The Quinoa Cookbook: Nutrition Facts, Cooking Tips, and 116 Superfood Recipes for a Healthy Diet [NOOK Book]

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You've read about quinoa's myriad health benefits, noticed its migration onto restaurant menus, even learned how to correctly pronounce its name, and now the important part: How do you incorporate quinoa into your kitchen?

Quinoa is a gluten-free superfood high in fiber, and rich in protein and antioxidants that can do wonders for your ...
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The Quinoa Cookbook: Nutrition Facts, Cooking Tips, and 116 Superfood Recipes for a Healthy Diet

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Overview

WALL STREET JOURNAL BEST SELLER

You've read about quinoa's myriad health benefits, noticed its migration onto restaurant menus, even learned how to correctly pronounce its name, and now the important part: How do you incorporate quinoa into your kitchen?

Quinoa is a gluten-free superfood high in fiber, and rich in protein and antioxidants that can do wonders for your health. Quinoa is proven to promote weight loss, and is an excellent source of nutrients such as calcium, iron, and B vitamins. Many do not realize that quinoa can be incorporated into practically any recipe from breakfast to dessert. The Quinoa Cookbook will show you how to easily make quinoa one of your diet staples, and how quinoa can help you lose weight and improve your overall health.

The Quinoa Cookbook will show you how to use quinoa in your everyday cooking, with:

* Quinoa nutrition facts, cooking tips, and a brief history of the ancient superfood
* 116 recipes that introduce quinoa into every meal of the day, and dessert, too
* Delicious versions of your favorite meals, including quinoa, such as Quinoa Risotto with Mushrooms and Flourless Chocolate Cake
* A chapter dedicated to ensuring that you understand how to work with quinoa and achieve the tastiest results
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940014700337
  • Publisher: Rockridge University Press
  • Publication date: 5/30/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 184
  • Sales rank: 13,073
  • File size: 10 MB

Meet the Author

After earning a MFA degree in English, Chatham began his career as a writer competing in short story competitions and submitting material to various literary publications. During a stint in Asia, he began writing for economic publications and travel guides. Ultimately, his time living abroad inspired him to combine his passions: writing, food and travel.

The best selling author of The Paleo Diet Solution and The Paleo Diet Solution Cookbook, Chatham is a firm believer that a healthy diet doesn’t mean compromising your appetite. His goal is to offer nutritious meals — from traditional American recipes to international flavors — that never leave you hungry.

When he’s not roaming the globe satisfying his palate with international cuisine Chatham resides in the Bay Area. In his free time (and to stay fit) he enjoys skiing, kickboxing, and running with his dog Whiskey.
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  • Posted June 1, 2012

    I like to fancy myself as a bit of a foodie and a chef in the ki

    I like to fancy myself as a bit of a foodie and a chef in the kitchen. I like to try new dishes, new foods and experiment. Started to hear about Quinoa (had to learn to pronounce it first!!!) and then how to cook it and well. I was intimidated at the beginning but now I've spread my wings and I can honestly say, it's my new super wonder food! Chatham's book is packed with delicious and fun to make recipes - my favorite thus far is the asparagus risotto quinoa - just yummy. The book also goes a step further providing meal suggestions and makes cooking with quinoa a joy. I love this cookbook and I've won over every single member of my family who have gone from "we're eating what?" to "how about mac 'n' cheese and quinoa tonite?" Excellent cookbook. Highly recommend it.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 22, 2012

    I just bought Quinoa!

    I just bought this book, which made me go right out and get quinoa too! I just turned 40 and my husband is just a few years younger; together, we are making a lifestyle change to be healthier. This is for our kids, as well as us. We want to live a long, happy life.

    I really didn't know much about quinoa before reading this book, but I had heard that it is a healthy choice. I hadn't read anything by John Chatham, either, before this book, but looking over reviews, he came highly recommended so I thought 'why not?'

    I'm so glad I went for it! First, the book is like a 'quinoa 101' course. I learned so much, but in a way that was easy to understand. It was really fascinating actually.

    However, I must admit the pictures were what hooked me. They are so enticing, high gloss and vivid. This isn't your typical cookbook. The author spends quality time teaching you how to prep the quinoa, what to look for, how to store it, and of course, provides delicious ways to incorporate it into your diet. Then, he includes lots of visuals to make it more concrete.

    So far, I've tried the granola and Greek style burgers. My whole family loved them! I'm going for the breakfast bars in the morning.

    It looks like Chatham has several books in this genre so I might add a few more to our library to help us make the change to healthy eating.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 4, 2012

    More then just a super food, super delicious

    Having grown up on oats and rice, I had never heard of quinoa, much less tried it. At the suggestion of a co-worker I made my first batch using a recipe that was given to me. Basic quinoa is cooked much like rice, but it is way more versatile. This cookbook takes you far beyond the basic preparation instructions and is full of entire meals based off of quinoa. Some of the great recipes include, pancakes, bread, stuffed peppers, creole salad, even oatmeal cookies. The recipes provide step by step instructions that even I can follow (I once ruined grilled cheese). There are various photos of some great looking recipes that make you want to try them all.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 19, 2012

    Sold on the Cookbook and the Super Food! In my never ending se


    Sold on the Cookbook and the Super Food!

    In my never ending search to incorporate healthy eating into my family’s diet, I eagerly purchased this book wanting to check out what all the hype was surrounding this new “super food”. I am so glad I did. The book starts out with a simple and easy to follow introduction on Quinoa, where it came from, its benefits and why it is so healthy for us. I learned just the right amount of information without going into too much depth. Quinoa is a gluten free product that is very high in protein and anti-oxidants. It can be incorporated into many dishes, can be ground into flour, or cooked right on the stove infused with flavors! The book also includes a section on proper storage of Quinoa, which I found extremely helpful as well as best practices for cooking and how to know when it’s “done”. Now on to the recipes…. The book breaks down the recipes into simple and easy to follow directions, some include substitutions if you are a Vegan or Vegetarian. The recipes range from simple breakfast foods to salads and main dinner meals. I decided to ease into the recipes and try a simple salad and made the Waldorf salad with Quinoa. I loved it! The Quinoa was cooked perfectly, thanks to the cooking tips and the combination of apples, walnuts, yogurt and Quinoa with delicious! I am hooked and so is my family! Next up… Butternut Squash Quinoa Soup!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 14, 2012

    wide variety of recipes!

    I have been trying to incorporate more quinoa into my diet, because of its nutritional value, but quickly grew bored eating the same quinoa based salads over and over again.

    I loved that this book provided such a wide variety of recipes, lots of international flavor, and complete meal ideas, including hot and cold side dishes, entrees, breakfast foods, and even desserts. I also feel better about indulging in comfort foods like bread and cookies using these recipes, which include the healthy addition of quinoa.

    The simplicity of the recipes and clear directions make this book a must have. You do not need to invest hours and hours in the kitchen in order to create a tasty, healthy meal. Another plus, if you are not familiar with quinoa, you can easily learn all you need to know about its origins, nutritional value, and preparation techniques from the informational sections.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 10, 2012

    The Quinoa Cookbook opened my eyes up to all the different possi

    The Quinoa Cookbook opened my eyes up to all the different possibilities that this super-food has to offer.

    The cookbook starts out with simple ways to cook the quinoa, explaining how to prepare it and when it is done, before delving into the recipes, which was a nice crash-course for a beginner like me. I learned that quinoa is a lot like rice, and like rice, it expands when it cooks. Just be sure to give it a quick rinse in cold water first.

    I made the Quinoa Fried Chicken Cutlets for dinner one night and even my red-meat-and-beer-loving husband went back for seconds! The back of the book contains Japanese, Mexican, Italian, Greek, Indian, African and Hungarian quinoa recipes, so there are more than enough meals to satisfy you and your family.

    However, those who are on a gluten-free diet should double-check all the ingredients in the recipe to ensure that they are, indeed, gluten-free.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 13, 2013

    The Quinoa Cookbook proves that cooking for a healthy lifestyle

    The Quinoa Cookbook proves that cooking for a healthy lifestyle doesn’t have to be difficult. In this book, the challenge of finding tasty and nutritional recipes is eliminated, leaving behind a collection of simple recipes that are easy to make and quick to satisfy any craving. Joining you for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and dessert, this book teaches you the benefits of the quinoa grain combined with the understanding that every individual has different needs for their health. The recipes can be easily changed for Vegans or Vegetarians and will soon become every household’s main resource for cooking for a healthy life.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 9, 2013

    Quinoa: Holy Food of the Incas, Superfood of Today Quinoa is be

    Quinoa: Holy Food of the Incas, Superfood of Today

    Quinoa is being hailed as a superfood and rightfully so! This whole grain is an excellent source of protein and has extraordinary health benefits. I was fascinated by the history of the crop and how many uses it has today. The cookbook is excellent and provides information on everything you need to know about Quinoa from where to buy it, to preparing it. The recipes in this cookbook are very easy to make but also offer a wide variety of options for cooking with Quinoa. For example, you can bake a cake with Quinoa! The cookbook also includes recipes so you can integrate Quinoa into international foods and your favorite comfort foods. I am excited to use this cookbook to reap all the benefits Quinoa provides!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 28, 2013

    ESSENTIAL AND FUN QUINOA INFORMATION I can't imagine a better gu

    ESSENTIAL AND FUN QUINOA INFORMATION
    I can't imagine a better guide to the world of quinoa.  This book offers a surprising history of the nutrient-packed quinoa.  You'll definitely get an explanation of why quinoa is considered a superfood and find that there's  a lot of quinoa friendly cuisine available.   I read the book and the next morning made the Quinoa Pancakes with Vanilla and Orange Zest.  They're became an instant classic in my family!  The book has over 50 recipes that incorporate quinoa for any meal during the day.  And that includes desserts.  For an educating read about quinoa as well as a very broad range of recipes I can't imagine a better read.  

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  • Posted January 22, 2013

    The Quinoa Cookbook by John Chatham is not like other cookboo




    The Quinoa Cookbook by John Chatham is not like other cookbooks, this cookbook has a tremendous amount of recipes that can be used for any meal. Quinoa is a great source of nutrients and is easy to prepare for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Quinoa can replace different grains in the diet, such as rice. The book’s recipes include step-by-step instructions as well as pictures. The book explains how to prepare quinoa, store it and even make quinoa flour to use as a replacement for wheat flour. This book will help the reader not only learn about quinoa, but also be cooking with it like a pro in no time.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 21, 2013

    I¿ve heard a lot about quinoa¿how it has many health benefits an

    I’ve heard a lot about quinoa—how it has many health benefits and a lot of protein, even though it is a grain. Though a friend made me quinoa (badly, as I now know) in the past at an experimental meal, I’ve become more interested in trying it again since I’ve recently begun a higher protein and lower carb lifestyle. This affordable cookbook was just what I needed to have a good second impression of quinoa! The author lays out a few different ways to make ‘basic’ quinoa, and then lets the rest of the cookbook build upon those basic preparations. I know how to make quinoa well now, it’s tasty, and I’m excited to try making Quinoa Pesto Salad next!  

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  • Posted January 18, 2013

    Quinoa is a fairly new grain to me.  Quinoa was on sale at our l

    Quinoa is a fairly new grain to me.  Quinoa was on sale at our local farmer's market so I bought about a pound of it but had no idea what I was going to do with it.  I bought this book at the recommendation of a friend.  I am so glad that I did.  This is more than a cookbook.  As a history buff, I like all the background information.  As this is a new ingredient for me, I appreciate all the helpful tips.  I am anxious to try to make my own quinoa flour and some of the recipes that go with it.  Overall, I would highly recommend The Quinoa Cookbook by John Chatham.  I am glad I have it as a resource into my new foray of cooking with quinoa.  

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  • Posted January 18, 2013

    I was completely new to quinoa, but this book was perfect for be

    I was completely new to quinoa, but this book was perfect for beginners. The author shares all of the great benefits of quinoa before diving into how to use it just about any recipe.

    There really are recipes for every time of day and every style of food. There are original recipes for hearty breakfasts (Quinoa Pancakes with Vanilla and Orange Zest) and quinoa soup recipes for lunch and dinner. There are also two sections for “advanced quinoa cooking” – one for ethnic foods like Italian or French style recipes with quinoa and then a section of “classic American” recipes – things like burgers and macaroni and cheese with quinoa

    This is a straightforward cookbook great for beginners or experienced quinoa cooks. The recipes are easy to follow, diverse, and have a great range of flavors.

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