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Lunch + Dinner Recipes

Spiced pumpkin & chickpea stew vegan stew

25th July 2021

This spiced vegetable and chickpea stew reminds me of a cosy winter afternoon in a bowl.

As always, this is a very simple one pot meal to make. The chickpeas,  along with a helping of brown basmati rice makes this a plant protein powerhouse.

Ingredients:

  • 1 small red onion, finely diced
  • 2 cups of cubed pumpkin
  • 1 cup of shredded kale, tightly packed
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 1 teaspoon of fresh ginger
  • 1 400g tin of chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 2 tablespoons of coconut oil

Spices etc:

  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons of ground cumin
  • ½ teaspoon of turmeric
  • 1 heaped tablespoon of tomato paste
  • ½ cup of water
  • 1 heaped teaspoon of brown sugar
  • ½ teaspoon of allspice (optional)
  • Sea salt & freshly ground black pepper to taste

Serve with well-cooked brown basmati rice

Instructions:

Start by getting your basmati rice cooking. Setting it aside with the lid on when done to keep steaming and fluff properly.

In a deep saucepan or medium sized pot fry the diced onion until soft & translucent. Then add the pumpkin cubes, season with salt and continue sautéing the pumpkin & onion mixture for a further 5 minutes.

Next add the chickpeas, kale, all the spices and tomato puree, sugar and water – seasoning once again with salt now – then give it a good stir through before turning down the heat, placing the lid on the pot, and then leave it to simmer slowly for 45 minutes.

Then serve with a little salad on the side and a helping of brown basmati rice.

Wishing you radiant health and kitchen contentment ahead,

Marlien

Lunch + Dinner Recipes

Veggie-rice stuffed peppers (vegan) delicious food combining, vegan recipe

24th November 2014

The very first time I had stuffed peppers it blew my mind, it’s such a simple, healthy and delicious meal. Here is my vegan version, with vegetables and rice in the stuffing, but there are many versions out there, and if you have meat eaters around some ground lamb or beef  could easily be added to this.

As always my version adheres to my food combining philosophy that promotes natural weight loss and a alkaline body ph. Added bonusses are it only has good fats & it is gluten free. The rice in these peppers can also be replaced with quinoa which will make them protein  bombs.

Ingredients: (serves 3-4)

  • 4 bell peppers (2 yellow and 2 red)
  • 2 cups of white jasmine rice (or brown basmati, or quinoa)
  • 3 medium carrots, grated
  • 4 courgettes grated
  • Chicken or vegetable stock, enough to cook your rice in (I prefer using chicken stock)
  •  1 teaspoon of paprika, 1 teaspoon of ground cumin, 1 teaspoon of cumin seeds 2 teaspoons of crushed garlic
  • Salt to taste, and coconut oil for frying veggies in, and finely sliced spring onions to add before serving.

Instructions:

  • Half, de-stem the peppers, clean out pips and white bits. Then roast them in a 180 degree Celsius preheated oven until the are soft and sweet.
  • Cook the rice in your stock until done, I always add some coconut oil, and make sure the stock covers the rice by about 2cm above the surface of the rice.
  • Stir-fry the carrots and courgettes until almost soft, then add the garlic, spices and salt and cook until they are ready.
  • Now stir your cooked veggies gently through the rice and spoon this mixture into your pepper, garnish and serve
  • If adding minced lamb, you would cook that with the veggies, but start by cooking the meat first before adding veggies.

happy cooking friends

 

Lunch + Dinner Recipes, Wellness + Nutrition

Food combining Benefits + Best Baked Potatoes Best baked potatoes recipe

6th November 2014

I can’t diet, my younger self tried and failed often. Then magically I became my optimal healthy weight one day and I happily lived ever after…actually no, I discovered food combining and haven’t struggled with my weight since. Food combining also eliminates and reduces all of the following; acid reflux, bloating, constipation, weight loss and cellulite, certainly making this worth trying if you struggle with any of those.

I have a healthy appetite and have never been able to starve myself and count calories, so food combining on a mainly plant based diet works really well for me. Here are the main principles, there are a few more intricate “rules” but I don’t adhere to them too strictly…and I do cheat sometimes especially when we go out for a meal or to a dinner party. Life is just too short to stick to the rules all the time, right?

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