This recipe is dedicated to the food revolution day tomorrow, headed by my food hero, Jamie Oliver. Also, it’s my one year blog anniversary (can I get a whoop whoop!) so I thought this would be fitting. Here’s to the future of food.
To me it’s heartbreakingly sad that we are uneducated about good, healthy food. Food groups are known as KFC, MC Donald’s and Burger King. Kids don’t even know the names of basic vegetables. Our tastes are becoming honed to fried, salty, fatty and mass produced food. Obesity is on the rapid increase, while some people in the world starve to death. It’s devastating and disturbing. We need get ourselves educated about food and how to make healthy food choices, not just for ourselves but for our children, and the future of theirs!
When last did you sit down and have a meal at the table with your family? Or was it a quick meal scoffed down in front of the T.V?
Healthy food is not difficult to make, and it is my fervent wish that my recipes can show you this! Let’s stand up and make a difference. It starts with you. Vote for nutrition and food education.
Here’s a delicious, nutritious and easy recipe for you to try. My family love this …
- 2 cups of yellow dhal – soaked and rinsed thoroughly, until water runs clear
- 3 1/2 cups boiling water
- 1/2 tsp coconut or olive oil
- 2 tsp chicken stock or vegetable stock- try find a low sodium one. I like the Ina Paarman
- 1 tsp of your favorite curry powder – omit this if your kids are small.
- 1 tsp cumin powder
- 1 tsp coriander powder
- 1 tsp turmeric powder
- 2 tsp cinnamon powder
- 3 cups of spinach- finely chopped
- 25 fresh green beans – thinly sliced
- 1 tin of whole tomatoes- roughly chopped
- 1 cup fresh coriander- roughly chopped
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 1/2 cup of natural yogurt
- In a pot gently fry all the spices and curry powder in the oil for a minute.
- Place dhal, chicken stock and 3 1/2 cups boiling water into the pot and bring to the boil. After 10 minutes add the chopped tomatoes
- Once the liquid has been most absorbed, add the spinach.
- Then after another 5 minutes add the bean – you still want a crunch on the beans
- Simmer for another 3 minutes and take off the heat. Allow to stand for 5- 10 minutes
- Serve warm with fresh coriander, and a good dollop of yogurt.
- This can be served on its own or with sweet potato, basmati rice or naan bread
- Warning- it’s delicious and healthy
- For smaller kids, adjust the spices but don’t leave them out
- This is low GI and will keep you full for long
- You can add any vegetables that you like, just cut them finely