French Lentil and Carrot Salad

One of my chosen legume/veg combos for this week’s slow-carb/4 Hour Body meals is French Lentil and Carrot Salad.  I thought a basic lentil and carrot salad might be a bit boring, especially without the addition of any sweeteners, so I jazzed up the lentils with spices and ‘ta da!’ they taste great. 🙂  The addition of gomasio works well as it imparts a toasty nutty flavour – toasted sesame seeds or hemp seeds would go nicely too.

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Kale, Broccoli and Cannellini Bean Salad

I took two of the foundation ingredients from my kale and broccoli ‘slaw and converted it into something quite different but still very tasty.

Unmixed and undressed. Showing all the yummy hemp, chia and sesame seeds

This recipe is part of my slow-carb experiment.  Mr Ferriss advises one to use a good dose of cinnamon on pretty much everything (see The 4 Hour Body), so I thought I’d try adding it to this salad.  This seems to work quite well, but I suspect that’s because I’m using (as he does recommend) real cinnamon, which has very little flavour.  When I first got it I thought I’d been ripped off, because it didn’t taste cinnamonny enough.  A little re-education later, Continue reading

Slow-carb and The 4 Hour Body – Day 2

I should go shopping before deciding on the week’s menu, and definitely before posting said menu online.  Small hiccup with a number of intended key ingredients being out of season.  Cucumber is out and I couldn’t find any red capsicum at my organic grocer (not a fan of the green ones and wont buy non organic capsicum as it’s generally heavily sprayed).  Also decided that I’ve had enough ‘slaw for the moment (I ate it almost every day last month).

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