Originally Posted by wendyland
I'm good! Having a good day today. I tried Quinoa for the first time today. I think I need to find a good recipe. I thought I'd try it as a replacement for oatmeal. It has a weird smell that I don't like. I read that I should toast it first for better flavor. I ended up eating it with agave, cinnamon, and soymilk. It was edible, but I'm sure there are better ways to eat it.
I went to Barnes and noble today and didn't have dessert. Whew! They did have a bunch of games for 75% off. I bought some to give out as gifts when I need it.
wendy, did you rinse the quinoa first? it really needs it. i usually soak it for a few minutes, drain and rinse and do that again. it contains a natural insecticide which gives it a bitter taste. if well rinsed it should taste great. also the rinse water is handy for gardens and houseplants! just spritz on to keep buggies away.
ive never eaten quinoa as a sweet dish, i use it like i would couscous or rice in savory meals. but i have heard of it as hot cereal. im just not big on hot cereals in general. its very good for you though!!
for the no dessert.
thats fantastic. im all about moderation, but i really am striving to be sugar free as much as possible. i think once in a while a bit if sugar in something, but im not going to be doing the cake or icecream thing for a very long while yet. its just still too emotionally wired, you know?