Some of you may not know I am a Muslim, so, there you go. And it is Ramadan.
This consists of an 18 hour fast, and then when you break your fast, you have to eat enough energy for the next day. Anyways, I really dislike eating too much because I hate going to bed with a full stomach!
This is a meal I prepared which is very nutritional, and if I do say so myself, it is also very delicious, it also stores well in case you want to eat the rest another day, I couldn’t finish it, so I kept some for later!
- 1 Plantain
- 1/8 Cabbage
- 4 chili peppers
- 4 Carrots
- Curry Powder
- Soy sauce
- 6 cloves of garlic
- 1 onion
- Pre-cooked Meat, Chicken or fish. Whatever you prefer and if you are a vegetarian or a vegan, just don’t add the meat
The pictures are not very good and they are not edited either, so I apologize for that!
I like the effortless circles. After this, wash the carrots and steam them how you normally steam veggies, I put them in a bowl, cover in cling film and put them in the microwave for about two minutes.
split the garlic and onions in half, we are gonna use the rest later. After you do this put the steamed carrots in a bowl, add the rest of the spice mixture, remember? The salt, pepper, curry powder and thyme, add the chopped chilies, garlic and onions to the steamed carrot bowl, cover in cling film and shake it until you can see that the carrots and the spices are mixed. After this, pour the carrot mixture on the same baking tray as the plantain:
put this in the oven at gas mark 5 and keep checking until the plantains are brown/ golden brown. Mine took about 25-30 minutes.
this one was pretty big, so I only used about an 1/8th of it, well I think its an eight, I’m rubbish with measurements. Cut up the cabbage and chop it up: remember the rest of your garlic and onions? Yeah, you’re gonna need them now! okay so get a small pan and use a teaspoon of extra virgin olive oil, add the cabbage, the onions, the garlic. For flavour, add some salt and some black pepper and some soy sauce, not too much salt though. We do not want to be getting strokes.
Remember the meat? I used grilled chicken, it was cold so I shredded it and warmed it up, I left that on the side and brought out the plantains and carrots from the oven:
It might not look appealing, but I promise you, it was delicious, it also looks a bit tedious, but it only took about 35 minutes.
When I prepare meals, I like to think of the health benefits it has.
- The amount of chilies in this meal are good for fat burning, so after you’re back from the gym, this is a lovely meal to have.
- Plantains are very high in vitamins, and having baked them will maintain their health characteristics.
- There are 3 of your 5-a-day in this meal.
- It is very low in fat, the only fat in it is from the natural fats in the chicken I used and from the olive oil.
And lastly the meal is stupidly delicious.