Alfalfa sprouts has been on my to do list for a long time. Recently yoga friend brought them for 1 of our outing and I had to try too. Bought seeds on amazon. Soak and let it sprout . So easy and as simple as it can get. It does take 4-5 days and I will leave mine until tomorrow so it can grow little more greens.
You can add them to hummus sandwich (yum), top on soup or salad. They taste good.
They cost so much at store and top of it , you will have to worry abt mold. Why bother when you can make at home so easily and eat it fresh without any worry?
Have you tried them yet? Give it a shot .
Another 1 pot meal , soup just like Parsi Dhanshak but it taste different . This 1 pot meals I think will be good for diabetic ppl too. It has dal so protein and all vegetables with fiber. Saibhaji has just Chana dal and vegetables like spinach, methi , onion,tomatoes,bottle gourd, pumpkin , eggplant, potato which I skipped. I think this two dish were supposed to have all 6 taste.
Basically you cook everything together and season with some garlic tadka. You can eat like soup or your choice. You can throw some quinoa into it too. Be creative .
Here’s the step by step recipe that I followed:
Do you love 1 pot meal? Do you love to cook in insta pot ?Are you lazy ? Are you health nut ? You got the idea hopefully. This is a wonderful one pot , simple , healthy meal that fits in today’s life style and what justlunchideas is abt.
This dish is made of few dals mainly tuvar dal and other dals you like ,cooked with vegetables like potatoes, bottle gourd, pumpkin, egg plant .
You can buy dhanshak masala at Indian store. I bought badshah masala and it has recipe on the back. Just follow that and you can customize it the way you like.
You can eat like soup or with rice. It’s very tasty. Must try I would say.
It’s good for kids , adults who don’t like vegetables since it’s all messed up, you don’t see it. out of sight, out of mind.
Beet greens are rich in iron and in general nutritious. In spring you will see fresh beetroot with greens at farmers market and grocery stores too. Walmart also has it. Beet greens I like to use immediately and then store beetroot.
Today I chopped beet greens and added to left over mung beans. Added some lemon juice and it made nice soup for lunch on a rainy day.
If you are looking for vegetarian iron sources , try to add beet greens and beetroot to your diet.
Spinach is a good source of iron for vegetarian women like me . If you are eating spinach for iron boost, according to my experience simple curry like this is more beneficial. I feel the difference when I eat this simple spinach curry.
Spinach cooks very quickly and so learn to NOT over cook and kill it . I added mushrooms to it for the bite. Or use potato or cauliflower. No paneer or tofu. Here’s how I made it :
- Heat olive oil and add some cumin seeds , methi seeds , chopped garlic and torn red chili.
- Add chopped mushrooms and cook for 2-3 minutes.
- Add chopped fresh spinach. Let it wilt before adding usual dry spices.
- Add spices , salt .
- Add chopped tomatoes and cook for few minutes.Tomatoes enhances iron absorption.
- Done . It takes hardly 5 minutes.
- You can have with roti or rotla.
Some ppl like to have a routine so that they don’t need to think in weekdays . If that’s the case , pick a day like Wednesday is day of mercury and astrology recommends eating green food . Or you pick a day when you do grocery. Spinach i like to use in a day or 2 after bringing home .