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Steven Dolby was born in Rotherham, England 1974. Even from a young age Steven enjoyed artistic pursuits like creating original artwork and music. However he lacked even a basic knowledge of food and cooking techniques until he was 21 years old. At this stage his passion for all things culinary was ignited as he began to train with chefs in restaurants first in England, then around Europe. Steven has since moved to the united states and began to explore the cuisine of the Americas. His mentor won his first Michelin star in 2012 he currently lives in Atlanta, GA with his wife. Steve Dolby has been cooking professionally in restaurants for 17 years.

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Red & White Quinoa with roasted Squash, Pumpkin seeds & Cranberries by Steven Dolby

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(Serves 3-4 people)
630g Butternut squash
5-6  Fresh sprigs of thyme
1 Medium carrot (diced)
1/2 Medium onion (diced)
1 Garlic clove (minced)
2 Cups chicken or vegetable stock
1 Cup red & white quinoa
70g Pumpkin seeds
60g Dried cranberries
Olive oil
Salt (to taste)


1. Preheat oven to 400 degree F.
2. Cut the squash in half, remove seeds, drizzle olive oil and season with salt and thyme. Pop in oven and roast for 50-60 minutes. Remove from oven and set aside.

3. Place a pan on flame, pour olive oil, add onion and carrot. Sprinkle a pinch of salt and sweat for 10 minutes.
4. Add garlic, cook for 2 minutes, and then pour stock. Bring to a light boil and simmer.
5. Add rinsed quinoa into the pan and give it a good stir. Cover and cook over low flame for 15-20 minutes.
6. Meanwhile, in a roasting tray lay the pumpkin seeds, drizzle olive oil and season with salt. Mix to coat well. Pop in 375 degree F oven and bake for 7-8 minutes.
7. Into the pan with quinoa, add pumpkin pulp, toasted pumpkin seeds, and cranberries. Season with salt and stir gently.

8. Serve with a drizzle of olive oil on top and enjoy!


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