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blueridgegirl
04-16-2010, 10:57 AM
Hello all, I've read on this thread before, but never posted. Just wanted to share my new fave breakfast - I am pretty much an oatmeal devotee and most mornings eat oats cooked in water w/ almonds, cinnamon and some kind of fruit - blueberries, banana, etc. But had some leftover cooked quinoa and this week have been making:
*cooked quinoa with leftover sweet potato, walnuts, cinnamon, a few chopped up prunes for sweetness and a splash of milk. YUM! Sweet, crunchy, super filling and ridiculously healthy with the protein, fiber and the whole grains. I'd recommend it to anyone who needs a break from the oatmeal routine.


caryesings
04-16-2010, 12:03 PM
Funny, I'm about to get experimental with some barley as breakfast food because cooked up too much. Thanks for some flavoring ideas.

angelskeep
04-16-2010, 12:14 PM
My husband cooks millet with apples and cinnamon. Any whole grain is delicious with fruit, nuts, yogurt or whatever you would put in oatmeal!

Barb


grrlscout
04-16-2010, 01:40 PM
Any whole grain is delicious with fruit, nuts, yogurt or whatever you would put in oatmeal!

So true! Last week, I had some extra brown rice that I gave this treatment to, and it was good.

ma26
04-23-2010, 11:12 AM
I just have to say that I just found the whole foods forum and this is so exciting!!

nelie
04-23-2010, 11:53 AM
I made mililet and barley (together) this week. I love millet and it made a good combo for both sweet and savory applications. I also made some amaranth mixed with pumpkin puree, pumpkin pie spice, a dash of vanilla and almond milk. Soo good :)

ledom
04-24-2010, 11:03 AM
I have turned oatmeal around into a savory side before and that is good too. Out of rice, I added a little olive oil, salt and pepper to oatmeal as a side to a plate of chicken and vegetables and that was tasty as well as a break from brown rice.

garstar
06-10-2010, 11:47 PM
I'm interested - what is quinoa? I LOVE oatmeal, is it similar? I'm a fan of anything warm for breakfast :)

Jane
06-11-2010, 04:49 PM
Pronounced KEEN-wah, it is a yummy whole grain that comes in different varieties. Try it, you'll like it!

MoniqueDiet
04-18-2011, 06:01 PM
Sounds great, thanks for sharing! :-)

~Monique

bellaella
04-18-2011, 08:46 PM
can you cook quinoa in a couple minutes with just boiling water? I eat my oatmeal at work (the instant 1-3 minute kind) because i just have the water kettle.

Does this cook the same or do i actually need fire and a pot and more than 5 minutes?

nelie
04-18-2011, 08:57 PM
It is more like rice. It is easy to cook ahead, throw in the fridge then dish out to reheat at work though.

Munchy
04-19-2011, 01:04 PM
can you cook quinoa in a couple minutes with just boiling water? I eat my oatmeal at work (the instant 1-3 minute kind) because i just have the water kettle.

Does this cook the same or do i actually need fire and a pot and more than 5 minutes?

How to Cook Quinoa Perfectly (http://www.cookingquinoa.net/how-to-cook-quinoa-perfectly/)

You can always heat it up later. I cook it like the link and then use it for soup, a side dish, etc.

geoblewis
04-19-2011, 02:13 PM
I don't do any sort of sweeteners, so my oatmeal is always savory. I like to toast the steel cut or the extra-thick cut rolled oats in a dry pan first. Sometimes I cook it with chicken broth. I like it topped with braised greens, a poached egg, dressed with olive oil and lemon juice, or adding crumbled uncured turkey bacon from Trader Joe's to it. Also good with cheese stirred in.

I'm writing a cookbook on veggies for breakfast. I'm about to test "muffin" recipes, using cooked grains with veggies and whole eggs or whites only. They're like mini quiches. Can mix quinoa with pureed butternut squash and cinnamon. Steel cut oats with spinach and feta. Barley with shredded zucchini or chopped broccoli.

bellaella
04-19-2011, 09:37 PM
How to Cook Quinoa Perfectly (http://www.cookingquinoa.net/how-to-cook-quinoa-perfectly/)

You can always heat it up later. I cook it like the link and then use it for soup, a side dish, etc.

thanks!!! Ill keep this in mind and buy a bag the next time im at the store!

CorinneIrene
06-15-2011, 10:10 AM
I love to do my oatmeal with greek yogurt and sliced strawberries- maybe I should try it with quinoa! Sounds interesting!

Esofia
06-16-2011, 03:44 PM
A slight variation on this idea is to use a mix of 2 parts jasmine rice to 1 part quinoa flakes (whole quinoa doesn't work as well) when making congee. It forms a great breakfast, plus you're putting in veg rather than fruit (well, you can put in anything, really) so it's even healthier. Unfortunately it doesn't seem to work with brown rice, the whole point is that the rice falls apart and congeals, but it's still pretty healthy. I like to add some sesame seeds to the mix too.

CeciliaM
06-17-2011, 08:19 AM
Omg, I used to eat quinoa all the time! But it's sooo expensive here ( is it there too?) I'm now sticking to rolled oats (not quick, not instant).

Loving the porridge. 40gm (rolled oats), 3 prunes (cooked in porridge), a freshly grated apple (fujis are the tastiest!) , cinnamon, and ginger honey (gives it a real zing!) I could eat this for everymeal, everyday and be a VERY satisfied woman! ;)

Tejas
06-17-2011, 11:05 AM
I love oatmeal too. But, I thought you might enjoy knowing that my dog (Husky) much prefers oatmeal to her dry kibble :lol:

McMurphy
06-28-2011, 07:22 AM
Yum...I want to look into buying this, too. Is it sold at regular stores or just whole foods places?

Also, what varieties would you recommend for someone who has never tried quinoa before?

:)

Michelle1210
07-04-2011, 10:20 PM
I like oatmeal , with dark baking chocolate powder, almonds and coconut oil, and stevia simply decadent but without the guilt.also like wheat berries too :)

cuppycake
09-10-2011, 11:36 AM
I never thought of quinoa for breakfast I will have to try it. I made oatmeal yesterday with madarine oranges, coconut and a sliced bananna on top. It was a tropical treat! Now I will have to try it with the quinoa