Mitch’s 3-course dinner

Mitch went berserk on his cooking day last week, treating us to Mumbai Cabbage Wraps, Vegetable & Lentil Pyramids, Apple and Cucumber Salad with Peanut Ginger Dressing, and Apricot Sesame Slice.

Mumbai Cabbage Wraps

Ingredients

2 cups shredded red cabbage

1/4 cup diced dried papaya or mango

1/4 cup ABC spread or other nut butter

1 tsp garam masala

1 tsp cumin

1 tsp tumeric

2 tbsp orange juice

4 wholemeal Sorj breads

Instructions

Mix all ingredients except bread in a bowl. Divide evenly between Sorj breads and roll up.

Mumbai cabbage wraps

Vegetable & Lentil Pyramids

Ingredients

Pastry

250 g wholemeal flour (we used spelt)

1 tsp bicarb soda

juice of 1/2 lemon

75 g tahini

140 ml water

Filling

2/3 cup French green lentils or other small lentils

1 1/3 cups water

1/2 onion, diced

1 carrot, diced

140 g peas

2 tsp smoked paprika

1 tsp oregano

1 tbsp nutritional yeast

Instructions

Pastry

Mix flour, bicarb soda amd lemon juice. Whisk tahini into water and pour into flour. Stir lightly until it forms a rough ball. Roll out between sheets of baking paper, or on a floured surface. Cut into 8 squares, each 10 cm.

Filling

Rinse lentils, then bring to the boil in 1 1/3 cups water. Turn heat down and simmer, covered, for 10 minutes. Add onion and continue simmering for another 10 minutes. Add carrot and simmer for another 10 minutes. Add peas and seasonings and simmer for another 10 minutes or until lentils are tender.

Wet the edges of the pastry squares. Divide filling evenly between pastry squares. Pinch adjoining edges together to form a square pyramid shape. Bake at 175°C for 30 minutes.

Vegetable & lentil pyramids

Apple & cucumber salad

This was really just something we threw together – use the ingredients in your desired proportions:

Cos letttuce

Red apple, thinly sliced

Lebanese cucumber, thinly sliced

Avocado

Spanish onion

Currants

Peanut Ginger Dressing

Ingredients

2 oranges, peeled

1/4 cup rice vinegar

1/8 cup peanut butter

1/8 cup ABC spread or other nut butter

1 tsp balsamic vinegar

1/2 cm piece fresh ginger, peeled

1 clove garlic

Instructions

Blend all ingredients in a food processor until smooth.

Apricot Sesame Slice

Ingredients

50 g dried apricots, diced

120 g tahini

2 tbsp malt extract

1/2 tsp bicarb soda

2 tbs0 water

100 g rolled oats

130 g wholemeal flour (we used spelt)

150 g date sugar

70 g desiccated coconut

2 tbsp sesame seeds

150 ml oat or nut milk

Preheat oven to 180°C.

Place tahini and malt extract in Thermomix bowl and cook for 1 minute at 60°C on speed 2 (or stir over low heat in saucepan until well-mixed).

Add bicarb soda and water and mix for 5 sec on sp 2 (or stir into tahini mixture).

Add oats, flour, coconut, sesame seeds, oat milk and apricots and mix for 20 sec on sp 1, using the Thermomix spatula.

Spread mixture into a lamington tin lined with baking paper. Bake for 30 mins or until golden brown. Allow to cool in the pan and cut into squares.

Apricot sesame slice

More delicious, healthy recipes at www.empowertotalhealth.com.au/eat-healthy

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