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Hi guys, I think quinoa flakes are an acquired taste - I know not all of my kids like them. If you can eat oats you could use them instead - I use quinoa to keep it gluten free. You don't need to soak quinoa flakes, but yes, they have a slightly bitter taste which I find the chia and fruit and coconut milk help to reduce. If you like it thicker you can either let it cool, or just add more chia seeds :) And yes I usually use the white seeds or a mixture of white and black.

If you really just don't enjoy the taste of quinoa, try making the chia pudding instead - you can serve it exactly the same way as this one, or you can make the pretty layered version. :)

Looks great, thanks for the review! Glad you liked it :)

Recipe Book Recipe Reviews / Re: A Quirky Cooking by Jo Whitton
« on: May 20, 2014, 12:18:55 am »
Hi Judy, thank you for the kind review! So happy you like it :)
I haven't managed to get on here for a while, so busy! I mostly answer questions on my QC chat group, but I'll try and answer any questions here too.

Thanks for all the encouragement and support over the last few years, guys!!
Jo  :-*

Chit Chat / Re: A Book For Quirky Cooking
« on: July 23, 2013, 01:36:43 pm »
Awwwww thanks guys :) Still a little while to go, Jude told me there's no way it would happen in under a year, but I'm going gung ho so should be less - lol! Thanks for all the encouragement!! :) xx (And thanks for the mention, Cookie!)

Soups / Re: Creamy Chicken & Brown Rice Soup (dairy free) with photo
« on: October 17, 2012, 11:09:27 pm »
Droverjess, you sure could grind up all the rice - I do when I'm in a hurry for it to cook - reduces the cooking time by about half. I also often bulk it out with veges steaming on top in the Varoma - see my recipe on my blog for details and pics, as I've updated it. :)

Soups / Re: Can the Canned Soups! (with photo)
« on: October 17, 2012, 11:05:07 pm »
You're welcome, and I love the sound of your lamb chop recipe, yum!! Great idea to make a few batches and freeze too, good thinking! :)

Thank you so much for posting this Quirkyjo.  I sometimes need things like this pointed out to me.  I'm always skimming over recipes cause they require a tin of soup and I just never thought to make my own!
Last night I made your mushroom and red capsicum sauce and have frozen in four batches.  Today I used one batch as a base for the yummiest lamb casserole I think I've ever made.  The kids devoured it.  All I did was browned off lamb forequarter chops and removed.  Fried onion, celery and carrot and added back the lamb and juice.  Added the mushroom sauce, chicken stock, some of Teninas chicken stock powder, splash of white wine, squirt of tomato purée, some of Teninas garlic paste, sprigs of rosemary.....I think that was it!  Simmered for an hour and a half and served with baked potato and steamed sugar snap peas.  It was a beautiful meal and one I will make time and time again.
I'm looking forward to trying new combinations now.

Glad you're all enjoying this recipe - just popping in to say hi! :)

Chit Chat / Re: Best Australian Blogs 2012 Competition
« on: April 16, 2012, 11:32:17 am »
Oh thanks guys!! Yes, you can vote for lots if you want :) xx

Not a stupid question - I'm sure you could sub in peanut butter instead of cashews. I just don't eat peanuts, but either will work. Hope you like it :)

Desserts / Re: Quick Caramel Custard
« on: February 17, 2012, 10:07:09 am »
Thanks for the tip, Belfie - great to know it works with egg replacer!

Jams and Chutneys / Re: Naturally Sweetened Strawberry Jam (with photo)
« on: February 08, 2012, 10:14:26 pm »
Sorry, a bit slow in answering! I use frozen berries quite often and they work fine. You might just need to cook it for two minutes more. :)

Vegetarian / Re: Lentil Bolognese (with photo)
« on: December 30, 2011, 09:18:40 am »
Yum, great idea, Hazelnut!!

Vegetarian / Re: Lentil Bolognese (with photo)
« on: December 24, 2011, 12:02:39 am »
Great idea for a quick version, thanks!

Recipe Requests / Re: Best ginger bread recipe for gingerbread men?
« on: December 16, 2011, 09:36:36 am »
Oh, they look great!! My boys would love them :D

Recipe Requests / Re: Best ginger bread recipe for gingerbread men?
« on: November 27, 2011, 04:36:11 am »
Yes, I think so! I'm going to try that too this year - finally got the molds!

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