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.