a delicious and healthy QUINOADOMAINELION PIZZA CRUST

Quinoadomainelion  Pizza  Crust

 

quinoadomainlion piza
quinoadomainlion piza

Want to fit more quinoa into your diet? Start with this recipe for quinoa pizza crust:

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/4 yellow onion, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 cups (12 ounces/360 grams) Basic Quinoa (pages 12–13) or Pilaf‐Style Quinoa (page 14)
  • 1/2 cup (1 ounce/30 grams) finely grated Parmesan cheese
  • 6 large eggs
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 recipe Sweet and Tangy Roasted Tomatoes (page 27) or two pints of grape or cherry tomatoes, tossed with olive oil, salt and pepper to taste and roasted on a foil-lined baking sheet at 425 degrees for 45-60 minutes in the oven
  • 4 ounces/120 grams fresh mozzarella, cut into batons
  • 1/2 cup fresh basil

Directions

  1. Adjust an oven rack to the upper third of the oven and preheat it to 450°F/230°C.

  2. Heat the oil in a medium ovenproof skillet until simmering. Add the onion and cook, stirring until soft and translucent, about 5 minutes. Add the garlic and cook until fragrant, 1 minute. Add the quinoa and Parmesan cheese and stir to combine. Then, with a rubber spatula, flatten out the quinoa. Reduce the heat to medium and cook about 10 minutes without stirring to allow the quinoa base to crisp.

  3. While the quinoa cooks, season the eggs with salt and pepper and whisk them in a large bowl. Pour the eggs over the quinoa and dollop the roasted tomatoes evenly over the eggs. Arrange the cheese in a circular pattern over the eggs.

  4. Bake until puffed and set, about 10 minutes. Turn the broiler on and broil until the frittata is puffed and golden and the cheese has begun to char, 3 to 5 minutes. Remove from the oven and allow to rest for at least 5 minutes before serving. Top with basil.

 

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Nutrient Dense Spicy Quinoa Recipe

Nutrient Dense Spicy Quinoa Recipe.   Adopting a more plant based  diet is a goal of many, but it can be tough to know where to start. Vegan food doesn’t have to be bland and tasteless. On the contrary, vegan food can be some of the most flavorful food you’ve ever tasted. By utilizing the intensity of herbs and spices, you can ramp up the satisfaction and flavor profile of any dish. This can especially be true in regards to preparing seeds and grains that are virtually tasteless by themselves. 

Quinoa is different from grains like rice and oats in that it actually is categorized as a complete protein. It is one of the few plant foods that containing all nine essential amino acids. Although quinoa is commonly included in the same conversation as grains, it is botanically more like spinach. Actually it is the seed from a flowering plant. 

This unique seed is typically prepared by boiling in combination with water, similar to the preparation commonly used to cook rice. Quinoa can be served a sweet or savory dish, and can serve as a snack, side or a foundation of a dish. Sweeter quinoa dishes can be made with ingredients like cinnamon and pure maple syrup, while savory dishes can be made with ingredients like black pepper and onions. You could even add quinoa into your morning bowl of oats for some added protein and diversity. 

 A Recipe by Jen Miller

Course Side Dish

Cuisine Mediterranean

Prep Time 20 minutes

Servings 6

 

Ingredients 

  • 3 cups quinoa (use white, red, black or tri-color) 
  • 4.5 cups water 
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin seeds 
  • 1/4 cup hot sauce 
  • 3 tbsp olive oil 
  • Sea salt to taste 
  • Cracked black pepper to taste 
  • 1 Avocado 
  • 1/2 cup Shredded carrots 
  • 1 cup Broccoli 
  • 1 cup Mushroom 
  • 1 cup Cauliflower 

Get Ingredients 

Instructions 

  1. Boil the quinoa and wait till your quinoa has simmered for 15 minutes 
  1. Pour ¼ cup of your favorite hot sauce into the quinoa, along with 3 tablespoons of olive oil. Stir adequately until they are evenly coating the quinoa 
  1. Stir in ½ cup of pumpkin seeds, sea salt and pepper 
  1. Add optional items such as avocado, shredded carrots, broccoli, mushroom and cauliflower. Other ideas include dried fruit, more seeds (sunflower, sesame, poppy seeds) and nuts (macadamia, almonds, cashews, brazil nuts). 
  1. Serve and enjoy 

 

STEP ONE – BOIL THE QUINOA 

Using a large measuring cup, scoop 3 cups of quinoa into a large saucepan. Make sure you’ve got plenty of room to combine all of your ingredients when you take the quinoa off the heat. Pour the 4.5 cups of water in with the quinoa. Turn your stove top on high heat. Cover your saucepan with a lid and bring the quinoa to a boil. When the quinoa comes to a roaring boil, reduce the heat to a simmer and continue to cook with the lid on for 15 minutes. 

Feel free to peak on your quinoa at the 10 minutes mark to see how much water it has absorbed. Ideally, at the 15 minutes mark, the quinoa will have absorbed all of the water and will appear light and fluffy (similar to rice). Adjust this time as necessary, as every stove top is slightly different. 

 

STEP TWO – COMBINE WET INGREDIENTS 

After your quinoa has simmered for approximately 15 minutes, take the lid off and stir with large cooking spatula or spoon. You want to add your wet ingredients to the quinoa first, while it’s hot. This will make it easier for them to combine thoroughly. 

Pour ¼ cup of your favorite hot sauce into the quinoa, along with 3 tablespoons of olive oil. Stir adequately until they are evenly coating the quinoa. 

 

STEP THREE – ADD DRY INGREDIENTS 

After the wet ingredients are combined, it’s time to add in the dry ingredients. Using your large spatula or kitchen spoon, stir in ½ cup of pumpkin seeds, liberal pinch of sea salt and a hefty sprinkling of pepper. Sea salt and pepper measurements are up to, add them in to taste. For a starting point, aim for a teaspoon of each and work up from there. 

 

STEP FOUR – ADD IN OPTIONAL MIX-INS 

A great way to add in some additional nutrition is to pick some favorite veggies and add them into the mix. 

Some ingredients that work well in a quinoa bowl are avocado, shredded carrots, broccoli, mushroom and cauliflower. 

More ideas on potential add ins include dried fruit, other seeds (sunflower, sesame, poppy), and nuts (macadamia, almonds, cashews, Brazil nuts). If you do not care for hot sauce, you could opt for a marinara sauce to keep the flavor but omit the heat. Substituting in a pesto sauce is a practical swap as well (traditionally made with olive oil, garlic, basil and pine nuts). 

 

STEP FIVE – PORTION OUT AND SERVE 

After you’ve reached your desired flavor with your seasonings and toppings, it’s time to eat! Indulge in your nourishing serving of quinoa by spooning each serving into a dinner bowl. Add some fresh herbs like thyme or basil to the top of your bowl for a pop of freshness. Fresh citrus is another way to make your final product pop. 

You’re likely to find that this dish has plenty of flavor as is, though! The simple combination of hot sauce, sea salt and pepper elevate the flavor of the quinoa and make for a filling, mouth-watering dish that your whole family and array of guests will love. 

There is a multitude of variations on how you can prepare quinoa – this version just packs some added healthy fats and spicy flavor for additional satisfaction. To read more about the health benefits of adding healthy plant based fats into your dishes, check out this feature on 15 Health Benefits of Pumpkin. 

Have you prepared quinoa before? If so, what is your favorite way to prepare it? Tell us in the comments below! 

This vegan, gluten free, dairy free, filling dish lends itself to a lot of creativity and easy alterations. There are so many possibilities for additional ingredients or healthy swaps for you to cater this meal so that it adheres to your diet and doesn’t aggravate any food sensitivities/allergies. For example, olive oil can easily be replaced with coconut oil, grass fed butter, grape seed oil, macadamia nut oil, etc. Let your mind run wild and be creative with this meal. 

Look to rely on this recipe for potlucks, nights entertaining a crowd at your house, family dinners and even on food-prep Sunday. The great thing about this recipe is that it can be tweaked and is not easily messed up. Don’t fret if your measurements are not spot on. You can always add more water or more quinoa during the cooking process if the texture is not ideal. 

 

QuinoaRamadan Recipe: Chickpea and Quinoa Salad

 

Ramadan Recipe

Suhoor in Ramadan

Suhoor is probably the most difficult and the most important meal of Ramadan. It’s not easy trying to eat a complete and healthy meal into your stomach at 3 am but it’s crucial for these extra long summer fasts. Get more bang for your buck and eat well rounded dishes that are high in fiber, complex carbohydrates, protein and balance it out with lots and lots of hydration. Suhoor should never be overlooked, make sure you give your body what it needs so you can make it through the day.

Our next Ladypreneur Ramadan Recipe submission comes from Sony Singh of Simply Sony Makeup, Hair & Henna. Although she is not fasting herself, she wanted to share a suhoor recipe that helps her get through those early mornings and extra long days.

The reason I love this recipe is it is full of good things! Quinoa is a super food which is amazing, chickpeas are a great source of protein and the fresh herbs and lemon are low fat but super filling and flavorful. With me being a makeup artist and getting up at crazy time in the night (2 am sometimes) I need something to eat before I leave to see clients that wont make me feel too weighed down but will keep me full for the crazy day ahead, as I don’t know when I will eat again for hours. It is so quick to make and can be made the night before.

QuinoaRamadan chickpea & Quinoa Salad

Suhoor

Ingredients

Serves 4-6

  • 1 cup dried quinoa, made according to instructions
  • a teaspoon jeera (cumin)
  • a teaspoon garlic powder
  • 15 oz, 425 gram garbanzo beans (chickpeas), drained and rinsed
  • 1 cup grape tomatoes, sliced in half
  • 1/2 cup diced red bell pepper
  • 1 cup English cucumber, diced
  • 2/3 cup red onion or shallots, diced
  • 1 jar (7oz) kalamata olives, pitted and sliced in half (drained)
  • 1/4 cup loosly packed cilantro, chopped
  • salt & fresh cracked pepper to taste
  • juice of 1 large lemon
  • feta cheese (optional)
  • drizzle of extra virgin olive oil
  • arugula/spinach (optional)
Directions
  1. In a medium size pot, cook quinoa in a small pot and keep aside
  2. While quinoa is cooking, prepare the remaining ingredients.
  3. In a pot add olive oil and toast jeera seeds until light brown.
  4. Add the onion to sautee and add half of the tomatoes.
  5. At this time add garlic powder so it won’t burn.
  6. Cook for about 1 minute and add chick peas to the pot and mix well.
  7. Once warm remove from heat and season with salt, fresh cracked pepper and the juice of your 1 large lemon.
  8. Add olives, remaining tomatoes and cucumbers to the pot and mix.
  9. Now add the cooked quinoa mixing well and drizzle with olive oil until coated. Taste to make sure seasoning is good and if you wish to add more lemon juice you can. Add feta cheese if you wish.

Serve on a bed of arugula/spinach or as is. Tastes great with little extra lemon juice on top. Add extra virgin olive oil if you wish. This dish can be served warm, at room temperature or chilled.

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All you want to know about Quinoa

all you want to know about Quinoa

What is quinoa?

How do you cook Quinoa. The high-protein, gluten-free food. And how do you pronounce it?

It’s high in protein, gluten-free and incredibly versatile. But what exactly is quinoa, why should you eat it, and how do you cook it?
Even if you have never eaten it, it’s very likely that you’ll have come across quinoa in supermarket or on a restaurant menu. A healthy substitute for rice or couscous, it’s become popular enough to warrant the UN naming 2013 ‘International Quinoa Year’.
 
So, what exactly is quinoa, why is it good for you, and what can you do with it?

 

What exactly is quinoa and how do you pronounce it?

Pronounced ‘keen-wah’, the part that we eat is

the seeds from the flowering plant chenopodium quinoa, which originated in the Andean regions of South America and has been farmed for food for at least three millennia.

Although it looks similar, and is used as a substitute for, rice and couscous, it’s actually a closer relation of beetroot, chard and spinach. Unprocessed quinoa seeds are naturally bitter, which has the benefit of deterring birds from eating them while they are growing.

Why is quinoa considered healthy?

Firstly, it is a ‘complete protein’, containing all nine amino acids, and has twice the protein content of rice or barley. Additionally, it’s gluten and cholesterol-free, and is a source of calcium, manganese, dietary fiber, iron, zinc and magnesium. It’s also very easy to digest.

How do I cook quinoa?

It can be prepared much like rice. It might need soaking first. Check instructions on the packet. Then boil two cups of water for every cup of the seeds, and simmer for 10-15 minutes. As the seeds cook, they open up and release small white curls of grain. Remove from the heat and allow to stand for 4 minutes. Then fluff up with a fork.
 

How is quinoa eaten?

After cooking, quinoa should be fluffy but still have a slight ‘crunch’ to it. It has a mildly nutty flavor. It can be used as a substitute cereal. In a salad mixed with leaves or vegetables. As a side dish seasoned with salt, pepper and butter or oil. Or as a rice-like accompaniment to stews, stir-fries or curries. It can also be utilized in the making of vegetarian burgers. Or even as a baking grain to make bread or muffins.

Superfood Mac n’ Cheese Tomato nutritious Bowl

A Quinoa Mac n' Cheese Tomato BowlNew Way to eat superfood

Ingredients:

1/4 cup quinoa
1 tablespoon grapeseed oil
2 tablespoons pignoli nuts
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 cup fresh spinach leaves
1/2 juice of fresh lemon
1/4 cup grated cheese of your choice (Kelly recommends a blend of Parmesan and Asiago)
4 organic beef steak tomatoes, top 1 inch sliced off, pulp and seeds scooped out

Directions:

Bring a pot of lightly salted water to a boil over high heat. Add the quinoa, and cook until it is tender, 15 to 20 minutes. Drain in a mesh strainer, and rinse until cold; set aside. Heat the olive oil in a skillet over medium heat, stir in pignoli nuts, and cook until lightly toasted, about 2 minutes. Stir in the garlic, and cook until the garlic softens, about 2 minutes. Stir in the quinoa and spinach; cook and stir until the mix is hot, and the spinach has wilted. Stir in the lemon juice, and the cheese. Meanwhile place tomatoes in a baking dish and place sliced top back on top of the tomato. Place in broiler for 5 minutes until softens slightly, but still remains intact. Take tomatoes out and place the quinoa mixture inside the tomato, like a bowl, and serve.

Makes 4 servings. Per serving (1 bowl): 155 calories,
9g fat (1.6g saturated), 14.8g carbohydrates, 2.1g fiber, 82mg sodium, 5.3g protein

Recipe provided by Lauren Kelly Nutritionist