This is a nice and simple, high protein slow cooker recipe. Dhal is a traditional Indian dish usually prepared with lentils, but I’ve substituted quinoa to take advantage of its nutrients while using it in a recipe that is strong enough to give the usually bland seed a bit of a bite.

It’s a super nutritious and exceptionally tasty one-pot dish that requires minimal prep time and no cooking expertise. Simply throw everything listed below, except for the spinach and quinoa, into a slow cooker for four hours on high. Then, add the quinoa and spinach and give it an extra hour on low. ‘Nuff said!


  • 500g Grass Fed Beef
  • 4 Handfuls of Spinach
  • 100g Quinoa
  • 1 tsp Ground Ginger
  • 1 tsp Ground Coriander
  • 1/2 tsp Ground Turmeric
  • 1/2 tsp Ground Cumin
  • 1/2 tsp Dried Chili Flakes
  • 1 tbsp Butter (preferably from grass-fed cows)
  • 2 Cloves of Garlic
  • 1 Chopped Onion
  • Salt to taste
  • Enough boiling water to just about cover the beef

Serves 2 to 3