So, for community group tonight we are having soups and stews, which is very good for this weather, as today it didn’t even reach 40. Winter is now upon us! I went a bit overboard, as I just volunteered to bring a stew and some bread. But when looking through my fridge I noticed a couple apples that weren’t looking too hot, so I decided to add a pie to my list!
After a lunch hour of whipping things up (from scratch I just might add!) I ended up with the following: a Caramel Apple Pie, Delicious French Bread, and a Quinoa, Potato, and Chickpea Stew. I’ve been creating this stew in my head for about a week now and I’m thrilled with the outcome. Here is what I did (if you’re curious to know) –
Cooked 2 cups of Quinoa, Boiled 4 carrots and 6 finerling potatoes until soft. Added the carrots and potatoes to the qunioa along with 3 cups of water, a 25 oz can of drained Chickpeas, 2 cans of diced tomoatoes (also drained), and the following spices (I just threw these until until I got the desired flavor I wanted) – Paprika, Cumin, just a bit of Garlic Powder, Ginger, Cinnamon, and Garam Masala (quite a bit of this spice). I probably used a few tablespoons of each of the spices (minus the garlic powder and not quite as much cinnamon and ginger). After letting that simmer for about 2 hours, I added 1 small can of tomato puree and 1ish cups of lite coconut milk.
Yummy! Between the pie, fresh bread, and the stew spices my house smells so good I could eat it! Hopefully everyone else will like the spice combinations tonight. Now if dinner will only hurry up and get here…