When you’re hard at work, whether it be on a spiritual, physical or mental level, feeding your body the minerals it needs to keep it sustained on life can be quite a challenge if you don’t know the health benefits and factors of foods that will literally give you life. Recipe for today are lentils and Okra.
Because Lentils have a great source of folate and contains a good amount of copper, creating a simple dish was a vital way to fuel the body with alkaline food of the earth. In addition to their health benefits, lentils are filled with iron, manganese, potassium, protein, vitamins B1 and B6.
My overall goal is to make life and cooking simple without spending hours in the kitchen. So creating meals for my hectic schedule which include kids sports practices and games, running a household, running two businesses and homeschooling my kids. I don’t have much time any longer to cook for hours in the kitchen. However, I still want to provide nutritious meals for my family so now I break my meals down to 20-30 minute cooking times but mostly under an hour including prep time.
Below, you will find the simple recipe to add protein and import vitamins and minerals to your vegan, vegetarian, or carnivorous diet.
1 cup raw green lentils
4 cups water
1/4 cup fresh parsley-chopped
1/4 cup fresh basil leaves-chopped
1 tsp sea salt
15 okra pods- sliced in half or thirds DIRECTIONS:
Rinse lentils. Add hot water to saucepan
Boil lentils on high heat approximately 30 minutes
Turn heat down to Med heat and add herbs. Stir. 10 minutes
Add sea salt and Okra pods. Stir. Approx 10 minutes. (When you notice okra starting to sweat, stir) then Simmer on low heat covered.
Known for being a powerhouse packed with folate and protein and low in calories. These Legumes have earned their name on the charts for being the third highest level of protein because the protein in them makes up 26% of the calories that people consume.
As a staple food, I personally enjoy them alone or paired with other foods because my Iron levels drop if I don’t keep enough Iron stored in my body. Not only are Lentils delicious but they are great for the digestive, nervous and immune system.
It is said that they derive from the Middle East over 13,000 years ago. From Syria to Turkey are different countries that cultivated this legumes. However, at that point in time, the Middle East was still part of the continent of Africa but formerly known as Aethiopia (Ethiopia).
Please Enjoy this recipe made with love!
1 cup dried Lentils
1/2 Red Onion
4 tbls chopped cilantro
1 tbls Sea Salt
4 cups water
1 tsp chili powder
1 tsp ground sage
1 tsp Basil
Soak cleaned lentils for an hour
Sautee chopped onions in skillet with oil of choice approx. 2 minutes
For months I’ve been experimenting with various alkaline foods from the Dr. Sebi approved list of ingredients and concocted this new side dish that can be eaten by itself but I truly think that this would be great as a stuffing during the “holiday” season for vegans, vegetarians, and meat eaters alike.
Give it a try and tell me your thoughts.
1 cup cooked wild rice
1/2 cup cooked quinoa …
1/2 pear sliced
1/4 bell pepper diced
5 mushrooms sliced
3 tbls chopped cilantro
2 key limes-juice
Experimenting is always fun when the end results turn out better than your expectations. I initially experimented with this fruit with my children for a Summer refresher and this was absolutely delicious.This is very refreshing, yet interesting flavor.
I will add strawberries to the next one but this would make it a strawberry cactus lemonade. Sweet yet tart.
3 cactus fruit peeled
2 limes peeled
1 Apple peeled
8 oz water
1 cup strawberries (optional)
For strawberry cactus lemonade
Blend all ingredients in blender. Strain twice to make smooth juice.
As I’ve mentioned before, lately, I’ve been on a transitional alkaline lifestyle path. Choosing to eat for an electric body is a choice that I’m taking. Every time I’m on set, people always ask me how do I have so much energy, all the time and all day.
Well, my secret is eating foods that have a high ph level. Drinking smoothies, having fresh squeezed lime water and overall balance of raw and cooked foods. When I rise with the sun, I soak up Vitamin D with the light from It as well
I wont bore you to death but this meal literally took under 20 minutes to make and it’s my GO TO meal when I don’t have a lot of time.
1/2 green pepper
2 1/2 cups organic Kale
3 Tbls Grapeseed oil
1 1/2 cup cooked Wild rice/ Quinoa
1 tsp Sea salt
1/8 tsp Cayenne pepper
1/8 tsp ground sage
This year, I went on a more alkaline lifestyle. I found a doctor by the name of Dr. Sebi. He has cured many ailments that exist today since the 1980’s. He has stated that the common issue with every ailment like Aids, Cancer, Diabetes, Blindness is mucus.
Through research, he found foods and herbs that heal the body and keeps it alkaline and electric through researching the ph levels in foods.
I decided to create some simple yet complex food recipes to help us break down the lists of alkaline foods for healing and nurturing the body before slave diets played a huge role in the everyday food intake.
Below, you will find a morning Apple and Lime Alkaline drink. Because I like my water crisp and tart, I only add a small amount of Agave nectar for a hint of sweetness.
16 oz water
1/2 Lime or 2 key Limes
1 Tbls Agave Nectar (sweetness)
Put all ingredients in a blender and mix for approximately 2 minutes.