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Cooking with Quinoa  :  The Supergrain - Rena Patten

Cooking with Quinoa

The Supergrain

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Published: 1st April 2011
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Quinoa-pronounced keen-wah-is a grain, but not just any grain. It is considered to be almost a complete food. It is very high in protein, full of vitamins, gluten- and wheat-free, cholesterol-free and usually organic. And it is simply delicious. In the kitchen, quinoa has a huge range of uses and lends itself beautifully to so many dishes. When cooked, it has a very delicate texture and is lovely in soups and sweets, and makes wonderful salads, pasta, breads and delicious vegetarian and non-vegetarian meals. It is simple to prepare, easy to digest and most enjoyable to eat. It is very light on the stomach and you don't tend to feel at all heavy after eating a meal made with quinoa. There should be a packet of quinoa in every pantry. Here, you will find many different ways to use quinoa.

About the Author

Living for the last 28 years in Cherrybrook, Rena has written her book Quinoa Grain Cookbook to raise awareness of the versatility and health benefits of the many uses of Quinoa in everyday meals and the fact that it is a food that can be enjoyed by everyone including people with gluten and wheat intolerances. Rena has some 20 years cooking experience as a recipe developer; held cooking classes on Mediterranean cooking; and assisted Geoff Janz and Lyndey Milan in cooking demonstrations. Rena is an established author having previously published Greek Cooking and How to Prepare Stuffings.

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  • Great recipes (6)
  • Informative (5)
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    4.0

    simple recipes with coloured pictures

    By shearer

    from yass, NSW

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    • Great Recipes

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      • Trying New Dishes

      Comments about Cooking with Quinoa:

      Easy to follow recipes that all work in accordance with the instructions. Some recipes are a bit bland.

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      3.0

      Introducing Quinoa

      By deb

      from perth

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        Comments about Cooking with Quinoa:

        Gordon Ramsay and say Nigella Lawson have brilliant tried and tested recipes, however they do not have any Quinoa recipes. I found this book online because of her informative knowledge of Quinoa. I cook with Chief Based Recipes that have been perfectly written and therefore thought all food writers were in this calibre when offering tried and tested cookbooks. I feel her recipes need to be tried and tested a few more times before going to print. Basic hit and miss with timing (I had to adjust her cooking), nothing you can not adjust time wise and also add a few fresh herbs to bring the food to life. The author I do respect is not Donna Hay nor Gordon Ramsay professionals.

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        5.0

        Great Easy to follow Recipes

        By jen

        from Sydney

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          Comments about Cooking with Quinoa:

          Loved the book, very happy, lots of great recipes and ideas for using quinoa

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          5.0

          Cooking with Quinoa

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            • Variety Using Quinoa

            Comments about Cooking with Quinoa:

            Wonderful use of this valuable grain in ways I hadn't imagined to include variety into all diets including gluten free.

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            5.0

            A Must Book for your Cookery Shelf

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            from Melbourne, Australia

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              I would give this book to friends as a gift as I think it really has a lot to offer.

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              Quinoa

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                Fabulous book. Starting to look a bit dog eared... Has been very well used :)

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                5.0

                Love this book, easy healthy recipes.

                By Ros

                from Sydney

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                  Comments about Cooking with Quinoa:

                  This book has very easy to follow recipes.
                  It has many different easy to prepare meals for the whole family.

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                  Patten, Rena. Cooking with Quinoa: The Supergrain. New Holland Australia, dist. by Midpoint Trade. 2011. 192p. photogs. index. ISBN 9781742570556. $19.99. COOKING High in protein, rich in vitamins and minerals, free from cholesterol, and perfect for anyone on a wheat-free diet, quinoa (pronounced KEEN-wah), the seed from a plant that has been harvested since the Incas ruled South America, is an almost complete food. Patten, an Australian culinary instructor, is determined to show home cooks how they can successfully incorporate this protein powerhouse into their own diets with 90 clearly written and easy-to-follow recipes for everything from soups and salads to main dishes and desserts. The result is a solid cookbook that would be an excellent choice for anyone trying to boost nutritional values in his or her diet. Verdict Both Patricia Green and Carolyn Hemming's Quinoa 365 and Robin Asbell's The New Whole Grains Cookbook also offer recipes featuring quinoa, but Patten's practical, reasonably priced guide to this superfood deserves equal consideration from any cook who wants all the benefits of healthy eating without having to give up flavorful foods in the process. -- John Charles, Scottsdale P.L., AZ--LIBRARY JOURNAL

                  ISBN: 9781742570556
                  ISBN-10: 1742570550
                  Audience: General
                  Format: Hardcover
                  Language: English
                  Number Of Pages: 192
                  Published: 1st April 2011
                  Dimensions (cm): 23.6 x 20.1  x 2.1
                  Weight (kg): 0.85