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How to Cook Perfect Quinoa & 10 Quinoa Recipes

After a long and tiring weekend, with many late nights spent working on an assignment for school, it has been submitted and I’m awaiting a grade from my professor. I was extremely tired this morning and found myself over sleeping, thus the lateness of my post today.

We begin discussing macronutrients this week, so the nutrient for this week is CARBOHYDRATES. Stay tuned, later today, for my article: ULTIMATE GUIDE TO NUTRIENTS: CARBOHYDRATES.  All recipes this week will be based on this important and often vilified nutrient.


Today, I am focusing on my all time favorite whole “grain”, quinoa. It isn’t actually a grain at all but a seed. And a powerful little seed it is. It is considered a complete protein, because it contains all essential amino acids required to make it a protein. This makes it a great alternative for vegans. I found a great article from Cookie and Kate, discussing quinoa, how to properly cook it AND 10 recipes. ENJOY!!

Here’s a look at some of the delicious recipes! YUM!

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Learn all about quinoa—my secrets to cooking perfectly fluffy quinoa (no more mush!), 10 fantastic quinoa recipes, quinoa nutrition facts, and where to buy.

Source: How to Cook Perfect Quinoa & 10 Quinoa Recipes – Cookie and Kate

About Tamara Hoerner (1004 Articles)
I am a student at Hawthorn University working toward a MS degree in Holistic Nutrition. For me, the name Purple Almond symbolizes “Good, nutritious, whole food bringing light and life to the body, awakening the inherent healing mechanisms within.”

15 Comments on How to Cook Perfect Quinoa & 10 Quinoa Recipes

  1. I have to admit…I cheat and get the frozen pre-cooked quinoa at Trader Joes. I’ll have to try your tips next time 🙂

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  2. This is so important. I am excited about the many versions. Thank you so much for doing this !♡♡♡

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  3. Great post! I am a nutritionist and I just started my own blog about healthy and affordable eating, so feel free to check it out! 🙂

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  4. I love quinoa and haven’t yet perfected the cooking method. This post was really helpful! I’m new to food blogging and would love if you checked out my blog 🙂

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  5. I love quinoa too but didn’t know how to cook it at home to my shame… Thank you for this great recipes!

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