This dish can look traditional and easy to make, in part its true!! but you can always cook it in an in-flammatory way, please follow my steps to cook it, so it can be beneficial and nutrient dense, enjoy as a treat on a Sunday, or a day off.
This dish is 25% Acidic and 75%Alkaline, have a look at this food chart to guid you through what is acidic and what foods can alkaline you.
- Lamb shoulder or leg, ‘you choose but make sure its on the bone’
- Seasonal vegetables, here I have broccoli, cauliflower, carrots, courgettes.
- Optional Okra, 1 tbs ghee.
- Handful of Cilantro ‘Coriander’
- 1/2 tbs dried coriander
- A whole head of garlic
- Organic baby potatoes & some fresh mint
- Extra Virgin olive oil
- Green onions
- A few plum tomatoes
- For cooking the lamb, I add turmeric, celery, onion, garlic, carrots, mint ‘dried or fresh’ salt, and as ever I add the black pepper after the food has been cooked.
In a slow cooker, I start cooking the lamb with turmeric, celery, onion, garlic, carrots, mint ‘dried or fresh’ the night before, if you don’t have a slow cooker, then simply cook in a very low oven, as low as 150 degrees for 5 to 6 hours. Slow cooking meat is a very healthy way of cooking, and bones will release the good nutrients, collagen and so on in the bones which will be in your delicious gravy.
Separately I steam the potatoes till softened with the mint, “potatoes are loaded with vitamin C which is an immune support vitamin, also part of a good bone matrix” then I dry roast in the oven with the mint, salt, once done, I add some olive oil and black pepper. I’m generally not a huge fan of high tempreature roasting as along with grilling; they can be associated with the formation of heterocyclic amines (HAs). Most HAs are well-documented carcinogens, and keeping their levels to a minimum in a diet can decrease our cancer risk, so only have it as a very occasional treat.
For the Okra ‘great source of Calcium‘ sauté the green onions, garlic, okra, shopped tomatoes, Turmeric, fresh & dried coriander with little ghee in a saucepan, lower the heat and let cook for 15 minutes or so.
Steam the rest of the vegetables, ‘Cauliflower is a great source of absorbable Calcium too‘ till soft but not too mushy, assemble all and enjoy and very well balanced, nutritionally dense dinner, If you don’t increase the amount of meat to more than a 100 Grams, then this meal is 70% Alkaline and 30% acidic, which is the ideal consistency for healthy bones. xx