Quinoa with Chopped Prunes, Apples and Plums

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To help the weight loss, we did the Dr. Oz’s 48-Hour Weekend Cleanse http://www.doctoroz.com/videos/48-hour-weekend-cleanse. This is the breakfast. It tastes OK. I felt great during and after the cleanse and was 2lbs lighter in 48 hours. Actually, I still make this for breakfast, in advance and reheat in the morning. Hope you enjoy this high fibre and protein breakfast.

Ingredients
Makes 1 serving

1/2 cup quinoa, rinsed
1 cup water
1 pinch nutmeg
1 tsp grated ginger
1 tbsp flax seed oil
1/3 cup chopped prunes
1/4 cup rice milk

Directions

In a small pot, stir 1/2 cup quinoa, a pinch of nutmeg and 1 tsp of grated ginger into a cup of water.
Bring to a boil. Reduce the heat, cover the pot and simmer for 10 minutes.
Stir in the prunes and rice milk. Cover again and cook another 5 minutes.
Before serving, stir in 1 tbsp of flaxseed oil.

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Easy Chinese Fried Quinoa

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Ingredients

Quinoa:
1 1/2 cups water
1 cup quinoa
salt to taste

Sauce:
2 1/2 tablespoons soy sauce

Fried Quinoa:

3 teaspoons of butter, divided
1/4 onion, chopped
1/2 bag of shredded coleslaw
3 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 teaspoon minced fresh ginger
2 eggs, beaten (optional)

Directions

1. Bring water and quinoa to a boil in a saucepan; season with salt. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until quinoa is tender and water has been absorbed, 15 to 20 minutes. Remove saucepan from heat and let sit for 5 minutes; fluff quinoa with a fork. Refrigerate until cool

2. Add soy sauce, until sauce is evenly mixed.

3. Heat 1 1/2 teaspoons butter in a large skillet over medium heat; saute onion for 2 minutes. Add coleslaw, garlic, and ginger; saute until fragrant, about 5 minutes more. Add the remaining 1 1/2 teaspoons buter and quinoa; cook until heated through, about 2 minutes.

4. Stir sauce into quinoa mixture; cook and stir until evenly coated, about 2 minutes.

5. Make well in the center of the quinoa mixture. Pour eggs into the well; cook and stir until eggs are scrambled and cooked through, 2 to 3 minutes.

Cucumber and Tomato Quinoa with Avocado Dressing

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Ingredients

2 cups of cooked quinoa
1 diced cucumber
2 diced tomatoes
1 cup of chopped kale

For the Dressing:

1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt
a ripe avocado
juice of a lime (about 2 teaspoons)
salt and pepper to taste

Sprinkle with feta

1. In a bowl combine cooked quinoa, cucumber, tomato and kale

2. In a small bowl mash avocado, blend in yogurt, add lime juice add salt and pepper

3. Combine all ingredients into one bowl chill for one hour

4. Sprinkle with feta

Quinoa with Chopped Prunes and Peaches

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Ingredients
Makes 1 serving

1/2 cup quinoa, rinsed
1 cup water
1 pinch nutmeg
1 tbsp flax seed oil
1/3 cup chopped prunes
1/4 cup vanilla almond milk
2 diced peaches

Directions

In a small pot, stir 1/2 cup quinoa, a pinch of nutmeg into a cup of water.
Bring to a boil. Reduce the heat, cover the pot and simmer for 10 minutes.
Stir in the prunes, peaches and vanilla almond milk. Cover again and cook another 5 minutes.
Before serving, stir in 1 tbsp of flaxseed oil.

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Microwaved Apple Peach Quinoa Crumble

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I use my microwave to reheat beverages only. Many of my friends no longer use it for various reasons.
However I had some apple and peaches to use up and I’m a little tired of fruit salad and muffins.
So I decided a crumble but I didn’t have the time to bake it. In the end this only took me 15 minutes!

Ingredients
4 Apples not peeled, chopped
3 Peaches not peeled, chopped
3/4 Oats
3/4 Quinoa Flakes
4 TB Flour
3/4 Brown Sugar
3/4 melted butter

Directions
Spray a 9×9 glass bakeware and place apples and peaches in
In a bowl combine all dry ingredients
Melt butter and add to dry ingredients and mix until crumbly
Spread over fruit and pat gently
Microwave on high for 6-8 minutes or until fruit is tender

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Cucumber and Tomato Quinoa with Avocado Dressing

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Ingredients
2 cups of cooked quinoa
1 diced cucumber
2 diced tomatoes
1 cup of chopped kale

For the Dressing:
1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt
a ripe avocado
juice of a lime (about 2 teaspoons)
salt and pepper to taste

Sprinkle with feta

1. In a bowl combine cooked quinoa, cucumber, tomato and kale

2. In a small bowl mash avocado, blend in yogurt, add lime juice add salt and pepper

3. Combine all ingredients into one bowl chill for one hour

4. Sprinkle with feta

Zesty Quinoa Salad with Kale, Apples and Celery

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1/3 cup Ranch Dressing
1/3 cup Apple cider vinegar
1/4 cup Apple juice
2 cups Very thinly sliced kale (trimmed and ribs removed)
1/2 tsp Salt
2 cups Cooked and drained quinoa
1/2 cup Thinly sliced celery
1 Apple, chopped
1/2 cup Chopped pecans

Instructions

Toss the kale with the vinegar and salt; let stand for 15 minutes.
Whisk the dressing with the apple juice.
Toss the kale with the quinoa, apple, celery and dressing mixture until well coated.
Sprinkle pecans over top.