• 2 cloves of garlic
  • 1 large chunk of ginger
  • 1 medium red chilli
  • 1 medium tomato
  • 1 white onion
  • 2 medium mushrooms
  • 1 medium broccoli
  • 1 large sweet potato
  • 1 teaspoon coconut oil
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon nutmeg
  • sprinkle of salt
  • sprinkle of pepper
  • 1kg diced lamb
  • 1 star anise

Busy? I know the feeling. It gets heard to prepare a good healthy, functional meal when you have a lot on. So how bout justmaking a meal tat has everything you need in the one dish? How much you make depends on how big your pots and pans are. Check this one out loaded with immune boosting ginger, garlic, onion and chilli which is perfect for the springtime or when you are asking a lot out of your body.

This dish covers your carbs, proteins, and healthy fats all in one.

Preparation:

Wash the sweet potato well, you don’t have to peel it as long as you give it a good scrub and get rid of all the dirt. Chop up all your ingredients. The tomatoes can be left in medium chunks as they will cook down, chop the mushroom, broccoli and sweet potato into bite-sized chunks. Put a pot of water to the boil, enough to submerge the sweet potato or simply get your microwave ready. Heat a large wok or pot.

Cooking:

  1. Add the oil to the hot wok and throw in the star anise (my favourite spice, love the flavour!)
  2. Boil the sweet potato chunks till medium to soft or simply microwave for about 8-10 minutes (for a high powered microwave)
  3. Add the ginger, chilli, onions, stir through then add the garlic shortly after (garlic will burn if you cook it for too long so I delay in putting it in)
  4.  Add the tomato and spices, stir through
  5. Add the meat, stir through and let it brown on one side before turning
  6. Add the broccoli and mushroom, sprinkle with some salt and pepper, stir and cover
  7. Take the sweet potato out of the boil or microwave, add to the wok, stir through and cover
  8. You don’t have to cover it for too long as he meat should be cooked by now and the longer you cook it the more nutrients you lose
  9. Uncover and let dry to desired consistency
  10. Serve up and enjoy and all in one meal!

Notes:

I added in some extra ginger than normal just to give the immune system a nice boost. For the one I made I only added about 700g of meat which was nowhere near enough so I recommend 1kg instead. But use your judgement based on the other ingredients you have.