I’m sure you’re here because your Quinoa has been tasting suspiciously like dirt.
Or as some of my more refined friends will say really Earthy tasting. I don’t know what your problem is, I mean dirt is natural and it has a lot of great value, like growing all your veggies and stuff but I get it. I actually don’t like the taste of it either. I’ve heard about Quinoa is amazing and of course, love that it’s considered a Superfood. I’m into all things healthy whether it’s Energy medicine, fitness, recipes you name it. And I love sharing with anyone who is into living a well balanced healthy lifestyle.
Here are some benefits to this amazing Superfood.
1. It’s Gluten Free 2. It contains more vitamins and antioxidants than any other grain around. Iron, Lysine, magnesium, manganese, and riboflavin to name a few. 3. It has twice as much fiber. 4. It’s protein rich! 5. It’s an alkaline food.
So does your Quinoa still taste like dirt?
A while ago I decided to make some quinoa. It sounded easy and the directions where so similar to making rice, it should be a no-brainer, right? After making it I was totally disgusted with how it tasted. I mean truly Yuck, bitter and just plain gross. I did try it a few more times and got the same results. The look on my husband’s face was enough to make me give it up on this so-called tasty dish. Lucky for me we got a second chance
It depends on how it’s prepared.
We where at a July 4th get together and one of the people brought this recipe that looked so good. I was a little apprehensive from those other experiences but thought, “What the Heck.” What a pleasant surprise. I LOVED it! I even put a small amount on my husband’s plate and he loved it as well. That is a huge hurdle! After learning that the gal that made this dish had a food blog with the instructions on how to make Quinoa properly, I got very excited! Her name is Lyn Ashby and she’s a foodie from Australia living in Montana. Her website is called lifestylemenu.com and is fantastic!
Back to the Quinoa
I just made it for the first time with awesome results. I’m a messy cook… There are so many ways to change it up, so get your creative hat on and give it try. I couldn’t find Pomegranates so I just left them out. At the party, Lyn used goat cheese instead of feta and that was great too. In the end, it’s plain yummy whichever way you decide to make it.
This gal knows how to make good Quinoa!
[Tweet “Your Quinoa doesn’t have to taste like dirt.”] Here is the link to Lyn’s recipe that I used CLICK HERE or http://www.lifestylemenu.com/pomegranate-and-quinoa-salad/ and there’s a link to the basic Quinoa cooking instructions in that post as well, but here’s a link to that page HERE. I just know you’ll be as pleased as I am about this, especially if you have really wanted to get on the Quinoa bandwagon of goodness. Let me know in the comments below if you’ve tried any good Quinoa recipes. I am open to trying as many variations as I can.
I just started making quinoa this summer and love it. I make a greek salad version with feta, cucumbers, tomatoes, olives and a vinaigrette salad dressing. It’s great warm or cold. I’ll check out Lyn’s website. Sounds interesting.
Isn’t it a great thing? I can’t believe I haven’t found it before. It’s sort of like the brussels sprouts, I found those this last year as well. We eat very healthy but these new discoveries are really making me want to branch out more 😉
I’m going to try the greek salad version, sounds amazing and mouth watering.
Thanks for sharing girl!
I’m totally going to make the Greek Salad recipe. Thank you!
Roasted brussels sprouts with whole cloves of garlic and walnuts with a splash of balsamic vinegar. So good.
That sounds soooo good! I haven’t had the Brussels Sprouts for a while though as they haven’t tasted as good here. Do you know the season for those?
Yummy! Thanks for sharing this information — I can’t wait to try out the recipe.
I love quinoa, just had it for breakfast this morning- now I used the white one and sometimes use flakes and it never tastes like dirt? 🙂 I cook mine usually in a rice cooker. Saves time- we had it with a hotpot last might and then I keep the rest in the fridge for my yummy breakfasts for the rest of the week.The salad sounds great
Love and hugs xx
I need to try the rice cooker Suzie. What a great idea! I’ll try the white as well. So many fun variations out there 😉
Thanks for visiting girl 🙂
I honestly havent tried this fab sounding dish.But the benefits you’ve listed out make me look forward to the recipe.
Great Mona! Hope you love it. Thanks for stopping by 🙂
Have tried soooooo hard to like quinoa…failure! Its yuck! No matter how I fix it. I want to like it because it’s so healthy. I tried a new, good sounding recipe today, I I rinsed it. I ended up picking out some ingredients to see if it helped. Don’t even know if I can eat it. Texture is too mushy. Is it supposed to be? It may go in the trash.