• How To Cook Quinoa

    • September 16, 2014 - 1:04 pm
    • how tos and tips
    • Comments Off on How To Cook Quinoa


    Rinse 1 cup of quinoa in a strainer. In a saucepan, combine 2 cups water with 1 cup quinoa and ½ teaspoon salt (optional). Bring to boil, then reduce the heat, cover the pan, and simmer for about 15 minutes or until all the water is absorbed. Fluff up the quinoa and serve.

    Basic quinoa facts

    How much cooked quinoa does 1 cup dry quinoa yield? 1 cup dry quinoa yields about 3 cups cooked quinoa.

    How much liquid do I need to cook quinoa??To cook 1 cup quinoa, you need about 2 cups liquid.

    How long does it take to cook quinoa? 1 cup quinoa will cook in about 15–20 minutes.

    Should I add salt when cooking my quinoa? I usually add in ½ teaspoon of salt per cup of dry quinoa. It will help bring out the flavor, but salt is definitely not required.

    How can I make quinoa taste better? Try adding some aromatic herbs or spices, or cook quinoa in chicken broth or vegetable broth. You can even cook quinoa in milk or coconut milk for a breakfast type dish.



    For some great quinoa recipes visit or other blog: Citronlimette

  • Italian Turkey Meatloaf with Basil

    • September 14, 2014 - 8:55 pm
    • main dishes
    • Comments Off on Italian Turkey Meatloaf with Basil

    Italian Turkey Meatloaf with Basil2-1250

    Welcome to Gourmet Cuisine Personal Chef Service.

    Our Chef will prepare a delicious gourmet meal in the comfort of your home ...

    This Italian Turkey Meatloaf with Basil is a favorite among my clients, this is my most request dish! This classic comfort food meatloaf includes some great Italian flair!

    There is dozen of meatloaf recipes out there but this Italian Turkey Meatloaf is one of a kind.

    1 cup boiling water
    1/2 cup sun-dried tomatoes
    1/2 cup ketchup
    1 cup seasoned breadcrumbs
    3/4 cup finely chopped onion
    3/4 cup chopped fresh basil
    1/2 cup (2 ounces) shredded sharp provolone cheese
    2 large egg whites
    2 garlic cloves, minced
    1 pound ground turkey
    Cooking spray
    1/3 cup ketchup

    Combine boiling water and tomatoes in a bowl; let stand 30 minutes or until soft. Drain tomatoes; finely chop.
    Preheat oven to 350°.
    Combine 1/2 cup ketchup, breadcrumbs, and the next 6 ingredients (breadcrumbs through turkey) in a large bowl. Add tomatoes to turkey mixture. Shape turkey mixture into a 9 x 5-inch loaf on a broiler pan coated with cooking spray. Spread 1/3 cup ketchup over meat loaf. Bake at 350° for 1 hour or until a thermometer registers 160°. Let stand 10 minutes before slicing. Cut into 12 slices.

    For more recipes visit our Award Winning Blog Citronlimette