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  1. Accords 4U2 NV

    Accords 4U2 NV OT's Resident Desi

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    anybody here eat it a lot? if so, what are some good recipes or how do you use it?

    what is the recommended portion?
     
  2. Bacchus

    Bacchus Skinny Guy

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    i make it all the time...it's perfect for a side of grilled meats.

    and here's my favorite creation:



    Bacchus Meditranian Quinoa "Pilaf"

    1 cup quinoa
    2 tablespoons olive oil
    1 small onion, thinly sliced and roughly chopped
    1 clove of garlic, finely minced
    2 cups chicken bouillon (or vegetable)
    1 cup coarsely chopped spinach leaves
    1/4 cup finely chopped fresh mint
    1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese
    Salt and pepper to taste

    Place quinoa in a fine sieve and rinse under cold running water. Reserve. (Rinsing the quinoa removes a bitter film covering the grain.)

    Heat olive oil in a saucepan over medium-high heat. Add onions ^ garlic and sauté for 2 to 3 minutes, or until soft and translucent. Add quinoa and stir to coat well with butter. Pour in c bouillon and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low; cover and cook for 15 to 20 minutes, or until liquid is absorbed and quinoa is tender. Stir in spinach, and mint, and allow to warm through. Add feta cheese. Season with salt and pepper to taste, and stir.
     
  3. igo4bmx

    igo4bmx WHAT WHAT WHAT THE FU OT Supporter

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    everytime i tried eating it, it wouldn't digest and i would shit it out like the way it went in!
     
  4. Bacchus

    Bacchus Skinny Guy

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    the macros for that recipe, sans feta is as follows per 1cup

    Cals 220
    Fat = 4g
    Carbs = 39g (5g of fiber)
    protein =8g


    also, i'll cook it pretty much the same without the mint or spinach, and its almost as good
     
  5. Accords 4U2 NV

    Accords 4U2 NV OT's Resident Desi

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    this works out really well for high-carb days. :cool:
     
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    Bacchus Skinny Guy

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    totally, most excellent dude.

    it's even a complete protein, with all essential amino-acids.
     
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    Mr. Fishtaco New Member

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    I use it as a substitute to brown rice with my chicken.
     
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    infinite loop Statistically speaking, the Yankees do indeed suck

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    i love that stuff post workout. my favorite recipe is to roast the quinoa and then make a salad out of it to eat with my protein

    1/2 cup quinoa (toasted in a dry pan for a few minutes)
    1 jalapeno
    Small knob of ginger
    Mint
    1 tbsp olive oil
    1/4 cup pecan
    1/4 medium red onion
    1 lime
    handful of minced mint
    salt/pepper

    roast the qunioa, then boil it in a pot of water with the sliced ginger and diced jalapeno. cook according to directions.

    allow to cool, then throw in remaining ingredients. stir and chill for a bit in the fridge before eating.
     
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    Bacchus Skinny Guy

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    ^ nice

    my brother mas made tabouleh with it, replacing the cracked wheat as he's alergic to wheat.
     
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    they have big bags of that at costco. i dunno how to cook it easily so i didnt get any
     
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    quinoa is fucking amazing
     
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    I had to google it. I'd never even heard of it.
     
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    even if nothing else as long as you have lemon juice and parsley

    you're set with it
     
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  15. BlaXXXima

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    Love quinoa. Delicious and nutritious.
     
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    what's an easy way to cook it, or does it have to be cooked?
     
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    It's about the easiest thing ever.

    2 cups of water in a pot for each cup of quinoa.

    - Bring water to boil
    - pour in quinoa
    - Bring to a boil (~30 seconds later)
    - turn to low (simmer) for ~15-20 minutes.

    It doesn't stick to the pot like rice does either. :bowdown:
     
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    ^ this

    or like i posted earlier you can roast the quinoa before you boil it for a more crunchy texture
     
  19. gsxtasyd

    gsxtasyd Lift Big........Eat Big........Sleep Big........GE

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    fat is a little high for high carb days, if you are doing carb cycling you want 1g of fat per 100 of carbs. but for a couple meals it would prob be ok...
     
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    clover Lucky in life

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    I normally just dump some in with rice in the rice cooker. Cooks up fine. Gives the rice a nice nutty flavor/aroma.
     
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    delicious
     
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    tried it, tastes like shit, stopped
     
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