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Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Spicing Up the Holiday Season

Hi everyone! As the holiday season approaches, we would like to share with you amazing recipes we've discovered that simply reminds us of fall.  If you decide to make the dish, comment below and tell us what you think! Also, don't forget to share with us some of your favorite dishes as well! Bon appetit!

Spicy Quinoa with Sweet Potatoes

What you'll need (6-8 servings)
1 3/4 cups of quinoa
3 cups of chicken broth
3/4 cup water
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 tablespoons oil of your preference
1/2 thinly sliced red onion
2 finely chopped cloves garlic
1 tablespoon ancho chile powder
1 teaspoon ground coriander
1/ teaspoon ground cumin
1 small red jalapeño pepper, without seeds & thinly sliced
2 small sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch cubes
1/3 chopped cilantro
1-2 tablespoon lime juice

Steps
1. Cover quinoa with water and drain twice. Under medium heat, stir quinoa in a pan for 8 minutes. Add 1 1/2 cups chicken broth, water, and salt and bring to a simmer. Cover pan and cook quinoa until tender for about 15 minutes.
2. On another skillet, cook red onion and garlic in oil for 4 minutes. Add chile powder, coriander and cumin. Stir for 1 minute. Add 1 1/2 cups of chicken broth, jalapeño and sweet potatoes and cook on medium high heat. Don't forget to stir! :) This should take about 15 minutes for the sweet potato to become tender and the liquid absorbed.
3. Add the sweet potato mixture to the quinoa along with some lime and cilantro for taste.

We hope you find this recipe both delicious and pleasing to the eye! Share with us your opinions and don't forget to snap some pictures! Visit us again soon for some more recipes to spice up the holiday season! Happy cooking everyone!

Source: Food Network 

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