The super-grain quinoa (pronounced “keen-wah” for those of you who have been wondering; and for the record, it’s actually a seed!) has been the central focus of Rena Patten’s Cooking With Quinoa
series for three titles now – and there’s no slowing down, with the release of Everyday Quinoa
Patten’s latest cookbook sees the famous South American grain become an integral part of your daily diet – which, many doctors and nutritionists believe, can assist in providing a healthy and nutritional lifestyle. Quinoa is high in protein, full of vitamins and amino acids, is gluten-, wheat- and cholesterol-free, and best of all it's is a breeze to prepare!
You can have quinoa in some form for breakfast, lunch, dinner and dessert, and you won’t be short on recipes to plan it all within Everyday Quinoa.
With a combination of quinoa flour, quinoa flakes and quinoa grains, you can make everything from pancakes to porridge for breakfast; a fruit smoothie for a morning snack; Thai fish cakes for lunch; chicken and leek soup for an afternoon bite; and a chocolate fudge pudding for dessert. If you thought such a complex grain would be a chore to cook with, think again!
There are also variations for vegetarians abound, while a good deal of the recipes are fit for those who are gluten- and wheat-sensitive – so no matter what you’re hungry for, you can chow down morning, noon and night on quinoa…and not feel as though you are!
Everyday Quinoa features:
Hardcover – 207 pages.
- Written by highly respected, prolific cookbook author Rena Patten.
Divided into sections – breakfast, soups, salads, vegetarian, meat, poultry, seafood and sweet things.
Includes an introductory chapter about quinoa, its benefits and its origins.
Full colour photography throughout, and an index.
Dimensions: 21 x 26.5cm.