Quinoa – My 200th Post!!

I picked up some quinoa from my local health food store the other day – it’s so much cheaper buying from the bulk bins. I have used quinoa once before to make a quinoa pudding – kind of like rice pudding, only slightly healthier. I remember that tasted great, so I’ll have to find another recipe to share with you – preferably a vegan version.

Quinoa takes a few more steps to prepare than a box will tell you, and since mine didn’t come in a box I used this website for basic cooking instructions. All these steps listed are necessary to ensure mush-free, perfectly cooked quinoa. The only change I made was adding a pinch of kosher salt to the water. Rather than copy all her listed instructions down, here’s the link that’s full of helpful tips and nutrition information on this “super grain”.

The first picture is the product of all those steps – it really was perfectly fluffy 🙂 I used a cup of the cooked quinoa to make this quinoa breakfast bowl. It was tasty and super filling with out the bloat. I was satisfied for hours after eating this. Thanks for reading, enjoy!

Quinoa Breakfast Bowl –

  • 1 cup cooked quinoa
  • unsweetened almond milk (or milk of your choice)
  • raisins, walnuts, cinnamon, maple syrup

Directions:

1. Spoon your cooked quinoa in a bowl, top with your desired amount of milk and microwave for 1 to 2 minutes to heat through. Add your desired toppings and enjoy!

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