Healthy Sunday Night Dinner - Lamb Steaks With Lebanese Tabbouleh Salad

Thursday, 25 September 2014

Its been now over a month since I took my healthy lifestyle up to the next level. What I mean by that is that I gave up all unrefined sugar, high fructose syrups and gluten.
Giving all of these things up sounds quite scary but its something I am passionate about and I am willing to give it a long shot, trying to make it a routine in my life.
Over the summer I read quite a few books on nutrition/ health and how the body is impacted by eating to much of these foods.
I was amazed and since studying these kind of topics, I come to realise that I had to change quite a few habits.
I thought my diet and lifestyle was already quite good but no I was wrong again. To be honest this whole food thing is actually quite confusing because everyone is saying something different. 
So if you want to make some changes for the better in your life try and do your own research otherwise you end up all confused and go right back to your normal ways.

Anyway after doing all my research ( I am sure there is more to know, it never stops) I came to the conclusion to stop eating sugar and holding back on the gluten. 

Here are some the things I started changing around the house!

1. Get a organic veg & meat box delivered every week ( I get mine from Riverford and so far they           have been fantastic)
2. Stop taking sandwiches for lunch and instead taking salads or soups with me in my much loved           Kilner jars
3. Stop eating vegetable oils and instead cook with coconut oil and butter, for salads I like to use             extra virgin olive oil
4. Stop eating pasta and instead making "pasta" from veggies like courgette
5. Stop drinking fruit juice, just have water 
6. Started making my own Yogurt ( its a great way to avoid sugar loaded ones that are in the shops)
7. For snacks I have nuts and dried berry's and when I crave chocolate I like to eat dark chocolate           (anything over 70% cocoa is great)

There are more things that I have changed but for know I think they are just enough. Pick the ones you would like to change and listen to your body. I changed all these things with time and not overnight. It takes time for the body to adapt and not crave sugary foods. Maybe just start with one. 
When I started I only wanted to drink more water and when I saw some good results I wanted to do more.

So to give you a little help and show you how easy healthy cooking can be I want to share last Sunday nights dinner with you! Hope you like it!

Lebanese Tabbouleh
serves 4-6

1 cup uncooked quinoa

half of a red onion or 3 spring onions

3 medium tomatoes

1 large bunch of parsley (1 cup)

1 small bunch of mint (half a cup)

2 cloves of garlic

half a lemon

season with extra virgin olive oil plus salt & pepper

1. Start of by rinsing the quinoa under some cold water, combine with 2 cups of water and some salt.     Bring to a rapid boil, then turn down to a low heat and cook until the quinoa is fluffy, about 20 min
2. Finely chop onion, tomatoes, parsley and mint and put aside in a large bowl
3. Empty the cooked quinoa into another bowl and let it cool down until is barley warm to the touch
4. Combine all the ingredients and drizzle the juice of the lemon and some olive oil over it.
5. Season with salt and pepper ( you might also like to but some feta into the salad to give it some more body) 
6. Give it a good stir to combine.

For the lamb steaks I simply seasoned them with some turmeric, salt and pepper and fried them on a high heat for 5 min in a pan. Easy

I hope you enjoy this recipe and give it a go at your house!


  1. I need to try this it looks so delicious.

  2. Excellent recipe it looks very yummy! I have never tried lamb steaks before but definitely going to give this a go, thanks for sharing xx | Giveaway

  3. That looks absolutely delicious I am starving now- I haven't made lamb steaks before xxx

    Blonde of carbs


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