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1/2 cup TrūRoots dry quinoa, in the green resealable bag, to 1 cup water and 1 rounded tsp Maggi chicken boullion. Bring to a boil, cover and let cook on low 15m. One 12-oz bag is 7 servings. 1/4 cup is 1 serving. So, the half-cup-dry recipe makes 2 servings. 1 serving provides 170 kcal, 16%DV fiber, 5g protein, a little calcium and 15%DV iron. Quinoa husks contain a natural insect repellent compound called saponin. I described the Pereg "Alla' Italian" mix as carroty - not in a bad way, just no... (...more)
daylog posted: Thu 2012-04-26 09:01:00 tags: daylogs
Cold or hay fever or w/e that was is pretty much gone, except for some fluid swishing in my right inner ear. Coming up on 2 weeks since I last stepped in the gym, but the dumbbells have been good for daily hammer curls and wrist curls at least. Started reading in earnest the George Carlin 3-in-1 collection D.- gave me for... wow, math... my 41st bday? So that's at the head of a lineup of 4 books, plus a stack of other books I've either read or won't plunge into in the foreseeable future but can't bear p... (...more)
beans + rice: omega-3 revisited posted: Sun 2012-04-22 16:10:36 tags: what I'm eating
Success boil-in-bag whole grain brown rice The larger package size measures out at ~1.25 cups dry per bag, or 2.5 cups prepared. Mixed with a can of beans, this usually works out as 2 meals. Serving size as prepared is 1 cup, so the bag as prepared is also 2.5 servings for purposes of base nutrition reporting. 1 cup is 150 kcal, 7%DV fiber and 4g protein. So at a sitting, half a bag provides 188 kcal, 9%DV fiber, and 5g protein. Goya's website fails at actually providing any nutrition info for anything... (...more)
quinoa experiments posted: Sat 2012-04-21 09:11:44 tags: what I'm eating
For my first foray into cooking with quinoa, I tried a packaged mix: Pereg Gourmet brand "All' Italiana". This was pretty good, except for the sand. Yes, distinct grains of sand, which of course are indistinguishable from grains of quinoa, until you bite down on one. (Also, carrot was a major flavor, moreso than tomato; not bad, but carrot just isn't exactly what I think of when I think Italian.) At $4 for a 6-ounce package, this was a far cry from economical. Supposedly this package constituted 4 servi... (...more)
daylog posted: Thu 2012-04-19 12:43:55 tags: daylogs
Coming up on a week of runny/stuffy nose, post-nasal drip, watery eyes, sporadically itchy ears, mild chest congestion that threatened to turn into a cough Sunday into Monday and then receded. Dehydrated, I can feel and see it in my skin tone. Not sure what to make of it all, because pollen counts aren't drastic, but maybe it's the kind of pollen that's the problem, or maybe there's a mold spore factor.