Category Archives: gourmet nutrition

Flavourless beans or brown rice?

I think one of the big reasons why so many people avoid cooking brown rice or lentils is because they don’t always like the flavour and think that it is dull and tasteless. It doesn’t need to be you know.

Here are a few tips on how to jazz up your lentils or brown rice:

  • Sauté some onion, garlic and chopped carrot before adding the lentils or rice
  • Add a teaspoon bouillon powder to the cooking water
  • Add fresh herbs and spices at the end of cooking
  • Toast some cumin and coriander in a hot pan, then grind in a spice grinder or mortar and pestle. Sauté your onion and garlic and then add these spices before adding the rice or legumes.
  • Use cooked rice or lentils as leftovers and add 1/2 chopped avocado, feta cheese and a chopped tomato as well as fresh herbs for a lovely light lunch time salad and eat cold.

Whole grains, legumes and pulses are rich in fibre and will help to keep your blood sugar balanced as well as keep you full for longer and most importantly they keep you regular.Fibre acts like a brush in your colon and ‘sweeps’ it clean, feeding the good bacteria along the way. (all technical terms) They are packed with B vitamins which is essential for energy and great for those who knows stress as a household name. Ensure they are well cooked and soaking before cooking also helps to ensure optimal digestion and prevents bloating. Start this evening by replacing your white rice for some wholegrain variety. Your tummy will love you for it!

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Quick Metabolic Balance dinner

Jazz up your dinner in Phase III

Steamed prawns and vegetables depending on what is on your plan. (weights dependant on your plan)

  • 1 Tablespoon coconut oil
  • 135g raw prawns de-veined and shelled
  • 30g Pack choi
  • 30g grated carrot
  • 20g chopped spring onion
  • 30g sliced button mushroom
  • 30g broccoli
  • Juice of half a lemon (if permitted)
  • 1 clove garlic chopped
  • 1inch ginger peeled and chopped

Method:

  1. Heat the coconut oil in a wok or large frying pan
  2. Add the chopped garlic and ginger and fry for two minutes
  3. Add the rest of the ingredients except the prawns and sauté for five minutes
  4. Now add the prawns and steam until pink
  5. Season with salt, pepper and chilli flakes and lemon (if permitted)

Serve!

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Nutrition by Suné

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lunchbox mania

does he love me I wanna know?

does he love me I wanna know?

Wow, I had the best lunch ever yesterday. After our dinner party on Saturday evening the love of my life made the following ensemble for me to take to work on Monday. It was colorful, sexy, and tasty and über filling and the most important thing was that it made feel all fuzzy inside. Can you feel the love?
Lunchbox jazz consisted of roasted new potatoes with lemon, sumac and turmeric. Superfood salad with fennel, apple, carrot, onion and diced red pepper with a few chilli roasted almonds and a boiled egg. Boy did that feel good!
What are you having for lunch?

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Urban Living – Jamie Oliver

Have a look at my most recent article on Jamie’s website.

http://www.jamieoliver.com/news/urban-living

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