I have been absolutely loving my clean eating lately!
That's the funny thing about being "healthy" or "cleansing" or any of those other strange words - you have to really WANT to do it. It's so pointless to start a diet when you are only motivated by weight-loss, or feel deprived, or aren't sure why you're doing it. It's a one-way journey to falling off the wagon and feeling unmotivated.
The easiest way to be healthy - is to just bloody do it. Be healthy. Make healthy choices when you can. Eat Alkaline, high-carb foods 80% of the time. It's so easy!
Last night I was craving pasta - so I had pasta. But I made the most simple, divine and guilt-free pasta possible. Another "Raw Till 4" style meal, a lifestyle I am absolutely dying over. If you aren't familiar at all with "Raw Till 4", check it out here.
This pasta took all of about 20 minutes to make and I cannot possibly explain how delicious it was!
One of the main ingredients was canned Pomodoro Tomatoes, that I just found in Sainsburys. Of course, any canned tomatoes (organic!!) are absolutely fine, but these ones looked so cute and dainty in the sauce.
(Serves about 20 million people. Or ONE High-carb Superhero like myself. Okay - I didn't eat the entire thing, but I ate most of it!)
1 Packet Quinoa Pasta (available in any health-food store. Any gluten-free pasta option is fine)
2 Cans Organic Pomodoro Tomatoes
2 cloves garlic
1/2 Tablespoon Sunflower Oil
200g Chestnut mushrooms
1 cup of Spinach
1 teaspoon Cumin
2 large springs of fresh Rosemary
1/2 cup fresh Basil
1/2 cup diced Spring Onion
Salt and Pepper
1) Got music playing? Singing along? Solid
2) Put a large saucepan of water on to boil.
3) Dice your Onion and both garlic cloves finely. Slice mushrooms.
4) Heat up your SMALL amount of oil and add the onion and garlic. Saute until they are browned and aromatic.
5) Add mushrooms, continue sauteing until browned.
6) When water is boiling - add the pasta and cook until ready (test after 20 minutes)
7) Add both cans of tomatoes to your sauce and lower the heat so it's merely simmering
8) Stir your sauce so all elements are combined. Add cumin, three-quarters of the rosemary, three-quarters of the basil, the spring onion, some salt and pepper. Leave to simmer.
9) Taste the sauce after about ten minutes. Add more salt/pepper/herbs as desired.
10) Remove your pasta from the heat. Drain. You may need to run some cool water over the pasta in a strainer to stop it sticking together (gluten-free pasta tends to do this.)
11) Just before serving - add spinach to your sauce. Let it wilt and combine with the sauce.
11) Place your pasta in a serving bowl. Add a generous serving of sauce and finish with a sprinkling of fresh herbs! Yummy.
12) If you are feeling it - add a bread roll with some smashed avocado!