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Quinoa Pineapple Dream Dessert

Recipe Ingredients:
2 cups water
1 cup milk
1/3 cup sugar
2 cups canned, crushed pineapple, well drained
1/4 tsp <a href="/cookingbaking/herbsspices/cinnamon/ground.html">ground cinnamon</a>
1 tbsp <a href="/cookingbaking/leavenerthickener/corn-starch-gluten-free.html">cornstarch</a>
2 tbsp water
1-6 ounce container plain nonfat yogurt
1/2 tsp vanilla
2 tbsp <a href="/nuts/walnuts/pieces.html">walnut pieces</a> (finely chopped)
8 strawberries
1 cup <a href="/cookingbaking/grains/quinoa/white.html">quinoa</a>

Cooking Directions:
1.  Put <a href="/cookingbaking/grains/quinoa/white.html">quinoa</a> and water in a heavy 2 quart saucepan, bring to a boil over medium-high heat, reduce the heat and cook for 15 minutes or until all the liquid has been absorbed. Add milk and sugar, cook for 5 minutes after it comes back to a boil, add pineapple and cinnamon, cook until thickened, about 5 minutes.

2.  In a small bowl blend <a href="/cookingbaking/leavenerthickener/corn-starch-gluten-free.html">cornstarch</a> and 2 tablespoons of water to make a thickener.

3.  Stir in cornstarch mixture and cook, stirring for a couple of minutes or until thickened. Transfer to a bowl and let it cool.

4.  Fold in yogurt and vanilla extract into pineapple mixture, chill. Serve in dessert glasses topped with chopped nuts and a strawberry. Makes 8 servings.

    Gluten Free Corn Starch Gluten Free Corn Starch
Gluten-free corn starch is commonly used as a thickener for sauces, puddings, and such. It tends to form lumps so it is usually mixed with a small amount of liquid to make a paste before using it.

Ground Cinnamon Ground Cinnamon
Ground cinnamon is a widely used spice found in many desserts, chocolates, spicy candy, tea, hot cocoa, and liqueurs. It can also be used in pickling.

Organic Quinoa Organic Quinoa
Organic quinoa is a light, fluffy, gluten-free seed that feels and tastes more like a grain. Packed with protein, fiber, iron and antioxidants, quinoa is a super nutritious and tasty food.

Walnut Pieces Walnut Pieces
Our crunchy and flavorful English walnut pieces are as useful as they are delicious. Sprinkle walnut pieces over healthy salads or a sublime ice cream sundae. Walnuts add protein and omega-3 fatty acids to your diet.

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