The most searched terms on the internet in January are “Healthy eating, diets & detoxing.” So many people desperately want to be healthy and lose weight, and yet by February 99% of the folks abandon their resolutions and reach for a doughnut.
Why? They set their goals and expectations too high and too much. The 1% who succeed every time are the ones who start slow; making just one change at a time, but with consistency, persistence, and patience the whole year. Something to think about.
In the meanwhile, try this low cal, detoxing, easy, and delicious dish to empower and motivate you on your journey to health & happiness in 2019.
2 tbsp. organic extra virgin coconut oil
1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper
1/4 tsp. ground cumin
1/4 tsp. ground tumeric
1/2 large onion, finely chopped
2 garlic cloves; chopped
1 piece of ginger, grated or chopped
11/2 cups organic red or green lentils
1 can of organic coconut milk (13.5-oz)
2 tbsp. fresh lime juice
Kosher or sea salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
Cilantro leaves, toasted unsweetened coconut flakes; preferably organic
Heat oil in a large pot over medium-high.
Add onion, garlic, and ginger and cook until softened, about 3 minutes.
Add cayenne, cumin, and turmeric and stir for about a minute.
Add the apple and lentils and stir well.
Add the coconut milk and 2 1/2 cups water and bring to a boil.
Reduce heat and simmer occasionally stirring until the lentils are completely soft and dal is thick. It takes about 20–25 minutes.
Add lime juice and season with salt and pepper.
Serve in individual bowls and enjoy as is or with cilantro, coconut flakes, and a dash of hot sauce and extra freshly ground pepper, if you prefer.