Mediterranean Quinoa

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1.In glass jar with tight-fitting lid, combine vinegar, oil, garlic, ground pepper and salt. Seal and shake well.

2.In large bowl, combine bell peppers, cucumber, , Onion and parsley. Mix well. Add vinegar mixture and toss to coat. Add quinoa, stir gently but thoroughly to combine; serve.

Per serving: 9o calories.; 2g prot.; 3g total fat (1g sat. fat); 13g carb.; o chol.; 146 mg sod.; 2g fiber

Curried grains with Chickpeas and Vegetables/June '00/p. 61

Not only is this grain dish a quick entree, but it also makes an excellent filling for stuffed cabbage. Serve it with plain yogurt for a cooling contrast to the curry flavor.

1. In large saucepan, combine bulgur, pinch of salt and 3 cups water. Bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat to low and simmer until water is absorbed, about 15 minutes. Remove from heat and set aside, covered. Meanwhile, thinly slice scallions, keeping white and light green parts separate. Set aside.

2. In large nonstick skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Add scallion whites and cook, stirring often, 3 minutes.

3. Sprinkle with cumin, coriander, tur-meric, cloves and Cayenne and cook, stirring often, 1 minute. Stir in Chickpeas, carrots and tomatoes and cook, stirring occasionally, 2 minutes.

4. Stir in cooked bulgur, scallion greens and tamari and mix well. Reduce heat to low and cook, stirring occasionally, until piping hot, 5 to 10 minutes. Serve hot.

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