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Old 09-30-2010, 08:32 AM   #331
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OK...reading after an hour was 111 after 1 egg, 2 bacon and 1/2 c. quinoa w/a little butter. Will try at two hours and see what happens then.
OK. At two hours, it was 92 So, I guess the beans last night were the culprit. This is great news! I can see meatballs and meatloaf in the horizon (with mashed fauxtatoes).
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...and stuffed peppers! I bought 6 yesterday, we will be having them with ground beef and quinoa stuffing.

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OK. At two hours, it was 92 So, I guess the beans last night were the culprit. This is great news! I can see meatballs and meatloaf in the horizon (with mashed fauxtatoes).
Oh that's GREAT! Glad the quinoa works for you. I'd be very sad indeed if I couldn't eat it because it's so dang versatile AND delicious!'

I just said to DH last night it was about time for those quinoa meatballs again.
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Thank you, Charski. So am I. I was a little worried last night when my 2-hour reading was higher than the first. So, I'm glad I can work it like this, as a rice or pasta substitute. It's so nasty here today, I just may make a meatloaf and fauxtatoe dinner. We need something hot and comforting with all this rain.
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Send me some rain! We need it!
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Old 09-30-2010, 09:47 AM   #336
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We need it, too, but we could have used it this summer. My garden shriveled away...
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Old 09-30-2010, 09:49 AM   #337
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We never (well, RARELY ever) get ANY rain between about May 15 and October 15, more or less - so any water my garden gets comes out the end of the garden hose. And being in a near-constant state of drought - that isn't a cheap proposition here!

Our summer was so sucky weather-wise that my garden was the worst it's ever been. I DID have luck with bulbing onions, SOME lettuce, and now the kale and collards are doing great - but the radishes, squash, and the poor tomatoes all pretty much gave it up. SAD.
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Old 09-30-2010, 09:56 AM   #338
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me too, on not using the hose. My rosemary and butternut squash thrived. big deal. Gave the squash away.
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Old 09-30-2010, 10:41 AM   #339
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Oh and I LOVE butternut squash!

Somewhere I saw a recipe for a butternut squash pilaf and thought it would be really good with quinoa....
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Old 09-30-2010, 10:59 AM   #340
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I wish that my zukes and yellow squash had thrived. I could eat that 'til it's coming out of my ears. With quinoa on the side!
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Thanks!

Thank you all for a great thread! I made quinoa tonight for my butter chicken, and it was lovely! I think I'll try it for a breakfast cereal tomorrow, y'all had some great recipes. Does anyone happen to have a tabouli recipe for quinoa? It tastes like it would work great. Also, I think I might try it in a Kebbe recipe. I'll post it if it works. ~Holly
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Thank you all for a great thread! I made quinoa tonight for my butter chicken, and it was lovely! I think I'll try it for a breakfast cereal tomorrow, y'all had some great recipes. Does anyone happen to have a tabouli recipe for quinoa? It tastes like it would work great. Also, I think I might try it in a Kebbe recipe. I'll post it if it works. ~Holly
There is one and a bunch of other recipes but you'll have to do a search on the net for quinoa. It'll probably be the second entry up after the wikipedia one.
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Picking up Quinoa from Costco Today!!!!!

Can't wait to try all these great recipes with Quinoa.....


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OK. At two hours, it was 92 So, I guess the beans last night were the culprit. This is great news! I can see meatballs and meatloaf in the horizon (with mashed fauxtatoes).
I have found that the Black Soy Beans do not effect my BS#'s. You may want to try this again with them!!! Sounds great.
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Old 03-15-2011, 05:19 PM   #344
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Any new quinoa recipes floating around?
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Old 03-22-2011, 07:47 PM   #345
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Dirty Rice? Help!

I was at the grocery store this evening and came across a "DIRTY RICE" boxed mix and it got me thinking about Shoney's breakast buffet - many moons ago, my friend and I used to go almost every weekend (ahhhh, memories of the only comfortable outfit I could find was sweats)...Oh, back to today and my "skinny jeans"!

Anyhoo, anyone have a recipe for Shoney's style dirty rice, using Quinoa?

Do ya think it would work out?
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Old 03-23-2011, 10:00 AM   #346
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I wonder if that packaged mix has a separate envelope with the seasonings in it? If it did, you could just ditch the rice and use the seasoning packet!

Otherwise, I found some recipes online by googling, but there were mixed reviews....
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That was the first thing I looked for. I'm all about season packages...my husband keeps telling me that I need to go into business selling all the package mixes in bulk.

I always buy the boxed pasta, pull the packet, throw the pasta away and use Dreamfields - it just steams my hubby - I'm always hearing "What a waste, throwing all that stuff away!" I tell him "Yes it is... my hind-end has just 'wasted' away without it!

I think I'm gonna have to give this dirty rice thing a try!
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Has anyone else been experimenting more with the Quinoa Flour and do you have recipes to share?
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Old 08-16-2012, 04:30 PM   #349
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I KNOW this thread is old but it just goes to show you how long I can keep something bookmarked! Anywho, I JUST made my first batch of quinoa and oh-my-goodness, it is slap your mama good!! I cooked it, according to most basic recipes on this thread, then stirred in butter, cream, garlic, sea salt, pepper and a mix of fresh Parmasean/Romano/Asiago cheeses and I almost passed out with this first bite!! Ten years into this WOL and, most days, I still eat at induction or OWL levels but, on the days when I eat higher glycemic fruits and veggies (sweet potatoes, grapes...no bread, flour, rice, pasta or real sugar ever passes my lips), I still keep my eye out for any signs that my body can't handle a new food and I'll do the same with this! Hopefully, if Sweet Lil Baby Jesus is listening, quinoa and my body will get along well because I'm simply dreaming of recipes for this wonderful little SEED (not grain)!!
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LOL Shelby! I'm glad you finally tried it. My kitchen would weep without that stuff.

I have been making a Greek quinoa salad (kinda like a tabbouleh) that we are crazy over - will post it soon!
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LOL Shelby! I'm glad you finally tried it. My kitchen would weep without that stuff.

I have been making a Greek quinoa salad (kinda like a tabbouleh) that we are crazy over - will post it soon!
Charski, you do know that YOUR thoughts on this is what made me finally try it, right? Not many people are on my list of "Credible LC Experts", but you are!
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Charski, you do know that YOUR thoughts on this is what made me finally try it, right? Not many people are on my list of "Credible LC Experts", but you are!
Slap your mama down!!!! YES! Enjoy this little seed. Tear the roof off! haha
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This is probably my favorite quinoa recipe:

Quinoa and Butternut Squash Gratin: A savory vegetarian recipe with butternut squash and cheese. | Suite101.com


I also use quinoa flour and flakes in baking with great results.
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Quinoa and Butternut Squash Gratin: A savory vegetarian recipe with butternut squash and cheese. | Suite101.com


I also use quinoa flour and flakes in baking with great results.
That sounds good! My garden is awesome this year. Last year, I was upset that my summer squashes weren't doing very well. I apologize to all now for dissing my winter squash. I'm smarter now to know I should be thankful for whatever grows in my garden. I was just a little down.

This year, I even have had cukes and that's a first. I plan on making a cold salad along the lines of tabbouleh with my quinoa. Also, a cheesy, rice-type dishof quinoa sounds good, too. You can do so many things with it. Yay!!!

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I used to eat quinoa all the time before low carb and loved it, maybe I should try adding it back to diet like once a week or so. We would make big batches in rice cooker and then use it in lots of ways thru the week.
My favorite thing to do was make burritos with it, I guess i could find some low carb wraps... i added refried beans, all the veggies, cheese and taco sauce. Just using a small amount of refrieds and quinoa and finding a low carb sauce would probably make this do-able again
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Yes and veggies, too! Great idea!
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I'd love to have a good tabbouleh recipe! Anyone want to hook me up?!
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I'd love to have a good tabbouleh recipe! Anyone want to hook me up?!
I will. Just toss it with lemon juice,salt,pepper, olive oil, chopped tomatoes (or sliced up in bite-size pieces), and lots of parsley. That's it!
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Awww, I've got to get some more--had some in my pantry forever and didn't use it because of its high carb count. Yesterday while cleaning out my pantry, I found it was full of little moths and their tiny worms, ewwww. Threw out the whole bag. I'll get some tomorrow at the health food store and make stuffed peppers with it and take my bs readings afterwards. Hope it works!
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There's about 20 carbs per 1/2 cup of quinoa. As long as my bs is running between 70 and 90 I can get away with that many carbs. I should get some quinoa to have once in a while. I love all these recipes and tips!!
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