Quick Lunch Recipes

by Julie Gibbons on October 29, 2010

Good Housekeeping magazine sometimes makes its way into my reading (definitely an age thing?) and this latest issue had a nifty wee booklet insert “Superfoods Cookbook”.

I love a superfood. Makes up for all the cakes ;)  I instantly adapted a couple of the recipes this week and they made quick, healthy lunchtime recipes you might find useful:

superfoods beans on toast

Superfoods Beans on Toast

Takes 10 minutes, serves 4 : all organic ingredients

2 tbsp olive oil; 1 small onion; 1 tsp chilli powder; 400g tin mixed beans; 400g tin haricot beans – drained and rinsed; 400g tin plum tomatoes; 1 tbsp chilli jam; 125ml vegetable stock; sprinkling of fresh thyme leaves; 8 slices home made bread; 50 g Crowdie Cheese*

Heat the oil in the pan with the chilli powder and onions for a few minutes, then add the beans, tomatoes, jam, stock and thyme leaves.

Heat the ingredients gently and toast your bread. Butter your bread (optional) and spoon beans mixture on top, then add a few teaspoons of soft Crowdie cheese on top and serve.

*I get my award winning Connage Crowdie cheese via my vex box delivery from Grow Wild. You could use goats cheese if you prefer.

Simple – and tasty, tasty, very very tasty!

superfoods spiced rice & lentilsSpiced Rice & Lentils

Takes 40 minutes, serves 3 : all organic ingredients

1/2tsp ground cumin; 1/2tsp ground cinnamon; 1 tbsp dunflower oil; 1 medium onion, sliced; 100g arborio rice; 1/2 pint veg stock; 400g tin green lentils, drained & rinsed; 1 x head broccoli, chopped in 1inch pieces; 6 chopped dried apricots;  handful of sultanas; small handful omega seed mix; small handfull chopped cashew nuts

Put the spices in a large frying pan and heat gently before adding the oil and onions once you can start to smell the spices. Then fry over over a low heat until the onions are soft – about 10 minutes.

Add the rice, toss it in the oil to coat then add the stock and dried fruit. Cook until the stock is absorbed – about 20 minutes.

Meantime, steam your broccoli for about 10 minutes.

Add the lentils to the rice mixture and tip into a large warm bowl with the steamed broccoli and  seed mix. Season to taste and serve.

I loved this. Very veggie. Very old school. Huzzah!

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