Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Q is for Quinoa

Seriously, what else can I come up with for a Q?!

This is the Quinoa that is in my pantry.

In my opinion, this is the most useless and tastless grain know to man! It was purchased for a blackbean tart recipie in one of my Mark Bittman cookbooks (I highly recommend him!). The filling was delicious, the quinoa crust, ICK!

Of course, I am too cheap to throw it away and I figure there MUST be something edible I can do with it, I just haven't found it yet. If anyone has a suggestion, I'd love to hear it!

And, with that, I'm ABCaught up! Yay!

4 comments:

Tiya said...

http://humbleprayers.blogspot.com/

Lucia said...

It's a very clever Q, though. I'm totally stuck on mine.

Can you cook it like oatmeal or cream of wheat? I vaguely remember seeing it suggested as a hot cereal.

Hope said...

http://crockpot365.blogspot.com/2008/07/crockpot-quinoa-casserole.html

We found this to be yummy. Hope it helps!

Catherine said...

Hi, hi, I found your blog from the With This String group on Rav.

I have the same opinion of quinoa (and my fiance loooves it, weirdo) but these two recipes intrigued me. I haven't tried them yet.
Quinoa clusters (remind me of granola bars)
http://www.marthastewart.com/portal/site/mslo/menuitem.fc77a0dbc44dd1611e3bf410b5900aa0/?vgnextoid=069895d321664110VgnVCM1000003d370a0aRCRD&vgnextfmt=default&rsc=header_2&autonomy_kw=quinoa

and quinoa muffins (maybe the new bran!)
http://www.marthastewart.com/recipe/quinoa-muffins?autonomy_kw=quinoa&rsc=header_4

Good luck!