I guess i’ll sign up for Master Chef auditions now, Hola Gordon Ramsay!
totally kidding, but I swear this dish will rock your world from its flavor all the way to the simplicity and provided nourishment!
Hot & Smokey
Sweet & Creamy
Fire Roasted Flavored
During all the recipe testing I went through as I prepared for the launch of REAL – The Meal Deal, – a complete 4 week meal plan with the whole 9-yards from grocery lists, to breakfast and dinner recipes, a snacking guide and weekly movement plan; all for providing healthy nourishing meals for the busy folks; I really strived to create flavorful meals that are free of all the junk you’ll find in grab- and-go, pre-made food commonly eaten i.e unhealthy fats, refined carbohydrates and sugars, chemicals, fillers and binders. REAL – The Meal Deal is now available for order in the NN Shop. Be sure to read my post here, to find the deets! It may just so happen to be your life saver come this season, when it’s oh so easy to get off track nutrition wise due to busy schedules, holiday parties and endless amounts of treats floating around! #eatrealfood guys!
Anyways, as I was saying, I really went all out with the dressings, sauces, broths, and flavors in all the meals. I promise you’ll be double questioning if it was possible for something so tasty to be so nourishing and healthy! One of my go to seasonings I’ve been cooking with lately is Spicemode, they keep it real with the ingredients and their flavors are a perfect match in curries and Indian kind of dishes. One of my favorites is their “Curry” which I use in a fall chili called Blazin’ Basil Bean & Barramundi Bowls.
This guy was a leftover that didn’t make the meal deal due to 4 weeks only have 28 days #darntheluck ! However, I still want to share it because it’s so simple and tasty! It’s perfect for those days when you want something satisfying, spicy yet sweet and creamy (riddle me that!), and ridiculously nourishing. This tandoori is full of fiber, protein and healthy fats. I serve it over a bed of broccoli rice (Trader Joe’s stepping up in the world!) but it can easily be served over a bed of basmati rice for a higher carbohydrate version (which I’l be trying next!)
It’s dairy-free thanks to Kite Hill who has an awesome line of dairy-free cheese and yogurt, it’s paleo approved for you folks who are into that, and is vegan adaptable by simply leaving out the shrimp. I love the versatility of this dish; it can be enjoyed by all!
- Group 1
- Chosen Foods olive oil spray
- 1 cup yellow onion finely diced
- 1 cup eggplant cubed
- dash of sea salt and garlic powder
- Group 2
- 1 tbsp minced garlic
- 2 tbsp Tandoor by Spicemode
- 2 tbsp Tandoori Masala seasoning any brand will do
- 1 tbsp tomato paste
- dash of sea salt
- 1/2 tsp paprika
- 1 tbsp minced ginger
- 1 tsp olive oil
- 1 & 1/4 cup diced tomatoes fire roasted canned
- 1/4 cup green chilis canned
- 1 tbsp lemon juice
- 1 serving or 150g Kite Hill Plain Unsweetened Yogurt
- shy 1/2 cup 110g garbanzo beans drained
- Group 3
- 3.5 cups broccoli rice sub with basmati or cauliflower
- 1/4 cup vegetable or bone broth
- Group 4
- 7 oz shrimp seared in Tandoor seasoning
- Group 5
- raw yellow onion
- diced çelery
In a large pot heat a dash of olive oil spray and saute group 1 for about 2-3 minutes.
Add group 2 to the pot mix well to combine, turn to very low and let simmer.
In a separate pot add broccoli rice and broth, turn on high heat and cover to let the rice steam for 1-2 minutes until tender.
Sear your shrimp (group 4) in a separate pan.
Pour your rice mixture on a large plate, dump the pot of sauce over it and mix to saturate the rice. Top everything with the shrimp and top with group 5.