Tuesday, 23 June 2015

Recipe: Sweet Potato, Quinoa and Vegetable Stew



A vegetarian and gluten free dish...


I had no idea what to call this dish as I completely made it up, so I thought stew was probably the closest thing that it resembles, although it doesn't stew for that long and it's not very runny! 

It is vegetarian and gluten free. I had it as my main course on it's own (and it was yummy) but it would also be good as a side to have with chicken. 

It's quick to make, super healthy and super tasty! 


Ingredients

Serves 1-2

1 sweet potato 
1 aubergine
Half a red pepper (or a full one if you're serving 2)
1 onion 
Half a fresh chilli
2 garlic cloves 
A handful of quinoa (I buy the packet version so it's already cooked) 
2 bay leaves
1 teaspoon of Turmeric (or to taste) 
1 teaspoon of Ground coriander (or to taste) 
A pinch of saffron (optional)
Dash of Red wine vinegar
2 teaspoons of honey
Half a teaspoon of Cinnamon 
Approx 1 tablespoon of Boullion (or stock if preferred) 
Water (1-2 cups)

Method
1. Chop up the aubergine and put it on a plate, sprinkling it with salt and drops of water, then leave for 10 minutes. 

2. Fry the onion, garlic and chilli for 2 minutes, then add the pepper and aubergine. Fry on a low-medium heat. 

3. Peel the sweet potato and chop it into chunks then add it to the pan. 

4. Add the dash of red wine vinegar (approx 2-3 tablespoons) and fry for 1-2 minutes on a low-medium heat. 

5. Add the quinoa (cooked or straight from the packet) and turmeric, ground coriander, bay leaves and cinnamon. Stir thoroughly to mix flavours and cook on a low heat for 2 minutes. 

6. Add the Boullion (or stock if preferred) with one mug (cup) of water. Stir in and add more water if needed. Boil for 5-10 minutes, stirring occasionally and adding more water to ensure that it stays moist/ a little runny. 

7. Add the honey and salt and pepper to taste. Stir well. 

8. Cook on a low heat for a further few minutes and serve.

Hope you enjoy it! Let me know if you make it!

Rosy x

4 comments:

  1. Love this will deffo give it a try! Xx

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  2. This looks so yummy!! definitely going to give this a try :) xx

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  3. That sounds delicious. I´d probably go easy on the honey and the cinnamon, but I am all in when it comes to quick and vegetable filled dishes.

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  4. Oh this looks absolutely great. I've recently started the I Quit Sugar challenge so I'm trying out all kinds of different foods that I wouldn't have done so before I cant wait tot ry this one. I've bookmarked it!

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