Delicious High Protein Anti-Inflammatory Dinner for Natural Pain Relief

By: Loolwa Khazzoom, Founder, Dancing with Pain

November 10th, 2009 • Nutrition for Natural Pain ReliefPrint Print

(All gone!)

(All gone!)

OMG I just concocted the yummiest dinner. It was delicious, high protein, and anti-inflammatory, thus supporting my natural pain relief path. It was also super easy and fast. Here’s what I did:

  1. Put some olive oil in a frying pan, turn on medium heat.
  2. Cut half a yellow onion into small pieces, put in the pan, stir occasionally
  3. Drain a can of garbanzo beans, and put in the pain. Mix with the onions.

    (Spicin' things up)

    (Spicin' things up)

  4. Chop pre-peeled, pre-washed garlic, about eight pieces, and stir into the mix.
  5. Add pre-washed, pre-shredded carrots — about one handfull.
  6. Add  pre-washed spinach — about 1/4 bag. 
  7. Add four pieces of fire roasted peppers (available in a jar at the supermarket)
  8. Add spices: cumin, curry, garam masala, rosemary, basil, and paprika
  9. Keep stirring on medium heat until the spinach has changed to cooked texture

    (Fave tehina)

    (Fave tehina)

  10. Meanwhile, put some tehina (tahini) in a bowl – my preference being Trader Joe’s refrigerated kind. Add predominantly lemon juice but also some flax oil until it has the texture of a thick sauce.
  11. When the spinach texture indicates that the cooked beans and veggies are ready, fill up a plate with them, add the tehina sauce generously on top, and enjoy! 


Robert Bruce November 11th, 2009

Are you located west of the Mississippi?  Trader Joe’s on the East Coast doesn’t sell tahina.

Tracie November 11th, 2009

Hi there! Why/how is it anti-inflammatory? Thanks!

Loolwa Khazzoom November 15th, 2009

You can try Whole Foods, which carries a Whole Foods brand of tahina. I don’t like it as much, because it’s super thick, and therefore hard on my wrists to stir. But if you add not only lemon juice and flax oil, but also water, you can get it to a good thickness. I’d say my formula for that is to add about 1/3 water to 1 tahina paste. But I’d play with it, adding a little at a time, because I don’t know how thick you like it. you can also try other health food stores if you don’t have a Whole Foods in your area.

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