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Colourful Quinoa Salad

23 Jun
Salad with quinoa, cucumber, tomato, carrots and green onion.

Salad with quinoa, cucumber, tomato, carrots and green onion.

  • 1 cup quinoa, cook as instructed
  • juice of 1 lime
  • 2 spring onions, finely chopped
  • 2 tbsps extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 cup english cucumber, finely chopped
  • 1 carrot, grated
  • 1 small tomato, finely chopped
  • sea salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
Uncooked quinoa.

Uncooked quinoa.

Finely chopped english cucumber, tomatoes and green onions; and a carrot.

Finely chopped english cucumber, tomatoes and green onions; and a carrot.

1. For a warm salad, combine all the ingredients immediately after the quinoa is finished cooking. Enjoy!

2. For a cold salad, allow the quinoa to cool before combining all the ingredients and chill for at least an 1 hour in the fridge.

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Sweet Indian Chicken Stew

24 Apr

Chicken Breast simmered in coconut with spices and hearty vegetables.

  • one large chicken breast, cut into large chunks (or substitute with boneless skinless chicken thighs)
  • 2 small yellow potatoes, peeled and cut into large chunks
  • 1 large sweet potato, peeled and cut into large chunks
  • 1 large carrot, peeled and halved lengthwise, then sliced into 1/4 inches
  • 2 medium tomatoes, cut each into eights or so
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 can of coconut milk
  • 1 can of chick peas, thoroughly rinsed and drained
  • 1 tsp each of cinnamon, curry, paprika, sea salt, sugar, black pepper
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil

Heat a large pot on high heat. Once hot, add in oil and then garlic, carrots, yellow potatoes, chicken, tomatoes and spices.  Mix well. Add in the coconut milk, sweet potatoes and chick peas.  Bring to a gentle simmer. Cover on medium low heat and cook for about one hour. Taste to see if more salt is needed. Serve with plain brown rice or a flat bread.