healthy food

Tahini Pasta Sauce

So I bought a big jar of tahini a couple week ago to make hummus. As much as I love hummus there is only so much you can make. So I’ve been trying to figure what to do with my tahini. Tahini is a nut butter technically and it kinda looks like white sauce( if you twist you head and cover one eye). Anyways I loved this! Hope you guys do too!

Enjoy!

Ingredients

2 tbs tahini pasta

1 tbs olive oil

2 tbs almond milk (Any milk will do)

2-3 tbs lemon juice

salt and pepper to taste

Chili flakes and oregano to sprinkle on top.

2-3 handfull spinach

2 cups cooked pasta.

Directions

1) Mix the first five ingredients together in a bowl and set aside.

2) Add some olive oil to a pan and throw in the spinach. Leave it to cook for 1 minute. Add in the pasta and then the sauce. Sprinkle the chili flakes and oregano on top.

3) You can also add in any other vegetables you want. In the past I’ve loved adding in corn. I toped this with some alfalfa micro-greens this time!

Khichdi (Lentils and Rice)

This is one of my all time favorite Indian things to make that my mum taught me. Alright, to be honest its probably one of the only Indian dishes I’ve been able to make myself and feel satisfied with how it turns out. It fast, takes just one pot (yay, less washing!), and its nutrition and yummy! What more do we really need in life?

P.S. Your not supposed to answer that question.

INGREDIENTS

1 tablespoon ghee (can replace with any kind of oil or butter)

half an Onion chopped

2 cloves garlic chopped

2 tomatoes chopped

1 carrot chopped

1 tsp turmeric

1 tsp cumin powder

1 tsp coriander powder

Optional: If you don’t have cumin or coriander I sometimes just use a curry powder or any other all spice mix I might have on hand.

1/2 cup basmati rice

1/4 cup split moong dal ( Mung Beans)

1/4 cup whole moong dal (Mung Beans)

1 1/2 cup water

Salt and pepper to taste

DIRECTIONS

1) Soak rice and dal for a minimum of one hour.

2) In a medium sized pot heat up the ghee. Add in the onions and garlic and cook until translucent.

3) Add in the tomatoes, carrots and spices. Let it cook for another 3-5 minutes.

4) Drain the rice and lentils and add to the pot. Stir it around for 1-2 minutes.

5) Add 1 1/2 cup water, salt and pepper. Cover and let it cook for 20-25 minutes stirring occasionally. Add more water if needed.

6) Make sure your whole mung beans are properly cooked before turning off the heat. Sometimes I like to use different lentils just to keep it interesting. Also feel free to add in any other veggies you might have. I like adding spinach or zucchini.

Enjoy!

Chicken Soup for a Flu

Hey there people!

So I was sick for quite a while recently. To be honest all I wanted was to be back at home where I wouldn’t have to take care of myself. Got to say I usually miss the parents most when I’m sick. Anyways, after a week of barely eating I decided to suck it up and make myself something warm and filling and it was awesome! I spent most of my Saturday last weekend sleeping and eating bowls of this soup! It’s easy to make, yummy, and oh so warm! definitely going to be eating more of it this winter!

INGREDIENTS

1 cup pasta

1/2 tablespoon olive oil

half a yellow onion

3-4 cloves garlic

2 stalks celery

2 carrots

1 tablespoon thyme

2 chicken breast

1 lemon

salt and pepper

all purpose seasoning (optional)

6 cups broth ( I used a vegetable broth)

4-5 bay leaves

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DIRECTIONS

1) Marinate the chicken breast with salt, pepper, juice from half a lemon and all purpose seasoning. You can all get creative and really add whatever spices or seasoning your heart desires! Lay chicken aside.

2) Cook 1 cup of pasta. Drain it and leave it to cool.

3) In a pan add olive oil, chopped onions and garlic. Leave it on for about 5 minutes. Then add in celery and carrots. Saute for 15 minutes. Add salt and pepper to taste plus thyme.

4) Heat the broth in a large pot. Add the cooked vegetables and bay leaves to the broth. Leave on a medium flame.

5) Cook chicken breast in the pan and then cut into pieces.

6) Add the chicken and pasta to the soup and add the juice of the remaining half of the lemon. Add salt or pepper as needed.

Hope you guys enjoy this!