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Quinoa is nasty.

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1/21/2015 9:34:58 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 1/21/2015 9:29:01 PM, PapaNolan wrote:
At 1/21/2015 8:57:36 PM, YYW wrote:
Things I learned today...

Quinoa is also pretty good for you

*vomits*
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1/21/2015 9:39:31 PM
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At 1/21/2015 8:57:36 PM, YYW wrote:
Things I learned today...

I like it.
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1/21/2015 9:45:35 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 1/21/2015 9:40:37 PM, airmax1227 wrote:
Never tried it... Haven't heard too many good things though.

i've heard many good things about it, mainly its health benefits.
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1/21/2015 9:45:52 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 1/21/2015 8:57:36 PM, YYW wrote:
Things I learned today...

It's good in a dried granola mix with fruit and honey, or mixed into yogurt with fresh fruit. I do agree that boiling it into tasteless paste makes for a nasty meal; I think that it's much harder to pull off cooked.
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1/21/2015 9:48:40 PM
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At 1/21/2015 9:40:37 PM, airmax1227 wrote:
Never tried it... Haven't heard too many good things though.

Imagine a more corn-like cream of wheat with the texture of fermented soy beans.
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1/21/2015 9:51:39 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 1/21/2015 8:57:36 PM, YYW wrote:
Things I learned today...

What happened??? Did it make you fawt when you thought you were feeling romantic?

I use it all the time, no gluten, high in protean, goes well with almost anything. Too expensive because it has to be hand harvested, or at least that is the explanation I heard.
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1/21/2015 9:52:08 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 1/21/2015 9:48:40 PM, YYW wrote:
At 1/21/2015 9:40:37 PM, airmax1227 wrote:
Never tried it... Haven't heard too many good things though.

Imagine a more corn-like cream of wheat with the texture of fermented soy beans.

Doesn't sound like my kinda thing.
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1/21/2015 9:54:00 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 1/21/2015 9:52:08 PM, airmax1227 wrote:
At 1/21/2015 9:48:40 PM, YYW wrote:
At 1/21/2015 9:40:37 PM, airmax1227 wrote:
Never tried it... Haven't heard too many good things though.

Imagine a more corn-like cream of wheat with the texture of fermented soy beans.

Doesn't sound like my kinda thing.

I think you're probably right.... it's got a slimy quality that is too much for me to get over.
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1/22/2015 7:40:00 AM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 1/21/2015 9:54:00 PM, YYW wrote:
At 1/21/2015 9:52:08 PM, airmax1227 wrote:
At 1/21/2015 9:48:40 PM, YYW wrote:
At 1/21/2015 9:40:37 PM, airmax1227 wrote:
Never tried it... Haven't heard too many good things though.

Imagine a more corn-like cream of wheat with the texture of fermented soy beans.

Doesn't sound like my kinda thing.

I think you're probably right.... it's got a slimy quality that is too much for me to get over.

It is best mixed with a natural granola bar.
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1/22/2015 8:10:02 AM
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At 1/21/2015 11:58:10 PM, bossyburrito wrote:
I actually really like these veggie burgers: http://scene7.targetimg1.com...

I will never eat anything that even *mentions* the word "veggie" in it.
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1/22/2015 9:44:24 AM
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At 1/22/2015 8:10:02 AM, RevNge wrote:
At 1/21/2015 11:58:10 PM, bossyburrito wrote:
I actually really like these veggie burgers: http://scene7.targetimg1.com...

I will never eat anything that even *mentions* the word "veggie" in it.

I'm not even a vegetarian and I think that they taste better than most actual meat products. Plus you can just microwave them, which is great if you're as lazy as. I am.
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1/22/2015 10:16:54 AM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 1/22/2015 9:44:24 AM, bossyburrito wrote:
At 1/22/2015 8:10:02 AM, RevNge wrote:
At 1/21/2015 11:58:10 PM, bossyburrito wrote:
I actually really like these veggie burgers: http://scene7.targetimg1.com...

I will never eat anything that even *mentions* the word "veggie" in it.

I'm not even a vegetarian and I think that they taste better than most actual meat products. Plus you can just microwave them, which is great if you're as lazy as. I am.

The idea of microwavable food sounds tempting...

Wait, what am I thinking? I WILL NOT BE SWAYED D:<
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1/22/2015 4:42:39 PM
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At 1/21/2015 9:53:09 PM, YYW wrote:
I would rather eat dried kale and wheat grass than quinoa.

Uhhh... what's wrong with kale? 0.o
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1/22/2015 4:59:52 PM
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I think quinoa is great!
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1/22/2015 7:14:22 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 1/21/2015 9:45:52 PM, Skepsikyma wrote:
At 1/21/2015 8:57:36 PM, YYW wrote:
Things I learned today...

It's good in a dried granola mix with fruit and honey, or mixed into yogurt with fresh fruit. I do agree that boiling it into tasteless paste makes for a nasty meal; I think that it's much harder to pull off cooked.

I might actually try it like that...
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1/22/2015 9:20:37 PM
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Yes, it definitely is. And while we're on the topic, I can't stand kale either. I know it's great for you and all that, but no. The flavor is weird and the texture just doesn't lend itself well to the things that people make with it. It might be better cooked (I have yet to try it), but in a salad it's kind of horrendous. Don't even get me started on the smoothies.
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1/22/2015 9:43:21 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 1/22/2015 9:20:37 PM, Andromeda_Z wrote:
Yes, it definitely is. And while we're on the topic, I can't stand kale either. I know it's great for you and all that, but no. The flavor is weird and the texture just doesn't lend itself well to the things that people make with it. It might be better cooked (I have yet to try it), but in a salad it's kind of horrendous. Don't even get me started on the smoothies.

Ugh, this. There are one or two salads that I can deal with it in, but otherwise I hate it. I especially hate it when someone makes a perfectly delicious smoothie, you watch them put everything in, and it looks delicious. Then, as if being deliberately evil, they pick up some kale and drop it in. Bastards.

And it's even worse cooked, in my opinion.
"Partout ou vous verrez un autel, la se trouve la civilisation."
- Joseph de Maistre -

"Woe that I live in bitter days,
As God is setting like a sun
And in his place, as lord and slave,
Man raises forth his heinous throne."
- Translation of 'Rhyfel', by Hedd Wyn -

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1/22/2015 10:12:04 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 1/22/2015 7:14:22 PM, bsh1 wrote:
At 1/21/2015 9:45:52 PM, Skepsikyma wrote:
At 1/21/2015 8:57:36 PM, YYW wrote:
Things I learned today...

It's good in a dried granola mix with fruit and honey, or mixed into yogurt with fresh fruit. I do agree that boiling it into tasteless paste makes for a nasty meal; I think that it's much harder to pull off cooked.

I might actually try it like that...

It's completely different, very crunchy. I like Siggi's Skyr as a yogurt; it's low in sugar, high in protein, and really dense and delicious.

This is a good store-bought granola with quinoa in it: http://www.cascadianfarm.com...
"Partout ou vous verrez un autel, la se trouve la civilisation."
- Joseph de Maistre -

"Woe that I live in bitter days,
As God is setting like a sun
And in his place, as lord and slave,
Man raises forth his heinous throne."
- Translation of 'Rhyfel', by Hedd Wyn -

Virtutem videant intabescantque relicta
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1/23/2015 2:15:21 PM
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At 1/22/2015 10:12:04 PM, Skepsikyma wrote:
At 1/22/2015 7:14:22 PM, bsh1 wrote:
At 1/21/2015 9:45:52 PM, Skepsikyma wrote:
At 1/21/2015 8:57:36 PM, YYW wrote:
Things I learned today...

It's good in a dried granola mix with fruit and honey, or mixed into yogurt with fresh fruit. I do agree that boiling it into tasteless paste makes for a nasty meal; I think that it's much harder to pull off cooked.

I might actually try it like that...

It's completely different, very crunchy. I like Siggi's Skyr as a yogurt; it's low in sugar, high in protein, and really dense and delicious.

This is a good store-bought granola with quinoa in it: http://www.cascadianfarm.com...

Cool.
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1/23/2015 3:41:26 PM
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At 1/21/2015 9:53:09 PM, YYW wrote:
I would rather eat dried kale and wheat grass than quinoa.

Your wish is granted!

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1/24/2015 1:58:09 AM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 1/21/2015 8:57:36 PM, YYW wrote:
Things I learned today...

Quinoa is also considered to be a excellent choice, given the nature of it, which includes; a complete protein (all amino acids present), high fiber, and the abundance of various beneficial micronutrients. Many foods that share a similar profile can be considered nasty as well, but the nutrient content supersedes taste, in my opinion.
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1/24/2015 10:50:05 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 1/22/2015 9:43:21 PM, Skepsikyma wrote:
At 1/22/2015 9:20:37 PM, Andromeda_Z wrote:
Yes, it definitely is. And while we're on the topic, I can't stand kale either. I know it's great for you and all that, but no. The flavor is weird and the texture just doesn't lend itself well to the things that people make with it. It might be better cooked (I have yet to try it), but in a salad it's kind of horrendous. Don't even get me started on the smoothies.

Ugh, this. There are one or two salads that I can deal with it in, but otherwise I hate it. I especially hate it when someone makes a perfectly delicious smoothie, you watch them put everything in, and it looks delicious. Then, as if being deliberately evil, they pick up some kale and drop it in. Bastards.

That's an offense worthy of the death penalty.

And it's even worse cooked, in my opinion.

Most plants are worse cooked imo. I love fruits and veggies, but I cannot figure out why people would do something so horrible as cook broccoli. Potatoes are an obvious exception to this, though. I love me some mashed potatoes.
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1/24/2015 11:26:10 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 1/24/2015 10:50:05 PM, Andromeda_Z wrote:
At 1/22/2015 9:43:21 PM, Skepsikyma wrote:
Ugh, this. There are one or two salads that I can deal with it in, but otherwise I hate it. I especially hate it when someone makes a perfectly delicious smoothie, you watch them put everything in, and it looks delicious. Then, as if being deliberately evil, they pick up some kale and drop it in. Bastards.

That's an offense worthy of the death penalty.

I knew that crucifixion was invented for a reason.

And it's even worse cooked, in my opinion.

Most plants are worse cooked imo. I love fruits and veggies, but I cannot figure out why people would do something so horrible as cook broccoli. Potatoes are an obvious exception to this, though. I love me some mashed potatoes.

Yeah, I agree. I'll cook mushrooms, onions, carrots, potatoes, and asparagus, but only if they're going in a larger dish like boeuf bourgignon, beef stroganoff, or marsala dishes. I never cook brocolli, and I adore both peas and carrots fresh, especially home grown ones. However, soup is an exception to every rule.
"Partout ou vous verrez un autel, la se trouve la civilisation."
- Joseph de Maistre -

"Woe that I live in bitter days,
As God is setting like a sun
And in his place, as lord and slave,
Man raises forth his heinous throne."
- Translation of 'Rhyfel', by Hedd Wyn -

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