Updated: Jun 19, 2020
I eat food as medicine. 'Our food should be our medicine and our medicine should be our food'...is pretty much my mantra when it comes to food. I eat a clean #wholefood diet most of the time.
Why do I do that?
Because #feelinggood is everything for me. After years of suffering from all kinds of pain, I learnt that food plays a big role in our body's #healing and #wellbeing, not just the #physical aspect but also from the #mental, #emotional and #energy perspectives. The foods we put into our bodies become us. They affect us at all levels. So, if you want to feel good, eat foods that make you feel good! Sounds simple, isn't it?
Yes. It is that simple. Of course, food is not the only factor that contributes to our well-being. But what we put into our body...whether in terms of caffeine, alcohol, processed food laden with chemicals, certain foods (even natural ones which are powerful medicine, we can overdo), carbonated drinks, plenty of refined sugar...make a huge impact on our well-being. I have written a separate blog about this and I am sharing the link here...
Now, let's get back to this recipe >>>
Serves 1 Preparation time: 10 mins Cooking time: 30 mins
2 Tbsp Chickpea flour (gram flour / Besan)
1 Potato (optional) - cubed small
1/2 Cabbage (green / white / sweetheart) - finely sliced
1 Carrot (medium size) - grated
100 gms Spinach - roughly chopped
A handful of Coriander or Flat Parsley leaves - roughly chopped
2 Tbsp Olive Oil
1/2 tsp Cumin Powder
1/2 tsp Coriander Powder
1/4 tsp Turmeric
Black pepper (to your taste) - freshly crushed
Sea salt (to your taste)
Pinch of Bicarbonate Soda
Water (to make it like a pancake mix consistency)
You can add mushroom as well if you'd like, it goes really well.
Add 1 tbsp olive oil in a warm frying pan. Throw in the cumin, coriander, turmeric and black pepper, make sure the stove is not too hot as the spices can burn easily. Sauté for just a few seconds, this process allows the benefits and the taste of the spices to be infused in the warm oil, that's why it is vital for the oil to be warm but not too hot. We don't want burnt spices!
Stir in the potatoes for 2-3 mins. Add the carrots, cabbage, spinach, pinch of sea salt and cook for 5 mins. Keep aside.
In a mixing bowl, mix chickpea flour, some spices, sea salt, bicarb soda and chopped coriander. Keep aside.
Pre-heat oven to 180 degrees.
Take an ovenproof baking dish, line it with 1 tbsp olive oil.
Add the sautéed veggies into the bowl, pour in the chickpea mix, bake for about 20 mins...and you are ready to eat. Just don't eat as soon as it comes out of the oven like I do and burn your tongue! LOL!
Note: Turmeric, Black Pepper, Healthy Fat together...together is medicine. Turmeric has many healing properties...ranging from reducing inflammation, fighting cancer cells, help with heart dieseases and many more. Sharing a resource link here 👇🏼 for a quick read on the benefits of turmeric.
Yes, I did enjoy mine, very much!
You can do the same in a frying pan as well...
Just miss out on the oven bit, pour the chickpea mix into the sauteed veggies in a frying pan and cook for about 10-12 mins (5-6 mins on each side)...
...and you're good to go!
You can eat this anytime...breakfast, lunch or dinner.