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Thursday, 2 September 2010

The Perfect Autumn Recipe

This is an absolutely fabulous recipe that I have to say I thoroughly enjoyed. It smelled fantastic whilst it was cooking and delicious. It's the perfect cosy and healthy meal on a cold autumn night.

Butternut Squash Chilli with Quinoa

(30 mins, Serves 4)

1 large onion finely chopped
2 garlic cloves crushed
olive oil
1 tbsp of chilli powder
1 kg butternut squash peeled and chopped into small cubes
100 g quinoa, soaked in cold water for 10 minutes
2 x 400g of chopped tomatoes
1 x 400g red kidney beans
coriander garnish (optional)

1) Cook the onion and garlic in 1 tbsp of olive oil until soft (about 7 mins).

2) Add the chilli powder and cook for a minute, then add the squash, quinoa and tomatoes.  Simmer for at least 15 mins (until squash and quinoa are tender and sauce is thickened).

3) Add the beans and heat through.

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