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500 Best Quinoa Recipes

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My cookbook shelves are becoming filled with healthy cookbooks, as I try to eat healthier with new fresh and tasty recipes.

This new cookbook by Camilla V. Saulsbury, 500 Best Quinoa Recipes: 100% Gluten-Free Super-Easy Superfood, is becoming one of my favorites, and may well become one of yours too, especially if you are looking for easy, high protein or gluten-free recipes.

She actually does give you 500 ways to serve up the protein powerhouse quinoa – a grain many of us are just getting to know.

You have probably heard and seen all the press about quinoa. Not only is it higher in protein than any other grain, the protein it supplies is complete protein. That means it includes all the essential amino acids, unlike whole wheat and other grains.

Quinoa is also an excellent source of magnesium, folate, phosphorus, iron and fiber. That makes it an ideal ingredient for vegans, vegetarians and flexitarians. It’s also gluten-free.

All of the recipes in Camilla’s new cookbook are gluten free.

Camilla obviously knows her way around quinoa recipes well, because she offers up lots of information about preparing quinoa in this cookbook – everything from simmering to toasting it to sprouting.

Your small investment in this cookbook will pay off tremendously as you see how many ways you can easily incorporate this healthy grain into your diet.

Here are just some of the innovative recipes that you will find in this cookbook:


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  • Chorizo-Quinoa Hash Browns
  • Tortilla Quinoa Soup
  • Quinoa Crepes
  • Spinach, Quinoa and Broccoli Bisque
  • Winter Quinoa Stew with Swiss Chard
  • Sweet Potato, Quinoa and Black Bean Salad
  • Asian Pear, Quinoa and Feta Salad
  • Smoky Quinoa-Sausage Sliders
  • Roasted Vegetables with Basil Quinoa
  • Mediterranean Quinoa-Stuffed Chicken Breasts
  • Balsamic-Glazed Chicken over Quinoa
  • Hoisin Pork and Quinoa Lettuce Wraps
  • Bulgogi Pork with Quinoa Kimchi Slaw
  • Orange Poppy Seed Muffins
  • Mixed Berry Drop Scones
  • Gingerbread Scones with Lemon Drizzle
  • Cinnamon Sugar Donuts (yes – gluten free!)

Remember, all of the recipes listed here, plus the rest of the 500 recipes in the cookbook are gluten free, a real bonus for people with celiac disease, or are otherwise gluten intolerant.

These recipes take you from breakfast and appetizers to soups, stews, chilis, meatless mains, lean chicken, meat and fish entrees, to breads, muffins, scones, salads and side dishes. All gluten free.

Here are a couple of reviews of 500 Best Quinoa Recipes: 100% Gluten-Free Super-Easy Superfood from Amazon purchasers:

Connie Ott wrote:

Some of the unusual recipes in the 500 Best Quinoa Recipes: 100% Gluten-Free Super-Easy Superfood cookbook include: Smoky Quinoa-Sausage Sliders, Quinoa-Olive Tapenade, Herbed Cornbread Bites, Quick Quinoa and Tofu Stir-fry, California Quinoa Club Sandwich, and Sweet potato Whiskey Pie. What recipes will I likely try first? The Rosemary Walnut Bread sounds fabulous and it uses quinoa flour. There’s also a fresh Herb and Pesto Bread with substitution to make it completely gluten-free if necessary. There are plenty of dishes that include meat as well as vegetarian and vegan version. All-in-all it’s a well-rounded cook book highlighting this popular and nutritional ingredient.

Saulsbury also has included a great list of interesting information about the history of quinoa, handy tips, and nutritional values. The book includes a handful of great photos and a wipe-clean cover (thankfully since I’ve already spilled on it!).

From Sarah Kirkconnell comes this review:

Robert Rose published cookbooks are nearly always a good choice – well written, easy to use. 500 Best Quinoa is a great entry into quinoa cookbooks – for both those new to the seed and those interested in trying it. From breakfast to dessert, meat eaters to vegetarians, there is plenty to choose from – and every recipe is gluten-free as well. The Quinoa Pizza Crust is fantastic, crispy, fast and it doesn’t “feel” like you are missing wheat. Same with the Multi-Seed Bread we tried. Delicious and yeast free as well.

If you are looking for new inspiration, especially if you cook all from scratch, check it out. While it may not have a ton of photos, the recipes make up for that.

About the Author:

Camilla V. Saulsbury is a food writer, recipe developer, cooking instructor, fitness trainer and the author of Piece of Cake! as well as other wonderful, sometimes healthy cookbooks. Camilla has been featured on the Food Network, in the New York Times, and is a member of the International Association of Culinary Professionals. Camilla’s interest in food is also academic. She holds a Ph.D. in sociology from Indiana University with a specialization in food studies. She lives in Texas.

5 stars If you are looking for new and delicious healthy recipes, especially if you need gluten free recipes, I highly recommend this healthy cookbook.

You will find more cookbooks by Camilla plus other wonderful healthy cookbooks in our review section here.

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