Fast food is usually associated with highly processed, mass produced junk that is full of rubbish! Normally something that you can grab and go in a moment, rip off the plastic packaging and munch in a flash, regardless of any helpful nutritional content. On the other hand, I’ve been making super healthy FAST food ever since I remember. A very different kind of health food however! Perhaps we should call it Fast-Slow Food!
Abracadabra…. and here’s dinner!!!
Fast food, Conscious Kitchen style, involves the usual healthy whole food ingredients you’d expect in any ‘made with love’ cuisine. For me, food MUST be tasty, filling and jam-packed with nutrients. Honestly though, when it gets to the end of the day, I am not the most patient person when it comes to my dinner. I do frequently come home and whip up a meal in about 15 minutes flat. I never tire of that excitement of seeing a pile of veggies one minute turn into a culinary feast for all of the senses in the next minute. Like waving a sort of magic wand. Abracadabra…. and here’s dinner!!!
I’d like to start sharing more of those ’15 minute meals’ here with my readers. We’re talking ideas and helpful tips on how to create delectable meals, full of health-affirming nutrients, when you don’t have much time to spare.
Cauliflower Raw Slaw with Creamy Tahini Sauce served with Turmeric Quinoa
Here’s my latest video. Please do check it out here…
Some powerful health benefits of the spices this recipe
I rate turmeric highly, is for its powerful health benefits. It has been proven to be just as powerful as pharmaceutical drugs, but WITHOUT the side effects. It is well known that this pepper, yellow spice promotes healthy joint function encourages glowing clear skin, works as a powerful anti-inflammatory, encourages a healthy heart, improves memory, supports the digestive system and is a powerful antioxidant.
I love the opportunity to include freshly grated ginger in as many of my dishes as possible. Not only does it have a delightful spicy, warming, zing, it is also an excellent anti-oxidant, powerful anti-inflammatory, promotes healthy circulation and is a general amazing health superstar!
I do use this warming spice a lot for it’s aromatic warmth. It’s also excellent known for its great antioxidant levels and disease preventing properties. It’s great for the skin, hair, digestion and is some people even claim that it helps diabetes. The British Journal of Nutrition state that the seed extracts have compounds that when release into the blood caused anti-hyperglycaemic, insulin discharging and insulin like movement that held one’s glucose levels within proper limits. Whatever it is good for, it is certainly a little gem.
- 100g quinoa
- 400 ml water (approx)
- ½ teaspoon ground turmeric
- 1 heaped teaspoon dried parsley (optional)
- 1 teaspoon ground coriander
- ½ medium cauliflower
- 1 large celery stalk
- 1 small onion
- ½ large sweet pepper
- Handful of raisins
- Sprinkle of pumpkin seeds (to garnish - optional)
- Handful of rocket (arugula - optional)
- Handful cashews or chickpeas (optional)
- ½ to 1 teaspoon finely grated ginger
- 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
- 1 tablespoon tamari (or big pinch sea salt)
- Twist back pepper
- 1 teaspoon ground coriander
- 75ml (5 tablespoons) tahini
- 60ml (4 tablespoons) water
- 1 heaped teaspoon brown rice syrup (or maple syrup)
- Please check out my video above for a quick tutorial on this recipe.
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