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Quinoa Porridge

Quinoa Porridge

by Toni Fiore, the author of the Totally Vegetarian cookbook, and host of the now online Totally Vegetarian TV show.

Watch this recipe being made on Delicious TV’s Vegan Mashup  Reason to Rise episode.

Serves 2-4

When it comes to hot breakfast cereals the combination of walnuts, raisins and cinnamon is classic. Using Quinoa in place of oats or wheat adds a deliciously unique hearty flavor and subtle crunch that is sure to become a morning favorite. Considered a “Superfood” gluten free quinoa is loaded with protein, iron, calcium and fiber! For even more variety add your choice of nuts, dried fruits and fresh fruit. When I know I’m going to have a busy week I’ll double the recipe and store leftovers in the fridge in a covered container. Simply reheat porridge with an additional splash of non-dairy milk.

1 C. uncooked Quinoa

1 C. water

2 C. non-dairy milk (almond, soy or rice) divided in half

½ teaspoons. cinnamon

3 or more tablespoons chopped walnuts

2 or more tablespoons of Craisins or raisins

2 or more tablespoon chopped dates

2 or more tablespoons unsweetened coconut flakes

2 teaspoons agave nectar or maple syrup

Combine quinoa, water and one cup of milk in an uncovered saucepan. Bring to a boil then reduce the heat, cover and simmer for 10-15 minutes or until most of the water has been absorbed. Add the remaining one cup of milk and cinnamon and mix well. Toss in the walnuts, craisins , dates and coconut. Simmer, stirring frequently, on very low for an additional 5 minutes or until the porridge reaches the consistency you like. Add the agave nectar or syrup to taste and serve!

Raspberry Corn Sunburst Muffins web

Raspberry Corn Sunburst Muffins

by Terry Hope Romero

Check out her new cookbook Vegan Eats World

Watch this recipe on Delicious TV’s Vegan Mashup

It’s the middle of a blizzard in February, but writing about these crunchy, corny fruity muffins has me hoping for spring.

Sunny sweet corn and bright juicy raspberries join forces that will pour buckets of sunshine into your morning. Use fresh organic raspberries when possible, but frozen organic berries work just as well before and after the too brief raspberry season; never thaw frozen berries for baking, just fold them directly in the batter before filling the muffin tins and slide into a preheated oven immediately.

Baking tip: White whole wheat flour is a delicate whole wheat flour with a lighter flavor and texture than standard whole wheat flour, but with all the germ and bran of the old fashioned stuff.

1 ⅓ cups white whole wheat flour

¾ cup cornmeal

2 teaspoons baking powder

¼ teaspoon baking soda

½ teaspoon sea salt

1 ⅓ cup almond milk

2 teaspoons lime juice

3 tablespoons ground golden flax seed

3 tablespoons vegetable oil, preferably olive or canola/olive blend

1/3 cup dark agave nectar

1 ½ cups frozen raspberries, keep frozen until ready to add to batter

¼ cup chopped pecans

 

1. Preheat oven to 350 F and lightly grease a 12 cup muffin tin, or line the cups with muffin papers.

 

2. In a large bowl stir together flour, cornmeal, baking powder, baking soda and sea salt and form a well in the center. In a small bowl stir together almond milk and lime and set aside for 1 minute to curdle. Whisk in juice, flax seed, oil and agave nectar.

 

3. Pour the liquids into the flour mixture and stir only just enough to moisten the ingredients, but don’t overmix. Fold in the raspberries and use an ice cream scoop to distribute the batter equally into the muffin cups. Bake immediately for 26 to 28 minutes or until golden and a toothpick inserted into the center of a muffin comes out mostly clean.

 

4. Cool for 5 minutes in the muffin tin, then gently transfer to a cooling rack.