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Thu 22-Mar-12
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Hattie
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Well I have just found what looks like a really delicious recipe for quinoa & it certainly does not look like sand.....!!  roll_eyes  wink

 

http://blogs.kqed.org/bayareabites/2012/03/15/kale.....ricks-day/

 

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Thu 22-Mar-12
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Not tried it, always mean to, but never got round to it, I love couscous and bulghar wheat and eat loads of that in summer. You can get a large grain version I think too

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wave Sue, how about combining these two recipes (as I know tomatoes are a problem for you).

 

http://www.luculliandelights.com/2010/02/pesto-mea.....asted.html

 

http://www.luculliandelights.com/2010/05/oven-bake.....pesto.html

 

I love the little meatballs. I think I would make my pesto with nettles (quickly blanched) at this time of the year¦.they are shooting out of the earth at the moment.......if you can't beat them, eat them !!!!  big_laugh

 

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Fri 23-Mar-12
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Mmmmm......I bought some minced pork yesterday, pesto (especially homemade) is yummy and I love roasted aubergines - so a hit all round!  ok Ta again Nadine, that's on my list for next weekbig_hug

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Nadine, in Sainsburys the other day I bought (after reading your quinoa comments) a sachet of Merchant Gourmet Red and White Ready to Eat Quinoa.  I've had it for lunch today, made a sort of Salad Nicoise with it, adding a tin of tuna, cooked green beans, sliced cucumber and black olives, with a lemon, EVOO and parsley dressing....and guess what, it was delicious!  In a way, I'm not surprised, as I frequently make and love the same sort of thing with couscous or bulghar wheat - neither of which I can have on this FODMAP diet. 

So, another lovely light summery lunch I can have.....and there's enough for tomorrow too i_am_hungry.  Will check my BG levels in a bit, just to make sure it doesn't spike them. 

Next time I go shopping I'll look out for the plain version - I expect it's a lot cheaper and, now I know it tastes alright, I can play around with it and add my own flavourings.  Will try a similar thing to the other quinoa recipe you posted above.  Thanks again dear big_hug

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Sat 24-Mar-12
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I am so glad it worked out well for you, Sue.  ok  I hope the BS reading is OK. 

 

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Sat 24-Mar-12
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Isn't that good news Sue?  How brave you were too.

I'll try that again!

Sat 24-Mar-12
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wave I just knew you would like it if you tried it.  I am so glad for you, having another ingredient you can use and enjoy.

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Thanks ladies.....although I would hardly call trying something that looks like bird seed brave - eating a fish that still had its head and eyes and mouth, or an octopus, or tripe (because it looks so utterly disgusting eeek), or a pig's trotter......now THAT would be brave! big_laugh

Oh, and my blood glucose is fine oksmile

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But fish cheeks are delicious as can be octopus tentacles.  Pig's trotter makes the most tasty jelly but I'll agree on the tripe.

I'll try that again!

Sat 24-Mar-12
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Sue, I just found these instructions for preparing the basic quinoa. I like the idea of toasting it...I bet that makes a huge difference. ....nutty is good....!!  laugh

 

http://www.eatingrules.com/2011/10/how-to-make-flu.....fy-quinoa/

 

I'm so glad your blood glucose was fine after eating it. Did Steve have some ?

 

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Thanks for that Nadine, the dry roasting of it first sounds very good. 

No, Steve didn't have any, he wanted jacket potato, bacon, beans and cheese before he went to work.  But he's just rung and said we could take my quinoa salad nicoise with us as part of a packed lunch tomorrow......he wants to take me out somewhere.  Awww heart

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Aw lovely Sue, I hope you have a lovely day out. Any plans where?

Right I'm going to add Quinoa to my next shopping list

Sat 24-Mar-12
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Thanks Jan......hmm, not sure where yet, he's left it up to me to decide.  Maybe somewhere in Devon or Dorset, will have a look in a bit.

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I tried some as porridge, and it was fine--I had it with sultanas and yogurt.

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