Comfort food at its best – a spicy, creamy and protein packed chill for that one day (well, okay, make that a week) in spring where winter suddenly thinks it’s not over yet.
3 tbs quinoa
3 tbs black lentils
3 tbs red lentils
1 can kidney beans
1 small can corn
1 tsp raw cocoa powder
1 bell pepper
1 sweet potato
100g cherry tomatoes
salt, pepper, chili, paprika, herbs to taste
Heat a tablespoon olive oil and dice the carrots, bell pepper and sweet potatoes. Roast the tomatoes, carrots and sweet potatoes until they color and smell super aromatic. I love to add a bit of rosemary here, too.
Add 4 cups of water, wash the corn and beans and add to the chill. Stir in the quinoa and lentils as well as the cocoa powder.
Turn down the heat and simmer for a good 30 minutes. Check back to stir occasionally and – if needed – add more water.
Season and add a bit of carrot green pesto on top.
Enjoy – winter’s almost over!