Quinoa and strange poo

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Quinoa and strange poo

Postby Eleanor » 07 Sep 2007, 07:58

Piglet had quinoa for the first time yesterday, and she loved it, but this morning's nappy was very odd - sort of dry and grainy. Anyone else found this?
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Postby wewillfixit » 07 Sep 2007, 09:42

Euan's nappy is often like that and he has never had quinoa.

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Postby Aitch » 07 Sep 2007, 10:24

i keep meaning to post about our adventures with quinoa, we love it. (much to mine and DH's surprise, tbh). but it does make us all Very Farty, so i'm not surprised to hear about the poo.
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Postby Eleanor » 07 Sep 2007, 13:01

I was surprised that my DH likes it as well - he tends to prefer Good Honest Mashed Potato or maybe white rice when it comes to side dishes, so I was a little wary of serving him up a pile of exotic grain. But it went down a treat.

Katy, I like your username!
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Postby wewillfixit » 07 Sep 2007, 17:15

Eleanor wrote:Katy, I like your username!


Thanks - I'm a bit of a sad Bagpuss fan, so all my usernames on different sites are of a Bagpuss theme.
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Postby VanillaPickle » 07 Sep 2007, 17:16

There's nothing wrong with that!!

Anybody remember Chorlton and the Wheelies???
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Postby wewillfixit » 07 Sep 2007, 17:38

Ello, little old lady!!
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Postby hunkermunker » 07 Sep 2007, 19:53

Haha, wwfi, I say your name in a squeaky-mouse voice! DS1's a Mr Benn fan since I bought the DVD - was pmsl at him saying "is the shopkeeper going to appear as if by magic?" near the suits in M&S men's dept the other day!
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Postby Rach123 » 08 Sep 2007, 09:12

I'm a virgin quinoa user, and have just bought a packet. I've no idea what to do with it. Any suggestions would be greatfully received.
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Postby Aitch » 08 Sep 2007, 09:18

hah! i have just written fulsome instructions on the blog but it's down at the moment for some unknown reason. basically rinse like crazy and treat like rice. it's nice. :o
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Postby Rach123 » 08 Sep 2007, 10:24

Gah, annoying. Does it work if I chuck other stuff in with it to make it more interesting? thinking along lines of roasted peppers tomatoes maybe some roasted squash?

do I rinse it lots before or after cooking, or both?

I know i sound stupid now lol, but its hippy food according to H, so I really need to make it impressive 1st time, otherwise it'll be banished from the kitchen
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Postby Eleanor » 08 Sep 2007, 10:26

I prefer it cooked in stock ... half a veg stock cube added to the water or you could do it in proper fancy chicken stock if that would make it less hippy! :D
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Postby Aitch » 08 Sep 2007, 10:28

rinse before. it is nice if you use a bit of stock, right enough, but fine without and seeing as we're going low-salt... i actually find those low-salt cubes so freaky and gummy that i'd rather use nothing. try it with stock first then gradually remove it if you want to, so far DH hasn't noticed. Honestly, i spend more time fooling him with new food than i do the baby.
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Postby Eleanor » 08 Sep 2007, 10:40

I think it's time to confess that I actually made vegetable stock the other day - onions, carrots, celery tops, the works - no salt obviously! - and then carefully strained out the veg into a colander while pouring all the liquid down the sink.

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Postby Aitch » 08 Sep 2007, 10:46

i've done that before with chicken stock! More than once, in fact... i now have to mutter to myself when i pick up the pan 'do not tip away the liquid, do not tip away the liquid'. :D
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