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FIESTA, FIESTA!

It’s a fiesta, and you need something healthy to bring, why not bring a bowl of Quinoa goodness filled with yummy veggies? Friends love this meal because you can add this rendition to breakfast, lunch, or dinner or simply eat it alone if you’re VEGAN.

It’s simple, easy to make, easy to warm up, and easy for meal preps for the week.


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Chopped vegetables on a platter
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Vegetables in Skillet w Coconut or Olive oil
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Sauteed vegetables and Quinoa

INGREDIENTS:

1 Cup organic Quinoa

2 cups water

2 carrots-roughly chopped

1 large Tomato or 1 cup tomatoes-chopped

1 small onion-chopped

1 zucchini

4 Garlic cloves-minced

1/2 can corn-drained

1/2 can Black beans-drained

1 tsp Salt

1/2 tsp Turmeric

2 Tbls unrefined Coconut oil

optional items to add (bell pepper)

DIRECTIONS:

Boil Quinoa as directed on package in water

Melt coconut oil in Skillet on Med/High heat

Add Garlic, onions in skillet for about 1 minute

Add squash, tomatoes,  into skillet and sautee for an additional 3 minutes. (continuously stirring)

Reduce heat to Low until Quinoa is opaque and done

Add Quinoa to vegetable mixture. Stir about 1 minute

Add Black beans, corn, salt, and Turmeric and cook on Med Heat for 2 minutes. (stirring continuously)

BIRYANI Vegetable Rice

What an Experiment with all the spices I use on a regular basis combined into one dish.

Biryani is an Indian rice used in fancy or special occasion dishes. Because I wanted to try something new, I combined the idea of stew without the sauce into the rice for an easy bake vegetable rice. Although, this meal tastes better with Jasmine Thai Rice, Biryani was the rice of choice for this meal

Hope you enjoy it as much as I did!


INGREDIENTS:

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Boil rice as instructed and add turmeric, cinnamon stick, & bay leaf
  2. While rice is boiling, Sautee Onions in Coconut oil
  3. Place spices in a bowl
  4. Add minced garlic and ginger with onions
  5. Add cubed potatoes and sautee until slightly golden
  6. Add carrots and peas,  and cook approx. 2 minutes
  7. Add Broccoli  and cook an additional minute
  8. Add water and cook until it slightly simmers down
  9. As Rice is done, add half as the first layer in a glass pan
  10. Than add all of the vegetable mix
  11. Add last half of rice layer
  12. (Be sure to remove cinnamon stick and bay leaf)
  13. Then add another 1/2 cup of hot water to dish, cover, and bake for 10 minutes

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