Win a Signed Copy of My New Book, “The Quinoa Quookbook”

The Quinoa Quookbook cover

About ten years ago I tried quinoa for the first time at a Slow Food dinner (where I embarrassed myself by pronouncing it “quee-noah“). Since then, I’ve grown to love quinoa for its delicious, nutty flavor. Quinoa is also rich in protein and contains all the essential amino acids, so it’s extremely nutritious.

Because it’s healthy, though, quinoa is most often featured in low-calorie, gluten free and vegan recipes.  I thought it was time for quinoa to have a cookbook that treated it as a delicious ingredient first and foremost, and that’s why I wrote The Quinoa Quookbook.

This 160-page book features a collection of innovative recipes showcasing quinoa in breakfasts, breads, appetizers, soups, salads, dinners, sides and desserts—along with helpful cooking tips and organic quinoa sources. Illustrations by artist Betty Crosslen, who happens to be my very own mom, appear throughout the book.

Some of my favorite recipes include Blueberry Lemon Quinoa Crunch Muffins; Cheesy Quinoa, Ham and Artichoke Bites; Tuscan Tomato, Quinoa and White Bean Soup; Crunchy Thai Quinoa Salad with Peanut Ginger Dressing; Barbequed Chicken Quinoa and Corn; Quinoa Pork “Fried Rice;” Baked French Onion Quinoa and Cauliflower; Quinoa Garlic Polenta Fries; and Peanut Butter Toffee Quinoa Cookies.

Just in time for the holidays, I’m giving away 3 personally-inscribed copies of The Quinoa Quookbook. You could win your very own signed copy, simply by leaving a comment below answering this question:

What is your favorite cookbook?

What’s the tried-and-true cookbook you turn to, time and time again? I can’t wait to read your answers, and I’ll share a couple of mine, too. Be sure to include your e-mail address on the form when you post your comment (it won’t show to anyone but me). The giveaway is open to anyone with a shipping address in the U.S. and Canada, and you can enter between now and midnight MST on Friday, November 29.

I’m happy to personalize the inscription if you want to give the book away as a holiday gift. If you’re interested in purchasing copies, The Quinoa Quookbook is available from Amazon and Barnes & Noble. The price is $11.99, and both retailers are currently offering discounts.

Good luck!


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About Eliza Cross

Eliza Cross is a full-time writer and the author of 15 books about food and home design. She has been blogging about simplicity and sustainable living since 2006.

23 thoughts on “Win a Signed Copy of My New Book, “The Quinoa Quookbook””

  1. My husband and I were just talking about quinoa recipes at dinner tonight. Maybe if he has his very own cookbook he will prepare dinner?!?!

    My go-to cookbook is an oldie, but goodie – The Fannie Farmer Cookbook by Marion Cunningham. I’m on my third copy with several pages dog eared with my favorite recipes.

    Can’t wait to try your recipes.

  2. My cousin wrote a cookbook, Recipes From a Flour Child, A Seasonal Cookbook. I love it and her approach to slow, seasonal, homegrown cooking. Your new cookbook looks amazing (and delicious)! Thank you for the chance!

  3. Oh my. A cookbook focused on Quinoa … how wonderful. Recently I have moved away from meats – even fish doesn’t seem to appeal any more. And I have a new appreciation of Veggies. It almost makes it sound like I am moving towards vegetarianism … not intentionally but the outcome is the same. And Quinoa is one of the grains that I have recently discovered.

    I love it too. And I have been on the look out for recipes! I can hardly wait to see this. I would LOVE to win a copy.

    My current go-to author is Mark Bittman. My favorite books of his are How to Cook Everything Vegetarian and How to Cook Everything.

    Keeping my fingers crossed that I am the lucky winner of your new book!!

  4. My favorite, most used cookbook is my mother’s Watkins Cookbook, from 1938. I’ve updated some of the recipes, but it’s really tried and true. It’s totally invaluable.

    And I’d love a copy of your new book!

  5. My daughter is in the US, and expecting my first grandchild! we just saw a show on TV where a young woman was making babyfood with quinoa – what a marvellous start for a new baby! My go to cookbook – very dog eared and food spattered, but still has all the answers is the Joy of Cooking. 33 years old now!

  6. I just love my Joy of Cooking, which my sister gave me when I was married 20 years ago. She had used it when she lived in the wilderness taking care of a ranch over 30 years ago. I still find dried flowers she pressed between the pages. I can’t bare to get rid of the 4 leaf clover in the soup section.

    There are no Quinoa recipes, only Quail, Quatre Epices, Quenelles, Quiche and Quince. It would be so great to have a book all about Quinoa! Thank you for offering this drawing Eliza!

  7. Would love to win this, as I’m eating healthier this past year. But my favorite cookbook is actually an untitled cookbook my grandma gave me from her church ladies’ group when I was about thirteen…lots of “normal” recipes, nothing fancy. I also consult various paleo and gluten-free cookbooks, The Wheat Belly Cookbook, for example. Thanks for the chance!

  8. I noticed that you were coming out with this on Goodreads-yay! My favorite cookbook has always been “Michael Fields Culinary Classics”…great main meal and then a way to use the leftovers.

  9. Thanks for your comments, and what fun to read about your favorite cookbooks! I love my Fannie Farmer and Joy of Cooking, too – but I haven’t read some of the others you mentioned so I’ve added those to my reading list. Have any of you read the books “Beat This” and “Beat That” by Ann Hodgman? They both contain great recipes, and she has a funny writing style I love. Her kid-friendly book “One Bite Won’t Kill You” is a treasure, too. xoxo

  10. My favorite book is “101 Recipes You Can’t Live
    Without” I just bought some quinoa for the first
    time yesterday. It would be great to win this book
    as there are many things about quinoa that I
    don’t know.

  11. I don’t actually have a favorite cookbook. I mostly make things up with what I have on hand or do an internet search if I’m in the mood for something more complicated.

    This Quinoa cookbook could become a favorite, though, for sure! So healthy!

  12. I’ve just had Quinoa for the first time last month, and now I am trying to get my husband and five kids to fall in love with it. I could definitley use some help! When we were married, we were given a cookbook and I thought it looked dated and sad, but it has become the basis of how I cook and plan all our meals as well as shaped my attitude and philosophy toward food. In lending it out, I have now lost my second copy and need to scour Amazon to find another one to replace it again. It is a cookbook put out by Mennonites called More-With-Less Cookbook by Doris Janzen Longacre. Wether you have a very low food budget, or you are concerned about responsible eating from a global perspective, or you just want to eat deliscious and healthy food, this cookbook has a lot to offer.

  13. I really like Quinoa for breakfast (it’s what I’m eating now as I type!) But I haven’t yet expanded using it for other recipes besides an oatmeal substitute. I’ll have to check this out!

  14. I need this book. We have been eating quinoa for awhile and need some hints on how to spice it up!! Oh, and congrats on the new book!

  15. I always go to my Betty crocker book that my mother gave me years ago. My mother past away earlier this year. I will always think of her when I go to it. I also use my Joy of Cooking book. I don’t know about quinoa, but am always interested in trying something new. Came to this site to find out about how to live more simply.

  16. My favorites are the old 50’s Betty Crocker – stained and dogeared as it is – and my new Cooking for Isaiah, now that I’m shifting somewhat away from gluten. And, yes, could use some tips for cooking w/quinoa – such a healthy grain (or is it a seed?) Good for you – can’t wait to see your book!


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