Synopses & Reviews
"First cultivated by the Incas, quinoa is a truly amazing foodstuff: it can be ground into flour; boiled and served like rice or couscous; toasted and served instead of nuts; sprouted and served on salads; or even rolled into flakes and used in place of oats. This versatility, coupled with high protein content and a lack of gluten, is ideal for dieting or those simply trying to maximize nutrition without sacrificing flavor. Here, food writer and fitness trainer Saulsbury (750 Best Muffin Recipes) offers a staggering number of recipes showcasing the superfood's versatility. Her offerings include dozens of salads and breads, not to mention desserts, chili, veggie burgers, artichoke dip, lasagna, moussaka, and even Vietnamese pho. Despite an admittedly intimidating recipe count, the collection works by always employing quinoa as a key or complementary ingredient, never as a novelty add-on. Those on restricted diets will likely regard this as something of a godsend, as Saulsbury rarely calls for arcane or expensive ingredients (though no nutritional breakdown is provided), and her catalog's remarkable depth, coupled with the overall ease of preparation, makes her dishes accessible to cooks of all tastes and skill levels. (Oct.)" Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.