Quinoa Cuisine Cookbook Review

Quinoa Cuisine makes Superfoods Super-Delicious!


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stillblondeThe Chief Blonde Remarks: The book’s back cover states:

“You know Quiona is easy to make and good for you”

Well…NO..I didn’t know.  Heck, I didn’t even know how to say “Quinoa”, had to have my 19 year old daughter tell me (KEEN-WAH).

Quinoa is rich in protein (substitute for your daily serving of meat), calcium, iron, potassium and fiber.  Plus Quinoa is a good source of Vitamins B and E.  Because Quinoa is high in protein and fiber, it makes you feel fuller longer so it perfect for people trying to maintain an ideal weight.  People with Celiac disease can eat it because its gluten-free.

The thing I loved about this book, Quinoa Cuisine by Jessica Harlan and Kelley Sparwasser, was that it motivated me to “try” Quinoa.  Now that I have,  it will be a regular staple in my panty, probably replacing white rice and barley in anything   where I can make the switch. It’s obvious that I can replace it my soups/stews because this book has delicious recipes for  mushroom soup, hearty fall vegetable stew, and two-bean chili!  But you’ll also find  recipes that deal with Quinoa seeds, flakes and flour. Who knew?  You can also make Desserts (Cranberry-Cherry Tart), Main Dishes (Chicken Potpie with Quinoa biscuit crust),  Snacks (Mini-Pizzas), etc. I love how this book is organized into season and each recipe is labeled with icons so you can easily make the recipe in the category that you need: Vegan, Gluten-free, Freezes Well, 30 Minutes or Less.  Women over 45, this book motivated me to try something new and now it will in my diet for life!

Can’t Wait to Win it?  Buy It!

Quinoa Cuisne, $16.95, Trade Paper Back, Available March 2012 from Ulysses Press, ISBN: 978-1-61243-020-1, 216 pp. Available online and at your local bookseller.


May 1-May 15, 2012 11:59 EST


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Blog Note: The Chief Blonde was not compensated for this post.  A review sample was provided.

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  1. Kelly Nicholson says

    Have you ever tried Quinoa? If yes, what do you think? If NO, WHY?

    never in my life

  2. Elena says

    Yes, I’ve tried quinoa. I like the taste of it. But I would like to experiment with it more, try different recipes so that my family eats it too.

  3. Lisa R says

    I’ve never tried it but I heard it is very healthy and would love to try it

    sibabe64 at ptd dot net