Vegetable Stew

This is an easy one-pot dish, made with fresh veggies, legumes, grains and seeds. The quinoa helps to thicken it up and adds fiber and protein to the dish. Ingredients 8 cups water 3-4 vegetable bouillon cubes, or to taste or 8 cups vegetable broth 2 teaspoons curry powder 5 tablespoons uncooked quinoa, rinsed and…

Creamy Sweet Potato Soup

I like to  prepare this soup during the cooler seasons. One of the ingredients (garam masala) is a warming spice blend, as in the internal warmth generated by the body when it imbibes certain spices. Garam masala is a popular blend prepared all around the northern, eastern, and western regions of India. Ingredients 3 tablespoons…

Kichari: Lentil & Brown Rice Stew

This is a variation of my Indian Kichari recipe. Ingredients 1 cup lentils, rinsed and drained ½ cup brown rice, rinsed and drained Water 2 vegetable bouillon cubes (or to taste) 1–2 teaspoons minced fresh ginger 2 teaspoons curry powder ¼ teaspoon turmeric powder ¼ teaspoon cinnamon powder 2–3 cups chopped vegetables (carrots, yams, potatoes,…

Curried Sweet Potato and Black Bean Soup

It’s autumn time! With the change of seasons, I am once again inspired to bring out my fall-inspired recipes. The combination of sweet potatoes, quinoa, and black beans creates a nice, filling soup. Ingredients: 6 cups water 1 (13–14-ounce) can coconut milk ½ cup quinoa, rinsed and drained 3 vegetable bouillon cubes (or to taste)…

Sweet Potato Quinoa Patties

This is a variation of my Potato Quinoa Patties. Customers asked if they could use sweet potatoes instead of white potatoes (the preference of many), so I created this recipe. Sweet potatoes are less starchy, so I added less quinoa and a little garbanzo/chickpea flour as a binder. The quinoa needs to be cooled first and…

Potato Quinoa Patties

Potato pancakes are an all-time favorite! By adding quinoa, you increase the nutritional value of this dish. I created this recipe after I overcooked a pot of quinoa, which ended up very mushy. I was thinking about how it could be used and making it into patties seemed like the logical thing to do, but…

Lentil Stew

Lentil Stew is a great one-pot meal. Legumes, grains and veggies are all cooked together in one pot, yielding in a very satisfying stew. You can add your favorite vegetables or use the ideas suggested below; season according to taste. Some curry powders are stronger than others and some bouillon cubes are saltier than others….

Lentil Curry with Rhubarb & Fennel

It’s springtime! Time to get inspired by our early seasonal crops. Rhubarb is one of our early spring veggies. I have always shied away from using this nutritious vegetable as it is very sour. Rhubarb is often used in desserts with the addition of a lot of sugar. I didn’t want to go down that…

Indian Kichari (Mung Bean & Brown Rice Stew)

Kichari is a very popular Indian dish. It is a great one-pot meal made with legumes, whole grains and assorted veggies. Mung beans are well-known in India and are touted for their health benefits (see below). I always get great responses when I prepare this dish. It is so healthy and hearty–and great for cold-weather…

Immune Support Soup

I love to find ways to use turmeric in my recipes. With its many health benefits (see below), it is definitely worth knowing how to incorporate into your dishes. This is a great soup for the colder seasons–inspired by super-spice, turmeric! Ingredients 2 cups red lentils, rinsed and drained Water 2 vegetable bouillon cubes (or to…