Posts tagged Quinoa
I had been thinking about making stuffed peppers for dinner for awhile. Then one day at work the gluten free staff meal for lunch was stuffed peppers. Whilst these stuffed peppers were good they lacked protein and therefore left me a little hungry. This encouraged me to make a healthy, filling version of stuffed peppers for dinner a couple of nights later.
After researching a few stuffed peppers recipes I decided just to make up my own version. I made it up as I went along adding more seasoning until the mixture tasted good so I apologise for the lack of measurements More >
A little while ago I did a post on quinoa porridge with banana, however I thought that I would revisit the concept of quinoa porridge for two reasons: 1) it is definitely feeling like porridge weather and 2) I have come across a bit of debate recently about whether oats are in fact gluten free or not.
I was made aware of Bob’s Red Mill a company based in Oregon who label their oats as being uncontaminated and therefore gluten free. I was interested to see this as I had always been told that oats, even when uncontaminated, aren’t gluten free. I More >
These days it seems to be becoming trendy to go on a gluten free diet to lose weight. Now I could go on and on about how this is not a good idea however I will just say that a lot of gluten free substitutions are actually higher in fat, sugar and higher GI than their glutenous equivalents. This means that a lot of people actually put on weight when going on a gluten free diet (especially since if you are like me, every time you see something gluten free you just have to try it!).
For this reason I avoid More >
I had a packed of Quinoa (pronounced keen-wa) sitting in the fridge for months after my cousin bought it when she was visiting, and I decided that it was about time that I used it. I was finally inspired by this post from Amanda (Me vs. the bulge) as even since going gluten free I have missed my porridge.
The recipe for Quinoa porridge is really tasty, health and easy (though as Amanda notes be very careful that you don’t boil over the Quinoa and milk as I also managed to do this!).
I have been reading up a lot on a2 milk More >