Semiwarm Herbed Quinoa Bowls + Download of NOW

Posted by: on Okt 15, 2016 | 15 Comments

Semiwarm Herbed Quinoa Tomato Bowls at www.Earthsprout.com

Fresh tomatoes in October? Really? I don’t know about where you live but here in the very south of Sweden the shift from late summer to full blown fall came incredibly fast. One day me and the kids were running around semi-dressed and the next I wondered why I didn’t have a proper winter jacket around (seriously!).

So when me and Karoline, my darling co-veggie monster (with whom I developed + host our tv-show) had an event at a beautiful tomato greenhouse two weeks back it was still pretty much summer. We developed this recipe because we wanted to showcase a quick (15min!), delicious, uncomplicated vegan meal that people in the audience could take to their heart in an instant and that used tomatoes in a fun way. Sometimes it’s so easy to get caught up and make really elaborate recipes that requires both speciality ingredients and lots of time in the kitchen. Just like life! Simplifying is often where it’s at and this recipe shows just that.

Karoline is the best and grounding me and when I spin off like that in life and work. When I worry or overanalyze, she pulls me back to a grounded way of thinking (or recipe developing) Countless of times have I come off the phone with her feeling like she said just the words I needed to hear in that moment. While we are very different, her and I on workmode are unstoppable and our never-failing telepathic river of ideas are super convenient. 

Life right now is BIG, beautiful and require moments of grounding. I’m having so much fun putting on lots of events and sharing this Greenylicious groove with so many of you on Green Food Market in Malmö (see more below). We just started our house-building journey and broke ground by digging our water well. Caspian turned three the other week and family life is full of love and very intense. On a personal level there are so much going on and while I navigate these waters, figuring out my next move (and working with the time that I have) I’m keeping things short and sweet here. Ideas are disco dancing, thoughts are buzzing ..I should probably call Karoline. She’ll most likely make sense of it all in 5-ish seconds. 

By the way! Our show is currently traveling the world and this weekend it’s hanging out in Cannes at the tv-show festival (probably sharing unforgettable moments with big-shots like Game of Thrones and Homeland as we speak ;). So rad!

To you and your weekend, take a big-ass breath and hold your hands around a warming cuppa and relax for a second. See what’s around you in this moment. See what’s good. See what things have come to life by your loving attention and care. Own it and let that smile (I know it’s there) spread across your face. When you get hungry, dinner is only 15 minutes away with these bowls. Happy Saturday!

Semiwarm Herbed Quinoa Tomato Bowls at www.Earthsprout.com

 Semi-warm Herbed Quinoa Bowls

Is it Italian? Moroccan? Who knows! It’s delicious! Loaded with filling and nurturing ingredients that go together so well. These bowls are super quick to make and it’s a great idea to make a double batch for future lunches. Perfect as either main or as a side. Texture & flavor-wise this recipe is a dream. Crunchy and creamy. Unexpected and familiar. Try it and hopefully love it.

Quinoa
1 cup quinoa
2 cups water

1. Rinse quinoa thoroughly under lukewarm water in a colander. Bring the 2 cups of water to a boil in a saucepan, add the quinoa. Cook until done (about 13 minutes) on medium heat. While cooking prepare the tomato sauce and the marinated fennel.

Tomato Sauce
4 small yellow onions
3 garlic cloves
2 large hands cocktails tomatoes
1/2 quality salt
1 fresh chili, use dried if that’s what you have
1 tsp coconut oil or ghee for cooking

1. Halve and slice onions into half-moons. Add oil to a frying pan over medium heat and add onions to the pan once oil is hot. While frying onions, halve cocktail tomatoes lengthwise, slice chili finely (check how spicy it is before adding an entire one). Now add minced garlic to the onions, stir and then add tomatoes and chili. Sprinkle over quality salt and cook for 10 minutes. Stir every now and then.

Marinated Fennel
1 medium fennel
1/2 lemon, the juice
salt & pepper
1 tsp virgin olive oil (sesame oil is divine here so use if you have it)

  1. Slice 1 medium fennel very thinly on a mandolin slicer or with a very sharp knife. Add to a bowl and squeeze over the lemon, season with salt and pepper and finish off with a drizzle of virgin olive oil. Set aside.

To serve
1 cup roughly chopped fresh parsley
1 cup roughly chopped fresh cilantro
1/3 cup roughly chopped fresh mint
1/3 cup gently toasted almonds
1/3 cup roughly cut kalamata olives, optional

Assemble
Add Quinoa to a large bowl and on top of it add the tomato sauce, fennel and chopped herbs. Toss to coat quinoa in tomato sauce and herbs. Finish off with almonds, olives (optional) and a sprinkling of flaky sea salt. Serve in smaller bowls and enjoy!

Semiwarm Herbed Quinoa Tomato Bowls at www.Earthsprout.com
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Have a fantastic weekend and remember to zoom in the full moon <3

Elenore

Ps. Below are two of the past events I’ve held and also my next Cooking Event (Monday) all about innovative and simple root recipes! Everything Info + Booking at Green Matmarknad

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14 Comments

  1. Sabrina Enayatulla
    15 oktober, 2016

    This looks yummy! My son just turned 3 in September, and we’re in full blown THREEnager. He almost brought me to tears twice this week. The little one is 15 mos. now and I overthink this two toddlers thing a lot. I love mothering, and I’m also a writer and from home with no help – husband works long hours and we don’t have childcare. (We do a mommy-and preschool, but wanted to wait until 3 or 3.5 for drop-off preschool.) The baby is a super mellow dude, the older one is BIG energy, non-stop loving, playing, expressing. I worry that often the child that demands more attention gets more attention so trying to make it all work in a way that makes ME feel good is really, really tough. It’s nice to see you developing recipes for the season of life you’re in now. I know a lot of recipe developers get criticized for ”unrealistic” creations that consume a lot of time and money, but I think it’s just the many faces of womanhood. There was a time in my life when I could go to yoga and spin six to eight times a week. Now, I’ve joined a moms running group and I jog (and walk!) with the boys in a double jogger three times a week. Life is about compromise and re-prioritizing and I think these little snippets on your blog and Instafeed show that you are experiencing what every mother has gone through. Your lengthy time alone in the kitchen will return, but for now, thank you for offering a 15-minute meal.

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    • ElenoreEarth
      19 oktober, 2016

      Ah mama! Your writing! I popped over to your blog after putting Avalon to sleep the other night and loved every minute of my visit! Thank you for all that you share and all my good luck’s with the book! Honestly I have no effing idea how you do it. ..and yes for 15-minutes meal (however this one might not be incredibly wild toddler friendly..) sorry ;)

      Biggest hug, magical woman!

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  2. Sophia MacKenzie
    16 oktober, 2016

    Those tomatoes look killer, sweetheart! I am most surely saving this recipe for next time we snag some fresh cherry tomatoes. I am an over-complicator, mind buzzing around a million ideas at once kind of person, too. Having those buddies that help ground you are essential. You and Karoline are a perfect team and it come across in your show. Happy Hunters Super moon to you! xox lots of love, Sophie

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    • ElenoreEarth
      19 oktober, 2016

      Oh darling how I love you! Let me know if you try it! It’s such a no-brainer and while it’s easy to make, it tastes very top notch. I have a version of this in our weekly rotation almost always. Caspian only loves it if he can roll it into a pancake .. and remove all the quinoa (HAHA!) He’s a tomato dude just like his papa.

      My biggest hugs back to you, dear one!

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  3. Avril
    17 oktober, 2016

    What a beautiful easy meal. You are a star as always Elenore. I’ve read that Quinoa should be soaked overnight in water and a spoon of ACV. Is that better to do if one has a delicate stomach? Then should I use less cooking water?
    Sometimes life is difficult but reading your posts cheers my day and brings me back down to earth.
    Thank you for your inspiration as always xx

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    • ElenoreEarth
      19 oktober, 2016

      Hi Avril! SO great to see your comment <3 It is always best to soak nuts, seeds and grains but as this is an offering to the very busy home-cook I skipped that step. I always have bowls and jars of things soaking and quinoa is one of them. Absolutely reduce cooking liquid and cooking time if you used soaked quinoa.

      I hope you are having a beautiful week!

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  4. Ana
    17 oktober, 2016

    I have to tell you that your recipes are always amazing I have make few I do hope your show will be shown in US I do believe your show will be loved if only Create cooking channel notice your show I do have hopes to watch your show on USA Create channel and I do live In Las Vegas and I do hope one day visit the Sweden my best wishes to you and your family just as your recipes as well your family is very beautiful .i wish love and happiness to all in Sweden you are a very inspiring person xx

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    • ElenoreEarth
      19 oktober, 2016

      Dearest Anna!

      Thank you so much for all your enthusiasm and love! I truly also hope that the show picks up it’s bags and takes a trip to you!

      Thank you again for being here! I hope you are having a fantastic week!

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  5. Renée
    22 oktober, 2016

    Every week I plan my meals to make shopping and cooking easier. This was immediately included in the lineup! It was a definite success so will come back frequently in the lineup.
    I’ve watch your cooking show with delight even if I don’t understand the language. The cinematography is as gorgeous as the food. No wonder it got to Cannes. How about a book in English? I would get one immediately. 😀 🙏

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  9. Anette
    2 november, 2016

    Hi,
    I just made this, for dinner, and it was amazing! Both my meat-eating husband and picky teenage-daughter loved it! And neither missed their meat. It tasted delicious, fresh, light and healthy, all together, in the very best way, while still being very filling! The only thing I did differently was that I used regular tomatoes, and cut them up small, out of our own garden, since I didn’t have any cocktail tomatoes.
    Best of luck with your show in Cannes, and everywhere else you take it on the road!

    Thanks for another awesome recipe!

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    • ElenoreEarth
      3 november, 2016

      I could NOT have asked for any more than this. Amazing to hear, Anette! Thank you from the bottom of my heart for bringing one of my recipes into your life!

      Reply

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