#Giveaway: Enter to win the Quinoa Cuisine cookbook!

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Subtitle:  150 Creative Recipes for Super-Nutritious, Amazingly Delicious Dishes
Author: Jessica Harlan and Kelley Sparwasser
ISBN:  978-1612430201
Publisher:  Ulysses Press; Original edition (April 3, 2012)
Format/Length:   176 pages (paperback)
My Rating: 5/5
From The Publisher:

Packed with protein, nutrients, and eight essential amino acids, quinoa is a far better choice than whole wheat or even brown rice when cooking. And thanks to this book, you will discover how to make more that 150 delicious quinoa dishes. Quinoa Cuisine features recipes using quinoa seeds, flakes, and flour, from essential Quinoa Buttermilk Pancakes to a sophisticated Stuffed Acorn Squash. The authors also show how to easily incorporate quinoa into your current favorites to add substance and wholesome benefits without standing out or sacrificing taste. With recipes for every meal, Quinoa Cuisine offers a wide range of mouthwatering dishes including salads, soups, casseroles, entrees and even desserts like a decadent Triple-Chocolate Bundt Cake and Poached Pears with Spiced Quinoa.

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About the Authors

Jessica Harlan has written about food and cooking for nearly twenty years for publications such as About.com, Clean Eating, Town & Country, Mobil Travel, Gaiam.com and Arthritis Today. She is the author of the book, Ramen to the Rescue and lives in Atlanta, Georgia.

Kelley Sparwasser began a career devoted to food and wine in Portland, Oregon, where she completed cooking schools and worked in area kitchens. Since then she has been on the editorial staffs of McCall’s and Food Arts. She opened a restaurant consultancy before returning to Oregon to pursue her passion for pinot noir as Direct Sales Manager at Penner-Ash Wine Cellars.

My Review:
Up until a few  years ago, I had never even heard of quinoa. I grew up on a strictly meat and potatoes type of diet and we didn’t see many ‘alternative’ sorts of grains. I must say that the author did an awesome job of providing the reader with a ton of background, nutritional information and cooking suggestions in the introduction. I was amazed to learn that quinoa is actually not a grain but more closely related to beets! It is a very hardy crop to grow and is one of the few foods that provide nearly all the nutrients essential to life!
After learning about the types of quinoa and basic cooking methods, the author jumps into the recipes and there are a ton. I really appreciate that there is an easy to follow picture system on each recipe to tell you whether it is gluten free, vegan, kid friendly, freezes well, or any other vital information you should know before you start.
The recipes range from simple and kid friendly pancakes to more complex and exotic things like Stuffed Artichokes with Garlic-Lemon Aioli. Some use regular quinoa and others use quinoa flour or flakes. The recipes are divided into easy to follow categories like Breakfast, Soups and Stew, Deserts, etc. There is even an entire section called Vegetarian which I like since we are trying to reduce our meat consumption.
Overall, I really loved this cookbook and think it is a great addition to my kitchen collection. If you are looking to eat healthier, incorporating quinoa into your diet is a great start!


Ulysses Press has given me permission to give one of my readers a copy of Quinoa Cuisine. This is a Rafflecopter giveaway. If you don’t see the form, just click the READ MORE text below to enter the contest. This contest ends at midnight EST on June 1st, 2012.

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  1. Laura Jean says
    Looks great! I am always so unsure of how to incorporate quinoa into my diet.

    Another book on the sponsor's site that looks interesting in the Muffin Tin Chef.
  2. I'd love to read their Mini Pies cookbook
  3. Would love to win the Quinoa cookbook. The other intriguing book is about Muffintin Cooking.
  4. eclairre(at)ymail(dot)com

    I'd like to read Muffin Tin Chef!
  5. I'd like to read Poptails or The Artisan Soda Workshop.
  6. Christine Jessamine says
    i would also love the 7 weeks to 300
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  7. I love quinoa. Now a favourite, I only recently discovered it myself. It makes a great risotto.
  8. 7 weeks to getting ripped!
  9. Anonymous says
    the muffin tin chef cookbook sounds good
  10. Simply sugar and gluten free cookbook looks good
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  11. Would love to see Muffin Tin Chef!
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  13. Crazy For Cake Pops is a book I'd like to have.
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    I love the Muffin Tin Chef

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  16. I would like to read The I Love Trader Joe’s Around the World Cookbook.
  17. crazy for cakepops would be nice to try too
  18. moonsword says
    The 100 Best Vegan Baking Recipes would be fabulous! Thanks!
  19. Jamie Leigh Martin says
  20. I like the Muffin Tin Chef

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  21. I would love to check out The Green Smoothies Diet. I love smoothies but I can never get my proportions correct.

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