After a Christmas and New Year that involved a months worth of sheer indulgence ALL my body wants is hearty veg and things that will make me feel awesome (and chocolate). Pre December I had been sticking to a vaguely protein and veg based diet but as December happened all of that went out the window!
Now that we’re half way through January. I have started eating healthy again, for the simple reason that I just want to feel better!
This recipe is simple, perfect for lunches and tasty (don’t let the green colour put you off!)
You will need;
- A pack of frozen soup/ casserole vegetables (alternatively chop up a mixture of carrots, celery and swede)
- One white onion chopped up.
- A bag of chopped spinach.
- Two cups of split red lentils.
- A teaspoon of gara masala.
- A pinch of cayenne pepper and tumeric.
- A veg stock cube.
- A handful of chopped mushrooms.
Saute the onion in the oil of your choice (I use coconut oil) add alittle water, the stock cube, gara masala and tumeric. Stir until the stock has melted and add the veg, mushrooms and spinach with more water, let it simmer for a couple of minutes then add the lentils. Keep stirring!, adding more water if needed and don’t let the lentils burn the bottom of the pot (this is a mustake I keep making!) Add the cayenne and some black pepper. Leave to simmer until the lentils are cooked through adding more water (again if needed!).
Once cooked, blend until you get a smooth green mixture. I made so much ended freezing portions for future lunches and dinners.
Shaziya NIamh xo