Get more healthy quinoa into your family's diet by using it in a variety of recipes. You'll be inspired by our Tested Till Perfect quinoa recipes listed below.
(7 months +)
The mild and gentle tastes of grains make them an excellent choice for getting Baby off to a healthy start. If your baby has not been exposed to any textured foods, this is a great introduction. However, if he or she prefers smoother consistencies, simply put some in a blender or food processor with a little extra liquid. The nutritional value is the same and the texture will be easier for him or her to eat.
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Keep uncooked quinoa fresh by refrigerating it in an airtight container for up to six months. You can refrigerate cooked quinoa for up to three days.
The amount of water you need to cook quinoa varies, so check package instructions for best results. For a twist, top the salad with toasted slivered almonds.
These delicate cakes may crumble a bit while being formed but will firm up during frying. Alongside a leafy green salad, serve two cakes for lighter appetites or three for hungrier folks.
This salad packs not only a protein punch but also good amounts of fibre and iron.
Sneaking this wholesome ancient grain into a beloved oatmeal cookie is easier than you think. With just a hint of flavour and a light crunch, it blends in with the oatmeal and adds extra nutrition to a sweet snack. The cookies will turn out little softer and cakier than usual.
This is a vegetarian take on a traditional Greek and Turkish finger food. Grape leaves are available at Middle Eastern, Greek, Italian and most supermarkets.
In saucepan, bring 1-1/2 cups (375 mL) water and half of the salt to boil; add barley. Reduce heat; cover and simmer until tender and liquid is absorb...
By Cindy Ball, Vancouver
Cook of The Year 2009 Winner, Vegetarian category
Cindy layers roasted and sautéed vegetables between three highly flavoured quinoa mixtures to create a colourful vegetarian “lasagna.” This dish was invented not only for her oldest daughter (the lone vegetarian in a household of meat lovers), but also so the whole family could enjoy more vegetarian meals.
The amount of water used for cooking quinoa varies, so check package instructions for best results.
Quinoa is an ancient grain native to South America. Its nutty taste and chewy texture make it a great alternative to other grains in salads and soups or as a side dish. Here it pairs perfectly with other South American produce, such as corn and black beans.
In saucepan, heat oil over medium heat; cook onion, celery and carrots, stirring often for 10 minutes.
In strainer, rinse quinoa unde...
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