By: Amadea Morningstar RPP, RPE
This is a nice harvest dish; make it with a friend for fun. Today I’m using the last of our sugar snap peas and carrots; by the time you read this, zucchini and tomatoes could be the harvest you share. I first made this for my dear friend Angela for her birthday.
CURRIED QUINOA WITH CARROTS
Time: 45 minutes or less
Nice in autumn, winter, spring
Health Building and Vegetarian
2 cups quinoa, cooked
1 cup water
½ teaspoon salt
½ onion, chopped
2 teaspoons organic curry powder
1 cup carrots, diced or sliced
1 cup Swiss chard, chopped
½ cup okra, chopped (optional)
¼ cup thinly sliced green onions
½ cup raw cashews, for garnish
2 Tablespoons cilantro, chopped, for garnish
1 – 2 Tablespoons organic coconut oil
Bring the water to a boil in a deep skillet, add the onions and the salt, simmer over medium heat five minutes. Then add the carrots, simmer covered for another ten minutes, then stir in the curry powder, Swiss chard, and okra. Cover and simmer five minutes or more, until the greens and okra are tender. Stir in the cooked quinoa and cook over medium heat until it is warm. Add more water as needed to make it as soup-y or stew-ish as you like.
Serve into individual bowls or soup plates: stir in a teaspoon or more coconut oil per bowl, garnish with green onions, cashews, and cilantro. Enjoy.
This recipe is an improv on Deborah Madison’s Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone, a truly delightful tome on almost any veggie dish imaginable. She has updated it recently with even more options.
News from Amadea: Close to 25 years ago, Ayurveda teacher Dr. David Frawley gave me Secrets of Marma, a book he and Drs. Ranade & Lele had just published in India. I was immediately hooked, having recently finished my training in Polarity Therapy. Contacting two marma points at a time on myself or my clients, feeling the energy within them come into resonance, inviting energy to flow, this has been a great joy for me ever since. Ayurveda Marma Therapy integrates with Polarity Therapy really wonderfully.You don’t have to be a body worker to engage with Ayurveda Marma therapy. Yet if you are, it certainly enhances your practice. It can be used to settle energy during charged moments during a session or in one’s own life. I’ll be teaching more about this in my upcoming workshop in early October, Dynamics of Ayurvedic Nutrition: Marma, Mind, Mahagunas.