Thursday, April 28, 2016

Quinoa 'Carrot Cake' Bites



I know I have been saying this a lot lately, but honestly, these Quinoa 'Carrot Cake' Bites are sooooooo good! I LOVE Carrot Cake and these bites tastes exactly like that.

I made them on a whim.

I was looking for a snack to take with us on our weekend trip to St. Louis. St. Louis is about 6 hours drive from Cincinnati and frequent snacking is the only way, I can keep the "Are we there yet!" syndrome at bay.

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Quinoa Pizza Crust - Weeknight Pizza is a Reality now!



OMG! OMG!!

Homemade - From Scratch - Weeknight Pizza is a reality!

Pizza has always one of those thing I have consciously shied away from. Not only its a long and tiring process to make it from scratch, but it is a "Carb Quicksand".

What's a "Carb Quicksand", you ask?

Well, it is something, where you take one innocent bite of your favorite comfort food (read: Simple Carbs) and before you know it, you are sliding down the rabbit hole into a bottomless pit of Carbohydrates, that will spike your Blood Sugar, giving you a false sense of well being. And mere moments later it will crash you so hard, you'll end up feeling really really lousy. This phenomenon, unfortunately, happens only to Diabetics, and it difficult for anybody else to even imagine how gross one feels at a time like this.

Friday, April 22, 2016

Toasted Quinoa, Dark Chocolate and Peanut Butter Cups


When me and Sarani of Cocoawind started our Ingredient of the Month - Kickass Quinoa series, little did I know that my entire perspective towards this super-grain is going to change.

Earlier for me, Quinoa was just a Low-Carb alternative to Rice. But it is so much more now.

My favorite Breakfast Cereal.

My go-to binding agent for my Burgers and Patties.

A protein and fiber boost for my muffins, snacks and other indulgent delights.

And now I have even incorporated Quinoa in desserts, making them indulgent and nutritious - all at the same time.

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Chicken and Quinoa 'Pad Thai' Patties



"Mommy! This is the best Burger EVER!!!", declared Sid, at least 20 times in the 10 minutes, he took to wolf down the entire thing.

Sam nodded his head in affirmation saying, "It's really really good", while slathering some more Sriracha on the burger patty.

And I think I will agree with them. This Chicken and Quinoa 'Pad Thai' Patties is one of my best creation with Quinoa. All the amazing flavors of the delicious Pad Thai in a succulent burger (or smaller patties) with the goodness and health benefits of Quinoa. I think we've got a winner here!

Monday, April 18, 2016

Lemon Quinoa




Do you like Lemon Rice? The tangy, lemon scented, crunchy and nutty Lunch Box favorite from South of India?

Yes!!!
You would love it with the Quinoa twist then. Same fresh flavor with fraction of the carbs and loaded with protein.

No???
Seriously???
You'll be a convert. I promise you that!