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Old 02-25-2010, 03:41 PM   #181
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I bet he won't know it, Angie! LOL!

The refi is SUPPOSED to fund tomorrow - of course they find all kinds of things that need to be signed/initialed - the lender is mad at the escrow company he's using - never a dull moment! But in the end, for a 4.875% loan, it will be worth it...I think....
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Old 02-25-2010, 04:24 PM   #182
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Does anyone have experience with freezing plain cooked quinoa? It's delish! but I made way to much. I had it with cream and stevia. I will definitely make this stuff a staple. Thanks for all the info.
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Old 02-25-2010, 06:51 PM   #183
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I haven't posted at all in several months (been reading a bit here and there, but am trying to keep my online time to a minimum...) however, I had to pop in here and tell you about the concoction I just made...

Took 1/2 c. cooked quinoa and added 1 T. cocoa powder, 1 T. chopped pecans, 4 splenda packets (you could probably cut back to 3), a few SF chocolate chips (I had them and the bag was open...) a pinch of salt and a bit of heavy cream. Mixed it all up and warmed it slightly.

Mmmm! Chocolatey goodness! I don't know if it reminds me of anything, but it sure hits the chocolate spot.

I've never made quinoa before, but I can see using it as a breakfast for the kids and can't wait to try it on DH as a savory side dish. He's a picky one, but may like this.

Anyway, just had to share in case anyone else was needing something chocolatey like I was.
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Old 02-25-2010, 07:21 PM   #184
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Hey MADA! How nice to see you again! And that concoction sounds positively decadent. THANKS and come visit more often - I miss you.
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Old 02-25-2010, 10:45 PM   #185
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The meatballs were a hit! DH loved them (didn't even notice the zucchini! ). These were great, I'll be making them often! Thanks for the recipe!
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Old 02-26-2010, 10:49 AM   #186
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Blood glucose was 90 two hours after having 1/4 cup with cream. I'm going to experiment, so far so good.
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Old 03-02-2010, 03:27 PM   #187
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i swear i thought I saved this. lol. anywhoo - saving again.

i picked some up tonight - it's "Eden organic quinoa whole grain"...1/4 cup has 29 carbs and 11 g fiber. 2 g sugar.

course one thing that irks me about the packaging - especially after reading some of this thread - it says "The best amino acid profile of all grain."

and - in small print - "diet rich in whole grain and other plant foods and low in total fat, saturated fat and cholesterol may reduce the risk of heart disease and some cancers".
ugh. oh well - i'll ignore that it's on that package. lol.
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Old 03-02-2010, 06:27 PM   #188
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LOL! Apparently either THEY don't know it's not a grain (hard to believe) or they think the public doesn't know the difference. So why not EXPLAIN it on the package? It's not THAT difficult!

I hope you like it, IndyChick. We just had some tonight underneath the lentil/ham stew I made.
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I am loving the quinoa. It is very versatile....breakfast, lunch, dinner, snack. I ate some this morning with cream, truvia, butter, tad of walnuts and dried fruit. I forgot my cinnamon! I plan to keep plain cooked quinoa in the fridge at all times. Just wish it didn't cost so much.
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Old 03-03-2010, 11:49 AM   #190
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JeriKay, do you have a Costco. It's very inexpensive there. I also found it in a bin at my Sprouts, and it was cheap. Julie
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Old 03-03-2010, 01:58 PM   #191
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Quinoa and Porcupine Meatballs

Hi, I am new to posting but have been lurking for a while. I have never tried Quinoa but after reading this thread I am going to try it. I have a question to the person that said they use it in Porcupine Meatballs - do you cook it first or put it in raw? Thanks.
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Old 03-03-2010, 02:25 PM   #192
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Quinoa flour is a great sauce thickener! It worked like a charm in a crab au gratin my husband made the other night. I could eat the sauce straight! I did in fact.
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Old 03-03-2010, 02:36 PM   #193
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WOW, Fawn, now THAT is worth knowing, for SURE! Thanks!

Wishin, that's not my recipe, but I would THINK it should be cooked first - not sure it will cook up well once mixed into the ground beef...just guessing though!
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Old 03-03-2010, 02:52 PM   #194
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Anyone know where we can get Quinoa flour?
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Old 03-03-2010, 06:52 PM   #195
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Whole Foods has it, I bought it by accident there one time when I wanted regular quinoa!
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Awesome, I have some quinoa flour and it has a very strong flavor on it's own (but using it as a thickener is a great idea - don't need much). Thanks!!
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Thanks, Char, Whole Foods, here I come. Julie
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You don't need much at all Ang! I am very excited about this. I have never purchased the thick n thin products or others that have been recommended so to have something so natural that is so healthy and high protein puts me back on the gravy train for sure!
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I hear you Fawn, the gum products were always too slimy for my liking (even just using a small amount). I was just using cream cheese as a thickener, but I think quinoa flour will be even better! Gravy here I come!
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Thanks Julie. We don't frequent Costco, but maybe we'll schedule a trip. We tend to overspend at Costco and Sam's!
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I just restocked at Costco yesterday - 4 bags at $9.99 each, each one is 4 pounds of organic, prewashed quinoa. I live in dire fear that they will quit carrying it!
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We use to call Costco the hundred dollar store, and now we call it the 200 dollar store. I cut Costco out for awhile, but now I am really watching it. Ask myself twice. "Do I really need that". Julie
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Me too, Julie. I make a list and try REAL HARD to stick to it!

But when you're out of tequila, Scotch, and wine - it adds up fast!
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Char, we used to get an expensive scotch, but now we have to get the cheapie. Oh well... Oh yeah, and there is 3 buck chuck. It's 3.00 here. Julie
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Julie, I don't drink the stuff, but DH loves Johnny Walker Red for "everyday drinking" (not that he DOES drink it every day...) and he loves their Gold for "special occasions" like when we go to my Dad's for dinner. Those two guys LOVE to drink their Scotch together!

Gee, I think Two Buck Chuck is STILL two bucks here, at least last time I looked, which wasn't long ago.

Costco has this yummy red called "Menage a Trois" that is about $6 and it's SOOOO good!
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Char, just to give you a little hint and tip about Costco, (DH worked there for 15 years)
When you see the * on the sign? They're discontinuing that product. Buy up!
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AH-HA!! Insider information and THANK YOU SO MUCH!

I'll keep an eye on my asterisks from now on........
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Yep, that's the one. We switched from Johnny Red to Scorsby. Thanks for the asterick info. I'll check that out. Julie
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AH-HA!! Insider information and THANK YOU SO MUCH!

I'll keep an eye on my asterisks from now on........
You're like me, I KNEW you would dig that insider info!
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Old 03-10-2010, 01:56 AM   #210
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I'm trying this out as hot cereal tomorrow. Sounds yummy!

My question is even though this is not considered a LC food but rather low GI, is anyone still losing while consuming this or is everyone at maintainence levels? I'm still in the process of losing but really miss hot cereal and one lcf suggested this.
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