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Old 06-24-2012, 05:04 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Default Quinoa

I was raised on it, high in protein and very filling. This is a recipe from back home:

1 cup quinoa
1 can crushed tomatoes
1/4 can tomato paste
1 small onion
2 celery sticks, finely diced
1 small pack of goya aderezo/recaito (you'll find it at most Latin stores)
2 tsp garlic
salt and pepper to taste

Add the garlic, celery stick and onion, cook over low heat until onion is transparent, add tomatoes and tomato paste, mix, add quinoa, add enough water to cover mixture, bring to a boil, let it simmer until quinoa looks like angel halos. Check and add more water as needed.
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Old 06-24-2012, 10:15 AM   #12 (permalink)
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I agree, it is just another grain/pseudocereal. It is, however, gluten free and for people who suffer from celiac disease this is one that they can eat. (wheat, oats and rye all contain gluten) My sis-in-law is celiac and she can eat this grain.
I am sorry she's suffering from that but I am still really puzzled by the question of why so many people seem to suffer from this. It wasn't anything that was prevalent among our grandparent's time. It makes me wonder if something drastic has happened to the food supply or if there is some other environmental contaminant that is causing this.
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Old 07-09-2012, 05:00 AM   #13 (permalink)
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I have been buying quinoa pasta it is very nice I cook it like regular pasta with some broccoli and add some turkey sausage it makes a nice meal you can put some shakes of light salad dressing on the combo.
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