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Sunday, June 29, 2014

Back in action again

Hello Everyone
I hope you are all doing very well.  As you may have noticed I haven't posted anything for a while .  So finally I will share with you a lovely dal recipe. 

 Black Lentil Coconut Dal

Recipe By     :  Chef Shobhan
Serving Size  : 4     Preparation Time :0:00
Categories    :
  Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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  1                cup  black lentils -- soak for at least an hour
  1                can  coconut milk
  1         tablespoon  ghee or coconut oil
  1           teaspoon  mustard seeds (black)
  1              small  onion -- chopped
  1                     jalapeno pepper -- chopped
  2           handfuls  spinach -- chopped
  1           teaspoon  ground cumin
     1/2      teaspoon  ground coriander
     1/4      teaspoon  ground turmeric
Drain and rinse the lentils and place in a medium sized pan and add the coconut milk.  Then add a cup of water.  Mix and bring to the boil.  Once boiling reduce heat to low and simmer for twenty minutes.
While the dal is cooking, in a separate pan melt some ghee or coconut oil, add the black mustard seeds.  Fry for a minute and add the onions, jalapeno and saute till onion brown a little.  Then add the spinach and saute or another minute, or until the spinach is wilted.
Add the contents of the pan to the dal when dal is soft. (around twenty minutes).  Stir it together and serve with brown basmati rice or nan.
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NOTES : Lentils are very high in calcium, a good source of protein, iron, phosphorus and copper, and a very good source of dietary fiber, folate and manganese.

Thursday, March 20, 2014

No Cleanse Possible

Sadly,  I am not able to finish my cleanse as my mother just passed away.  I will revisit when I am done taking care of everything.
I will let you all know when I can do this again.  And maybe some of you want to sign up and do it with me!!  That would be fun, to do it with others.

Monday, March 17, 2014

Evening Time

All I can say is that I'm rather hungry and I cheated a little bit!  Great!  I ate half a roast potato and a tiny slice of chicken.  I had made it for the kids I work with and I just couldn't resist taking a bite.  But otherwise I am going strong.  Drinking lots of peppermint tea and water.
I can eat salad, broth and steamed veggies for dinner.  I shouldn't be too hungry. 
Now I feel like my hunger is calmed down somewhat and I am actually looking forward to eating a big salad with sunflower sprouts and avocado.  I am also going to have half a white sweet potato, so I am very excited to eat that, even without butter!

Dr Rau's Swiss Biological Medicine Cleanse

OK, well today I am starting his 7 day intensive cleanse.  For breakfast I am allowed a cup of vegetable broth, which I just began sipping.  It doesn't seem to taste of anything, but it has carrots, zuchinni, green beans and celery.  Not allowed any salt, so it's rather plain.  Also allowed 1/2 cup fresh grapefruit juice, 1/2 cup quinoa porridge and herb tea.  I am building up to the weekend when I do my liver cleanse.  I have only done one before and I don't think it was quite as thorough as this one may be.   Well assuming I make it till the end of the week! 
Most of this diet is vegetables, so I am really hoping I am not going to be hungry, because I don't think I can take being super hungry.  In his book it says that people are not generally hungry when they do this cleanse.  So I will keep you all posted about how I am feeling.

Friday, February 21, 2014

Sauteed Zuchinni with Sesame and Pumpkin Seeds with Harrisa

I just created this recipe this evening.  You do not need to cook it if you do not want to.  I choose to cook it very lightly.  I hope you are all doing well with your health.  Remember, without your health
you have nothing!  We need to stay strong and healthy, so we can enjoy our lives to the fullest!
Here is my latest creation.


          Sauteed Zuchinni with Sesame Pumpkin Seeds and Harissa

Recipe By     :   Chef Shobhan
Serving Size  : 4     Preparation Time :0:05
Categories    :
  Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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  1         tablespoon  coconut oil
  4             medium  zucchini -- thickly grated
  2        tablespoons  sesame seeds -- toasted
  2        tablespoons  pumplkin seeds
  1           teaspoon  hariissa
Melt coconut oil in large pan.  Place the sesame and pumpkin seed in the pan and swirl.  Cook
for about 1 minutes, Then add the zucchini's.
Saute fo r2 or 3 minutes, depending on how crunchy or soft you like it.
Season with salt and pepper.
Serve with protein on your choice

  "Spicy and Bold"
NOTES : Zucchini is packed with anti-oxidants, it is full of nutrients, very high in copper and manganese.