Quinoa is a complete protein, and easy to prepare. It cooks like rice. 1 cup quinoa added to 2 cups boiling water. Stir quinoa in an bring back to a boil. Then turn to simmer and steam for 30 minutes till light and fluffy.
I make my quinoa with steel cut oats and old fashioned oats. I used to make them in separate pots, and that became too much work, so I now cook them together. Between this and McCann’s, I don’t perceive a difference, although I guess some reviewers favor one or the other. Going on price, as of Feb 2012, this is a definite “best buy”.
Steel Cut Oats
Easy Cook Fiber for your Colon. Try this and see if it helps
Simpler unprocessed forms of Oats remove cholesterol from the body, to lower total cholesterol, and with a well rounded diet will help normalize and align the hdl and ldl cholesterols.
You can cook these in the microwave..Really!
1/2 cup of oats and 1 cup of water in a large bowl. Microwave for 1 minute, and voila!
So cooking them together I add about 4 cups of water to a 3 qt pot and bring to a boil. I add 3/4 cup of steel cut oats and then 3/4 cup of old fashioned or rolled oat
These are the gluten free oats, or if you do have a gluten sensitivity try
I stir and boil for 5 minutes, then I stir in 1 cup of the quinoa, and if I need more water I add it here. Bring to a boil, and then cover and turn to simmer and steam for 30 minutes.
Do you like snacks and can’t quite eliminate processed foods from your eating? This page shows the snacks that support each blood type. Find the perfect snacks to help with digestion, and weight loss and pain avoidance. HERE
Other recipes can be found for different grains under Wheat Alternatives. Hope you will enjoy this and it will help you loose your belly fat and feel better too.
I added this recipe because, some of the others had cornstarch. Cornstarch is not a good choice as we age, especially, for the O blood type, as well as the AB blood type and B blood types.
Better than whole wheat or regular there are other great flours. Brown rice flour is neutral for everyone.
It is great you can substitute Arrowroot for Tapioca starch, because tapioca is an avoid for Blood Types B and Blood Type AB.
I like that she adds protein to the flour Chickpea flour is good for blood type O and Amaranth flour is highly beneficial for Blood Type A and Blood Type AB. Quinoa is neutral for everyone, and a complete protein.
1/3 Sorghum flour 1 cup
1/3 tapioca starch, potato starch, cornstarch or arrowroot (or a blend of all 3) 1 cup
1/3 brown rice flour 1 cup
To make a high protein blend: you can add 1 additional Cup of either, chickpea (blood type O) Amaranth (blood types A and AB) Quinoa (All)
There is guar or xantham gum for the stickiness, and 1 tsp per cup of sorghum flour mix may be a bit much. Start out with 1 tsp with 3 cups of sorghum flour mix or 1 1/2 tsp with the additional chickpea, amaranth, or quinoa flours.
If you decide to go gluten free, Be wary, as Corn is an avoid for Blood Type O, Blood Type B, and Blood Type AB. Corn interferes with insulin efficiency, and slows metabolic rate. For Blood Type B, corn causes hypoglycemia.
Tapioca is an avoid for Blood Types B and AB.