Almost every healthy eating program recommends to stay away from refined carbohydrates and processed grain products. Yes, everyone’s beloved pasta and noodles get a spot in the naughty corner for being too high in carbohydrates and for containing gluten and other antinutrients that affect our gut health, digestion and metabolism. But that doesn’t mean that you have to miss out on things like Spaghetti Bolognese, Pad Thai and Pesto Pasta. In fact, you can have all of these dishes in a more nutrient dense way – by simply swapping the regular pasta and noodles with a healthier, gluten free alternative. We cover some of the best choices in this post. [Read more…]
Besides the lovely, subtle fusion of Asian and sea flavours, this salad has three awesome things going for it – dulse seaweed, prawns and kohlrabi – all of which are super nutritious (see What’s good about it), making it a total winner in my recipe book.
Pashka, Paskha, Pascha or Pasha is a traditional festive dish made in Eastern Orthodox countries for Easter Sunday. Having grown up in Ukraine, I insisted on making a healthy version of this rich, velvety dessert for the website in the lead up to the festive season.
Forget about greasy fish and chips and stodgy frozen fish fingers. There are so many other easy and exciting white fish recipes to try. This recipe for fish fingers from Irena’s book Eat Drink Paleo Cookbook is just one example. Nutrient dense and full of flavour, this dish will delight both grown ups and kiddies.
Recipe: Warm and soothing turmeric tea recipe
This warm and soothing turmeric tea contains healing and anti-inflammatory properties of curcumin. This magic compound has many interesting actions including antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, hepatoprotective and anti-arthritic properties. Adding black pepper with turmeric and consuming this combination with fat enhances the bioavailability of the curcumin.
In this recipe kale, chicken and shitake mushrooms are the main ingredients with some 100% buckwheat noodles tossed through for variety, texture and additional glucose. As an ingredient, noodles – whether wheat, rice or buckwheat based – are not exceptionally nutritious.
Love ’em or hate ’em but sardines are really good for you! Full of anti-inflammatory omega-3 fatty acids, protein and minerals, this little fish is not as kind to the palate as salmon or snapper but with a few little disguises and additions it can hold its own in the culinary world. [Read more…]
As a recipe, coronation chicken has quite a regal history. Essentially, it’s a combination of cooked chicken and creamy curry sauce served with or without the salad on the side. Such a simple dish, yet it has been served to the British royalty in different variations for many decades.