>Vegan MoFo: Iron Chef Weekend 2

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If you missed last weekend’s Iron Chef challenge, you missed a lot of great potato recipes.
This weekend, the secret ingredient is quinoa. Never heard of it? Its a glorious little grain – it is a complete protein, and is 12-18% protein. It can be used in place of rice (or any grain, for that matter), in any dish.
Some tips on cooking with quinoa: ALWAYS rinse it very well. If you don’t, it’ll be bitter. You have been warned. Whenever possible, toast it before cooking. I usually just toast it in the same pan I’m going to add the water to.
Iron Chef Quinoa Cookies
1Cup Earth Balance

1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/2C sugar

2T ground flax seed + 6T water
1tsp vanilla
2C flour
1tsp baking soda
1tsp cinnamon
dash of salt
3C cooked red quinoa*
1C dried cherries

    1C chopped walnuts
    *When cooking the quinoa, add 1tsp cinnamon and 1tsp nutmeg to the water.
    Whisk flax and water together. Set aside.
    Cream sugars and EB together.
    Add flax mixture and vanilla. Mix well.
    In separate bowl, mix flour, cinnamon, salt, and baking soda. Mix in to sugar mixture.
    Mix in quinoa, cherries, and walnuts.
    Bake at 350* for 12 minutes.
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    About Kelly

    Vegan blogger, foodie, yarn junkie, novice gardener, shoe hater.

    Posted on November 13, 2010, in cookies, Iron Chef Weekend, quinoa, Vegan Mofo 2010. Bookmark the permalink. 5 Comments.

    1. >These look so pretty and sound really tasty!

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    2. >Awesome! Red quinoa is so pretty! I was super close to buying some.

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    3. >Thanks ladies!I love the look of red quinoa more than I like the taste, usually. but it worked well in these cookies.

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    4. >whoa, quinoa cookies! Good idea. Send some ASAP.

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    5. >I haven't used quinoa in sweet dishes yet. I usually just use it in place of rice or in salads. I saw a recipe for chocolate cake using it. I might have to try it as a breakfast cereal and work from there.

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