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Quinoa Chickpea Salad with Tomato Vinaigrette

This is the cover of this month’s Canadian Living, and it looks great!  My recipe turned out a bit mushier than what the cover looks like.  If you don’t know what Passata is, it’s basically slightly watered down tomato paste, so you could easily make some at home with tomato paste and water, I would go 2:1 ratio, so 2 tbsp paste, 1tbsp water to make the passata for this recipe.  It was pretty good as a leftover, but I think if I were to make it again, I would make some changes to the dressing, there are better quinoa recipes out there!

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Slow cooked Chickpea and Butternut Squash Curry

I  liked this recipe. I found the sweetness of the butternut squash unexpected with the curry flavours, even though I had not used much of them. The squash broke down quite a bit in the cooking, and it made for a hearty thick stew. I think this one may be made again.

I found the recipe in Canadian Living’s January issue, however I did modify it a bit, I added about 1/2 lb of chicken thighs and I omitted the hot stuff.  I always hold out hope that my kids will actually eat the meal I prepare for them, and I don’t want the spiciness to be the issue.  They ate some of it, the youngest seemed to like it the best.  They ate more of the leftovers.  I served it on brown rice and I topped mine off with a wee bit of cilantro (really can you have too much?!)

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