• Hallie @ Daily Bites

    posted on March 21, 2011 at 9:37 am

    This looks like my kinda dessert. Quinoa, dates, almonds, spices, orange juice? All in one bowl? Yum!

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    Amy Reply:

    @Hallie @ Daily Bites, This looks like a dessert I’d find at your house, Hallie. :)

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  • Jeanine

    posted on March 21, 2011 at 9:56 am

    Love quinoa, this looks fantastic. I see Carol is speaking in Fargo, ND in November, I’ll have to keep my eye open for that, that’s ‘only’ 4 hours or so from here.

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    Amy Reply:

    @Jeanine, If you’ve never met Carol, she’s incredible. She’s so easy to talk to and a wealth of knowledge. You should go…you’ll love her.

    Hugs,
    Amy

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  • Noelle

    posted on March 21, 2011 at 10:11 am

    How delicious! Definitely sounds very different and unique. DAtes and quinoa. hmmmmm

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  • Katie @ Nourishing Flourishing

    posted on March 21, 2011 at 10:20 am

    With the “using beans in desserts” bullet, a burst of joy welled up within me! I just did that a few days ago and posted some recipes for desserts using beans. I was SO surprised at how delicious they were! Great advice! :) I certainly need to be using quinoa more — thanks for the inspiration!

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    Amy Reply:

    @Katie @ Nourishing Flourishing, I love using beans in desserts, too, Katie. It’s a simple way to get more nutrition in our families…I’m glad you agree. I get tired of hearing the bean jokes…really, it’s a simple & healthy way to add fiber and nutrients to our diets.

    Hugs,
    Amy

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  • Andrea

    posted on March 21, 2011 at 11:50 am

    I’m grain-free so this looks like heaven in a bowl to me!

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    Amy Reply:

    @Andrea, You will love it…and don’t feel bad about eating it for breakfast, either. I most certainly didn’t.

    Hugs,
    Amy

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  • AmandaonMaui

    posted on March 21, 2011 at 1:59 pm

    My friend came over last night for dinner, and we got to talking about agave nectar. Her mom is a naturopath and feels that cane sugar is better for our bodies than agave because we can digest sucrose better than highly concentrated fructose (like agave & hfcs). She said it converts into a starch in the body and acts like a sugar, but that it’s harder on the body than cane sugar.

    I’ve used raw agave for over a year and I am starting to wonder about it a bit more. I have read so many “it’s good for you” and “it’s bad for you” sites that I am completely conflicted.

    I’ve also got Rapadura (whole cane sugar) in my cabinet. It’s minimally processed sugar. The molasses are never stripped out. Nourishing Traditions promotes the use of this sugar over other sweeteners.

    What do you know about this topic? If I stop using agave in your recipes (I have your book) what should I use as a substitute?

    Her mom said stevia is great because it’s not actually a sugar at all.

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    Chris Reply:

    @AmandaonMaui, Use pure maple syrup instead of the agave. It’s low glycemic and very alkalizing in the body. You can use less of it than the agave especially if you use the more intense flavor Grade B maple syrup.

    Quinoa is one of my staple for breakfast and its a great substitute for rice at dinner time.

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    Amy Reply:

    @AmandaonMaui, You can use any liquid sweetener in place of the agave.

    Hugs,
    Amy

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  • Alta

    posted on April 7, 2011 at 2:16 pm

    I love that you mentioned in the comments not to feel bad about eating this for breakfast, because that’s certainly what came to my mind! It looks so lovely.

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  • Christianne

    posted on July 5, 2011 at 6:53 pm

    Another yummy healthy dessert!
    Thanks Amy, I also wanted to tell you how much I love SSGF’s new look! It’s easy to find your fabulous recipes and I really love the color scheme that I see throughout – even in this box as I type! Simple, elegant but inviting!
    If you haven’t heard from me it is not that I haven’t been following you. Being summer in New Orleans I take advantage of anything that keeps my kitchen cooler, less baking more salads!
    xo Christianne

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    Amy Reply:

    @Christianne, I hear you…I’ve not been baking either. It’s 104F in Dallas. :)

    Enjoy your summer!!
    Hugs,
    Amy

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  • eva @5fruitsNveggies

    posted on July 8, 2011 at 11:34 am

    always looking for new breakfast ideas and the orange & date quinoa sounds perfect!

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    Amy Reply:

    @eva @5fruitsNveggies, Yes, it is. I loved every last bite.

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