Sunday, February 1, 2015

Eating For Your Future

I'm really late today!!! But it is February 1st and I did begin the Daniel Fast. As much as I tried to prepare and cut back on my caffiene intake, I ended  up with a bit of a headache, but thankfully, only a bit. The good news is that tomorrow will be easier!
I do have a recipe to share,but sadly, I somehow deleted all but one of my photos. You may remember me telling you about my acupuncturist and her herbalist partner, who as it turns out is quite the cook! I shared his recipe for Italian White Beans and Kale HERE. As good as that dish was, this one is even better, Saag Chana. The picture below is not mine, but taken from Epoch Times.
Saag Chana
2 teaspoons olive oil
1 large onion
3 to 5 cloves of garlic, chopped
2 teaspoons fresh grated ginger
½ teaspoon whole cumin seeds
1 large tomato chopped
12 oz of fresh spinach, cleaned and chopped
1 teaspoon curry powder
1 teaspoon turmeric powder
red pepper flakes to taste
1 teaspoon sea salt
¼ cup water
2 15oz cans of chickpeas, drained and rinsed
½ cup cilantro chopped
Juice of one lime
In a large skillet sauté onion, garlic, ginger, and cumin seeds in olive oil until onions are transparent. Stir in spice powers, salt and pepper flakes and cook for another minute. Next add tomato and spinach and cook until vegetables are soft and combined. Add water and chickpeas. Stir to combine and simmer on med-low for 20 to 30 minutes or until most of the liquid evaporates. Turn off heat and mix in chopped cilantro and lime juice. Serve with a dollop of plain yogurt and cumin-scented basmati rice.
This is the only picture of my dish that I did not mangae to delete!
*I did not serve the dish with yogurt and I used brown rice rather than the white basmati rice. But I did add a teaspoon of cumin to the rice as it cooked and it was delicious. I also served the dish with extra slices of lime. The extra lime was delicious. Also, PLEASE to not delete the cilantro as it really adds a lovely pop to the dish. If by chance you are also following the Daniel Fast this month, this recipe is perfect. Very satisfying and filling.
Now, just for fun. A few pictures that a friend of mine took of me and my 2 dogs while on a recent hike. Gracie and Little Bit in all their beauty and me without a lick of makeup on!!!!

Happy February Everyone!!!

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  1. Love the dogs! They look so sweet. And you look amazing without makeup!
    Hugs, Joy

  2. This sounds amazing! Glad to see you having fun in the snow with your fur friends!

  3. This dish sounds and looks delicious. There are many items in this recipe's list of ingredients that I love on its own. I may give this a try this week. No doubt, I'll be the only one eating it, but that's okay - more for me!!

  4. Mmm, that dish sounds so good, and I know Lauren will love it too, as chick peas are her favorite. I will definitely make it soon! Lovely pictures of you and your pups, you look fantastic!

  5. Great pics of you and your furry friends! You look so happy!

  6. Both you and the dogs look to be having fun!

  7. your recipe looks lovely will have to give it a go - I have just got two new pups (19 weeks and 14 week old Italian Spinone) and thoroughly enjoying walking them 2-3 times a day - we had a very small snow shower but nothing like you guys get - but today was a lovely sunny, cold frosty day.