Red Lentils, Sweet Potatoes & Green Beans

Hi Sunshines!

Hope you all had a cozy and relaxing weekend. Spring weather is still a bit shy where I live and I was craving for some warm comfort food-healthy of course! 😉 So I cooked my favorite dish. I just love seeing all the colors in my plate and I heart sweet potatoes. They are packed with health benefits and are anti-inflammatory. They contain vitamin B6-good for your heart, fibers for a healthy digestive system, iron, magnesium, potassium to lower blood pressure, Vitamin A- antioxidants. They also help stabilize blood sugar levels. They are the queens of healthy food! 🙂 And red lentils are a good source of protein and fibers and can be a good replacement for meat.

All you need:

  • 2 cups of dal (red lentils)
  • 2 cups of romano beans or green beans
  • an onion
  • 1 clove crushed garlic
  • 2-3  sweet potatoes
  • Coconut milk
  • Turmeric
  • Curry
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • A red pepper (optional)
  • A cup of mushrooms (optional)

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  • In a large pan/skillet, heat the olive oil and sautee the onion, garlic, turmeric, curry together.
  • Add the sweet potatoes (cut in little cubes without the skin) and 1-2 cups of water. Cook on low-medium heat and let it simmer for 20 minutes. I’m a big fan of cinnamon so I always sprinkle the potatoes a little bit -but it’s optional.
  • If you want to add mushrooms and a red pepper, they can be added to the sweet potatoes pan.
  • Cook in another pan the romano/green beans in boiling water until almost cooked.
  • Cook the dal in boiling water for 15 minutes. When ready add the lentils to the sweet potatoes pan. Add the cinnamon stick.
  • Stir in the lentils, sweet potatoes and romano beans together.
  • Add a few tbsp of coconut milk.
  • And Voilà! It takes about 30 minutes and you’ll have a healthy delicious plant based dish to enjoy!

Bon appétit!

xx

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