Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Tomato Spinach Dal

Thanks so much for your lovely comments guys, you never stop making me smile. I'm trying to take a positive loving attitude to all the Christmas stuff and hopefully I will draw positivity out of everyone else. How bad could it really be? 

As for me, I've been doing the things I love spending some quiet time alone and feeling much better for it. Do you guys like spending time alone? I do. I spent a few hours baking this morning for the people I love (and who appreciate it) so I have been putting my new baking goodies to good use and have lots more recipes to share with you guys- including lots of yummy healthy desserts so stay tuned...

I couldn't get a decent photo of this (red and green mush just isn't pretty) but I had it two different ways, which were both delish! It took about 40 mins in a pot but if you have a pressure cooker it can be done in less than half the time. 

Tomato Spinach Dal
Makes 2 serves (200 cals per serve)
3 tbsp garam marsala- yes I am an addict but feel free to add less
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1 tsp cumin
1 tsp coriander
2 cups V8 juice (or you can just use tomato juice or passata)
1 cup frozen spinach
1/2 cup red lentils
3 cups water
1 tbsp lemon juice
1 thumb size piece of ginger (grated)
  • dry fry spices until fragrant
  • add Vegetable juice, water, ginger, lemon and lentils
  • simmer for 30 minutes or until lentils are tender
  • add spinach and simmer until thawed
  • add water to desired consistency- the first one I ate as a thick dal and the second as a dal soup. 
  • Enjoy!
Hope you're all having a wonderful day full of things that  make you smile :) xxx
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  1. That dal sounds very yum.. I have been experimenting with dals a tad - and I am definitly gonna try this recipe :)

  2. Awesome about eating more & losing more! Woo hoo!!

    I love my time alone. Other than Mike, I don't spend a lot of time socializing. Not that I'm shy or anything. I'm just very introverted.

  3. Glad you've been spending time doing things you enjoy :) I enjoy being alone too :)
    Great job eating more and loosing!
    And the Dahl looks really nice and I've just told mum I'm going to make it for the family one day next week :)
    Lottie x

  4. I love spending time alone, but it doesn't happen very often.
    Your doing a great job on loosing!
    Your Dahl looks and sounds great! :o)

  5. Awesome! Congrats! With that attitude, I'm sure you'll do great over the holidays :-)


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