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#181 MrsFrootloops

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Posted 26 April 2018 - 12:37 PM

I've been wanting to try quinoa, is it good?
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Posted 26 April 2018 - 03:01 PM

Yes it is, but it's best when used as an ingredient. Here are a few recipes.

Quinoa-Enriched White Bread
Contributed by Bob's Red Mill Natural Foods

3 Tb Honey
3-3/4 cups Warm Milk (110 - 115 degrees F)
b Yeast, Active Dry
2 cups White Flour, Unbleached
1 cip whole wheat flour
1-1/2 cups cooked Organic Quinoa Grain
1/4 cup Sesame Seed Oil
2 tsp Sea Salt

In a mixing bowl add honey to warm milk and stir to dissolve. Sprinkle on yeast and allow to stand 5 minutes.

Add flour and beat 100 stokes. Cover and let stand in a warm place for 40 minutes or until doubled in bulk.

Add the quinoa grains, oil, salt and enough of the additional flour to make a dough easy to knead. Turn onto a floured surface and knead until elastic, 5-10 minutes.

Place the dough in an oiled bowl, turn to coat, cover and set in a warm place for 40 minutes or until the dough doubles in bulk. Punch down, cover and let rise another 40 minutes or until the volume doubles.

Preheat oven to 350°F.

Divide dough into three equal pieces. Shape each into a smooth loaf. Set dough loaves into oiled bread pans. Cover and let rise 10 minutes.

Place in oven and bake for 45-50 minutes, or until the bottom of the loaf sounds hollow when rapped with the knuckles.

Variations:

For cinnamon rolls, cover the bottom of an 8” square pan with 1 tablespoon melted, unsalted butter.
Roll out 1/3 of the twice-risen dough into a rectangle. Sprinkle with:
pecans, chopped
plumped raisins
natural sugar
ground cinnamon
Roll tightly into a log shape. Cut into pieces 3” wide and set in prepared pan.

Bake at 400°F for 25 minutes, or until golden.

Makes 3 loaves (13 slices each).


Quinoa Taboule
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•2 Cups cooked and cooled Quinoa Organic Grain
•1 Cup chopped Parsley
•1/2 Cup chopped Scallions or Green Onions
•2 Tbsp chopped fresh Mint (or 1 tsp.dried)
•1 Garlic Clove, minced or pressed
•1 Tbsp minced fresh Basil (or 1/2 tsp. dried)
•1/2 cup fresh Lemon Juice
•1/4 cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
•1/4 tsp Salt
•1/8 tsp White Pepper

Toss together all ingredients. Chill for 1 hour or more to allow flavors to blend.

Makes 6 servings.



Roasted Winter Vegetables with Quinoa Grains
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•1-1/2 cups Organic Quinoa Grain
•3 cups Water
•1/4 cup Vegetable Oil
•6 small Red Potatoes, cut into quarters
•2 cloves Garlic, pressed
•3 medium Zucchini, cut into 1/2" ripple slices
•1 large Yellow Onion, halved and sliced
•2 medium Carrots, peeled, cut into 1/4" diagonal slices
•2 Green Bell Peppers, seeded, cut into coarse chunks
•1 Tb Rosemary
•1/2 tsp Sea Salt
•1/4 tsp ground black Pepper
•1/3 cup Raisins (Unsulfured)

In at least a 2-quart saucepan, bring water to a boil. Add quinoa grain; bring to a boil; reduce heat to medium, cover and cook for 15 minutes, or until all water has been absorbed. Remove from heat and reserve.
Preheat oven to 425°F.

Pour vegetable oil into about a 10” x 14” roasting dish or pan. Add potatoes, garlic, zucchini, onion, carrots and bell pepper. Sprinkle with rosemary and salt and pepper. Cover loosely with foil. Roast for 30 minutes. Remove foil; turn vegetables and add raisins. Roast, uncovered for another 5 minutes. Add and stir in cooked quinoa. Serve hot.

Makes 8 servings.

Edited by MacCionoadha BeanSidhe, 26 April 2018 - 03:01 PM.

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Posted 28 April 2018 - 10:47 AM

Here are a few more. All the Quinoa recipes are courtesy of Campbell's Kitchen®

Chicken & Quinoa Stuffed Peppers
1- 1/3 cups unsalted chicken stock
2/3 cup uncooked quinoa, rinsed
1 pound 98 fat-free ground chicken breast or 99% fat-free ground turkey breast
1 clove garlic, minced
1 medium onion (about 1/2 cup)
1 package (10 ounces) chopped frozen spinach, thawed and well drained
1 can Cream of Mushroom Soup
1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese
4 medium red bell pepper, cut in half lengthwise and seeded

Set the oven to 350°F.

Heat the stock and quinoa in a 1-quart saucepan over high heat to a boil.  Reduce the heat to low.  Cover and cook for 13 minutes or until the quinoa is tender.

Cook the chicken, garlic, and onion in a 12-inch nonstick skillet over medium-high heat until the chicken is cooked through, often stirring to separate meat.  Stir in the spinach, soup, quinoa and three tablespoons cheese.

Place the pepper halves into a 11x8x2-inch baking dish. Spoon the chicken mixture into the pepper halves.  Cover the baking dish.

Bake for 30 minutes or until hot.  Uncover and sprinkle with the remaining cheese.

Return dish to oven and bake uncovered, for 5 minutes or until the cheese melts.


Zucchini Quiche with Quinoa Crust
1 medium zucchini, thinly sliced (about 1 1/2 cups)
1 small yellow squash, thinly sliced (about 1 cup)
1 large red bell pepper, diced (about 1 cup)
1 small red onion, diced (about 1/2 cup)
3 cloves garlic, minced
6 egg
1 can condensed Cream of Mushroom Soup
1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese or Asiago cheese or smoked Gouda
2 cups cooked quinoa

Set the oven to 350°F.  Spray a 12-inch nonstick skillet with vegetable cooking spray and heat over medium-high heat for 1 minute.  Add the vegetables and garlic and cook for 10 minutes or until tender, stirring occasionally.  Season to taste.

Beat the eggs and soup in a large bowl with a fork or whisk.  Stir in half the cheese.  Season as desired.  Remove and reserve 1/4 cup egg mixture to add to quinoa.  Stir the vegetables into the remaining egg mixture.

Stir the quinoa and reserved 1/4 cup egg mixture in a large bowl.  Spray a 10-inch deep dish pie plate with vegetable cooking spray.  Press the quinoa mixture into the bottom and up the sides of the pie plate to form a crust. Pour the egg and vegetable mixture into the crust.  Sprinkle with the remaining cheese.

Bake for 45 minutes or until set.  Let cool for 20 minutes before slicing.

Edited by MacCionoadha BeanSidhe, 28 April 2018 - 10:52 AM.

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Posted 28 April 2018 - 01:13 PM

They all sound good, thank you :)
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Posted 29 April 2018 - 12:25 AM

View PostMrsFrootloops, on 26 April 2018 - 12:37 PM, said:

I've been wanting to try quinoa, is it good?

I tried it once and didn't really like the texture or taste. Let us know if you try it and what you think :yes:
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Posted 29 April 2018 - 02:04 AM

View PostKlaineyGStudy, on 29 April 2018 - 12:25 AM, said:

I tried it once and didn't really like the texture or taste. Let us know if you try it and what you think :yes:

Did you run it under water before cooking it? Quinoa is naturally covered with saponins which give it a bitter taste, so it needs rinsing.

Edited by MacCionoadha BeanSidhe, 29 April 2018 - 02:06 AM.

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Posted 29 April 2018 - 02:10 AM

View PostMacCionoadha BeanSidhe, on 29 April 2018 - 02:04 AM, said:

Did you run it under water before cooking it? Quinoa is naturally covered with saponins which give it a bitter taste, so it needs rinsing.

I can't really remember if I did, maybe I need to try it again.
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Posted 29 April 2018 - 06:30 AM

Maybe you need to try it in the recipes
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Posted 29 April 2018 - 12:22 PM

View PostKlaineyGStudy, on 29 April 2018 - 02:10 AM, said:

I can't really remember if I did, maybe I need to try it again.

Yeah, I made a mistake, when first making tabbouleh. It was so awful that I reread the instructions and found my error. The second batch was much better.

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Posted 29 April 2018 - 12:34 PM

Here are a few more Quinoa recipes via Bob's Red Mill.

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Posted 11 May 2018 - 08:08 AM

I'm back from vacation, it was ok.

So this is a sad thing, and it all happened in 1 week. (Life can be scary like that.) Ok, my friend, who I mentioned in an earlier post, had started early labor on March 24th, and the doctors kept making her wait, they were going to induce actual labor 2 week after her due date, which was april 12th. So the due date went by, still no baby, they kept making her wait and wait, they wanted the baby to come naturally (last 2 times they waited, she and the babies almost died.) So April 30th came, a day before they would induce labor, the baby decided to come, all went well, everyone happy and healthy. She got to go home May 1st.  May 4th, her brother commited suicide. He had just gotten divorce, he was a drinker and occasionally did drugs, because he was so depressed and stuff. So they do not know why he did it (I don't what he did exactly, but she is waiting for the toxicology results), he'd been posting things on facebook about how wrong it was for their to put them through all the stuff she did, and he was just really down. So then May 6th rolled around, and her house burned down. Everyone is ok, the two older kids were staying with their grandparents, and my friend was woken up by the baby crying (you know how newborns need to eat :) ) and the house was full of smoke, she she screamed at her husband to get up, they grabbed all 3 babies (the 3 youngest are 3 and under), her husband busted open the window at the end of the hall (there was no other way out), he jumped out, she passed him the babies through the window, then he helped her out. They lost everything, all their possessions, their car, 2 dogs. But they are safe, the kids are safe, and she has so many people in her life that are helping them with money and things for the kids. They have insurance on the house and car.
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Posted 11 May 2018 - 11:42 PM

OMG, That is unbelievable. So much in such a short period. Give your friends my best and let them know I'm thinking of them and sending prayers, good wishes, and vibes.

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Posted 12 May 2018 - 01:46 AM

So sad! I too send my very best to your friend and her extended family :(
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Posted 13 May 2018 - 09:13 AM

Thank you guys. Our friend (very trusted, and reliable friend, she is my bestie) set up a go fund me thing for her, if anyone is interested I'll post the link.

And this little fella, got mad at me this morning because I keep picking him up and not bringing him inside my apartment. Lol, he lives next door. And I love him, when I see him, I am like "My Baby!!" and he comes running up to me. Today he was mad, and I went to turn to go back inside, he got gently kicked by one foot, because he was grabbing onto my other foot to bite me.

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Posted 13 May 2018 - 05:36 PM

What a pretty kitty. You just want to hug him, even when he looks mad.

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Posted 14 May 2018 - 04:09 AM

He is a pretty kitty and naughty by the looks and sound
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Posted 14 May 2018 - 07:19 AM

I love him so much, his name is KitKat.... but he is not named after the candy bar, it's short for Kitty Cat.
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Posted 14 May 2018 - 08:09 PM

LOL they are the best sort of pets a bit like grandchildren :D you give them back
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Posted 15 May 2018 - 03:38 PM

Ok you guys, this is it, I am going in for my surgery in the morning. I have sticky notes on everything I am going to take with me, sticky notes reminding me what I need to do, I'm not really scare of the surgery anymore just antsy, because I don't want to mess up something and have to delay it... you know, like accidentally eat breakfast, or drink to much when taking my pills... Lol, I'm just like blah. I'm ready though, my gallbladder is ready, it literally has been spasming most of the day. One last hurrah for a frooty gallbladder. lol.
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