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Time: 30 mins prep + 45 mins cook

Serves: 2

A plant-based meal option perfect for vegan’s and meat-eaters alike.


  • 1 tsp oil
  • 1/2 red onion, diced
  • 2 tsp garlic, crushed
  • 250 g butternut chopped
  • 1 red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 can chickpeas, drained
  • 1 can chopped tomatoes
  • 250 ml vegetable stock
  • 1/2 tsp each cinnamon & cumin
  • 1 tsp each turmeric & paprika
  • Pomegranate seeds and chopped coriander to serve

Quinoa: 140 g quinoa + 40 g dried apricots, chopped + 10 g flaked almonds

Dressing: 2 Tbsp tahini + 3 Tbsp milk + splash of lemon juice and honey, whisked together



Heat oil in a large frying pan and cook the onion over medium heat for +/- 3 mins. Add the garlic and butternut and cook for a further 7 mins. Add the remaining vegetables and cook for a further 3 mins before adding the chickpeas, tomatoes, stock and spices. Season to taste. Simmer for 30 mins uncovered. Meanwhile bring 400 ml water to simmer in a small saucepan, add quinoa and cook for 20 mins. When cooked stir in apricots, almonds and a pinch of salt. Serve with pomegranate seeds, coriander and a drizzle of the tahini dressing.



Gemma Oberholzer

About Gemma Oberholzer

I guess you can say I'm a serial self-improver. Since I was a kid I can remember being weirdly thrilled at the idea of learning something new and figuring out how to use that new found knowledge to better myself. This perpetual learn-grow itch eventually lead me to the field of Health and Wellness and it's here I've been, fascinated for the last 8 years of my study and work life. From Human Life Scientist and learning the mechanics of physiology and intricacies of metabolic biochemistry, to Food and Nutrition Scientist where I deepened my understanding of diet and it's key role in human performance and health. Geared with this comprehensive education and better appreciation for human health, I've since been able to practically apply this in my career through the fields of research, product development, brand management and marketing. In 2018, I was finally able to bring all these learnings together and so my passion project, WellBe&Co, was born. WellBe&Co is a personal and corporate wellness company specializing in easy-to-implement, lifestyle-focused nutrition, training and health solutions. It's here that I've gained invaluable insights into the human-side of the health and wellness industry in a way that has enabled me to provide relevant content and value-adding services to individuals and companies alike and live out our mission to build communities that know better and grow together through better health.

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