Quinoa Dinner Mash

I’ve had several people asking me for my mash recipe lately, so I thought I’d share it here too. This is what I feed my flock for dinner every night during cold weather. I make a big batch, changing the ingredients a little each time according to what’s abundant in the garden or fresh at the market. I package up dinner sized portions and freeze them.

Quinoa Dinner Mash

Wash & Soak ½ cup of Quiona, with ½ cup other grain, such as rice, kamut, wheat, buckwheat, etc (2-12 hrs), Rinse well.

Scrub and finely chop a large sweet potato, place in sauce pan with grains and 2 cups of water, add a generous teaspoon each of cinnamon and cayenne pepper, bring mixture to a boil, then turn down to a simmer for approximately 20 minutes, adding additional water if needed.

While this mixture is cooking, finely chop a good handful of greens such as kale, collards, mustard, turnip, dandelion, etc; as well as about a cup of other seasonal veggies, broccoli, corn, carrots, zucchini, green beans, etc.

Add chopped veggies, and greens to sweet potato & grain mixture, cook for about 5 more minutes.

Turn off heat.

Add a handful of seasonal (or frozen) berries, or other fruit.

Divide up into meal sized portions and freeze.

Thaw one portion for serving.

Prior to serving, if desired,  squirt in a few drops of an Omega 3 oil.  A spoonful of fresh sprouts, soaked grains, or chopped nuts may also be mixed in at this point.

*Pumpkin or winter squash may be substituted for sweet potato.

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2 Responses to Quinoa Dinner Mash

  1. Linda says:

    Yum yum! :)

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