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This really was an example of 'I have these ingredients' - I'm going to make 'this'. This being a sort of made up recipe based on combing an idea of flavours I like and know work together and the ingredients I happened to have on hand.

In this case I'd been reading all about the 'superfood' powers of tumeric - and as you know I'm a sponge for anything like that. I also liked the idea of ginger to help ward off winter colds and being on a bit of a health kick I figured canned tomatoes were a better base than something coconut milk or stock based. 

I also love the combination of ginger, cumin, lemon.  

This really was an experiment to see what worked. I was more interested in quick and easy and 'pretty' tasty vs perfect. ie. Last week was a food diastaster - too many nights of poor meal choices, so I really wanted something healthy as a back up in the freezer. I also wanted something I could take from the freezer and it would be a complete meal. Hence the inclusion of quinoa to bulk it up.

In the ideal world there would be beans or peas or other green vegetables. 

How I made this


  • 2 cans tomatoes
  • Tumeric
  • Freshly grated ginger
  • Ground cumin
  • Chopped coriander
  • 2 chicken breasts for 4 chicken thighs
  • 1 can chickpeas
  • 1 bag carrots - or 500 grams - or indeed however many you feel like
  • 1 cup washed quinoa


  1. Combine all ingredients in the slow cooker and cook for 5 hours.
  2. Remove chicken and shred.
  3. Return shredded chicken to the dish, then portion out for meals or to freeze.
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