Saturday, January 22, 2011

G'bye, beets.

I had one beet left. I felt like eating it in salty form.

Commence the 10-minute Tulika-fied Indian meal!

Beet Curry

  • 1 beet, cooked
  • fresh spinach
  • frozen corn
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • olive oil
  • mustard seeds
  • cumin seeds
  • turmeric
  • coriander & cumin powder
  • chili powder (very little)
  • salt/pepper

Pour the olive oil in to a pan with the mustard seeds and cumin seeds. Add the garlic just before the seeds begin to pop.

Then add the beets, spinach, and corn.

Add the turmeric and coriander & cumin powder. At this point, the curry might be a little dry, so add a bit more olive oil.

Add the chili powder, salt, and pepper last. 

After teaching my first Zumba class today (!) I was too hungry to wait and make quinoa for this. So I ate the curry by itself. Bad idea. Lesson learned: carbs are quite necessary after an intense aerobic workout. Otherwise you cannot function. 

Even a spinach protein shake doesn't help in this situation. What did help was an almond butter sandwich. Gotta love carbs.


♬♪♫ ♬♪ ♩♫ said...

I heard the only way to lose weight is by not eating carbs. Is this true?

Tulika said...

Eliminating carbs is generally not a good idea. Low carb diets are good for weight loss, but your body still needs carbs to function. So "low carb" means eliminating sugars and refined carbs (white bread, flour tortillas, white rice, etc) and instead eating complex carbs (whole grains, brown rice, vegetables).

While most people assume that carbs are bad, the truth is that eliminating carbs altogether can lead to weight gain because of the excess fat intake from solely consuming fat/proteins. Plus its good to get the nutrients from complex carbs!

Thanks for the good question :)

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