I mentioned before that when I was at University I used to cook according to five elements and being obsessed with traditional Chinese medicine. Well, I still am.
According to five elements, if you are imbalanced, or your diet is imbalanced, it’s only natural that you are craving sweets. So, if you want to stay away from sugar try to eat wholesome food.
I used to make the dish I’m going to share with you, quite often. There is something magical about it. You have one flatbread and you feel satisfied for hours. There is no way you want to have a dessert afterwards…I just realized, that sounded quite sexual, but nothing’s wrong with a little innuendo, is there?
Cornmeal and Wholemeal Flatbread with Lentils:
(serves two or one very hungry and gluttonous person)
For the flatbread:
2 cups of water
1 cup of cornmeal flour
1 1/2 cup wholemeal spelt flour
For the lentil sauce:
2 tbs olive oil
1 clove chopped garlic
1 cup lentils
1 cup chopped tomatoes
1 cup water
fresh basil or parsley
1. Start with boiling 2 cups of water. Turn down the heat and add 1 cup of cornmeal flour and salt. Mix quickly, making sure there is no lumps. Leave it to cool.
2. Heat olive oil in a pan. Add chopped garlic. Fry for 1-2 min and add chopped or sliced mushrooms. Wait until mushrooms start getting a bit of colour, then add tomatoes. Cook for 2-4 minutes. Add water, lentils, salt and pepper. Cover and simmer till lentils are soft. Add more water if necessary. When lentils are soft and sauce starts to thicken, add herbs.
3. Your cornmeal dough should be cooled now. Spread 1 cup of wholemeal flour onto your working surface. Take the cornmeal dough out of a pan onto the flour. Start working the dough into the flour. If your dough is still sticky you can add more flour. Roll out two flatbreads.
4. Heat dry pan (non-stick one or iron cast). Fry your flatbreads on both sides, shaking the pan from time to time so they won’t stick. When the flatbreads are crispy, put them on the plate.
5. Spread your lentils on top of the flatbread. Enjoy!