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Fresh new ideas while on the Cycle Diet. Gluten Free recipes and substitution suggestions are indicated. Open to the public.
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TOPIC: Quinoa Primavera GF/DF

Quinoa Primavera GF/DF 23 Apr 2010 14:14 #4623

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Add what ever vegetable you want to this GF/DF recipe. Could also be main dish for luteal phase.

Quinoa Primavera

1 cup quinoa (be sure and rinse well to avoid bitter taste)
2 cups water
1/2 tsp salt
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil or safflower oil
3 garlic cloves, minced
1 small carrot, cut into 1/4-inch dice (1/2 cup)
1 celery stalk, cut into 1/4-inch dice (1/2 cup)
1/2 red bell pepper, finely diced (1/2 cup)
1/2 green bell pepper, finely diced (1/2 cup)
1/2 cup fresh or frozen peas
2 scallions, white part only, thinly sliced
fresh ground black pepper
1/4 cup parsley, chopped

Heat a small saucepan over medium-low heat. Add the quinoa and cook, stirring constantly for about 5 minutes (grains should be dry and fragrant). Then add the water and 1/2 teaspoon of salt, cover, simmer and let cook for about 15 minutes or until the quinoa is tender. Do NOT stir the quinoa while simmering.

Combine olive oil and garlic in a large skillet and place it over medium heat. When the oil is hot and garlic is aromatic add the carrots and saute for 1 minute. Stir in the celery, peppers, edamame (or peas), and scallions. Saute just long enough for the veggies to heat through, about 1-2 minutes. Stir in the hot quinoa and season to taste with salt and black pepper...stir in parsley and serve immediately.

This serves at least 4 people as a hearty side dish (or can be a main dish for vegetarians)

Amount Per Serving Calories: 268.8, Total Fat: 10.4 g, Cholesterol: 0.0 mg, Sodium: 347.9 mg, Total Carbs: 37.1 g, Dietary Fiber: 5.1 g,  Protein: 8.6 g
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