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Miso Soup With Spinach & Mushrooms

By |June 20th, 2011|

Miso Soup With Spinach & Mushrooms

Seaweed, Oldest Plant On The Earth Is Wonderful For You

By |March 19th, 2011|

Seaweed, the oldest plant on earth protects us from many modern dangers, including radiation poisoning, heart disease, inflammation, and cancer.

Carrots with Arame

By |March 18th, 2011|

carrots with arame recipe

Seaweed Recipe for Health

This is a great addition to any meal especially if you like ginger and carrots.

Ingredients:

½ cup arame

2 – 3 tbsp. tamari

½ tbsp. fresh ginger, grated

3 – 5 carrots cut into match stick lengths

 

Directions:

  1. Cover arame with water.
  2. Soak arame for 10 minutes.
  3. Boil, uncovered, arame, tamari, and grated ginger gently till most of the liquid has evaporated.
  4. Add the carrots.
  5. Cover and cook till carrots are slightly tender.
  6. Remove lid and cook till all the water has evaporated.

Green Nori Salad

By |March 17th, 2011|

nori in front of salad

This salad is simple, nutritious and filled with flavour.

Ingredients:

Leafy lettuce
Onions
Nori
seaweed
Lemon Juice or Umeboshi Vinegar
Sea salt
Olive oil

Directions:

  1. Tear lettuce into pieces.
  2. Slice onion very thinly and chop finely, mixing together.
  3. Lightly toast Nori until it turns a green color and is crumbly.
  4. Mix in a few drops of olive oil with the lettuce.
  5. Sprinkle lemon juice and salt on lettuce and toss.
  6. Crumble Nori into the salad.
  7. Toss and serve.

Facts on Nori –

This seaweed is thin,  and its oily iridescence reflects the colours of the rainbow. This is the most popular Seaweed for eating, both historically and today. We mostly know it from eating Maki Sushi.

Nori is high in protein, contains carbohydrates and almost no fat. It is rich in vitamins A, B2, niacin, B12, plus C and D. 

It comes in sheets in a packages or dried granules that can be sprinkled on food either during cooking or at the table.

To learn more about seaweed go to this link:  Prevent Radiation Poisoning with Seaweed – Ancient Powerfood

Cooking Beans and Lentils

By |July 2nd, 2010|

I am quite fastidious about the way beans are cooked as I do not like experiencing the common thing we all associate beans with…GAS!  So here is what I do:

Cooking Beans & Lentils

Ingredients:

Dried beans or lentils
Water

Directions:

  1.  Wash beans in cold water and soak overnight in three times the volume of water.
2.  Next day, pour off the water.
3.  Place beans in a pot and cover with water 1 inch above the level of the beans.
4.  Bring to a boil.
5.  Let simmer with lid ajar.
6.  Skim off the foam.
7.  Add more water if necessary. Beans should always be covered with water while cooking.
8.  Cooking time will vary according to the type, size and age of the bean.
9.  Most beans will need approximately 2 hours cooking time. Lentils will take between 30 minutes to one hour.
10.  Beans or lentils should be soft; this is when they are cooked.  This is the stage that you can salt and add other seasonings.  Do not add salt while cooking as above.

Learn 7 Ways To Avoid Gas from Beans

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Here are some very tasty vegan bean and lentil recipes:

Chili con Vege

Adzuki Vegetable Bean Stew

White Bean and Asparagus Stew

Butter Bean Dip

White Bean Vegetable Stew

Lentil Stew

Red Lentil Soup

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