Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Gluten-Free Garlic, Pepper, and Herb Quinoa Recipe



Another day, another recipe. I may have mentioned this one before, since it is a favorite of mine. Simple to make, and should be "Safe" for not just gluten-free/celiac-disease folks, but also for the casein-free, corn-free crowd too.

Here's a link to the Gluten-Free Garlic, Pepper, and Herb Quinoa Recipe (as pictured above).

I like this quinoa dish both as a main course and as a delicious side dish. I have been wondering, in fact, whether or not this quinoa could be prepared as such and then used to stuff a turkey? I don't see why it would not work. Though, perhaps it is best to just serve it in place of stuffing and not worry about actually placing it inside a turkey - since there is probably little benefit other than perhaps keeping the turkey more moist and having some turkey flavor permeate the quinoa. Oh, just thinking as I type by gluten free entry of the day in my blog again. :)

For anyone that cares about the "healthfulness" of quinoa, I did a prior blog entry on quinoa
where I discuss the protein and fiber content and such. It really is an awesome gluten-free grain, and I have seen the grain gain more attention lately - even our latest issue of Cooking Light has a quinoa dish in it, which thrilled me.

5 comments:

Dianne said...

I've just discovered your blog via Gluten Free by the Bay! Very interesting reading

:)

Lynn Barry said...

Hi Mike,
Thanks for the kind words about my health concerns. I go to the Dr in a couple hours to talk about the angiogram.
As for quinoa I tried it once and didn't like it, but I think I should give it another chance. I was under the impression it was in the corn family and that is another reason I didn't use it again. I read here you don't think it is. Very good. I love garlicy anything, so this seems like a dish I would enjoy as well.
Take care, my friend.

Lynn Barry said...

Bought some organic quinoa today. I am determined to be a quinoa lover...I will try your recipe. Thanks!

Chef Erik said...

I cook a lot of gluten free food at the health food store I work at, never tried quinoa, great idea, is it totally gluten free?

Mike Eberhart said...

chef erik,
Yes indeed, quinoa is totally gluten-free, presuming it is uncontaminated by any other grains (with gluten) during processing or such. Quinoa grain is completely gluten-free, and you can certainly purchase brands like Ancient Harvest that certify theirs to be gluten-free / wheat-free (they probably run on separate equipment to be sure). Enjoy!