Ginger & Cinnamon Medley

All moved in. Loving the peace, quiet and convenient location~ but of course also missing the chaos that exists when living in a house of siblings. Tonight I invited the littlest one over for dinner (although not so little anymore). After reviewing a few recipes we decided to exercise some creativity and just work with what was here!

I’m in that awkward stage of moving where you reach for something and its just not there – simple things like saran wrap, dish soap and… spices (list is in progress). So after deciding on quinoa and veggies we had to work out the best way to season it. Given limited resources we mixed unlikely ingredients and managed to create something quite delicious~ now its time to share with you!

My little photographer documented the whole process~ enjoy!

Ginger Cinnamon Vegetable Medley

Yield 4 (we had left overs)

  • 1 cup of Quinoa
  • 2 cups of water
  • tbsp of grated ginger
  • 2 bell peppers
  • 1 stalk of celery
  • 1 yam
  • 2 parsnips
  • 3 stalks of kale
  • 4 brown mushrooms
  • 1 tsp of cinnamon
  • sea salt

Method: Simultaneously…

  • bring quinoa and water to a boil, then turn down to simmer until water is evaporated and quinoa is light and fluffy (add more water if necessary). Add tbsp of finely grated ginger to the pot and stir.
  • turn oven to 350. Toss yams and parsnips in a just enough extra virgin olive oil or coconut oil to lightly cover them.  Place on baking sheet – shake cinnamon over and place in oven to bake (12-15 minutes).
  • slice mushrooms, bell peppers and celery – then toss in a small sauce pan with a little extra virgin olive oil.
  • steam kale with sea salt to taste









Mix all the ingredients together for a veggie medley with quinoa that is more than satisfying!! Yum yum yum. Compliment with a tall glass of water and a good movie. Of course you can also season to taste if there is more than cinnamon and ginger in your cupboard… but be creative cause unlikely ingredients can create a likeable dish.

I came across a new blog this week, The Holy Kale~ which I then spent hours surfing… its a wealth of information. I was connected to the site through a link posted by another foodie.  This article on the birth control pill is especially intriguing.  It can be difficult to find good holistic information on the pill, that considers both pros and cons without being too one sided~ definitely worth a quick read! I believe that whatever we decide to do with our bodies it is important to carry some consciousness.  Another good post on the site discusses the best ways to keep produce fresh – which is useful for anyone, but especially if you live alone and need those veggies to last!!

Well I think Carly and I are going to head out for a walk to settle our full tummies.

Hope your week is filled with happiness,


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