For The Love of Quinoa

I might be a little late to jump on this bandwagon but I’ve recently fallen in love with quinoa. I was inspired by this post, cooked up a big batch and have been using it in everything ever since.

I’ve been making ‘porridge’ with 1/3 cup cooked quinoa, an ice cube of coconut milk, a small handful of sultanas, a tablespoon of coconut flakes and a splash of water. I stir it all together on the stove until the coconut cube melts and serve it with a couple of spoonfuls of yoghurt. Delicious!

quinoa cranberry porridge

I’m also attempting a brownie with quinoa, but am yet to perfect it. So you’ll have to wait for that recipe until our chickens lay some more eggs.

I try each week to eat at least 50% vegetarian. After being vego for about 10 years, I often wonder what I ate, so I’ve been trying to integrate more vegetarian options into our weekly menu.

quinoa chili

So when I found this recipe for quinoa chili, it combined my recent love of quinoa and my need for meat-free meals, I jumped at the chance to make it for dinner. It was AH-MAZING! I served it with chopped up avo, sour cream and Mission White Corn Tortilla Strips.

Do you love quinoa? How do you like to use it?

7 thoughts on “For The Love of Quinoa

  1. I love quinoa but I haven’t tried quinoa flour or flakes. Your breakfast looks amazing and your chilli dish looks like something I would like to cook for my family xx

    1. I haven’t used quinoa flakes or flour either, currently I’m just stuck on the good old grain.

  2. We love quinoa, too. There are some great recipes out there. I have used quinoa flakes to make arancini (instead of panko crumbs or spelt crumbs) a killer quinoa and zucchini slice and stuffing recipes for capsicums or roast chicken.

    Your quinoa chilli looks delish.

    How is the house building coming along? VERY EXCITING!!!!!

    1. The house build is in a flood of paper work, hopefully we’ll come out the other side soon. I love your suggestion of using quinoa flakes for arancini!

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