Simply Quinoa - 30 Simple Quinoa Recipes by Marriah Tobar

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Quinoa is a type of edible seed that is harvested from grain-like crops belonging to the genus Chenopodium. Though it is not a true cereal grain, quinoa is often used in a similar manner as an ingredient in breakfast dishes, baked goods and more. The name quinoa is derived from the Spanish name for the food, kinwa. This food has been consumed by humans for over 3,000 years and it is valued for its excellent nutrient content. Unlike many cereal grains, quinoa is a good source of calcium, phosphorus and iron – it also contains several essential amino acids.
Many people refer to quinoa as a super food because it provides a number of significant health benefits. One benefit of quinoa is that it contains more protein than rice, millet and wheat. This food is also a good source of riboflavin which has been linked to improved energy metabolism in the brain and muscle cells. In addition to protein and riboflavin, quinoa is also a good source of fiber – in fact, it contains almost twice as much fiber as other grains. Dietary fiber is important for helping to lower cholesterol and blood sugar levels which may also help you to lose weight.
Not only does quinoa provide a number of health benefits, but it is also very versatile – this food can be incorporated into many different recipes. Start your day off with a bowl of cinnamon raisin quinoa or a plate of baked chocolate-almond quinoa. For main entrees, quinoa can be used in dishes like quinoa-crusted tuna steaks, chicken soup and even veggie burgers. You may be surprised to find that quinoa can even be used to make desserts like cookies! The recipes in this book are full of fun and flavor and they are a great way to get to know the super food quinoa – have fun cooking!

Table of Contents
Breakfast Quinoa Recipes
Blueberry Walnut Quinoa
Cinnamon Brown Sugar Quinoa
Cranberry Quinoa Muffins
Apple Cinnamon Quinoa
Raisin Walnut Quinoa Bread
Sweet Cinnamon Raisin Quinoa
Maple Pecan Quinoa
Chocolate-Almond Quinoa
Mixed Berry Quinoa Cups
Baked Cinnamon Quinoa
Side Dish Recipes
Easy Herbed Quinoa
Mediterranean Quinoa Salad
Quinoa and Pine Nut Pilaf
Lentil Quinoa Salad
Quinoa Bean Pilaf
Steamed Broccoli with Quinoa
Quinoa Skillet Bread
Quinoa Stuffing
Roasted Tomato Garlic Quinoa
Southwestern Quinoa Salad
Main Entrée Recipes
Quinoa-Stuffed Peppers
Chicken Quinoa Soup
Quinoa Burgers
Baked Quinoa Casserole
Quinoa Vegetable Stir-Fry
Cream of Mushroom and Quinoa Soup
Quinoa-Stuffed Acorn Squash
Baked Quinoa Patties
Quinoa-Crusted Tuna
Tomatoes Stuffed with Herbed Quinoa Salad
Dessert Recipes
Quinoa Cookies
Pumpkin Quinoa Parfaits
Quinoa Skillet Cakes

About Marriah Tobar

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Published March 25, 2013
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Cooking. Non-fiction

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