe and it turned out great. Got compliments from everyone! Thanks for the inspiration.

Kathy said...

I LOVE quinoa, but agree that the gas issue is a problem. Here's a recipe that I didn't see in your list. I had this dish an a luncheon last year. When I got home I did my best to recreate it from memory. I think I got pretty close.

I cooked 1 cup quinoa in chicken broth. Then I tossed in 1 tablespoon of olive oil, salt, pepper, 1 or 2 chopped green onions and a hand full of dried cranberries. I serve it at room temp with either grilled chicken or grilled veggies (sometimes both) on top.


Genevieve said...

hey so i just made a carseat canopy using your tutorial and posted about it here-

thanks!! have a great day

Tiffany-Joy Mo said...

I have been looking for something to do with the box of Quinoa I bravely bought months ago, thanks to you I have a plethera of ideas now!

Mkokopelli said...

Thank you!! I just discovered quinoa flour and have loved using it! It is great for cookies and muffins. :)

Kimberellie said...

I'm going to have to try some of these recipes! Everyone I know keeps telling me I have to eat quinoa. So thanks! Now I know HOW to eat it!

much love: kimberellie (with a baby in her belly)

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