How to Cook Quinoa

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About Bruce Tretter

Bruce Tretter helps people feel comfortable making practical, flavorful and quick & easy meals for themselves---even if they’ve never boiled water---through Gotta’ Eat, Can’t Cook step-by-step picture book and short video directions. He’s a father of 3, Former Naval Intelligence Officer, current school board member, and avid cyclist.


  1. dont anything to add, apart from i always love reading yr recipes

    • Me, too, Jameseq. Bruce always tells me he’s about to go cycling, as he sends me these recipes. That he’s a single dad and extremely active is part of the character of his food (the man can make a salad that eats like a meal, for one thing, and I know his food is kid-tested), but that’s only part of it. He’s very creative as well as patient and thorough (I used to be a technical writer, so I admire good documentation.) His food isn’t just one impressive confection after another, without regard for nutrition; it’s food you could actually nourish yourself and growing children on. Hardly anyone does what Bruce does. I’m glad he’s part of the “flavor” of The Good Life.

  2. Even for Quinoa-lovers like me, I still learned something! Thank you, Bruce! I have always been lax in pre-cook rinsing… now I armed with factoids that will keep me from being lazy with it. I enjoy substituting the water, for chicken or vegetable stock instead. It gives the Quinoa a more savory flavor that makes it a great “bed” for a dinner entree of fish. Lookong forward to seeing more of this series!

    • Yah, right on, Trevor! With you entirely about substituting water with chicken or vegetable stock, though I’ve tended to go with lightly salted water so that I can have the quinoa with cereal for breakfast or in a pancake. Hey, I’ll get some recipes together to show how that goes. All fun and very much appreciate your comment! Bruce


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