OK, since everyone is at home self-isolating and probably has played the fiddle too much by now, allow me to share a relatively straight forward recipe that will take your KD skills to the next level. 




  • Including prep time this will take you approx. 35 minutes to make.
  • This is a vegetarian Meal. It can be vegan if you omit the cheese.
  • The original recipe idea is from Greta Podleski. I have made a few of my tweaks to it.
  • My objective is to present a healthy delicious meal that the kids will actually eat. I am not trying to make this one fancy at all, but feel free to add your fancy avocado toast on the side if you want


  • 1 tbsp Olive oil
  • 1 red onion
  • 1 tbsp minced garlic
  • 2 cups of sweet potato. Peeled and cubed (thumb tip size cuts)
  • 1 tbsp chili powder
  • 2 tsp cumin
  • 3/4 tsp coriander
  • 3/4 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1/2 tsp crushed rep pepper flakes
  • 2 tbsp dried parsley
  • 1 can of diced tomatoes
  • 1 1/2 cups of veggie broth
  • 1 cup quinoa (uncooked)
  • 1 can of black beans (rinsed)
  • 1 can of corn
  • shredded cheese (optional)
gather your indgredients
consider chopping and preping if you are slow or new to this in advance

Step 1. Gather all of the ingredients you need including a pot or deep pan that you can place a lid over and stirring spoon.

Step 2. Send the kids outside to play or watch a show while you turn on your preferred tunes.

Step 3. Heat olive oil over medium heat and add onions and garlic. Cook for about 3 minutes.

Step 4. Add sweet potatoes and all the dried spices (chili, cumin, coriander, paprika, red pepper flakes, parsley) Cook an additional 1 minute

Step 5. Add can of tomatoes, broth and quinoa. Bring to a boil. Then reduce heat to low, cover and cook for another 15 minutes.

Step 6. Add corn and beans. Let simmer covered for another 10 minutes.

Step 7. Serve hot and garnish with any toppings of your choice. Hint, cheese blends including cheddar are very nice.

I hope you enjoy this recipe. Let me know how it works out for you.

Note that I bought the garlic for my recipe from Costco and this is what the $COST chart looks like compared to the market ($SPY) so far this year… seems like a safe haven atm…

This is my first time adding a recipe blog piece, let me know if you liked or disliked…what I could change…etc…

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