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The Horses Mouth|Clean Thai Beef and Lemongrass Rice


The Horses Mouth | Clean Thai beef with Lemongrass Rice

Clean Thai Beef and Lemongrass Rice

•Rice (1 cup)

•Coconut milk (1 cup)

•Water (1 cup)

•Fresh Lemongrass (2 sticks, chopped)

•Carrots (2, shredded or chopped)

•Peppers (2 – red work well)

•Chilli pepper (to taste – we chopped 2 up)

•Honey (1/2 teaspoon)

•Coconut Oil (1 tablespoon)

•Lime (1 for juice, 1 for serving)

•Garlic (2 teaspoons, Lazy chopped garlic)

•Ginger (to taste – We used both Schwartz and Lazy ginger and added approx a teaspoon of both)

•Beef

•Salt and Pepper (to taste)

•Soy Sauce (2 tablespoons)

Lemongrass Rice

Boil the coconut milk and water to boil in a pan. Add the rice and lemongrass. Mix and place the lid on the pan leaving it to heat on a very low setting for ten minutes.

Turn the heat off (or on level 1 for an induction hob) and let the rice sit for 15 minutes. (Leave the lid on for the entire time.)

The Horses Mouth | Clean Thai beef with Lemongrass Rice

Thai Beef

Whilst the rice is cooking, add the carrots, peppers, chilli pepper, honey, lime juice and Soy sauce to the beef mince and once tossed, allow it to rest in a bowl.

Add the coconut oil to a pan or wok. Once hot, add the garlic and ginger and cook for a few seconds. Add the beef and season with salt and pepper.

We cooked the mince until it was crispy/brown and added more Soy sauce.

Once the rice is cooked, remove the lid and fluff the contents with a fork before dishing up!

 

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The Horses Mouth|Clean Turkey Chilli


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Clean Turkey Chilli

•Turkey Mince

•Small Onion

•Garlic, chopped, 1 tsp

•Chicken broth, 1/2 pint,

•Chopped Tomatoes, 1 can

•Baked beans, 1 can(optional)

•Quinoa, 1 cup

•Sweet Potato, peeled and cubed, 1

•Chilli Powder, 2 tbsp

•Cumin, 1 tsp

•Paprika, 1 tsp

•Salt, season to taste

•Red Chilli, chopped, as preferred (I use a whole one)CleanTurkeyChilli

Throw the mince and onion into a pan and cook over a medium heat. If you want to cook with oil, use coconut oil.

Add the salt and garlic and cook until the mince is no longer pink.20140916-201543.jpg

Throw the rest of the ingredients into an oven proof pot and stir in the mince mix. Ideally cook at 120 degrees Celsius for 3 hours but if you are short for time, simply cook until the sweet potato is softer and the consistency is thicker.

Fancy a treat? Crush up a hand full of Doritos and sprinkle on top with some chopped avocado!

 

The Horses Mouth | Clean Vindaloo Curry with Sweet Potato


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I found this clean Vindaloo curry on Rebelfit and decided to change it slightly by using my own homemade Vindaloo paste.

Be sure to check out Rebelfit’s Facebook page to find more clean recipe’s like this clean Vindaloo curry.

• Coconut Oil

• Beef strips

• Onions (2, diced)

• Chopped tomato (1 tin)

• Chicken stock (100ml)

• Sweet Potatoes (200g)

• Vindaloo paste (1/2 jar)

Fry the beef strips in the coconut oil.

Set the beef strips aside and cook the onions until golden.

Stir in the Vindaloo paste (or ingredients) along with the chopped tomatoes and chicken stock.

Add the sweet potatoes and cook until soft.

Either eat immediately or add to a slow cooker.

The Horses Mouth | Clean Japanese Chicken Curry


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We tried out another Rebelfit recipe. Below is the recipe for a clean Japanese chicken curry.

This is a hot but tasty dish!

• Skinless chicken thighs (500g)

• Coconut Oil

• Lazy Garlic (1tsp)

• Ginger (1tsp)

• Miso paste (1tbsp)

• Curry powder (1tbsp)

• Chicken stock (400ml)

Heat the coconut oil and brown the chicken until golden.

Set the chicken aside.

Add the onion, garlic and ginger to the pan and cook for 5 minutes.

Add the miso paste, curry powder, chicken stock and browned chicken.

Bring to the boil and then turn down to simmer for 20 minutes.

Ostrich fillet – In for a penny in for a £1.30


Twitter is buzzing with mixed reactions regarding Iceland’s new “speciality meat and game from around the globe” range. Last night we looked into the hype and tried the Iceland Ostrich fillet.IMG_1345-0

The 125g of Kezie Ostrich costs just £1.30 per fillet. If you are a fan of beef, you will love this healthy alternative. With a slight game taste, the rich meat could soon adopt a leather texture unless cooked carefully. That aside, we simply seared each side on a high heat and then cooked the pre-cooked fillet in nothing but Coconut Oil for 3 minutes on each side.

Not only did the Ostrich fillet taste delicious, it is incredibly healthy. With a high iron and protein content and low fat, cholesterol and collagen any clean eater should be keen to add this to their diet.

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Served with balsamic braised red cabbage, the Ostrich fillet went down really well and for the sake of £2.60 for 2, I would highly recommend heading to Iceland to try some for yourself.

The Horses Mouth | Clean Vindaloo Paste


Earlier I shared the recipe for a Clean Vindaloo Curry that I found on Rebelfit. I’m keen on making dishes as clean as possible so decided to make my own Vindaloo paste!

Note to self: Ease up on the Birdseye Chilli next time.

• Black Peppercorns (1tsp)

• Coriander (2tsp)

•Yellow mustard seeds (1tbsp)

• Dried red chillies (4) – I used Birdseye

•Lazy garlic (2tsp)

•Ginger (2tsp)

•Sea Salt (1/2 tsp)

•Coconut Oil (1tbsp)

•Vinegar (2tbsp)

•Tomato Puree (2tbsp)

•Tamarind Paste (1tbsp)

•Fresh chilli (2) or chilli powder

Simply throw every ingredient together and blend into a paste!

•Vindaloo paste (or make a scorcher of a curry and make a clean Vindaloo paste of your own!)

Heat up the Coconut Oil and fry the beef strips.

Add onions to pan and cook until golden.

Stir in the paste and chicken stock.

Throw in the Sweet potato and cook until soft.

Alternatively, once the beef strips are cooked and the onions are golden, throw the entire mix in a slow cooker and enjoy later on.

Google Food Comparison Tool


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It is a handy tool to use if you want to double check that your “healthier” option really is better for you! I.e Tortilla crisps have more calories than popcorn but less carbs.20140331-133443.jpg

It’s also great for when you want to treat yourself as you can find out if your “low fat” option is in fact so high in salt and other gremlins that you may as well opt for the sweeter option!20140331-133315.jpg

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Clean Chicken Masala Curry


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Here’s a recipe to another clean and really tasty dish. I absolutely love Indian food and this healthy clean version of a popular choice will not disappoint!

•Coconut milk. 1 Cup
•Lemon juice. 1tbsp
•Cumin. 2tbsp
•Cinnamon. 2tsp
•Garlic. 2tsp
•Onion. 2 finely sliced
•Garam masala. 1tbsp
•Corriander. 1tsp
•Ground ginger. 2tsp
•Tinned coconut milk. 2
•Chicken breasts. Portion for 2
•Tinned Tomatoes. 1
•Tomato Purée. 1tbsp
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This literally couldn’t be easier! All you have to do is throw all of the ingredients above in a large pan and cook on a medium heat for approx 30 minutes. Remember to stir occasionally.

I tend to serve this with some green runner beans and a brown pitta bread!

Tonight we will be having this with a side of edamame beans! My absolute favourite clean and healthy snack!

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Clean Sweet Potato Balti – Delicious Veggie Curry


Gareth and I try to have one fish dish and one vegetarian dish per week. One of our favourite meals is this Clean Sweet Potato Balti recipe.

•750g Sweet Potato, peeled and cubed
•150ml Vegetable Stock
•1tsp Coconut Oil
•1 tin of copped tomatoes
•1 tin of chick peas (drained and rinsed as always.)
•150g Spinach
•1 Onion

(and for the Balti Sauce)
•1 tbsp Cinnamon
•1tbsp Coriander
•1tbsp Turmeric
•1tbsp Paprika
•1tsp Mustard
•2tsp Cumin
•1tsp Chilli Powder
•1tbsp Lemon Juice
•1tsp Chopped Garlic

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Put the sweet potato and stock into a pan and bring to the boil. Simmer for 10 minutes until tender, drain and reserve the liquid.

Heat the coconut oil in a pan. Chop and cook the onion in the oil. Add all of the Balti sauce ingredients into a bowl and add to the pan with the onions.

Add the drained sweet potato and cook for a few minutes. Cover the potato in the sauce.

Stir in the chopped tomatoes, chickpeas and the reserved liquid. Bring the entire mixture to the boil and simmer for 5 minutes.

Add the spinach and keep stirring until it has wilted.

Serve immediately! (Well you don’t have to but I can’t wait around when something as tasty as this is in front of me.)

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Clean Stuffed Chicken


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• 2 chicken breasts
• 2 tbsp sun dried tomatoes
• 2 tbsp feta cheese
• 2 tbsp olives
• 1 tsp minced garlic
• 1 tbsp pine nuts or sesame seeds
• 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
• Coconut Oil

Pre heat the oven to 220. Throw together all of the ingredients in a bowl. Slice each chicken breast with a knife and stuff the pocket with the ingredients in the bowl.

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Smear a little coconut oil on each chicken breast and cook in the oven for 20 minutes.

I served this with a little brown rice cooked in chicken stock.

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