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How to Make Perfect Quinoa

Feb 26, 2015 BY Joy McCarthy

Dear joyous readers,

Have you checked out my latest quinoa recipe for Quickie Quinoa Bowl?After posting it on social media a flurry of questions came in all with the same query...

How do you get your quinoa so fluffy?

This isn't the first time I've had this question which leads me to believe there are some quinoa mishaps happening!

I want you to always have the fluffiest and most delicious quinoa so I've created a video for you sharing my tips and tricks for making amazing quinoa. Plus I share the many health benefits of this ancient seed.

Watch the video here:

Here are some of my favourite quinoa recipes:

Warm Beet Quinoa Salad

Stuffed Quinoa Peppers

Turkey Quinoa Soup

Mason Jar Quinoa Salad

Ma McCarthyÂ’s Gluten-Free Chocolate Cake

Have a question or comment for me? Or wish to see a video on a wellness question you have? Post below.

Have a joyous day!


Feb 26, 2015 BY Joy McCarthy
Sandra   •   February 28, 2015

Thanks for this post, Joy! I love quinoa and I make it (very well, I must say!) and use it in lots of different ways - mostly savoury dishes that I would have for lunch or dinner. But then I saw your quinoa berry bowl recipe in your Joyous Health book, and I thought - what - quinoa for breakfast? Because I trust you, I tried it and I love it! It's one of my favourite breakfasts!


Laura   •   March 4, 2015

Hi Joy! How do you rinse your quinoa without losing your quinoa?!

Joy McCarthy   •   March 5, 2015

Hi Laura! You'll need a wire mesh strainer, the holes are smaller than the quinoa.

AshleyL   •   August 4, 2015

I use my nut milk bag! I feel like I can give it a good scrubbing this way too.

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