I mentioned in an earlier blog about my desire to try a plant based diet because of the success I have witnessed in my running buddy and co-race director James Penney. I am happy to say that after a little more than a month I have shed 22 pounds so far! This is the easiest thing to stick to for me. I feel great and without any perceived effort I have lost quite a bit of weight and in turn was able to shed more time off my PR's.
I'm going to pop in now and then to share some of my favourite Plant Based recipes that I've adapted from the Forks over Knives cookbook. Below is a video recipe for Currie Potato Wraps. Delicious and oh so filling! Make sure you subscribe so you don't miss out on any of my favourites! (please forgive my obvious amateur videography... haha! Well, I tried! LOL
Curried Potato Wraps
2 pounds Yukon Gold Potatoes
1 Yellow Onion Diced
1 Tomato Diced
1 Clove Garlic minced
1 tbsp lemon juice
1/4 cup fresh cilantro chopped
4 ox frozen green peas
2 tsp curry powder
1 tsp sea salt
3/4 tsp ground cumin
Steam potatoes until tender when pierced with a fork, about 10 minutes.
Remove from that and transfer to a bowl to let cool, then peel and dice.
Dice onion and tomato. Mince garlic and ginger. Juice lime. Chop cilantro.
Saute onions, garlic and 1/4 cup of water in a pan over medium-high heat, stirring frequently, until onions start to brown. Add tomatoes, peas, ginger and another 1/4 cup of water, and cook until peas are heated through.
Add potatoes, lime juice, curry powder, salt, and cumin. Add another 1/2 cup of water to mixture, reduce heat to medium-low, cover and simmer for 10 minutes. Remove the lid and cook for a few minutes more, or just until most of the liquid has evaporated. Remove from that and stir in cilantro, if desired.
Heat tortillas in a skillet over medium heat until pliable, about 20 seconds on each side.
Place some filling in centre of each tortilla. Fold sides of tortilla over filling, the roll up to enclose.
I began my running journey in March of 2009. I began my journey of faith in September of 2012. Running releases stress from my body while my new found faith releases stress from my mind.