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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

“Butter Chicken” with Tofu “Butter Chicken” with Tofu

13th July 2021

“Butter Chicken” with Tofu

Serves 4

  • 1 large block of firm tofu (350-400g)
  • 1 onion, finely dived
  • 1 tablespoon of ginger, finely grated
  • 2 cloves of garlic, finely grated
  • 2 cups of plain full fat yoghurt
  • 4 tablespoons of tomato paste (or more for a deeper colour)
  • 1 teaspoon of turmeric
  • 1 teaspoon of ground cumin & coriander each
  • 1 tablespoon of garam masala (mild masala)
  • ½ teaspoon of ground fenugreek
  • 1 heaped teaspoon of sweet paprika
  • 3 tablespoons of butter
  • Pink or sea salt & black pepper to taste

Instructions

Sauté the onion until soft and golden, then add the tofu blocks, garlic, and ginger and gently sauté for another 5 minutes.

Now add all the spices and season with salt, sauteing for a further 5 minutes.

Lastly add the yoghurt and tomato paste, seasoning with salt to taste – stir through– and then turning the heat right down, allow the curry to slowly simmer for another 15-20 minutes.

Serve with quinoa, green baby peas and garnished with fresh coriander leaves.

Happy cooking

Marlien x

 

 

 

 

 

Salad, Wellness + Nutrition

Roasted Cabbage & Quinoa Salad

1st July 2021

Roasted red cabbage & quinoa salad

Serves 4

Cabbage instructions:

3 small baby cabbages, cored and cut into quarters, then place on a baking tray and drizzle with macadamia nut oil, season with salt and then roasted at 160 degrees Celsius for 30 minutes

Serve with:

1 cup of dry quinoa (cooked in 2 cups of salted water for 25-30 minutes)

Dress with:

  • ¾ cup of Greek yoghurt
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons black pepper
  • 2 teaspoons onion powder

Garnish with:

  • 2 tablespoons of earthshine sunflower seeds
  • Parsley to garnish

 

Salad

Winter Squash Salad with a Ginger & Citrus Dressing Winter-Salad

1st July 2021

Citrus & ginger roasted squash salad

 Makes 4 servings

  • 1/4 pumpkin (I used Queensland Blue Variety also known Boer Pampoen)
  • ¼ cup of chopped mint
  •  a handful of kale, chopped (optional)
  • ¼ cup of sundried onions
  • ¼ cup of pomegranate seeds
  • 3 tablespoons of coconut oil
  • Salt to taste

Dressing:

  • 1 thumb size piece of ginger, grated finely
  • 3 tablespoons of macadamia nut butter
  • Juice of 1 orange
  • ¼ cup of olive oil
  • Salt & pepper to taste

Instructions:

Slice pumpkin into fairly large chunks/ wedges – keeping the skin on. Season with salt and then pack them out in a roasting tray drizzling over some melted coconut oil or macadamia nut oil.

Roast for 60 minutes at 170 degrees Celsius. Then set aside to cool.

While the pumpkin is roasting, add all the dressing ingredients to a jar and shake well.

Chop the kale & mint finely and then dress the salad with the greens, sun-dried onions, pomegranate seeds and dressing – serve and enjoy at room temperature, or slightly warm.

Breakfast, Lunch + Dinner Recipes

An ode to Oats – Anti Inflammatory Savoury Oats Anti Inflammatory Savoury Oats

26th June 2021

A new way to enjoy your morning bowl of porridge, or why not have this for supper. It’s a one pot dish, which makes me happy. Turmeric and black pepper when combined with heat is anti-inflammatory. Turmeric has many other befits which you can explore here:

Turmeric & black pepper oat porridge

Serves 1

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup of gluten free whole rolled oats
  • 1/2 teaspoon of turmeric
  • 1/2 teaspoon of freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon of ghee, butter or macadamia oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon of flaky sea salt
  • 1 cup of filtered water
  • juice of 1/2 a small lemon
  • Spring onion to garnish

Instructions:

Add all the above (except the spring onion) to a pot and allow it to simmer together over low heat for 15 minutes (ideally having soaked the oats beforehand). Then serve with a extra grinding of black pepper and finely sliced spring onion.