My New Roots – How to Cook Quinoa from My New Roots on Vimeo.
A new day has dawned, people. Have I got a surprise for you.
Behold, the My New Roots-style cooking show. No 10-minute blab-a-thons. No bad lighting. No deep-fryers or microwaves. No clip art. No unnecessary information. No kids screaming in the background. No elevator music.
Nope. I would like to make some serious changes around here, so I’ve set out to make a video series that is under two minutes (because we’re all busy people), a pleasure to watch (because you want food porn in motion, I get it) and that teaches the basic techniques that I use so often in my own kitchen and in My New Roots recipes. Clear. Concise. Pretty. Deal?
Please, please, please give me your feedback on this one! I want to know what you think of this endeavor, and what you would like to see in the future. How to make nut milk? How to cook beans? Granola? Green Smoothies? Almond butter?
I know that I am feeling all kinds of excitement over these little films and I hope you can get on board with me too. I give you full permission to post this on Facebook, your own blog or website too – spread the word! Let’s make some changes! Today, a new kind of cooking show is born. Yay.
141 thoughts on “The My New Roots Cooking Show – How to Cook Quinoa”
sharing how to cook Quinoa,
It have a rich amount of fiber,antioxidants and iron
we provide the Organic Quinoa Seeds.so let’s start buy Quinoa seeds at Nourishyou
Super cool! Looking forward for more!
Almond Butter, please!! I’ve tried unsuccessfully a few times. It would be wonderful to see it done properly : )
I just simply love cooking so I definitely wouldn’t miss out on any video related to cooking, especially baking stuff. Kudos!
Can you PLEASE make more of these?? I’ve also seen you nut milk one; I would love to see a nut butter, especially as my attempt failed. Anything will do though, so long as I’m learning wonderful food secrets: ) Ta.
I have just come across your blog and now cooking show. I LOVE IT!!
Would love to see more of this as you suggested! Fresh and simple.
Love this vid! And the quick&pretty concept.
More please! Maybe like a tomato spread / bruschetta type o’ thing (with a hint on how to get the skin off???)
Late to the show but wanted to add that your video was freaking ADORABLE. If Sophia Coppola had a health conscious blog and she decided to include videos, this is what theywould look like. Turbo heart!
Loved it! Very instructional and funny (loved your socks…).
I wish to see other video.
I loved this video! Simple, fun to watch, and informative. I would love to see more videos like this in the future!
Hi L – thanks for your sweet comment! I am so thrilled to hear you and your family are enjoying the blog 🙂
My camera is a Canon 500 D with HD video. Buy one. It rocks.
I just found your blog a few weeks ago and it is a new favorite in our household.
I was curious about what type of camera you used to film your video.
Thanks so much and keep up the amazing, inspiring work!
i love it! informative and fun. love the music, and your socks.
would love to see more… nut milk is my lastest interest (made rice milk and accompanying grits from an earlier post, how lovely) but whatever you have to teach i’ll be happy to absorb! thanks for your beautiful blog.
I love what you are doing here Sarah! I am Chef Shellie kark from KitchenCUE and we too encourage people to take back their helath and cook for themselves by learning basic techniqies and being creative! Check us out at http://www.kitchencue.com and perhaps we can work together some day soon!
Nice, really! Thanks
This is wonderful! 🙂 & I can’t wait to see more! xo
Well, I just love it. Love the music, your socks, your salt cellar and especially the pot. And I just discovered your blog, so I’ve got a lot of reading ahead of me!
Some ideas for videos: crepes, tortilla española (things that require flipping freak people out usually), poaching eggs, and a chopped salad would be fun.
Jennifer @ Whisk It Good
what a great place you have here! i saw this video on sarah mcneil’s blog this morning & it inspired me to dig out the quinoa from the pantry & make some! i really do love this video & hope that you make more! i posted it on my blog. so glad to have found this little gem of a blog!
Oops. Previous comment from me, Cindy, not my son. We really need to check who is logged on!
I confess. I never. Never. Ever. watch videos my friends post on FB. But because I have not had luck with my quinoa in the past, I decided to take a look.
I am converted. I will watch YOUR videos.
Short. Beautiful. Informational. Entertaining.
this was gorgeous. incredibly well done. i want more!! i want to see everything you make! okay i am greedy.
Loved it! Please make more and more of these!
Amazing, simple, creative and… awesome! Please please please do more!!!
This was so lovely to watch! Lovely and informative… you really can’t beat that. It would be great to see one on making jams, or even canning if you’re into that.
Thank you for the beautiful blog!!
This video reminded me of Rachel (from Elephantine) and her cooking short films.
what a great and fun video, beautifully shot! Looking forward to the others, will keep a close on your blog
Could we have on on green monster smoothies and how-to-cook-lentils-that-aren’t-soggy-and-bland?
Love your blog. Thanks so much!
What a great idea, I love it! I’d love to see more videos on nut butters and nut cheeses 🙂
I love this. And your socks 😉
i love it! what a great idea. fast. clear. pretty! very helpful indeed. i just discovered your blog and am hooked!
this is just what i needed!
looking forward to more little videos about nut butters, nut cheeses, smoothies, etc!!!
I just shared this on fb, and recieved rave reviews. I’m looking forward to more cooking how-to videos. Very brilliant, indeed.
Just found your blog…and so excited it is right in time for your new videos! I never have time to cook, but am definitely all about this! I do whip up my own green smoothies, but am always looking for different combos!
Great video Sarah! I love it! 🙂 Especially the fun part…
In the future I would like to see how to make almond butter and granola and nut milk. Looking forward to your next video.
oh my! this video is just fabulous! truly great food porn. i keep find myself watching the quinoa being poured into the measuring cup on repeat
Love it! Please keep ’em coming. It made me smile 🙂
Your blog is fabulous! I use quinoa often too and make it in a rice cooker…so easy! Really great photos as well! Thanks for all the inspiration!
your video screams “cooking is fun, easy, anyone can do it, and great results guaranteed!”. thank you for such a playful video and very useful! i cook quinoa all the time, but a lot of my friends don’t know how to cook it. will definitely forward it to them.
yum, yum, yum!!! I love the whimsical video and the easy instructions. I will make sure to try Quinoa as soon as possible.
LOOOOOVE IT!!!! I’ve always wanted to try Quinoa…definitely getting it at the grocery store tomorrow!! I’d love to make my own granola too 🙂
Hey! Like your blog, keep the good work up! I’m in to the same healthy enlightened path as you 😉 , check out fablefoods.blogspot.com!
Someone linked to you on Twitter and I just have to say, this is my first time here and I’m in LOVE! This video was perfect and I think your idea of short concise videos is PERFECT!!
I’ve added you to my reader instantly! Cheers!
Cannot wait for the next one!!
Please make a film about making nut milk. I know it’s easy but it is just not happening.
I love that! The concept and mind set of the whole thing is just adorable!
Wowzers did I love that! But I don’t want just 2 minutes. I wants lots more minutes. Lots and lots of your sweet beauty touch!
It’s perfect! LOVES it!
SO MUCH AWESOME! I love it, Sarah.
beautifully done and well composed! Can’t wait to see others 🙂
where have you been? or i guess where have i been!! i LOVE your video and am so happy to have happened upon your lovely blog!
I can watch it over and over.. it is so happy, healthy, calming and beautiful! Just like cooking should be 🙂
this is my favorite thing of the week so far (and i bet i would have said that even if it were already friday), and that says a lot.
congrats on this new endeavor!
i LOVE this video! please keep making them!
Wow love the simple, concise, beautiful video 🙂 Awesome job, Sarah! Making quinoa never looked so good 🙂
I love this! Beautifully done and fun to watch, please make more!
The best kind of cooking videos are the ones that are simple, concise and enjoyable to watch! Well done!
Maybe start with the basic/staple recipes everyone should know how to make? How to cook beans, lentils, etc.
Keep up the good work 🙂
I want to know how to make rice milk!
super super super inspired. thank you and btw i made this and added tiny chunks of roasted beets along with a splash of white balsamic vinegar…to my mouth’s delight.
Just popped over to your blog via the City Sage and I’m super impressed by the video! The blurs, the focusing, all appropriate for titles and tasks, the calming music, the perfectly edited frames – loved every bit of it! Keep up the great work and I’ll definitely be checking in again! <3
LOVE! Simple and sweet. Please, please make many more!
I love it! Simple and pretty! Teach me how to cook granola and other easy stuff!
i love your video! i love how there’s no talking 😉 and i am digging how you put it all together! i look forward to more 🙂
Sarah- another lovely addition to your already delicious and delightful repertoire.
You continue to amaze me with this site.
Really happy for you my dear!
love the scandanavian simplicity and naturaleness (is that a word!) to your video. Would love to see one made of how to make RICE MILK PLEASE!
Your blog is my favourite : )
Love the video! Very cute.
I think a video on a green smoothie would be great.. or sprouting!
It’s great, just carry on!!! I’d love to see the sweet potato hummus recipe.
very, very good!
funny, simple and instructional 🙂
bring us some more! 🙂
Watching this was almost like yoga, very simple, pleasing, relaxing and inspiring. I can’t wait to see more.
loooove this video! so beautifully and simply created!
Great video Sarah!!
So cute and nicely editted!
I would love to see one about making bread if possible! Also, I wanted to make your black quinoa corn muffins but I can’t find chia anywhere in my bubble of mtl! I’ll have to try to look for it again when I get back to toronto! Hope all is well!!
Love it. It’s awesome!! Keep em coming…I’ll be watching 🙂
incredible! Love it all: the music, the visuals, the fun. and its easy to understand without the need for words! Can’t wait for more 🙂
this is brilliant, sarah. bravo! i am definitely going to link to it. stylistically your video reminds me of this kinga burza short: seven henrietta street.
Oh, as so many already said above, I really love this video! And your blog is super duper sweet! New favourite!
Love it, I will definitely cook quinoa now!
How to cook healthy granola or porridge would be great.
Love your recipes and photos!
I would love to see a short video on how to make kale chips. Everyone says they’re easy to make, but I’ve managed to mess them up three times and have given up.
This was great, Sarah! I love your blog and it is so fantastic that you want your readers to be fearless when cooking some of the most intimidating foods!
I vote for: homemade milk, nut butters, beans, how to prepare vegetables for cooking (think beets, artichoke hears, the difficult ones), and cashew cheese or another similar food.
Keep it up!!!
Wow – I absolutely loved this! Thank you for posting that – it may have only been 2 minutes, but I can only imagine all the work that went on behind the scenes (it shows). 🙂
Love it! Love simplicity!
First time visitor, but I love love LOVE the video. Super easy, very accessible, and showed me everything I needed to know.
I’m seriously going to go make some quinoa this week.
I am so overwhelmed by your responses, for once, I am nearly speechless 😉
Thank you all SO MUCH for your outpouring of love and support! This has given me such a boost and my team and I are totally inspired to begin the next video very soon!
I also really appreciate all the advice and suggestions – I am taking them all into consideration.
Heaps of love and light to you all.
Beautiful!!! That’s all that needs to be said. Keep up the good work!
i’m so in love with this, i could scream. this is brilliant and i’m so into you doing mini videos. absolutely brilliant and helpful and beautiful. you’re my number 1 favorite blog. not just saying that.
“have fun” 🙂 too cute! i loved it! simple & to the point. xo
I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this video. The filming was done so beautifully and creatively and of course so simple too. I think you are onto something. HOWEVER, I think you should get a Youtube channel and also post all of your cooking videos on Youtube, because Youtube will get SOOO much more traffic and subscribers for you. and you can post videos in HQ. Believe me, because that’s how me and my sis started our business- just posting our videos on Youtube. So yeah…I can’t wait to see more of your videos and I think you are awesome!
LOVE it! I’m so excited to see more. Maybe some ‘how to sprout’ videos would be cool?
this is charming!
i love the idea of videos for cooking staples. some recipes/foods that i would love to see transformed into videos would be yogurt, ghee, rice/nut milks, other grains (perhaps less common ones), sprouts, breads and flours.
Love the video! Well done 🙂 Quinoa is the best!Love the concept of our videos!
Perfect! I love how straightforward it is and that it’s only a minute or two long. Please make more!
One of the best cooking shows I’ve ever seen, and I watch a lot of cooking shows, trust me. It’s just so darn cute and cleverly put together. Love it! I’d like to see one on nut milk, like you suggested. It sounds interesting, especially since people mostly buy that sort of thing at the health food store or elsewhere.
LOVE IT! So talented, easy, beautifully designed. Perfection.
OMG I LOVEEEE it! So simple and elegant! Great job!
this is great–so sweet! i can’t wait to see more!
what an enchanting way to teach cooking lessons! i would be especially glad to watch the making of ghee, or nut milk
Loved it! Yes, please, do more…..
What a wonderful video! You did such a nice job with it! For a beginner cook like me, I would really get a lot out of these little videos and tutorials. I would love to see one on how to make oat-ghurt.
It’s that kind of a feel-good clip I could watch over and over again 🙂 Thanks for sharing this Sarah and keep on the good work! x
This is beautiful! I love your concept and how adorable and quick they are. Please make more things! I like learning this way.
I loves it! its so easy, simple and pretty!
I just stumbled across this little movie and I think it is the most beautiful, non-annoying and pleasant and succinct thing I have every seen on a blog! The photography was gorgeous, Kudos!!
So cute. Quinoa videos make me happy! Who knew?
I would love to see show on soaking nuts and the benefits! Thanks!
Oooooo I love it! Super easy to understand and you can see exactly what it should look like! Can’t wait to see more! I love your blog.
Love it! It’s the perfect length. It makes you excited to cook quinoa. It’s perfect for visual learners (like me). And best of all it’s so CUTE! More, please!
How wonderful! This is everything a typical cooking video is not…and I love it for that. Great idea. Good luck to you with this series!
Love it! Nice work with the camera and editing too! I’d love to see more.
What a joyful video. It was a pleasure to watch, Sarah. Truly. Keep doing what you’re doing.
that’s seriously the way to go!
maybe one on juicing would be nice, including some ideas on what to do with the juice pulp
this is WONDERFUL! i love love love the filming.
love love love love it!
it’s freash! exciting, funny, cute, clear, creative, stimlating and like no other.. man so excited to see more!
keep going magic lady!
This is a great video! Simple, easy to follow, and to the point! I love it.
i love it very much. Would love to see how to make almond milk, sprouts
This was AMAZING and seriously fun to watch. 🙂 🙂 please make more!
This video is beautiful! I can’t wait to see more of these-any food will do!
Love love love it. Videos of ANY of those basics would be awesome, in this style. So simple and beautiful! Much like your deeelicious recipes, I might add.
Thanks for it!
you are adorable!! i love it! i’d love to see a nut milk or almond butter one 🙂
seriously, the socks! so fun!
This is adorable, keep making the videos!!
I hope you post more videos. I absolutely love your style and cinematography.
Keep it up!
Hahaha so cool! I Loved it!! Please teach me how to make hippie milk, any kind, oat, almond, quinoa whatever!
love the video. fun
What a fabulous video! A healthy granola video would be great! (i.e. no oil, less sugar, same taste…is it possible?!?)
I love this video! I hope you continue the series.
I absolutely loved it! So cute and I think a perfect fit with your blog. I love the idea of doing staple recipes! 🙂
This video is awesome! A few people asked me “what’s quinoa?” when I posted a recipe a while back so this video is perfect. I’m so glad you gave permission to share this because I am 100% on board and, as soon as I saw the title of this post, I knew I’d want to share it on my own blog. Definitely keep doing these about anything at all. As long as it’s vegan and tasty, I’ll be watching and smiling.
That video is sooo freakin cute! I would love to see a recipe on how to make a low-cal, yet very tasty breakfast cookie. Is that asking too much? lol
Juste great! I’m a french follower of your blog, never left any comment (though I really like your joyful ideas and recipes 🙂 )
Love the quick, colorful poetic aspect of your video! Plus, I love Quinoa…”Miam” (French Yummy)
I am actually trying to change the way I feed myself, and quinoa has always been a basic friend for me to do so. One central idea of your blog is a key for this “personal quest” of mine;Treat your food as you’d treat yourself – simplicity, joy, and spirit.
So: Thanks for your beautiful blog!!!
(which also helps me to keep up on my long-gone-English)
This video was beautiful, I loved the simplicity! Well done =)
All kinds of awesome. I would be happy to help spread the word too!
I think a collection of staple recipes including all the ones you listed plus: cooking dry beans, tempeh, socca, etc.
I’m looking forward to watching, dancing and sharing this great resource.
just perfect. absolutely charming. do we get to see more of your face in future videos? 🙂
Looking good! Could you do one about rice? I suck at cooking rice.
I really like your blog and your recipes, and I was wondering if you could make an overview of your recipes (including links). Now I have to search your entire blog every time, and the labels on the right aren’t really helpful. As you said yourself, we’re all busy people, so this would be really helpful.
Looking forward to more!
YAY! You make it look so easy. I was doing good with quinoa, and then had a couple of disastrously gluggy efforts… you’ve totally inspired me to go again!
Great informative Pretty and Fun!
I think you accomplished all you wanted<3 Nice to have someone to hold the camera:) I tried on my one once. Woosh, the work!
Splendid blog overall by the way!
How did you end up in Denmark? I always wondered..
love it, this is all that I like…especially lved the fun for 20 minutes 🙂
Please make more of these…I would love to see the granola one.
Wow!! Love the video, very clear, very beautiful and even my 5 yr old understood ;o). He especially loved your socks, haha.. So he is off to cook me some quinoa ;o). I really don’t care which recipe you film, they are all going to be a pleasure to watch, prepare and eat! Off to Istedgade now to get me some chickpea flour, the ‘make your own flour’-project didn’t really do it for me (lazy me..)
This is great, Sarah! Tillykke!
I vote for A) nut milk, and B) nut butters. Pretty much anything to do with nuts.
love the compositions!