Vegan Quinoa Cake

 

October 26th 2011By joyofkosher

A sugar free and vegan cake!

 

The Benefits of Fiber in Quinoa

 
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March 24th 2011By Suzanne Fisher RD, LD/N

As a Dietitian, I am constantly extolling the benefits of fiber. Fiber-rich foods not only fill us up, but also are essential to a healthy diet. Fiber can lower your risk of heart disease, diabetes and certain cancers. Daily recommended intake of fiber for adults is 25 grams for woman and 35 grams for men. Most importantly, especially during Passover, it can prevent or relieve constipation. One of the side effects of the dreaded “Matzo diet” is irregularity. It is a passing joke during the holidays, but can really put a damper on enjoying the holiday in comfort.

 

So You Bought Quinoa – Now What?

 
So You Bought Quinoa – Now What

March 25th 2010By Jamie Geller

 

Roasted Tomato and Tortilla Quinoa Soup

 
Roasted Tomato and Tortilla Quinoa Soup

November 5th 2011By joyofkosher

I’ve had the inspiration for this recipe torn out of a magazine for a while – so long that I don’t remember where I got it from. I actually made quite a few changes to this recipe, because the first time that I made it it was a little bland for my taste. The final result, however, is spicy enough to warm up the chillest of afternoons!

 

Quinoa With Zucchini and Spiced Skillet Chicken

 
Quinoa with Zucchini and Spiced Skillet Chicken

June 20th 2011By Jamie Geller

This complete meal utilizes the ancient super grain quinoa which is loaded with nutrients, amino acids and flavor when combined with a few simple spices and a quick sautéed chicken breast.

 

Quinoa Stuffed Potatoes with Artichokes and Basil

 
Quinoa Stuffed Potatoes with Artichokes and Basil

August 6th 2012By joyofkosher

Tthese quinoa stuffed potatoes do take a little time with baking the potato and all. But, they score big points with me because they can be made ahead and even frozen. I also like dishes that are super tasty for me, but easy to adjust to make kid-friendly. In the case of my boys, I left the artichokes and capers out and topped them with cheddar cheese.

 

Quinoa Salad with Dried Cranberries and Feta

 
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May 2nd 2013By Nutrition by Bru

Mix spinach and craisins with quinoa for a healthy protein filled quinoa recipe.

 

Quinoa Salad

 
Quinoa Salad

June 27th 2011By Chavi Sperber

Most commonly considered a grain, quinoa is actually a relative of leafy green vegetables like spinach and Swiss chard. Perfect for Pesach, quinoa is protein rich, has a fluffy, creamy, slightly crunchy texture, and a somewhat nutty flavor when cooked. Quinoa is available at your local health food store. Ask your Rav if you need to check through the quinoa before Pesach, to make sure that no grains have accidentally been mixed in with the quinoa kernels. I was told to check through it once before putting it away for Pesach use.

 

Quinoa Risotto with Butternut Squash

 
Quinoa Risotto with Butternut Squash

September 10th 2012By joyofkosher

The inspiration from this dish came from clean eating, but the original recipe was more than a little bland for my tastes. It also had mushrooms, which we don’t eat. If you do, I would think that they would be really good in this dish. You can leave the goat cheese out if you are watching calories, but I think it would be a little bland without it.

 

Quinoa Pizza Dough

 
Quinoa Pizza Dough

January 16th 2012By joyofkosher

There are a few qualities that the serious pizza lover looks for in any crust. The outside should be crispy and browned, the inside airy and moist but with some chew and flexibility. These can be a little challenging to reproduce in a gluten free crust, but with the right ingredients it is possible to make a pizza crust every bit as good as a wheat based version! This recipe uses Quinoa flour to lend a great nutty taste and add some moisture to the dough. Supporting the Quinoa are Cornflour, Tapioca starch and Potato starch – a great combination in gluten free baking as they lend a little chewiness to the finished product without being tough or gluey like some gluten free breads can be. The sugar in this recipe helps with browning of the crust and adds flavor but it can be omitted, reduced, or substituted for another sweetener like honey. Make sure that the vinegar, cornflour and baking powder are all gluten free if baking for someone with dietary restrictions– all of these items can contain gluten.

 

Quinoa Falafel

 
Quinoa Falafel

October 31st 2011By joyofkosher

For reasons I can’t quite explain, I really love falafel. My husband would say that they are too dry, almost to the point of being sandy. But I have to say with the right sauce, I really enjoy them. Well…most of the time anyway. I agree that at times they can be way too try. My solution? To learn how to make falafel at home! Now first let me say that I am well aware that this is not a traditional recipe. Come on guys, it has quinoa in it! But stick with me here….because the quinoa had a great impact and one I wouldn’t have expected.

 

Quinoa and Lentil Salad

 
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August 26th 2013By Aviv Harkov

This lentil quinoa salad is colorful addition to your Rosh Hashanah table it's everything you need to not only take your first step towards all your New Year's resolutions but discover how sweet they can be.

 

Persian Quinoa with Tadig

 
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March 19th 2014By Tamar Genger MA, RD

This recipe is based on Reyna Simnegar's Sweet Rice with Orange and Carrots, made with quinoa so that it can be made for Passover and a healthy option any time. I made it with a layer of potatoes the first time, but if you want a crispier layer leave them out. Anyways, my kids fight over them, so it is better to make a separate batch of crispy thin potatoes.

 

Nutty & Decadent Quinoa Bars

 
Nutty & Decadent Quinoa Bars

December 9th 2011By joyofkosher

These quinoa bars were an over the top hit at my house. They are the perfect combination of sweet and slightly salty and are the perfect example of decadence with quinoa.

 

My Big Fat Bulgarian-Iraqi-Canadian-Sefardi Seder

 
My Big Fat Bulgarian-Iraqi-Canadian-Sefardi Seder

March 16th 2010By Gabe Meranda

 

Gluten Free Isn’t a Walk in the Desert Anymore

 
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April 4th 2011By Chaviva Galatz

Matzo shmeared with deliciously fluffy cream cheese and some sweet preserves or jam is what Passover food means to me. That, and, of course, matzo pizza delicately baked and devoured within minutes. I haven’t been observing Passover long enough to really loathe the classic Passover treats, so I tend to find a sort of misplaced joy in these once-a-year concoctions.

 

Firecracker Quinoa Salad w/ Chickpeas & Artichokes

 
Firecracker Quinoa Salad with Chickpeas and Artichoke Hearts

November 28th 2011By joyofkosher

If you are looking for a great healthy lunch recipe for your holiday weekend, I’ve got a great simple salad that comes together in a matter of minutes. And….its got kick! You know I love my food spicy, so this is defiantly going to be one of my go to recipes when I want to get lunch on the table quickly and don’t feel like heating up the house by turning on the stove. Recipes like this one are why I always keep cooked quinoa on hand. I also always have balsamic vinegar dressing on hand, but you can always used purchased dressing. Since this quinoa recipe calls for you to kick up the dressing even a basic store bought dressing will yield a great salad! If you haven’t tried sriracha, you can find it in the Asian section of your grocery store. It’s not at all expensive and is perfect for heating things up!

 

Carrot, Quinoa & Spinach Soup

 
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June 27th 2011By Jamie Geller

Instead of just adapting your year-round recipes, use Pesach as an opportunity to try new things. A few years ago, quinoa burst onto the scene as both healthful and K for P (according to some) and became a year-round, here-to-stay grain. This recipe is special enough for a yuntif meal and hearty enough to serve on Chol Hamoed. If you make this for a dairy meal, try adding a ½ cup of whole milk when you stir in the spinach. It gives the dish a light, creamy flavor.

 

Baked Quinoa and Oatmeal

 
Baked Quinoa and Oatmeal

November 20th 2011By joyofkosher

An Amazing Quinoa Breakfast Recipe! Its the perfect dish for a brunch or just a lazy weekend morning.

 

Asian Vegetables with Quinoa

 
Asian Vegetables with Quinoa

October 10th 2011By Jamie Geller