Primal food for any diet
Forward planning is the best way to make things quick for ourselves in those moments when we want a healthy meal in a hurry. Here is a meal that is OK with virtually every healthy diet on the planet, be it vegan, paleo, GAPS, WAPF, gluten free, or whatever (with minor variation for a raw food diet). True, this meal has potato, frowned upon by strict GAPS and paleo dieters, and if that is you, then substitute swede (rutabaga) for the potato, or even use sweet potato if you are semi-strict! For a raw diet, the sprouts could be tossed with the spinach in a dressing of tahini and lemon juice to substitute for the cooked portion.
There are two fermented foods here (forward planning numbers 1 & 2), and by now I hope everyone who visits my page has began making their own lacto-fermented vegetables. Sauerkraut and basic beets are popular and accessible fermented foods, and accompany most meals well. Sauerkraut in particular is good to have with the main protein meal of the day.
The major protein here is sprouted chick peas (forward planning number 3), and they have received only the briefest heating in the cast iron pan before serving. Firstly, onions are caramelised with a little salt added at the end to balance and enhance the natural sugar. Finely diced potato (sweet potato or swede) is added, and then browned off. Here the oil is coconut oil, just a touch, in a well seasoned cast iron pan. When the potatoes are browned, cut spinach and the chick pea sprouts are tossed in the pan for a brief acquaintance with the heat.
The most noteworthy thing about the salad greens is the blood sorrel. It’s hard to find, usually you need to grow it yourself (forward planning number 4), but it has a pleasing bitterness, and is very, very good for us! These salad greens came from the organic garden at my son’s school.
Magic is the Intelligence of Love