Lentil Stew with Sweet Potatoes and Quinoa

Ingredients:

- 5-6 c. vegetable stock

- 3 medium sweet potatoes, peeled and diced

- 1 1/2 c. Lentils, rinsed

- 4 medium carrots, chopped

- 1/2 c. Quinoa, rinsed

- 1 onion, diced

- 4 cloves minced garlic

- 2 t. Garam masala (see my recipe here is you can't find this in your spice aisle)

- 1 t. Curry powder

- 1/2 t. Cinnamon

- 1/2 t. Ginger, ground

- 1/4 to 1/2 t. Cayenne pepper

- 1/2 T. Salt

- 1 T. Sugar

Optional add-ins:  fresh cilantro, chopped baby spinach (either or both would be good, I just didn't have any at the time)

Directions:

1. Place all ingredients in a slow cooker on low for 5-6 hours until lentils and sweet potatoes are tender.  Add salt at the end as needed. 

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