Warm Quinoa with Cranberries

Quinoa with Cranberries

Taste so delicious and it is a versatile dish.

  • 1 cup quiona
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/4 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 tsp coconut oil or (olive oil)
  • 1-2 tsp cranberries (dry) or (whatever dry fruits you prefer)
  • 1 banana (sm) or (1/2 large banana)
  • 1-2 tsp slivered almonds toasted or (whatever nuts you prefer)
  • 1-2 tsp coconut chips unsweetened
  • 1/8 tsp cinnamon
  • 1-2 tsp honey or (maple syrup or whatever sweeetner you like)
Rinse quinoa for about 3 minutes under cold water stirring constantly with a spatula, this step is very important or the quinoa will be very bitter. Once rinsed let quinoa drain for a minute or two in a colander.

In a small pot on medium heat add the coconut oil and then add the drained quiona and toast in the pot for about 2 minutes, then slowly add the water, salt and let boil for (1) one minute, cover the pot and simmer for 15 minutes.

Once quinoa is cooked let it stand for 5 minutes covered then fluff with a fork, add the remainder of the ingredients and enjoy. You can add any liquid to your dish it can be hot or cold soy milk, almond milk, coconut milk or cows milk I prefer mine dry and just warmed.

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Author: Deborah Chapman

I live in New York I am Married to Clifford aka Jack and have one daughter name Kaneen aka Nene and a beautiful Yorkie name Buttercup aka Butter, Stinkbutt and Grandma. I was raised and born in Brooklyn New York. I have a love for cooking and it is my passion as I have discovered and I would like to share it with you. I like just relaxing at home with my Buttercup while thinking of what dish I can try an tackle or in my backyard gardening. I love watching cooking shows Giada, Barefoot Contessa, The Neely's , The Pioneer Women, Rachel Ray, Paula Deen and Bobby Flay are my favorites. I love to talk to people face to face or on social media, twitter i just started and it is cool because you must say what you have to say short, sweet and fast you only get a few wpm. ( words per minute). I love house music also yes I do especially when I am driving in my car... This is a new journey that I am on and I known sometimes It may seem like a roller coaster from time to time but I am willing to try and explore new things and new recipes as well. Cooking is truly my passion I have known for a very, very long time and because I am a chatter box I guess blogging about my food and talking in general should be easy, well maybe.... I look forward to sharing the foods that I love to make and also some new ones along the way...