Cooking with Quinoa For Dummies, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1118446895
  • ISBN-13: 9781118446898
  • DDC: 641.631
  • Grade Level Range: 12th Grade +
  • 505 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2012 | Published/Released June 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2012

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Quinoa is the hot, new foodie item that no one knows how to pronounce, but everyone loves. Many people think that quinoa is a grain, akin to rice or couscous. In fact, quinoa is closely related to leafy green vegetables, like kale and Swiss chard. Toted as the gold of the Incas, quinoa has many health benefits. It is high in both protein and fiber, and has been known to help those with cardiovascular health problems, as well as people who suffer from migraine headaches. Research also shows that the nutritional composition of quinoa is important in fighting breast cancer, especially in post-menopausal women. It is a great gluten alternative, and provides complete protein in vegetarian or vegan dishes. Not only does it have phenomenal health qualities, quinoa is delicious and versatile. Cooked quinoa is creamy and fluffy, and can be used in both savory and sweet recipes. Cooking with Quinoa for Dummies will feature expert advice on how readers can take advantage of this superfood and its many health benefits, in addition to incorporating it fully into their diets. With more than 100 ways to use quinoa, this book will have readers enjoying delicious meals, fighting disease, and losing those unwanted pounds.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Halftitle Page.
About the Author.
Author's Acknowledgments.
Contents at a Glance.
Recipes at a Glance.
Table of Contents.
1: From the Ancient Andes to the Modern Kitchen: Quinoa Basics.
2: Keen on Quinoa: An Introduction to Your New Favorite Food.
3: Funny Name, Serious Super Food: Nutrition Facts about Quinoa.
4: Quinoa's Versatile Place at Your Table.
5: Getting the Quinoa Kitchen in Gear.
6: Quinoa Cooking 101.
7: Let's Get It Started! Appetizers, Soups, and Salads.
8: Appetizing Quinoa Appetizers.
9: Seriously Good — and Good for You — Salads.
10: Souped up Soups.
11: Mouthwatering Main Courses.
12: Starting Your Day Off Right: Breakfast Dishes.
13: Breathtaking Brunches and Lunches.
14: Seafood Recipes to Make Your Mouth Water.
15: Delectable Poultry-Quinoa Combos.
16: Heartier and Healthier Meaty Masterpieces.
17: Recipes Vegans, Vegetarians, and Everyone Else Will Love.
18: Kid-Friendly Favorites.
19: Snacks, Desserts, and More.
20: Simple and Sensational Snacks.
21: Desserts and Savory Baked Goods.
22: Drinking Your Quinoa.
23: The Part of Tens.
24: Use Quinoa, Not That: Ten Quick Quinoa Swaps.
25: Ten Reasons Quinoa Is a Nutrition Superstar.
26: Ten Things You Probably Didn't Know about Quinoa.
Appendix A: Shopping Sources for Gluten-Free Quinoa Cooking.
Appendix B: Metric Conversion Guide.