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Healthy comfort food for those cold, snuggle-up days!


We know a fantastic healthy and delicious recipe to help you combat the icy temperatures outside: Vegetable curry with cashew nuts and spelt rice

Lena from invented this vitamin-rich warming recipe for all FITAPP users. Colourful vegetables jostle for space in this dish and along with the roasted cashew nuts, it becomes a meal fit for a king.

Ingredients: (serves 4 – ish!)
For the Curry: 

  • 2-3 cloves of garlic
  • 1 piece of ginger (approx. 2cm)
  • 1 tablespoon tomato puree
  • 1 teaspoon tandoori masala, 1 teaspoon garam masala (i.e. from Sonnentor)
  • 1 tin of coconut milk
  • 100-150 ml water
  • Seasonal vegetables (such as carrots, broccoli, peppers, cauliflower, mushrooms, courgettes etc) 
  • 1 tin of giant white kidney beans
  • Chili flakes, according to taste
  • Salt
  • Juice of half a lime
  • A little sesame oil for frying 

To sprinkle over:

  • 100 g Cashew nuts

To Serve:

  • 300 g spelt rice
  • A handful of freshly chopped parsley, salt 


  1. Peel and finely chop the garlic and ginger. Put a little sesame oil in a large pan and lightly sauté the garlic and ginger. 
  2. Chop the vegetables into bite-sized pieces and add to the pan. 
  3. Add the spices (tandoori, masala, tomato puree, salt and chili flakes) and lightly sauté all ingredients together. Then add water and coconut milk.  
  4. Place the lid on and allow to simmer for 10 minutes.
  5. When the vegetables are al dente, stir in the beans.
  6. Add salt, lime juice and chili (if required) to taste. 
  7. Roast the cashew nuts in the pan or in the oven and sprinkle, along with the freshly chopped parsley, over the curry before serving. 

For the spelt rice

  1. Measure the spelt and put twice the amount of water in a pan. Add the spelt and ½ teaspoon of salt. 
  2. Bring to the boil, then reduce the heat to allow to simmer for 10-15 minutes. 
  3. When the spelt is cooked, stir in the freshly chopped parsley. 

Lena has been writing her blog with dedication and love for almost 3 years. She is a nutritional educationalist and a passionate gourmet who places great value on healthy and nutritional meals which are a treat for body and soul.

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