Okay so I was going to call this “the Nina Special” but that was uninformative. I also have no idea what to call this. I came up with it because I was looking for something super nutritious to make in bulk as meal prep. So basically I’ve taken all the really good healthy beans and pulses and created a delicious one pot amalgamation which can be easily modified for your own specific tastes. I served mine with quinoa but it goes just as well with rice or bulgur wheat.
This recipe can easily be doubled if you want to go full into meal prep, then portion and freeze it for later use. The one I’ve written hear made 8 portions for me. It should last a week or two once frozen, don’t refreeze once defrosted.
I know this looks like a lot of ingredients but it’s worth it I promise.
What you’ll need:
2 TBS olive oil
1 large onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
2 cm length of ginger, peeled and grated
1 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp cayenne
1 tsp chili flakes
1 stick celery, chopped
2 cups vegetable stock
1 ½ cups brown/red lentils (I used IMBO)
1 tin kidney/white beans
1 tin sweet corn
1 cup button mushrooms, halved
1 cup sweet potato/pumpkin diced and steamed
1 tin coconut milk
3 cups cooked quinoa/rice
¾ cup blanched almonds
How to do it:
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Thank you for reading, and I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as I did. And as always, if you give it a try drop me a message and let me know how it turned out and what improvements you made. Also tag me in your creations on instagram @ninarlasvegas.