Quinoa Bowl with Sweet Potato & Turkey

A few weeks ago a giant box was delivered to my door steps. The mother of all cooking gear, Le Creuset, sent me a breakfast set that I’ve literally been staring at in my kitchen ever since. New kitchen gear needs to be celebrated (yes I am a total dork when it comes to this) and so I decided to put together a cute little High Tea, Dishtales style! Forget about mini sandwiches and random chocolates. No. I’m a savoury foodie and love combining flavours, so my mission was to pick delicious goodies and a main dish that compliments these summer days! 🙂

Now of course I need the main dish to compliment all the gorgeous colours on the table as well. My Le Creuset gear is about as red as it gets, so I went for a fresh summer bowl with warm colours. The result: an incredibly easy-to-make and very delightful Quinoa Bowl with my favorite veggies (bell pepper, zucchini, red onion and sweet potato) and spices (red paprika powder and – the Persian favorite – turmeric). Some Greek deli goodies and fresh cucumber were served on the side and of course no High Tea is complete without a delicious cup of British tea. 🙂 I’m a big fan of Twinings and thus went for that. Fabulous! 🙂

Did you fall in love with the Le Creuset breakfast set as I did? Go to the Cookinglife website to shop for your very own set!

Ready to cook a Quinoa Bowl? Here’s the recipe!

Quinoa Bowl w/ Sweet Potato & Turkey


  • Serving 3-4 bowls
  • 1,5 cup quinoa
  • 1 zucchini
  • 1 bell pepper
  • 2 red onions
  • a clove of garlic (minced)
  • 2 medium sized sweet potatoes
  • 200gr turkey breast
  • 1 tbsp paprika powder
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • coconut oil
  • handful of cilantro (coriander)


  1. Cook the quinoa grains until they split. Drain well.
  2. Heat up a skillet and on low-medium heat dry bake the quinoa grains (only dry bake, don't burn up!). Set aside to cool down.
  3. Slice up all veggies as preferred. Slice the turkey breast into thin slices and set aside.
  4. Heat up some coconut oil and add all spices to the oil. Allow it to soak up the flavors and add the turkey breast slices. Cook for about 5-8 minutes. Then add veggies and stirfry for another 5-8 minutes. This allows the meat to be cooked well and the veggies to still be crispy and fresh.
  5. Add the quinoa and mix well. Set aside to cool.
  6. Chop up some fresh cilantro (coriander) and add to the dish. Mix well and serve!

Oh and FYI:

I cut the sweet potatoes into cubes and baked them in my oven (35min - 200 degrees Celcius). You can, however, prepare them as you wish!


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