Why Nutritionists Are Recommending Quinoa Recipes For Long-Term Weight Loss


Discover Why Nutritionists Are Recommending Quinoa Recipes For Long-Term Weight Loss
By Brian Leigh

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Do You Like The Taste Of Quinoa?

Red and White QuinoaQuinoa is a seed that has gained popularity in the last ten years. When I wrote The Quinoa Cookbook 6 years ago, people used to say to me “QuiWhat?!” Now I no longer have to explain myself or talk about it in simple terms. People know what quinoa is and many people are familiar with how to use it in recipes.

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Classic Quinoa and Chicken Stir Fry Recipe

I have been on holiday in France for a couple of weeks which always inspires me to get cooking again. In the town near where we are staying they sell Quinoa by the kilo. They literally weigh it out in front of you. This type of Quinoa is unprocessed and you need to spend close attention to rinsing it for two or three minutes before using it in any recipe. This is because the Quinoa seeds are coated in a bitter tasting saponin coating that needs washing off. Most supermarket Quinoa is prewashed so that you do not need to do this.

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5 Delicious Quinoa Salad Dressing Recipes

One of the most familiar ways to eat Quinoa is in a salad. Most people find that they can make a batch of any Quinoa Salad and it will last in the fridge for two days. So when you go grazing in the kitchen, it is a great food item to have ready to eat. Since I made my first Quinoa salad in 2007 things have come on a long way. My how things have changed! Instead of getting strange looks from people I am having round for dinner, I now get a critique on how good my Quinoa salad dish is.

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3 Ways That Quinoa Has Changed In the Last Seven Years and 2 Ways It Hasn’t

Quinoa has established itself as one of the foremost super foods in the world. I first came across it seven years ago and immediately started eating it as a regular part of my diet. Originating from the Inca tribes of the Andes 3,000 years ago, it certainly took a long time for the rest of the world to catch on. Quinoa has done just that. No self-respecting health guru would dare leave it out, as one of the must have ingredients in their eating regime. But things have not always been quite so positive for this fantastic seed. Let me explain why. Continue reading

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