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The Red Lentil and Spinach Dal

Indian cuisine is my new cooking thing. It’s flavourful, colourful and also very healthy. It’s full of vegetables, spices and herbs (cumin powder, coriander powder, ginger powder, black mustard seeds, red chilli powder and turmeric powder among others), it’s high in fibre and low in saturated fat.

This is my very first Dal, I actually combined 2 recipes as I didn’t have any coconut milk – which most recipes require. On the other hand, I had 2 small sweet potatoes and some spinach that needed to be cooked urgently so I integrated them. The outcome? As good and tasty as your favourite Indian take-away. It demands very little effort, time and money!

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Let your eyes fool your stomach

How? You gotta make your eyes see something that is not! It works like a charm, and I’m sure that children would be completely taken in.

A few months ago, I discovered the red and green lentils pasta – you can find them in any organic store They look like spirelli or penne, but they’re 100% made of lentils! How awesome is that? Your eyes think you’re eating pasta when you’re actually eating something plant-based and healthy.

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I also bought a vegetable spiraliser, and it’s flipping great! It basically works like a pencil sharpener, and it turns your vegetables into spaghetti! I use it all the time; and if you have little ones, I’m sure they’d be fans too! The advantage is that you don’t need to cook the vegetables for too long, so you keep all the good stuff!

 

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