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How To Cook Fluffy, Tasty Quinoa Cooking Lessons from The Kitchn

How To Cook Fluffy, Tasty Quinoa Cooking Lessons from The Kitchn
Previous image Next image How to cook fluffy, tasty quinoa. You can use any kind of quinoa (white - also sold as golden - red, or black). Use water to cook it or, as I do here, chicken broth. Quinoa has come a long way in the last few years. Cultivated in the Andes for over 5,000 years, quinoa has been called the "mother grain" and "the gold of the Incas." We've read that there are 1,800(!) Here is our standard method for cooking any of these. Basic Quinoa Facts How much cooked quinoa does 1 cup dry quinoa yield? 10 Delicious Recipes with Quinoa 1 Quinoa with Chickpeas, Asparagus, and Fresh Peas 2 Golden Quinoa Salad with Lemon, Dill & Avocado 3 Black Bean, Sweet Potato, and Quinoa Chili 4 Grilled Halloumi & Quinoa Salad 5 Black Bean And Heirloom Tomato Quinoa With Lemon Dressing 6 3-Egg Omelet with Quinoa, Sun-Dried Tomatoes, and Goat Cheese 7 Quinoa Tabbouleh 8 Quinoa Stuffed Sweet Dumpling Squash 9 Quinoa Salad with Radishes and Greens 10 Sweet and Crunchy Quinoa Salad What You Need 1. Related:  Trim Healthy Mama Recipes

Zucchini Pizza Poppers You know it is early July around here when you hear firecrackers popping outside and the gardens are overflowing with zucchini. Don't save these treats for holidays though. They would be great any time of year. They are especially good now because you don't have to heat the big oven. You did buy a cake pop machine like I told you to so long ago, right? I have to give a shout out to the gardeners in my life. I named these poppers for the Independence Day here in the States. Zucchini Pizza Poppers1/3 cup Parmesan cheese3 tbsp coconut flour1/2 tsp baking powder1/4 tsp salt1 cup shredded zucchini2 eggs1/4 cup sugarfree marinara sauce1/4 cup diced bell pepper1 oz diced pepperoniIn a medium bowl, combine Parmesan cheese, coconut flour, baking powder and salt.

Thailand to Vietnam: 20 Fresh Recipes for Summer from Southeast Asia Previous image Next image In the heat of summer, I often turn to dishes from Southeast Asia. Stir-fried noodles, cooked quickly with delicious morsels of pork or chicken, cool salads with shredded green mango, noodles tossed with sweet and spicy peanut sauce, and milky tea with pearls of boba tapioca — these are some of the most refreshing dishes in my repertoire. RICE & SIMPLE DINNERS• 1 Sinangag (Filipino Garlic Fried Rice) - Start out simple with this basic supper dish from the Philippines. • 2 Thai-Style Omelet (Kai Jeow) - Another quick basic: omelets, Thai-style. • 3 Bánh Mì with Lemongrass Tofu - A classic Vietnamese sandwich! NOODLES• 6 Pad Thai from Mark Bittman - A review of Bittman's Pad Thai. • 7 Spicy Glass Noodles with Crispy Pork (Yum Woon Sen) - Deliciously spicy noodles with crispy pork. • 8 Vegetarian Pho (Vietnamese Noodle Soup) - A vegetarian take on the classic Vietnamese soup. • 9 Cold(ish) Peanut Sesame Noodles - A simple Thai-inspired noodle dish.

Apartment Therapy The Kitchn | Quick Weeknight Meal: 5 Pizzas for Late Summer Previous image Next image Beet and goat cheese pizza, with chopped beet greens, a little tomato sauce, and minced chives. Pizza is one of the quickest, most fun, and most rewarding weeknight meals we know. • 1 Beet pizza! • 2 A basic summer pizza with tomato, mozzarella, and basil. • 3 Eggplant pizza, inspired by a local pizza place, and including goat cheese and reduced balsamic vinegar. • 4 Potatoes with mascarpone, ground hazelnuts, and basil. • 5 Fig and prosciutto — an unexpected yet classic combo. Want to make pizza tonight or tomorrow? • Recipe: Homemade Thin Crust Pizza • Recipe: Spinach, White Bean, and Taleggio Pizza• Recipe: Breakfast Pizza Related: Weekend Cooking Report: Homemade Pizza (Images: Faith Durand)

How to Make Powdered Sugar | Powdered Sugar Substitute x Special Diet RecipesDIY Personal & Home Care RecipesInvestigative Health Info BESbswyBESbswy Salad for Dinner: 7 Additions to Make it Filling We like to eat salad for dinner, but we don't want to be hungry an hour later. There are plenty of main dish salad recipes out there (we wrote about some of our favorites in this post), but often we want just a simple green salad--only we need one or two extra things to make it more hearty. Here are seven quick additions. Obviously, you could add some shredded chicken to almost any salad and make it a filling meal. Our point here is to suggest things that might not need a lot of extra prep or cooking. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. Nuts and cheese are always good, too, but we'll stop there. Related: Make-Ahead Lunch Recipe: Big Green Salad with Shallots, Chicken, Smoked Almonds, and Goat Cheese (Image: Elizabeth Passarella)

Apartment Therapy The Kitchn | Recipe Review: 2 Minute (Microwaved) Lime Cheesecake We know what you're thinking, because we thought the same thing at first! Cheesecake in 2 minutes and made in the microwave?! It doesn't sound like a good idea, let alone delicious one. It's a perfect dessert for a small family, couple or even college dorm tenant. 2 Minute Lime CheesecakeYields 2-8 servings 3 tablespoons butter, melted1/4 cup graham cracker crumbs 1/4 cup gingersnap cookie crumbs (we doubled gingersnaps and omitted the graham crackers)1 tablespoon sugar8 ounces cream cheese, softened1/3 cup sugarZest of one lime2 tablespoons fresh lime juice (alternately, you can try Key lime juice)1 egg1 tablespoon potato starch (can be omitted) Combine graham/cookie crumbs with 1 tablespoon of sugar and melted butter. Mix remaining ingredients until smooth. Place in microwave for 2 minutes (if you don't have a rotating tray, do 1 minute, turn and heat for 1 minute more). Let sit in refrigerator for 1 hour before serving. Related: Cherry Cheesecake Ice Cream

How to Soak Grains (and Why You Should) x Special Diet RecipesDIY Personal & Home Care RecipesInvestigative Health Info BESbswyBESbswy Cook Vietnamese At Home: 10 Delicious Recipes, from Bánh Mì to Vegetarian Pho — Kitchn Recipe Roundup Previous image Next image Have you ever cooked Vietnamese at home? If not, now is the time to try your hand at it. Doesn't this sweet corn pudding sound delicious? Perfect for prime corn season. TOP ROW• 1 Bún Chay (Vietnamese Vegetarian Noodle Salad): a refreshing summer salad made with rice noodles, fragrant herbs, crunchy bean sprouts, a protein of choice, and a salty-sour-sweet sauce.• 2 Vietnamese-Inspired Rice Crisps: a vegetarian take on Vietnamese shrimp crackers, made out of fried rice paper and topped with a mix of carrots, radishes, peanuts, herbs, chile pepper, and lime.• 3 Che Bap (Vietnamese Sweet Corn Pudding): made with coconut milk, and perfect warm or cold! BOTTOM ROW• 6 Che Dau Xanh (Vietnamese Dessert Soup With Mung Beans): In Vietnam, sweet soups are known as chè. Related: Cook Japanese Food at Home: 15 Favorite Dishes, from Okonomiyaki to Sukiyaki (Images: as linked)

Steak: How to Turn Cheap “Choice” Steak into Gucci “Prime” Steak — Recipes Steamy Kitchen If you are a steak-lover, I hope that the title of this post + luscious photo is enticing enough for you to read though the entire article. Because I promise you that it’s worth it. Even if you don’t eat steak, this is a must-read…as you can impress the hell outta your carnivorean friends (and sometimes, when you’re a vegetarian in a herd of carnivores…it would just be nice to have that extra, “dude….you didn’t know that about steak???!” in your pocket.) My entire family (including the 2 yr old kid) just adores any type of steak recipe…you could probably classify us as professional steak-eaters. Do you know the joy of buying Choice and eating Prime? The Steak Secret: salt your steaks 1 hour before cooking for every inch of thickness. Here’s two nice pieces of regular ‘ol supermarket steak. Season liberally with kosher salt on both sides with kosher or sea salt. And then just let it sit on your counter. After 30 minutes, you’ll see more water: After almost an hour: Then it’s time to cook. .

Zucchini Pizza Crust Happy Wednesday! The summer is coming to a close, and soon leaves will fall, pumpkins will be carved, and jackets will be worn! And now for a recipe that made its way through the completion process…. …zucchini pizza crust. I tried cauliflower pizza a few weeks ago and really liked it, but I wished I could’ve gotten the crust a bit more crispy/chewy. Zucchini Pizza Crust Total time 2 c. zucchini, finely grated, lightly packed ½-3/4 c. almond meal 1 egg, lightly beaten, (vegans, use a chickpea egg: 4 T. chickpea flour + 4 T. water) 1 T. avocado oil (or another high smoke point oil such as walnut or coconut) ½ t. oregano ¼ t. garlic powder ⅛ t. salt (you don’t need much because the zucchini will retain some) Place the grated zucchini in a strainer. The nutrition facts is based on 1 cup of almond meal and 1 chicken egg. Hehe… What is your favorite way to top a pizza? Shared with: Healthy Vegan Fridays, Gluten-Free Friday, Full Plate Thursday

Dinner Quick: 10 Flavorful Couscous Recipes Previous image Next image When it comes to jazzing up couscous, you can pretty much run wild. Almonds, pomegranate seeds, chorizo, saffron ... Believe it or not, couscous was once the bane of my existence. TOP ROW• 1 Couscous with Chorizo & Chickpeas, from Good Food • 2 Sautéed Shrimp and Tomatoes with Lemon Couscous, from The Kitchn • 3 Curried Couscous with Broccoli and Feta, from Cooking Light • 4 Griddled Vegetables and Feta Couscous, from Delicious • 5 Spiced Herb & Almond Couscous, from Jane Hornby BOTTOM ROW• 6 Couscous Fritters with Feta, from Good Food • 7 Herby Couscous with Citrus & Pomegranate Dressing, from Good Food • 8 Whole-Wheat Couscous with Almonds, from Body+Soul • 9 Saffron-Scented Couscous with Pine Nuts, from Bon Appétit • 10 Couscous with Spiced Zucchini, from Gourmet Related: Recipe Inspiration: Pearl (Israeli) Couscous Salads

Top 10 How-to Cooking Videos - Food One the subject of Chalice Chicken (beer can, thrown, whatever your family calls it): It is not the moisture in the can that keeps the chicken moist and juicy. It is the can and the liquids mass that absorb the heat in the center of the bird, lengthening the cooking time of the breast meat to ensure the meat is not over cooked before the thighs have cooked through. The target temp of the breast is about 160, and the thighs about 180. Pull early and let carry over do the rest. Basting will dry out the chicken by lengthening the cooking time. If the bird doesnt brown the way you like during one of your experiments, use a propane torch and brown the skin. They now sell a can holder for this cooking method. My favorite wash is soy and cock sauce.

Trim Healthy Mama Quick Start Guide - Gwens Nest EmailShare 15.7KEmailShare The Trim Healthy Mama Quick Start Guide that I shared at the bottom of the Book Review was in need of an update, so I decided to create its own post here, to make it easier to find. If you missed it the first time around, be sure to check out my best tips, tricks, and recipes for getting rolling on the Trim Healthy Mama plan. If you’ve not had a chance to read about this AMAZING nutrition/recipe/hormone balance/fitness/AWESOME book, then please head here to the THM book review first and take a peek at how I get to eat! Please feel free to print this for your own personal use, and share the link to this posts with others I created this Quick Start Guide to help others get started…here are the tips and tricks that helped me turn my chunky Mama eating habits into a Trim Healthy way of life. I’ve included a guide to flagging your book sectionsfirst grocery shopping listtipsmy favorite recipes Weight Loss Before & After Photos With the help of Trim Healthy Mama…I DID IT!

Easy Pantry Dinners: 5 Quick Dishes with Couscous Couscous was invented for rushed, distracted, and hard-working cooks like us. Ok, maybe it was invented to go with delicious North African tagines and Middle Eastern pilafs. But the fact that it cooks up in minutes and requires almost no attention makes it feel like our weeknight meal savior. Couscous is a kind of pasta made with semolina flour, but it doesn't require boiling to cook it. Traditionally, couscous is steamed, but most of the couscous we buy in the US only needs to be soaked in hot water. The basic ratio is one cup of water (or even better, broth!) Here are some of our favorite quick dinners with couscous: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. What are your favorite recipes with couscous? Related: Easy Pantry Dinners: 5 Meals with Frozen Edamame (Images: Stephanie Barlow and Emily Ho)