Local Quinoa & Winter Squash Porridge

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Yields2 Servings

 1 cup water
 1 cup milk (I used unsweetened soy milk)
 1 cup quinoa, rinsed
 1 tsp cinnamon (optional, if you don't like cinnamon taste)
 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
 1 cup winter squash, baked (I used butternut squash)
 1 tsp nutmeg, ginger, allspice, and seasonings to taste
 2 tsp local honey or liquid stevia
 2 tbsp nuts, raisins or other dried fruits (optional)

1

1. Bake the winter squash in the over at 375°F (190°C) until soft (I baked it as food prep for multiple recipes a few days before). Sprinkle olive oil and salt, place skin side up with a thin layer of water in the bottom of the pan.

2

2. Heat the milk and water in a medium sauce pan until boiling, add quina and reduce to a simmer and let cook for 15 minutes, covered.

3

3. Once the water has been absorbed and the quinoa is soft, turn off the heat and add in the rest of the ingredients, stirring frequently. The winter squash can be cubed or mashed for a combination of puree and clumps for additional texture.

4

4. Adjust seasoning and sweetness to your taste preferences and enjoy with a cozy blanket.

Ingredients

 1 cup water
 1 cup milk (I used unsweetened soy milk)
 1 cup quinoa, rinsed
 1 tsp cinnamon (optional, if you don't like cinnamon taste)
 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
 1 cup winter squash, baked (I used butternut squash)
 1 tsp nutmeg, ginger, allspice, and seasonings to taste
 2 tsp local honey or liquid stevia
 2 tbsp nuts, raisins or other dried fruits (optional)

Directions

1

1. Bake the winter squash in the over at 375°F (190°C) until soft (I baked it as food prep for multiple recipes a few days before). Sprinkle olive oil and salt, place skin side up with a thin layer of water in the bottom of the pan.

2

2. Heat the milk and water in a medium sauce pan until boiling, add quina and reduce to a simmer and let cook for 15 minutes, covered.

3

3. Once the water has been absorbed and the quinoa is soft, turn off the heat and add in the rest of the ingredients, stirring frequently. The winter squash can be cubed or mashed for a combination of puree and clumps for additional texture.

4

4. Adjust seasoning and sweetness to your taste preferences and enjoy with a cozy blanket.

Local Quinoa & Winter Squash Porridge

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