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How to Cook Quinoa

How to Cook Quinoa – Healthy Recipes

Dr. Arjan Khalsa ( http://drarjan.com) shows you how to quickly make Quinoa. This is part of a series of videos to give you the tools to quickly make healthy…
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Delicious Healthy Recipes!

Delicious Healthy Recipes!

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Quinoa Recipes – Gail Simmons

Quinoa Recipes – Gail Simmons

In this episode of the Pantry Project, Gail shows viewers how quinoa — a highly nutritious whole grain — can be used in savory recipes Get the recipes: www.kitchendaily.com

OA Quinoa Obesity Statistics, Eating Healthy, Obesity Documentary, Quinoa Recipes

OA Quinoa Obesity Statistics, Eating Healthy, Obesity Documentary, Quinoa Recipes

Do you know what’s behind the food you are eating? Have you ever wondered why the average American has increased of 24 lbs in the past 50 years? OA Quinoa is the perfect food for those people who want to eat healthy and stay fit!… Please visit our website www.oaquinoa.com to buy quinoa, learn what is quinoa, find easy quinoa recipes and much more!
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Quick & Easy Quinoa Recipes | FOOD BITES

Quick & Easy Quinoa Recipes | FOOD BITES

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Curious About Quinoa? Alter Eco Cooking Show Takes the Mystery Out of the Making with Simple, Delicious Seasonal Recipes

Curious About Quinoa? Alter Eco Cooking Show Takes the Mystery Out of the Making with Simple, Delicious Seasonal Recipes

San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) August 15, 2012

Mainstream consumers are curious about quinoa and a bit confused about how its prepared. After all, many have only recently learned how to pronounce the word (KEEN-wah) for what is fast becoming known as one of the worlds healthiest and, as it turns out, simple-to-prepare foods.

Alter Eco In-Aisle Cooking Show is Optimized for iPhone Viewing

Alter Eco, which offers three varieties of organic Royal Quinoa from the Bolivian Andes — Pearl, Red and Rainbow — takes the mystery out of preparing the delicious, ancient super grain with its light and breezy Alter Eco In-Aisle Cooking Show. The show, optimized for iPhone viewing at http://www.alterecocooks.com, demonstrates quinoas versatility and great taste through quick, 1? to 2-minute how-to demonstrations for making delicious, seasonal new quinoa recipes. Recipes can also be viewed online at http://www.alterecofoods.com.

The Alter Eco In-Aisle Cooking Show is designed for consumers on the go, says Mathieu Senard, co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Alter Eco. The recipe demonstrations can be viewed easily and quickly on an iPhone as consumers shop the aisles of their favorite grocery stores, he adds.

Alter Eco also uses in-store QR (quick response) codes to give consumers immediate access to the Alter Eco In-Aisle Cooking Show by simply scanning the code with their smart phones.

Alter Eco is the first company to use QR code technology in such an innovative way, says Senard. Consumers should look for QR codes in stores where Alter Eco quinoa is sold in bulk.

The Alter Eco In-Aisle Cooking Show adds delicious new recipes each season and currently features Quinoa Summer Salad, Mexican Jambalaya and Rainbow Quinoa Root Roast. More than 30 additional print quinoa recipes can be found on the Alter Eco recipe page.

Preparation is a Snap; Nutritional Benefits are Strikingly Rich

Preparing quinoa is a snap; simply rinse in cold water, place in water or stock, bring to a boil and simmer for about 20 minutes.

Quinoa is not only versatile and delicious; its nutritional benefits are strikingly rich. Its one of the only complete plant-based proteins, containing an excellent balance of all of the essential amino acids. Quinoa is rich in manganese, iron, potassium, B vitamins and powerful antioxidants (which help reduce inflammation); is a good source of magnesium (commonly deficient in the American diet) and is a complete protein (unlike most grains). Additionally, quinoa is a good source of both heart healthy mono-unsaturated and polyunsaturated fats.

Quinoa is becoming an increasingly popular food choice for those looking to incorporate “superfoods” into their everyday diets, says Diet Doctor Melina Jampolis, MD, board-certified physician nutrition specialist and author of The Calendar Diet: A Month-by-Month Guide to Losing Weight While Living Your Life. As a whole grain with an exceptional anti-oxidant-rich profile, quinoa can help boost cardiovascular and gastro-intestinal health and may reduce the risk of certain types of cancer, Dr. Melina adds.

Gluten-free, wheat-free and nutrient-packed, quinoa is ideal for everyone and can be eaten guiltlessly with the knowledge that its cholesterol and trans fat-free.

Alter Ecos organic Pearl, Red and Rainbow quinoas are available online, at natural foods stores and at specialty retailers throughout the U.S. and Canada in one-pound bags, and in bulk in select stores. Suggested retail prices for one-pound bags are: Pearl ($ 4.99), Red ($ 8.75) and Rainbow ($ 6.59). Suggested retail prices for bulk, per pound, are: Pearl ($ 3.99), Red ($ 7.49) and Rainbow ($ 5.89).

About Alter Eco

Alter Eco is a values-based brand of specialty foods that uses delicious, exotic, healthy and sustainable ingredients from around the world, while directly benefiting farming communities in the Global South. Working directly with farmers, Alter Eco offers foods that capture distinct attributes of various world regions including the ancient super grain Royal Quinoa from the Bolivian Andes, heirloom Jasmine Rice from Northern and Eastern Thailand, Latin American-grown and Swiss-made dark chocolate bars, and unrefined ground Mascobado cane sugar from the Philippines. Visit http://www.alterecofoods.com.

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Head Back to School, Celebrate Labor Day and Tailgate In Style Without Putting on Pounds; Top Destination Spas Share Recipes

Head Back to School, Celebrate Labor Day and Tailgate In Style Without Putting on Pounds; Top Destination Spas Share Recipes

Delray Beach, Florida (PRWEB) August 21, 2012

Heading into fall, theres a lot to look forward to as kids go back to school, Labor Day parties are set and the gridiron heats up. Whether you are planning tailgates or packing school lunches, Destination Spa chefs cook up recipes to keep everyone healthy and content.

The transition from summer to fall can be stressful as a lot of emphasis is placed on events that include food, says natural health & wellbeing expert Debra Koerner of the Destination Spa Group, From tailgating, to Labor Day festivities, and sending kids to school with healthy snacks and lunches, theres the opportunity to make healthy menu choices that lead to a lifetime of wellbeing for the whole family.

At Destination Spas, the focus is on creating an environment dedicated to health, wellbeing and life enhancement. Knowing that a Destination Spa trip may not be in the cards for you this fall, spa chefs offer recipes to keep things healthy at home.

A+ Back-to-School Lunches and Snacks New research shows that 55% of Moms ages 35-44 with kids in school are stressed out by the idea of shopping for and packing school lunches*. Lets change that with

????Fruit & Nut Bars from Canyon Ranch Perfect for packing as school snacks and in lunches, in an airtight container, the bars store up to one month in the fridge.
????Chef Barbs Pumpkin Cookies from The Heartland Spa Your child will be a hit at the bake sale with these cookies that dont pack on the calories.
????Individual Vegetable Pizzettas from Golden Door Pizza making is a great way to get the whole family in the kitchen, and to get kids to eat things they might not otherwise.
????Parmesan Pita Chips from The Oaks at Ojai Only 30 calories per serving and easy to pack for school lunches as well as tailgating. If you cut the pitas into sixths, the calories go down to 10 per crisp.
????Quinoa Cookies from Coastal Trek As grains go, quinoa cannot be beat. Yields two-three dozen, depending on how large you make them.
????Rhubarb Crunch from The Kerr House Some people call rhubarb a vegetable; some call it a fruit. Either way, when used in desserts, its healthy and tasty.

Labor Day and Tailgating with a Twist Celebrating a day off from work or cheering on your favorite team does not have to equal more notches in your belt. These recipes are decadent and guilt-free

????Prickly Pear BBQ Glazed Pork Tenderloin from Red Mountain Be the envy of the tailgating crew! High on protein and low on calories, you may want to hang out and eat instead of heading into the game.
????Chili Cheese Burgers and Fries from Lake Austin Spa Resort Any respectable holiday cookout should include burgers and fries. At Lake Austin, the chefs use locally-ranched, certified-organic beef and serve on a 100% whole wheat bun.
????Teriyaki Chicken from New Life Hiking Spa We love this spa twist on a classic that is perfect for the grill.
????Crunchy Gingered Coleslaw from Birdwing Spa A perfect pairing with the recipes above, this coleslaw takes a break from tradition with the addition of pineapple, water chestnuts and ginger root.

All recipes online – http://destinationspavacations.com/recipes/healthy_fall_snacks/fruit_nut_bars.html

About Destination Spa Group? – Only a select group of spas follow the tradition of the true Destination Spa – where the total environment is dedicated to health and life enhancement. Created in 1997, the Destination Spa Group is an organization dedicated to educating the public about the unique wellness and self-improvement opportunities available at Destination Spas. More details on http://www.DestinationSpaVacations.com, by calling 888.772.4363, on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/#!/DestinationSpaVacations and Twitter @DestinationSpa.


*Source: 2012 Back-to-School Shopping Study by Coupons.com and Harris Interactive

Do you know any good recipes for quinoa?

Question by DeeDee: Do you know any good recipes for quinoa?
I like buying quinoa, since it’s very healthy and cheap, but I don’t know any good recipes for it. My dishes end up being pretty bland.

Do you have any flavourful recipes for quinoa? Typing them here or providing links are both fine. Thanks!

Best answer:

Answer by thetheenker
dessert quinoa. I would prepare the quinoa. Then add a bunch of honey, cinnamon and crushed walnuts. refrigerate. Simple and really good.

My friend owns this company. they have some really good recipes. http://www.andeannaturals.com/AN/Welcome.html

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Q&A: Does anyone have any good Quinoa Recipes?

Question by Jenn: Does anyone have any good Quinoa Recipes?
We just found this really good called Quinoa. I was just wondering if anyone had any recipes for it? Thanks so much.

Best answer:

Answer by Lady Jexie
Excellent grain. A complete protein.

Quinoa With Toasted Almonds and Dried Cranberries


* 1 cup quinoa
* 1/2 cup sliced blanched almonds
* 1 veggie cube
* 1 1/2 cups boiling water
* 1/4 tsp salt
* 1 cinnamon stick
* 1/2 cup dried cranberries


On medium heat, stir and toast the sliced almonds until golden
Remove from pan
Stir and toast the quinoa until dry and turning color
Transfer toasted quinoa, toasted almonds, and cranberries to 2 qt saucepan
Add boiling water, veggie cube, salt, and cinnamon stick
Bring back to boil
Cover, turn the heat to simmer, cook for 20 minutes
Remove from heat and allow to sit five minutes with lid on
Fluff gently with a fork and serve.


Pistachio Pepper Quinoa
serves four

1 C. quinoa
2 C. water
1/2 t. salt

3 mildly hot peppers (ie: Aneheim)
2 green bell peppers

Pepper to taste
1/3 C. raw pistachios
1 clove garlic
1 T. extra virgin olive oil
1 T. water


1 T. finely diced red bell pepper

1. Put quinoa grains into a fine mesh strainer and rinse under cold running water for 1 to 2 minutes to remove the saponin residue.
Put rinsed quinoa into a 2-quart saucepan. Add water and salt, cover pot, and bring to a boil over high heat.

2. Turn heat down to low and steam for 15 to 20 minutes. Turn off heat and allow cooked quinoa to stand for 10 minutes without lifting the cover.

3. Wash green bell peppers and put them on a baking sheet. Place them under the broiler 3″ from the heat source. Turn every 5 minutes until darkened on all sides.
Plunge peppers into a bowl of cold water in the sink.

4. When cool enough to handle, rub skins off with the fingers. Cut all peppers open and remove core and seeds. Put peppers into a food processor.

5. Add pepper, pistachios, garlic, olive oil and water. Process to a chunky consistency.

6. Put cooked quinoa on platter or in a large bowl and spoon the pepper sauce over. Garnish with diced red bell pepper.

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The Healthy Way to Mom’s Heart for Mother’s Day. Serve Mom Breakfast in Bed with Recipes from Seven Leading Destination Spas

The Healthy Way to Mom’s Heart for Mother’s Day. Serve Mom Breakfast in Bed with Recipes from Seven Leading Destination Spas

Dalray Beach, Fla. (PRWEB) April 12, 2012

Moms special day is coming on May 13 and we bet shed love to sleep late. So, how about a spa-style breakfast in bed that keeps the whole family out of a crowded restaurant? Dads and kiddos, no need to stress, the seven simple recipes from leading Destination Spas make Mothers Day a snap.

As a mom, I can honestly say that breakfast in bed is one of the best gifts for Mothers Day, said natural health & wellbeing expert Debra Koerner, executive director of the Destination Spa Group?. Some of the most exciting, yet most basic, recipes come from the talented chefs working at Destination Spas. We love this array of tastes pulled from the spas and mom will love that they are healthy and low-cal.

Found in stunning locales from Canadian mountains to Southwestern deserts, all Destination Spa Group? members offer a complementary balance of fitness, healthy cuisine, life-enhancing programs and relaxing spa services. From Pumpkin Pancakes to Berry Nutty Quinoa, these health-conscious recipes will give mom a guilt-free smile:

1. Contributed by: Red Mountain – Breakfast Burritos – The burritos contain Cotija, which is a dry, crumbly Mexican cheese, sometimes referred to as the “Parmesan of Mexico.” This cheese is strongly flavored, firm and perfect for grating or crumbling.

2. Contributed by: The Oaks at Ojai – Date Nut Muffins – At only 110 calories per muffin, the kids will enjoy helping dad combine flavorful ingredients including cinnamon, apple juice and honey.

3. Contributed by: Green Mountain at Fox Run – Easy Breakfast Casserole – The casserole can be made a few hours ahead or even the night before. The recipe can be doubled easily and try experimenting with other vegetables such as sliced mushrooms or chopped tomatoes.

4. Contributed by: Deerfield Spa – Berry Nutty Quinoa – Quinoa is a fast-cooking, protein-packed whole grain. Quinoa is also higher in protein and fiber than many other grains, making it a super nutritious – and delicious — way to start the day.

5. Contributed by: Rancho La Puerta – Orange Walnut Bread – this recipe makes two loaves, so share one with grandma.

6.Contributed by: The Heartland Spa – Pumpkin Pancakes – pancakes are the classic breakfast meal and this recipe jazzes things up a bit. We think these would be great with some Nutella! 7. Contributed by: Canyon Ranch – Spinach Eggs Benedict – another twist on a breakfast favorite and at 210 calories per serving, mom can have extra.

All recipes may be found here – [RECIPES

About Destination Spa Group? – Only a select group of spas follow the tradition of the true Destination Spa where the total environment is dedicated to health and life enhancement. Representing more than 20 spas, Destination Spa Group is a membership organization dedicated to educating the public about the unique wellness and self-improvement opportunities found at Destination Spas. More details on http://www.DestinationSpaVacations.com and by calling 888.772.4363.

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