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Sweet Pepper and Lentil Soup

Sweet Pepper and Lentil Soup Lentils are a legume rich in nutrients, vitamins and minerals. They are an excellent source of dietary fiber. Legumes are known to help prevent certain diseases such as hypertension, diabetes and heart disease. Lentils are also packed in protein, folate and iron. Including lentils in your diet goes a long way to promoting overall health, as they contain no cholesterol. For this recipe we will… Read Article →

Spicy Cold Tomatillo Soup

Spicy Cold Tomatillo Soup Tomatillo is a green vegetable related to tomatoes and eggplant. They are widely featured in Mexican cuisine as the main ingredient for green sauces. For this recipe, we will be using tomatillos as the main ingredient for a cold and spicy soup. Ingredients 1 kilogram tomatillos 4 cloves garlic 2 cups cucumber, diced ½ white onion, chopped ½ cup cilantro, coarsely chopped 1 cup chicken stock… Read Article →

Simple Broccolini

Simple Broccolini The Broccolini is often mistaken for as a young broccoli plant, but this vegetable is actually a hybrid. Broccolini differs from broccoli, physically having longer stalks and smaller cluster of flowers. It has a sweet flavor similar to broccoli with a hint of asparagus. Broccolini contains high levels of vitamins and nutrients, and can easily be cooked in a variety of ways. One of the most popular methods… Read Article →

Scallops with Sea Kale

Scallops with Sea Kale Sea kale is a type of green leaf vegetable that’s closely related to cabbage. Sea kale is rich in Vitamin C and iodine. It helps boost the immune system as well as promoting a healthy digestive system. Sea kale is low in calories and carbohydrates, making it an ideal option for people who are on a diet and want to lose a few pounds. Ingredients 1… Read Article →

Sauteed Chicory

Sauteed Chicory Chicory is a flowering plant that’s closely related to dandelion. Chicory leaves have a slightly bitter flavor and are primarily consumed as a vegetable. Chicory is widely used as an ingredient in most European cuisine. It is very healthy as it contains detoxifying properties that promote a healthy digestive and immune system. It also protects against bacterial infections and prevents kidney stones. Sauteed Chicory is mostly featured as… Read Article →

Sauteed Broccolini

Sauteed Broccolini This recipe features Broccolini, a vegetable that’s related to, and quite similar to broccoli. Broccolini is a very healthy vegetable, containing vitamins C and A, as well as being an excellent source of iron, calcium and folate. Studies have shown that Broccolini is good for maintaining a healthy nervous system, due to its high potassium content. They also help prevent certain types of cancer, as well as boosting… Read Article →

Sauteed Broccoli Rapini with Potatoes

Sauteed Broccoli Rapini with Potatoes Rapini is similar to broccoli save for the fact that its buds do not into florets as much as the latter. It is a popular green leaf vegetable in European cuisine, most notably in Italian cooking. It has a very bitter flavor and must be blanched in water and salt to tame the taste. Rapini is beneficial for your heart, helps prevent certain types of… Read Article →

Pumpkin and Carrot Soup with Crispy Pancetta and Fried Sage

Pumpkin and Carrot Soup with Crispy Pancetta and Fried Sage   Pumpkin soup is a quintessential dish for warming us up on cold days. There are many varieties of pumpkin soup, since there are hardly any limits on the ingredients that we can use. For this pumpkin soup recipe we will be adding pancetta and fried sage to add a more sophisticated flavor to this tried and tested recipe. Ingredients… Read Article →

Potato-Cabbage Soup

Potato-Cabbage Soup   Soups are either served hot or cold can be made using a wide variety of ingredients. The potato and cabbage soup is a thick, flavorful dish that uses 2 vegetables that are commonly available. This recipe is relatively easy to make, but is elevated with the subtle use of herbs, spices, and chicken stock.  Prepare a blender or food processor for pureeing ingredients. Ingredients   1 head… Read Article →

Pickled West Indian Gherkin

Pickled West Indian Gherkin Pickled gherkins use a rare type of cucumber, which you can procure from an Indian food specialty grocery. They are ideal to use for this recipe. Ingredients Enough gherkin to fill your jar or container Enough pearl onions to fill your jar or container, along with the gherkin 3 tablespoons salt 1 cup fresh dill or oregano 1 clove garlic, whole but peeled 1 bay leaf… Read Article →