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…

Sweet Potato Quinoa Patties

This is a variation of my Potato Quinoa Patties. Many people prefer to eat sweet potatoes rather than white potatoes, so I created this recipe. Sweet potatoes are less starchy, so I add less quinoa (the starch is the only binder). The quinoa needs to be cooled first and it works best by making the patties small….

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…

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 tbs….

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 vegetable bouillon cubes, or to taste (I like Rapunzel brand) or 8 cups vegetable broth 2 tsp. curry powder 6 Tbs….

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 3 vegetable bouillon cubes (or to taste) 1 tsp….