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Moroccan Quinoa and Sweet Potato Stew

By Wednesday, June 12, 2013 , , , , ,



This stew wasn't very fancy, nor did it take very long to make, but it sure was delicious. The combination of flavours and textures make for a delicious meal for one, or the recipe can be increased to make a nutritious and warming family meal.




Serves one as a main or two as a side dish

You will need:
1 tbsp ginger
1 tbsp cinnamon
1 tsp paprika
1 tsp cumin
1/4 onion
1/2 clove of garlic
1 tsp ground coriander
1/4 cup fresh coriander
1 small sweet potato
1 small capsicum/red pepper
1/2 can chopped tomatoes
1 cup cooked quinoa


Heat some coconut oil in a small pot, and add your spices, being careful not to burn them. Once they are toasted and smell fragrant, add your onion and garlic and cook until browned, adding water if necessary. Next chop your sweet potato into 1" cubes and add to the pan with your chopped pepper. Allow to brown slightly and get coated in the spices, then add approximately 1/2 cup of water and the chopped tomatoes, turn the heat down, and simmer for approximately 20 minutes, then check that the sweet potato is soft and cooked, adding more liquid if it is not. Once the sauce has thickened up and the vegetables are cooked, add in the quinoa and fresh coriander, and stir until well combined and hot, then serve


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11 comments

  1. what is a capsicum

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    1. The recipe calls for 1 capsicum/bell pepper, they're the same thing :)

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  2. but add cooked quinoa or uncooked and wait till its cooked?

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    1. Add 1 cup cooked quinoa and stir in until it is combined and hot :)

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  3. looks awesome! do you use fresh or dried ginger?

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    1. Thanks! I use fresh grated ginger, I find it has a fresher and more vibrant flavour so I always keep a bit in the freezer for when I need ginger. Ground ginger powder would work too :)

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    2. Good idea! Do you have any idea how much ginger powder I would use instead? thanks!

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    3. Start with half a tbsp and see if you need a whole one depending on the intensity of the powder:)

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  4. do you have to use a can of chopped tomatoes? is there anything else i could use instead?

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    1. Fresh tomatoes or tomato puree are the other alternatives, and should mean you end up with the same result

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  5. Just made this, absolutely delicious! Thank you for sharing xxx

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