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jinthek Jun 27, 2009 08:45 PM

The Nanoosh restaurant in Nyc makes a delicious quinoa salad.(dried cranberries, red, yellow pepper etc), I tired black quinoa tonight with grilled onions, raisins, sweet potatos,a few toasted almonds, chives, mint and olive oil. I forgot the lemon juice. It was yummy yet, it seemed to miss that "delicious" target necessary for an encore. Any suggestions for another quinoa?

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  1. MMRuth Jun 28, 2009 06:06 AM


    There are a number of good threads in that search with lots of ideas - enjoy! There is also a nice red quinoa - from Peru, I think.

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    1. re: MMRuth
      jinthek Jun 29, 2009 02:43 PM

      many thanks for the link, mmruth. jinthek

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      Stuffed Monkey Jun 28, 2009 01:37 PM

      Try more salt. The amount of salt is often the biggest difference between home cooking and restaurant food. Also the added acidic pop of the lemon juice (or a vinegar) would perk up the flavor as well.

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      1. re: Stuffed Monkey
        jinthek Jun 29, 2009 02:44 PM

        thank you stuffed monkey for the advice, I bet that may do it. What a great simple tip for the future and many other so-so dishes.

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          rozz01 Jun 29, 2009 08:59 PM

          When I cook my quinoa, I use the Bragg's seasoning mix. Then You have it preflavored to resteam or to throw into salads.

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            lgss Jun 30, 2009 05:04 AM

            We sometimes put a Tbsp of vogue Veggie Base in with quinoa.

            1. re: rozz01
              jinthek Jun 30, 2009 06:45 PM

              Will try it. (not Braggs liquid, right?) You gave me a great idea, trying some miso in the cooking.
              thanks rozz01

              1. re: jinthek
                rozz01 Jun 30, 2009 07:01 PM

                The stuff I use is the Braggs Organic Sprinkle, Sorta like a really intense Mrs. Dash :)

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