My BEST Dahl Recipe yet! & Eating Healthy All Week

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I have tried a few Dahl recipes – I always add things of my own and change it up each time I make it. 

This last time I made it – I have to say it was my BEST!

I love Dahl and didn't eat it much until I came to Edmonton and went to a place called Remedy. I started having their Dahl with rice and I was hooked!

This is true comfort food for me. And especially living here in Edmonton for the winter – I did crave more warming foods and this is. The Dahl at Remedy is much spicier than then what I make at home. So if you like it spicy then add more cayenne, red chili flakes or even some sriracha to it (that is what I did).

I usually make some basmati rice to go with the dahl but this time I made some quinoa. Which is great as it is not as starchy and higher in protein. I LOVED it with the quinoa!

The recipe for the Dahl is below.

I also have a video for you that I filmed yesterday after going to the farmers market – with ideas on prepping, planning and eating healthy all week! (that is at the end of this post).


  • 1 1/2 – 2 Tbsp finely chopped ginger root
  • 1 Tbsp chopped garlic
  • 1/2 C chopped onions
  • 1/2 C chopped celery
  • 6 C water (or a bit more)
  • 1 1/2 C red lentils
  • 1 bunch of cilantro
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 Tbsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 1/2 – 1 Tbsp Sriracha (optional) – or use some cayenne or red chili flakes

In a larger pot add some oil (about 1/4 C). Heat.

Add the garlic and onions and saute for about 4-5 minutes.

Add the celery and about 1/4 C water.

Keep heat medium high and saute for about 5 minutes.

Add the spices and stir well. Let saute for a few minutes. (leave cilantro until the very end)

Add the water and bring to bowl (may have to turn up heat).

When boiling turn down so it is at a light boil and boil like that until lentils are cooked.

Turn temperature down to low, cover and simmer. 

Taste and adjust spices to taste. Add about 2 Tbsp or more of coconut oil or some olive oil.

Chop the cilantro and add to mix, stir.


I made this one day and then last night I made some broccoli and heated up the quinoa, lentils and broccoli and it was so good!!












Potatoes and cauliflower are also great added to this. 

Below is a video that I filmed yesterday talking about prepping food after you buy it along with having things prepared in your fridge to make eating healthy all week so much easier!

I do have a free training video series that goes into more detail (and includes a couple recipes) if you haven't yet seen that. CLICK HERE TO WATCH.

Wishing you,

Health, Happiness, Passion & Purpose!

With Love,


P.S.  If you are someone who may have all the equipment and a ton of recipe books but still cannot stay on track with healthy eating, or would love some ideas, motivation and accountability – I am starting a Weekly Coaching Group that will be just for that!

Message me on Facebook: Diana Marchand – or send me an e-mail at if you are interested or would like more info!

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