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Recipe for 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  ground cinnamon
1 tbsp  cornstarch
2 tbsp  water
1-6 ounce container  plain nonfat yogurt
1/2 tsp  vanilla
2 tbsp  walnut pieces (finely chopped)
1 cup  quinoa

Cooking Directions:
1.  Put quinoa 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 cornstarch 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 (pronounced keen-wah) is a light, fluffy, edible seed that feels and tastes more like a grain. Thanks to its mild, somewhat nutty and irresistible flavor, organic quinoa is an immensely popular food. But this "mother grain" is also valued for its tremendous nutritional content.

Walnut Pieces Walnut Pieces
Delicious and fresh English walnut pieces. Perfect for baking, cooking, or as toppings.

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