Don't throw out that quinoa! At least try it before tossing it. I personally don't like it by itself, not much flavor, but I really enjoy it mixed into other dishes.
One of my favorite is quinoa raisin muffin. Very good and filling, too. Quinoa is the perfect protein but calorie dense. This works great for me in the mini muffin form since I can just have a small muffin to fill me when I'm hungry. I'm planning on making the muffins this weekend but using blueberries instead of raisins.
Another dish I tried was a quinoa salad from a food blogger friend of mine. You can see his version here: mmm-yoso!!!: Quinoa Salad
I've also substituted it for rice in soups. If you like black beans, here's a dish that DH has been trying to get me to make (he loves black beans): Black-Bean and Tomato Quinoa Recipe at Epicurious.com
I have both the white and the black but have not tried the black yet. I hear it's a bit nuttier in taste than the white.