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100g quinoa or brown rice
300g organic non-GMO firm tofu, cut in to bite-sized cubes
4 tablespoons organic unrefined coconut oil
1 teaspoon cumin
1 teaspoon tumeric
1 teaspoon ground coriander
1 pinch of sea salt
1 large brown onion, finely chopped
1 thumb sized piece of ginger, finely chopped
3 cloves of garlic, finely chopped
1 teaspoon cinnamon
2 teaspoon garam masala
2 bags of frozen spinach, thawed

** use organic and biodynamic ingredients where possible **

In a saucepan of purified water, cook the quinoa over a low heat for approximately 20 minutes (or as recommended on the packaging). Cover with a lid and leave to the side.

In a bowl mix 3 tablespoons of coconut oil, cumin, turmeric, ground coriander and salt. Add the tofu cubes and coat each one.

Pour the tofu mixture in to a saucepan on medium heat. Cook for approximately 10 minutes, turning the tofu cubes so that each side turns a golden brown. Add sprinkles of purified water as and when needed, so that the spices don’t burn. Remove tofu cubes from saucepan on to a plate and put to the side.

In the same saucepan add the remaining tablespoon of coconut oil, onion, ginger, garlic, cinnamon, garam masala and spinach. Cook over a medium heat for 10 minutes. Add the tofu cubes. Serve with quinoa or brown rice. Enjoy!

 

tumeric

NUTRITION NOTES: TUMERIC

Tumeric has long been used as a powerful anti-inflammatory in both Chinese and Indian systems of medicine. The active component of turmeric that has extensive health benefits is curcumin – the yellow/orange pigment. Tumeric is a potent natural anti-inflammatory that works as well as many anti-inflammatory drugs but without the side effects. Therefore it is a natural treatment for arthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. Tumeric also speeds up wound healing, and may help in the treatment of psoriasis and other inflammatory skin conditions. Tumeric is a natural liver detoxifier. Tumeric may prevent and slow the progression of Alzheimer’s disease. Tumeric may prevent metastases from occurring in many different forms of cancer. Tumeric may aid in fat metabolism and help in weight management. Tumeric has long been used in Chinese medicine as a treatment for depression. Tumeric has been shown to stop the growth of new blood vessels in tumors.

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