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Quinoa Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

May 20, 2016

Oh yeah, did I mention that we got baby chicks on Saturday? Well, we did! They are 5 days old and are just the cutest things. Tootsie isn’t quite sure about them yet, she thinks they are small squeaky toys and is very eager to play with them. We named the chicks Rosemary and Lavender; it’s a bit hard to tell them apart so I painted Lavender’s toenail purple.

Anyhow, let’s get back to cooking. For Easter lunch, I made these stuffed sweet potatoes and they were a hit! They take a little while to cook but if you have a bit of patience, it will certainly be worth the wait.

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Quinoa Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

Quinoa Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

Ingredients

  • 2 medium sized sweet potatoes
  • 1/2-cup quinoa
  • ¼ cup chopped pecans
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1-cup vegetable broth
  • 1 tbsp fresh chopped rosemary
  • 2 tsp sea salt
  • 2 tsp black pepper

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Using a fork, poke holes around the sweet potatoes, about 5 times. Place them on a baking sheet and cook for45 minutes or until soft.
  2. Meanwhile, cook quinoa. In a small pot, heat vegetable broth over high heat, once boiling add quinoa and reduce to medium high. Cook for about 15 minutes or until liquid has been absorbed. Add in the salt and pepper.
  3. In a small pan, heat pecans and honey over medium heat. Stir every 3 -5 minutes until maple syrup has covered pecans. Remove from heat.
  4. Once sweet potatoes are finished cooking, removed from oven. Cut a slice lengthwise in the potato but not all the way in half.
  5. Using a spoon, put half of the quinoa into each potato and sprinkle with candied pecans. Garnish with fresh rosemary. Serve warm.
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