How to cook perfect quinoa....

The ratio is 1 cup rinsed quinoa to 1-1/2 cups water or broth.

To prevent the bitter flavor sometimes associated with quinoa, look for pre- rinsed quinoa and check the label to ensure it has been washed. If not, be sure to place in a strainer and rinse under cold water until the water runs clear - about 1 minute.

Place rinsed quinoa and water in pot, cover and bring to boil. Reduce to simmer for 12 minutes, remove from heat and let stand for 5 minutes. Fluff with fork.

Cooked quinoa can be stored in the refrigerator for 2-3 days. Freeze extras for one month...defrost and use in any of these recipes.

Warm Chèvre Salad
Warm Chèvre Salad

This Montreal inspired show stopping salad is the perfect lunch. For a vegetarian option, use a thick hummus or guacamole in place of chèvre! We love Le Grand Basil Pesto for when home made isn't an option! Add grilled shrimp,or chicken.
Avocado and Crab Salad
Avocado and Crab Salad

Another Montreal inspired recipe...served with a long crispy baguette slice at the resto but for a gluten free option use enerjive Quinoa Skinny Crackers.
Heat Crusted Salmon
Heat Crusted Salmon

Infuse flavour using enerjive crackers. Gluten free and loaded with goodness this is the easiest meal and ready in under 20 minutes.

Simple Pumpkin Cream with Chocolate FIX Caramel Crumble
Simple Pumpkin Cream with Chocolate FIX Caramel Crumble

The seasonal flavours of pumpkin capture the essence of fall cooking! A simple recipe for a no bake chocolate crumble, enrobed in a creamy pumpkin filling uses sweet, smooth and soft mascarpone cheese without using eggs to offer a new twist on the traditional taste.

Coconut Berry Bliss Pops
Coconut Berry Bliss Pops

This creamy mixture is a cooling snack that kids of all ages will love! Simple seasonal ingredients blend together then added to a Popsicle mold are the perfect summer party snack. Make several in advance and transfer to a storage container for up to one month. To serve, fill a clean stainless steel bucket with ice and either lay popsicles on their sides or wedge into the ice.

Salade Quinoise
Salade Quinoise

Local veggies and fish steal the show in this classic summer meal with quinoa substituting for potatoes!

Mediterranean Skinny Lettuce Wrap
Mediterranean Skinny Lettuce Wrap

The options are endless with the flavours of the Mediterranean but enerjivetm Rock Salt CRAVE Quinoa Skinny Crackertm brings the neutral flavour and crunch to compliment every combination!

Italian Skinny Lettuce Wraps
Italian Skinny Lettuce Wraps

With the many flavors of Italy abundant in the summer, it is easy to come up with many combinations! Using enerjivetm Savory Italian BELLA Quinoa Skinny Crackerstm rounds out the crunch and brings the perfect blend of Italian seasonings. Share your winning Italian combinations with info@enerjive.com to be the featured enerjivetm foodie of the month.

Mexican Skinny Lettuce Wrap
Mexican Skinny Lettuce Wrap

Enerjivetm's Garlic Cayenne HEAT Quinoa Skinny Crackerstm brings the crunch, spice and a hint of Rock Salt while the creamy avocado delights the senses. Use your favourite lettuce as the wrapper, red and green leaf lettuce is wide and tender and easy to wrap.

Double Chocolate Quin'ana Muffins
Double Chocolate Quin'ana Muffins

Quinoa flour? Puffs and flakes are a complete protein and are high in calcium and iron and while the coconut oil containing lauric acid infuses anti-microbial goodness into your system!

Cooking tip: no eggs or avoiding eggs in your baking? No problem! Combine 2 tbsp. (30 mL) ground flax seeds with ¼ cup (50 mL) hot water, let stand until sticky (about 2 minutes) use in place of 1 egg.

Garden Fresh Quinoa Salad for lunch
Garden Fresh Quinoa Salad for lunch

Always having cooked quinoa and greens on hand makes for the perfect salad base for lunch in a pinch! Toss in extra veggies, pomegranate seeds, dried fruit and nuts…sometimes you just need to get started to create fabulous lunch salad combinations. As an added bonus the arugula helps to detoxify and balance hormones, while the quinoa pumps up your protein and calcium!

Chocolate Quinana Smoothie
Chocolate Quinana Smoothie

Smooth as silk, this nutrient rich smoothie is sure to give your taste buds a dance of delight! Furthermore, the quinoa gives your body a lysine rich kick that helps your muscles repair! An athletes dream!

enerjive™ Quinoa Skinny Fix Mix
enerjive™ Quinoa Skinny Fix Mix

Get your FIX to boost your feel good hormone serotonin and get a blast of antioxidants at the same time! Yummy and Healthy! As a bonus, this recipe is rich in calcium, protein and fiber... more Yummy Health!

Triple Quinoa Breakfast Cookies
Triple Quinoa Breakfast Cookies

Quinoa flour and flakes are a complete protein and are high in calcium and iron and while cinnamon balances blood sugar, the coconut oil containing lauric acid infuses anti-microbial goodness into your system! 

Cooking tip: no eggs or avoiding eggs in your baking? No problem! Combine 2 tbsp. (30 mL) ground flax seeds with ¼ cup (50 mL) hot water, let stand until sticky (about 2 minutes) use in place of 1 egg.


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