The Vegetarian's Complete Quinoa Cookbook: From the Ontario Home Economics Association by Home Economi OntarioThe Vegetarian's Complete Quinoa Cookbook: From the Ontario Home Economics Association by Home Economi Ontario

The Vegetarian's Complete Quinoa Cookbook: From the Ontario Home Economics Association

byHome Economi Ontario

Paperback | September 8, 2016

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Quinoa. Healthy, tasty, versatile, a plant that's a complete protein source, what more can vegetarians or anyone, really ask for in a food? Pronounced keen-wa, quinoa comes originally from South America, where the Incas, who domesticated it, called it the "mother of all grains." But while it looks like a grain and is cooked like a grain, it's actually a plant whose seeds are edible, and it's closely related to other superfoods such as beets, spinach or chard. What makes quinoa so unusual is its many qualities, which combine to make it a practically perfect food:
- high protein content with all the essential amino acids
- gluten free, high in dietary fibre and easy to digest
- nutrient rich, providing starch, sugars, oils, minerals and vitamins.
And quinoa tastes good. Light and mild, with a sweet nutty flavour and fluffy texture, it's been called "South American falafel" by Seattle Weekly Food. Easy to cook, it can be used in place of almost any grain—a great alternative to oatmeal, rice, couscous, pasta—and in a wide range of dishes—mains, sides, even desserts.
Quinoa is rapidly gaining in popularity. According to Canadian Living's recent Food Trends Report, sales of quinoa salad are up by 129%. And NASA has said that quinoa's "very desirable nutritional composition" has made it a "candidate crop" for growing in space stations!
This book, with over 150 quinoa recipes, shows us how to enjoy this natural, functional food that is not only nourishing and flavourful, but loaded with nutrients. Quinoa for everyone, even astronauts!

A multi-talented home economist, teacher and actor, Mairlyn Smith loves to add a dash of comedy to her cooking. Born in Vancouver, Mairlyn always loved the view of the mountains from her parent's kitchen window. In 1976 she graduated with a degree in Home Economics from the University of British Columbia. She then returned to UBC and c...
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Title:The Vegetarian's Complete Quinoa Cookbook: From the Ontario Home Economics AssociationFormat:PaperbackDimensions:196 pages, 10 × 8 × 0.6 inPublished:September 8, 2016Publisher:Whitecap Books Ltd.Language:English

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ISBN - 10:1770500979

ISBN - 13:9781770500976

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Recipes Inside! I'm not a vegetarian, but someone who likes to eat a lot of vegetable based meals, everyday. This cookbook has simple, yet tasty recipes that I've cooked for myself and guests.
Date published: 2017-02-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fabulous I recently bought this book. Recipes are great.
Date published: 2016-12-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So many great recipes! I received this book as a Christmas gift. I've not made one recipe that I didn't like so far. I even got my meat-lover boyfriend to eat the lentil quinoa chili. The recipes don't require a thousand obscure ingredients or too much of your time. A must-have!
Date published: 2016-05-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Finally - All vegetarian quinoa cookbook My husband and I are both vegetarian, so we were excited to see an all vegetarian quinoa cookbook. Rather than cook quinoa as a side (like rice), I wanted recipes that incorporate the grain into the meal. We picked up the cookbook on Friday and Saturday evening I made the Smoked Paprika Lentil Soup. It was delicious and healthy too. I am intrigued by the desert recipes. There is one for chocolate banana squares that looks delicious. Most of the baking recipes do contain wheat, so the recipes are not all gluten free. However, it does contain a recipe for yeasted gluten free bread and provide the bread machine and by hand instructions. None of the recipes seem overly complex, but they all look delicious. There is a recipe for stuffed pasta shells with a quinoa and vegetable filling - this one is next on my list! I just raised this up to 5 stars. I use this cookbook all the time. The stuffed pasta shells were excellent by the way :) I have made a chili and quinoa feta bake - both were fantastic
Date published: 2012-11-05