“One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well.” ~ Virginia Woolf
Food isn’t just food. Food is also a healing tool. A spiritual tool. A way to give love and care to self and others.
If you want to think about this recipe as just food then this is what you need to know:
This is a handy recipe – it works well for a vegan or vegetarian main course, or as a tasty side to accompany fish, chicken or meat. It is equally good served cold as a salad, and is delicious when folded into the centre of an omelette. The dish is also paleo compliant, as well as being dairy and gluten free. Needless to say, I recommend you make up enough to enjoy some leftovers!
If you want to think of it as more than just food, this simple recipe provides instant grounding for those times when you feel frazzled, disconnected, stressed and not quite in your body. It works to soothe, nourish and centre your Solar Plexus, Heart and Crown Chakras. It’s anti-inflammatory, and nurturing for those of us with exhaustion issues and adrenal fatigue.
Ingredients for 2 as a main, or 4 as a side dish:
2 cups of sliced mushrooms, 2 cups of cubed golden sweet potato, 4 garlic cloves crushed or finely chopped, 1 tablespoon of coconut oil, 1 teaspoon of tumeric, 2 tablespoons wheat-free Tamari Sauce, 1 cup of water, 2 cups of broccoli florets, 1 sliced red capsicum (bell pepper), 1/2 cup of raw walnuts
*Note – leave the mushrooms in thicker slices or chunks for a more satisfying texture.
Place 1/4 of the water and the coconut oil in a large heavy-bottomed frypan or pot over medium heat. Toss in your sliced mushrooms, stir well and leave to cook for a minute until they begin to soften slightly. Then add your cubed sweet potato and another 1/4 cup of water. Stir to combine, lower heat and cook five minutes until sweet potato is becoming soft.
Increase heat again, add in the garlic, tumeric and tamari and stir well. Then dump in the broccoli and another 1/4 cup of water. Stir fry for one minute, and then add the sliced capsicum. Continue to cook over high heat, stirring frequently and adding the final 1/4 cup of water if required. Add the walnuts, stir through, and remove from heat.
Your easy meal is now ready to enjoy, and is packed full of good things to help you nourish and heal yourself. The flavours are simple and clean, and the food is easy to digest. Great for those with chronic fatigue, and for anyone recovering from illness. It grounds us, energetically soothes us and helps us to sleep better.
But if you don’t tell people any of that, they’ll just eat it ‘cos it tastes good!