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Old 12-31-2012, 07:56 AM   #391
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I just bought some this past weekend after seeing a recipe on Pinterest for a sweet potatoe, chicken dish but for the life of me, I cant find that darned recipe again.
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Old 01-07-2013, 03:29 PM   #392
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Charski, you'll be happy to know that the United Nations has named 2013 the International Year of Quinoa!
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Old 01-07-2013, 03:43 PM   #393
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LOL Diz!!!

Works in THIS house. We eat it often.
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Old 01-07-2013, 05:30 PM   #394
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I've made sushi with quinoa twice now, and had no problems with it. I use about 3/4 cup in place of rice and fill with avocado, strips of cucumber, and tiny slivers of carrot. then I cut the roll into 8 pieces and eat 4.

I just made my second batch of pickled ginger tonight and wow! It is so much better than anything I've found at the store, even the Asian markets.
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Old 01-08-2013, 08:16 AM   #395
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Diana, can you share your pickled ginger recipe? Purty please!
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Diana, can you share your pickled ginger recipe? Purty please!
I'll approximate what I did:
  • Peel a couple of large knobs of ginger
  • use your vegetable peeler to make paper thin slices of the ginger until you have about 2 cups, loosely filled
  • boil 1 1/2 cups water with 1/2 tsp salt
  • plunge the ginger into the boiling water and turn off the burner and let it sit for a few minutes (3-5 minutes)
  • meanwhile mix up 1/2 cup rice vinegar and 1 1/2 tbs equivalent sweetener (I used Ideal and added a couple of drops of SweetzFree to boost the sweetness a little)
  • boil the vinegar/sweetener combo to dissolve the sweetener
  • drain and pack the ginger into a clean pint jar, saving the ginger water
  • pour the sweetener/vinegar mixture over the ginger and add about 1/4 cup of the salted ginger water.
That's it! You can eat it within a couple of hours, but it gets better and better over the next week. I think this will keep in the fridge for a long time, but it never has a chance around here. I used some of the rest of the ginger water to cook carrots in for dinner. Added a little butter, and yum, glazed ginger carrots!

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Old 01-09-2013, 06:44 PM   #397
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Oh swoon, that sounds so good - thank you very much!
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I've been interested in quinoa for a while now... finally tried it at a restarant just the other day. It was Quinoa Power Bowl, with kale, shredded carrots, grilled chicken, tomatos, lemon, parmesean, creamed pesto sauce. It was delish!!! Now I'm hooked, going to pick some up tomorrow and let the quinoa dishes begin!!! MMM, stuffed peppers, meatloaf (instead of breadcrumbs) stirfry, oh the possibilities are endless!! And pinterest is loaded with recipes~
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Old 09-26-2013, 11:07 AM   #399
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Mexican Quinoa

To the cooked quinoa from the basic recipe, add salsa and/or taco seasoning to your taste. Also sliced green onion is good in this!
I know this is an OLD post, but could you add either ground beef or chopped chicken into it for a bit more substance?
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Old 09-26-2013, 11:44 AM   #400
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I know this is an OLD post, but could you add either ground beef or chopped chicken into it for a bit more substance?
I don't see why not. I would.



Charski I am checking out Quinoa to see if I can eat it. Now to read 14 pages!!!!
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Old 09-26-2013, 01:35 PM   #401
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I'd sure try adding the meat - what could it hurt? Make a main dish out of it, heck yeah!

Essy, I hope it's something you can eat. We sure like it. It's not related to grains, but to spinach, beets and of all things - tumbleweeds! LOL!
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I'd sure try adding the meat - what could it hurt? Make a main dish out of it, heck yeah!

Essy, I hope it's something you can eat. We sure like it. It's not related to grains, but to spinach, beets and of all things - tumbleweeds! LOL!
I think it's doable. Especially with it being related to beets and spinach.

And tumbleweeds. I don't eat them much!
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Old 09-27-2013, 12:13 PM   #403
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Nope, me neither - it's hard to get one into a pot....
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