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Meatless Monday – Channo Ka Salan (Chickpea Curry)

RECIPE

Ingredients

1 medium size can of chickpeas

1 medium sized onion

1 medium tomato

½ teaspoon salt

½ teaspoon laal mirch (red pepper)

½ chaat masala

¼ teaspoon baking soda

Directions

On medium heat and in a medium size pot, fry the sliced up onion until light brown

Add the diced tomato and all of the spices listed above (NOT the baking soda at this time…that is for later on!)

Mix everything together in the pot, this creates the fabulous masala

Add a bit of the canned chickpea liquid from the can to the pot and mix this well with the masala, let this cook for a minute

Now, add the rest of contents of the can (all of the remaining liquid and chickpeas) to the pot and cover the pot with the lid and cook on medium heat for about 10 minutes

Check the contents of the pot often and mix together

When you notice the liquid starting to boil, add the baking soda, and leave the pot uncovered to cook for another 7 minutes

With your wooden cooking spoon -crush some of the chickpeas against the pot to thicken the liquid in the pot. One to three times is enough.

Garnish with chopped up green onions, green chilli peppers and coriander and serve hot with naan!

Enjoy!

 

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Monday = Smoothie Time!

Hey all! Happy Monday! It’s a new week so let’s make the best of it! I am off to an early start this morning so made myself this quick and fabulous green smoothie (okay its not a complete green smoothie ….but it is a lovely green colour!!!!). Started off with these ingredients:

 

….and once it was all blended in my Ninja it looked like this!! *in love with the colour*:

RECIPE

Ingredients

1 cup spinach

1 frozen banana

1 cup almond milk

1 scoop vanilla whey protein powder

1 cup frozen pineapple chunks

1/3 cup frozen strawberries

1/4 cup water (optional) 

Directions

Peel the frozen banana-cut the banana into thirds and score the peel and pull it off, it should come off easily!

Then place all of the above ingredients into your blender/smoothie maker/Ninja/NutriBullet etc and blend for a few minutes until smooth.

Add water if the consistency is too thick

Blend some more

Pour into a cute mason jar or travel smoothie mug to take with you on your busy day

Enjoy and have a lovely Monday!!!

p.s. Have you seen our notes on the Healthy Eating Workshop we attended? If not, head on over to our Lifestyle section and check it out!