Inspiration for the Season:
Recipes to boost your Immune System During Challenging Times
Whilst Debbie can’t tailor the recipes on a blog to every individual’s conditions and body the way she does with her clients, she does hand-select the recipes based on healthy ingredients put together in the most inspiring ways. Inspiration is the best step towards embracing genuine nourishment!
You MUST make sure that all ingredients you use are compatible with your own individual medical conditions, medications, allergies and goals.
Mediterranean Brown Rice Salad
From Food Republic
1 cup brown rice, rinsed
1/3 cup olive oil
3 cloves garlic, crushed and peeled
2 tablespoons pine nuts
2 cups baby spinach
1 lemon, zested and juiced
2 tomatoes, chopped
1 cup scallions, chopped, white and light green parts
1 cup Feta cheese, crumbled
1 cup cucumber, finely diced
1 small red onion, small diced
3 tablespoons red wine vinegar
1/2 cup Kalamata olives, pitted and chopped
3 tablespoons mint, chopped
In a large pot, bring 4 cups of water to a boil. Add the rice and simmer for 30 minutes or until tender, strain and place back in the pot and cover, off the heat for 10 minutes to steam.
Heat 2 tablespoons of the olive oil in a large saute pan over medium heat. Add the garlic and pine nuts and cook until fragrant, about 3 minutes. Add the spinach and lemon zest and cook until the spinach has wilted, 3 to 4 minutes.
Combine the remaining olive oil, brown rice, spinach mixture, tomatoes, scallions, lemon juice, feta, cucumber, vinegar, olives, and mint in a large bowl. Season with salt and pepper.