Recipes — quinoa

Stephanie Petersen
Our Chef's Guide to Gluten-Free Cooking and Baking 101

Our Chef's Guide to Gluten-Free Cooking and Baking 101

We know it can be confusing to know what's what when it comes to what is gluten-free and what is not. We also know that it can be helpful to ask a pro, so today we're sharing some basics from our staff pastry chef on what will help you the most in your gluten-free adventures.  Take it away chef! Hey everyone! I've been a professional baker for over 20 years and the advent of the gluten-free movement has been one of growth and change for many bakers. I've learned a lot and I want to share them with you here...

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Stephanie Petersen
Back to Basics: How to Cook Quinoa

Back to Basics: How to Cook Quinoa

    We call it a “super” grain. Okay. This is a grain that has x-ray vision, can read minds and can run faster than the Flash. Right?!  Maybe it doesn’t have all the bad-boy skills that would land it squarely in the same room with the Avengers, but it does have powerful nutrition. Admit it. You saw the Avengers standing in the streets of your mind right then didn’t you? Introducing Quinoa (pronounced keeeeen-wah). It’s kickin’ patootie and taking names.  What makes it so super though? Anytime we refer to a grain as a “super-grain”, it means that it...

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Stephanie Petersen
Universally Awesome Quinoa Salad (3 Flavor Profiles from One Base)

Universally Awesome Quinoa Salad (3 Flavor Profiles from One Base)

Queen-Noah was the name of the Ark. Quinoa, pronounced Keen-wah, is not a boat.  It is perhaps the most versatile and flippin’ delicious grain ever! If you've never cooked with it or seen it this may be a new adventure for you. It is slightly nutty flavored and mild with amazing texture. There's a full tutorial on how to cook it on our blog. Go check it out if you haven’t already. There are a couple of tricks to having it come out perfectly, but honestly, it's one of the easiest grains to prepare.   Grain surgery continues today and...

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