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?

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7 Comments

  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

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  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!!!!!

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    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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