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Quinoa

ArteEtLabore14

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I've read that quinoa is some sort of superfood. How accurate is this? Who eats it, what do you make with it, and do they carry it at most supermarkets?
 

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Please refer to: http://www.styleforum.net/showthread.php?t=159212 I eat it as a good alternative to rice or pasta in a meal. In my experience it's a tad bitter when eaten plain, but it absorbs sauce very well. Supposedly a low glycemic carb that won't spike insulin levels, also contains a variety of amino acids making it a fairly complete protein source, which is rare for non-meats.
 

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i could give a sh*t about its supposed superfood qualities, but it is delicious if it's prepared right. the trick is rinsing it really, really well (it has anatural coating of saponin that gives the bitter taste), and then toast it in a dry pan. Then add the water. delicious.
 

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Thanks for the tip about toasting it. The stuff I get is supposedly pre-rinsed, but I'll try rinsing it out more and toasting.
 

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I <3 Quinoa
 

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Originally Posted by kwilkinson
Quinoa can be great. Especially black quinoa.
why do you always like the weirdest version of things? In Berkeley they prepare quinoa with toe cheese and a side of pit hair. I hear it is a delicacy. Haganah raves about it.
 

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Originally Posted by iammatt
why do you always like the weirdest version of things? In Berkeley they prepare quinoa with toe cheese and a side of pit hair. I hear it is a delicacy. Haganah raves about it.

Black quinoa isn't weird, it's awesome. Don't judge me fool.
 

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Originally Posted by kwilkinson
Don't judge me fool.

kyle's getting a little uppity, don't you think? this whole reverso-world Vox thing does not suit him
 

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We made risotto using quinoa recently. I actually prefer it as it was much lighter.
 

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Originally Posted by foodguy
kyle's getting a little uppity, don't you think? this whole reverso-world Vox thing does not suit him
Indeed. I think it all started with the tomatoes. He got a bit above his station there.
 

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Originally Posted by pscolari
We made risotto using quinoa recently. I actually prefer it as it was much lighter.

I've never tried this at home but I had it in peru and it was delicious.
 

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There was a period in my life when I ate it every night for dinner for about two years. I never had better poops.
 

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