breakfast

Halal Day 1 Recipes

Homemade Buckwheat Granola

DIET

  • Halal

COURSE

  • Breakfast

PREP TIME

Minutes

COOKING TIME

Minutes

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 cups of buckwheat, soaked 2-4 hours
  • 1 cup of raw almonds (dried)
  • 1 cup of pumpkin seeds
  • ¼ cup of whole flaxseed
  • ¼ cup of whole flaxseed
  • 1 cup of desiccated coconut
  • 1 tsp of ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp of ground ginger
  • 1 tsp of vanilla powder
  • A pinch of Himalayan pink salt (if available otherwise just sea salt but smaller pinch)
  • ¼ cup of pure maple syrup (see note below)
  • 100 g of dried super fruits such as cherries, cranberries & blueberries

method

kitchen potSoak the buckwheat for 2-4 hours. This part isn’t optional as the buckwheat groats need to absorb some water so that they don’t go crazy hard after cooking and break your teeth! The soaking also makes them easier to digest, so it’s win win. After soaking the buckwheat wash them very thoroughly as they let off a mucilaginous substance which you want to remove completely.

stirring on a bowl

Next, combine the well-drained buckwheat groats in a large mixing bowl with everything except for the pure maple syrup and dried fruit. Stir well to combine and then add the maple syrup, again stir well to ensure it is evenly mixed.

kitchen oven

Spoon the granola mix onto two lined oven trays and fan bake at 100 Celsius for approximately 30-45 minutes. You are aiming for enough moisture to evaporate from the buckwheat groats, so that they just become crunchy and will be able to be stored in the cupboard. They will still be a little soft when they come out of the oven but you will know they are ready when they harden up on standing. If they are still a bit chewy, return the granola to the oven for a bit longer. Once out of the oven, add the dried super fruits to the granola and leave to cool on the trays.

lunch

Halal Day 1 Recipes

Open Steak Sandwich

DIET

  • Halal

COURSE

  • Lunch

PREP TIME

Minutes

COOKING TIME

Minutes

INGREDIENTS

  • 4 x 100 g of rump steaks
  • 1 tbsp. of olive oil
  • 100 g of arugula leaves
  • 2 ripe tomatoes, sliced
  • 1 small avocado, sliced
  • 4 thick slices whole grain sourdough bread, lightly toasted
  • 1 red (Spanish) onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 tsp. of balsamic vinegar

method

frying pan

Heat a large nonstick frying pan over high heat.

olive oil drizzlying

Coat steaks with oil and cook for 3 minutes each side, or until done to your liking. You may need to do this in batches, if you crowd the pan, the steaks will stew rather than sear. Place steaks in a warm place or cover with foil, and set aside for 5 minutes to rest.

toasted bread with ingredients

Meanwhile, layer the arugula, tomato and avocado on the toast.

chef knife

Thickly slice each piece of beef and place on a sandwich.

olive oil bottle

Top with onion and drizzle with the remaining oil and balsamic vinegar.

mixing on a plate

Serve with salad.

Dinner

Halal Day 1 Recipes

Raspberry-Glazed Chicken

DIET

  • Halal

COURSE

  • Dinner

PREP TIME

Minutes

COOKING TIME

Minutes

INGREDIENTS

Chiken

  • 4 boneless skinless organic chicken breasts
  • 2 tbsp. of coconut oil

Sauce

  • 2 tbsp. of balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tbsp. of olive oil
  • 2 tbsp. of lemon juice
  • 1/3 cup of organic raspberry jam
  • 1 tbsp. of raw organic honey
  • 1 tbsp. of minced red onion
  • ½ tsp. of sea salt
  • Freshly ground pepper

method

stirring on a bowl

In a medium bowl, combine sauce ingredients.

frying pan

Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add chicken breasts and brown on both sides.

frying pan low heat

Turn heat to low and add sauce. Cover and cook until chicken is cooked through, about 20 minutes.

kitchen jar

Store the maple and cinnamon buckwheat granola in a large air-tight jar or container in your pantry.

sauce

Spoon the extra sauce over chicken breasts to serve. Make ahead and freeze!

food bag

In a gallon-size zip-top bag, combine sauce ingredients. Squish around to combine. Seal bag and place in the freezer until needed.

baking tray

Cook thawed chicken with sauce in a baking dish at 350 Celsius until chicken is cooked, about 30 minutes.

snack

Halal Day 1 Recipes

Avocado-banana Smoothie

DIET

  • Halal

COURSE

  • Snack

PREP TIME

Minutes

COOKING TIME

Minutes

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 avocado
  • 1 banana
  • 2 tbsp. of almond butter or a handful of almonds
  • 4 dates
  • ½ tsp. of cinnamon powder
  • ½ cup to a 1 cup of unsweetened soy milk

method

mixer-blender

Blend all of the ingredients together, adding enough soy milk to get to the desired consistency.