Updated: May 15, 2018
Out of energy? Power needed? The green spelt pan will help you, I promise!!! Do you think healthy cooking is difficult and time-consuming? That’s NOT TRUE! There are many different, creative ways for cooking healthy. Also vegan cooking is not as challenging as it sounds. For me the motivation for healthy cooking is the feeling afterwards. If I do a lot of sport activities or having loooong working or studying days I really need a lot of energy. Chocolate gives me for sure some, but only for a while and eating chocolate escalates every time. So I try to cook something which gives power for more than a half an hour and does not give me the feeling that my tummy explodes. Green spelt is perfect for refuelling power. It’s one of the oldest cultivated crops in human history and is believed to have first been used approximately 8,000 years ago. Green spelt is a variety of grain or cereal that is closely related to wheat. So it’s not gluten free!
The health benefits of green spelt include its ability to help regulate metabolism, aid in the creation of sex hormones, increase circulation, build strong bones, improve the immune system, boost the digestive function, and lower blood sugar and cholesterol levels in the body.
Ingredients for 2 persons or 1 hungry person:
- 1 small cup green spelt (available in organic stores: german: "Grünkern")
- 3 small cups of water
- 1 carrot
- 1 red pepper
- 1 garlic clove
- 1 onion
- Fresh leaves of basil
- Olive oil (extra vergine)
- Dried Italian herbs
- Salt & pepper
First of all turn on some good tunes for rocking the cooking party!
Fill up a pot with the water and bring it to boil. Add the green spelt and let it simmer for about 45 min.
In the meantime cut all vegetables into small pieces. Put 4 Spoons olive oil in a pan, and roast gently the vegetables (approx. 15 min). Take medium heat, because if you heat it up to much, it will not get the good softness and the olive oil doesn’t like it too hot.
If the vegetable mix is soft enough, add the cooked green spelt into the pan. Put salt and pepper, herbs and the basil leaves in. Stir it.
If you want, you can sprinkle sliced cherry tomatoes on it. For the non vegan variant you can put some sliced feta cheese over it.
Invite your friends, family or yourself and ENOJY IT.
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