The last three years have seen quinoa skyrocket from being an obscure niche food to being the most popular superfood around. With its high levels of vitamin E, calcium and iron, quinoa’s got the nutritional profile to deserve the title. Add in the fact that it’s a complete protein (something normally found only in animal sources) and you’ve got the perfect food for vegetarians!

The Vegetarian’s Complete Quinoa Cookbook is the essential cookbook for making quinoa part of a complete vegetarian diet. It features 120 complete protein vegetarian recipes (all less than 500 calories) , contributed by professional home economists, for quinoa-based meals that go from breakfast all the way to dessert! Every recipe is complemented by a full nutritional profile. The book  includes icons showing recipes that are completely gluten free, or use a microwave, slow cooker or bread machine!

Whether you are a vegetarian or not, you will find recipes in this book to cultivate your taste for this flavourful plant.

Try quinoa out in:

Pumpkin Cornmeal Pancakes
African Peanut Soup with Red Quinoa
Mexi Meatless Shepherd’s Pie
Goat Cheese, Red Pepper and Spinach Quiche
Dark Chocolate Pudding Cake

Mairlyn Smith is a bestselling cookbook author and a professional home economist.  She is a regular guest expert on CityTV’s CityLine and Breakfast Television Toronto. She lives in Toronto with her partner and son.

The Ontario Home Economics Association is a self-regulating body of professional home economists that promotes high standards among its members and empowers them in assisting families and individuals achieve and maintain healthier and happier lives.

Thanks to the kind folks at Whitecap Books, we have one copy to give away to a lucky FBC member!

To enter:

1. Leave a comment on this post telling us which one of the above quinoa recipes you'd like to try!

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Contest ends Sunday February 10th at 6pm EST and winner announced in the News on Monday February 11th. Winner will be chosen using

EDITED on SUNDAY FEB 10th at 6.30pm EST: The contest is now closed! Thanks for entering. We'll be announcing the winner in tomorrow's Weekly News.


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I’ve got a couple quinoa recipes I love to make….all the recipes above are enticing but first on my list would be Pumpkin Cornmeal Pancakes!

Kelly Neil

I’m not a vegetarian but I do like quinoa an awful lot! Although every recipe sounds delicious, I will never ever have the strength to resist cake.

Dark Chocolate Pudding Cake all the way for me!!

Vincci Tsui

I’ve made the Slow Cooker Quinoa Lasagna recipe from the book before. Would definitely like to try the Goat Cheese, Red Pepper & Spinach Quiche!

How to Eat

I would LOVE this cookbook and can’t wait to try the quinoa lasagna and sheppards pie recipe. Dark chocolate pudding cake…guess that can’t be bad either!


How about all of them! Although I definitely want to try using it more in baking so the dark chocolate pudding cake sounds extra exciting.

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