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Re: Healthy recipes

Post by retrofuturist » Mon Feb 14, 2011 2:21 am

The whip was scary, but the knife was worse...
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Re: Healthy recipes

Post by Annapurna » Mon Feb 14, 2011 12:45 pm

Cool picture! Looks like you guys had a lot of fun! When will I get a few of your Muesli slices? With "selfraising flour"?? :tongue: :twothumbsup: :heart:

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Re: Healthy recipes

Post by Annapurna » Mon Feb 14, 2011 12:47 pm

Ben wrote:Hi Anna,
Annapurna wrote:Not to dismiss Retros recipe!
Its actually not Retro's recipe. Its a recipe by one of our leading chefs. He got it out of my scrap-book while he has been staying with me. Retro helped me make 160+ slices over the weekend. Our students and staff love the muesli slice. Retro also helped me to make Hyderabadi tomato chutney and Ayival (mild coconut and yoghurt vegetable curry) for 84 people. I had the whip out and I was working him like a trojan!
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Post by Bunjers » Tue Mar 08, 2011 3:30 am

Four nice green smoothie recipes pdf. on my Scribd account :thumbsup:
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Re: Healthy recipes

Post by Ben » Tue Mar 08, 2011 4:19 am

Annapurna wrote:
Ben wrote:Hi Anna,
Annapurna wrote:Not to dismiss Retros recipe!
Its actually not Retro's recipe. Its a recipe by one of our leading chefs. He got it out of my scrap-book while he has been staying with me. Retro helped me make 160+ slices over the weekend. Our students and staff love the muesli slice. Retro also helped me to make Hyderabadi tomato chutney and Ayival (mild coconut and yoghurt vegetable curry) for 84 people. I had the whip out and I was working him like a trojan!
kind regards

Ben
I bet you're doing this on purpose, to make me drool!!! :lol:

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I love it when Anna drools!
Get your saliva glands ready Anna, I'm about to post another one...
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Re: Healthy recipes

Post by Ben » Tue Mar 08, 2011 4:38 am

Morrocan vegetable tagine

375g courgettes cut into 3mm rounds
225g carrots, cut into 3 mm rounds
1.5 tsp garlic finely chopped
1.5 tsp roasted ground cumin
1.5 tsp paprika
2 tbs fresh coriander, chopped
2 tbs fresh parsley, chopped
1.5 tsp salt
Fresh black pepper to taste
285g potatoes, peeled and cut into 3mm rounds
285g green cabbage, shredded
1 large onion, peeled and cut into 3mm rounds
2 large tomatoes, cut into 5mm rounds
1 medium green pepper, seeded and cut into 5mm rounds.
4 tbs olive oil

Preheat oven to 180degC

Arrange the courgettes into a single layer, slightly overlapping on the bottom of the casserole or tagine. Add a layer of carrots, also slightly overlapping. Sprinkle with 0.25tsp of garlic, cumin paprika each. 1 tsp of fresh coriander and parsley, 0.25 tsp salt and pepper to taste.

Arrange potatoes in a layer, slightl overlapping the slices, on top of the carrots. Sprinkle with 0.25tsp of garlic, cumin paprika each. 1 tsp of fresh coriander and parsley, 0.25 tsp salt and pepper to taste. Spread the cabbage on top of the potatoes and apply the seasonings as before.

Carefully arrange the onions in a single layer overlapping, over the cabbage. Be careful to keep the onion rings together and maintain their shape – as much as possible!. Sprinkle with the seasonings as before.

Arrange the tomatoes in a single overlapping layer over the onion slices. Sprinkle with seasonings as before. Finally, arrange the peppers in a single overlapping layer over the tomatoes. Sprinkle with the remaining seasoning. Evenly pour 2 tbs of olive oil and 120ml of water over the vegetables.

Cover and bake in the oven for 45 to 60 min. During the last 20 minutes, baste 3-4 times with the juices that accumulate at the bottom of the casserole or tagine. Serves six.

From: Madhur Jaffrey’s “World Vegetarian”

I cooked this twice for 45 people (mostly 12/13 year olds) and everyone enjoyed it.

PS: Serve with cous cous.

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Re: Healthy recipes

Post by caydenL » Tue Jun 14, 2011 8:48 am

Very useful thread, thanks for posting this recipes this is really great! :clap:

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Re: Healthy recipes

Post by Ytrog » Fri Jan 27, 2012 1:26 am

Hmm, I really should try some of these out, because most of my meals are a la *ping* these days :embarassed:
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Re: Healthy recipes

Post by harveysmith27 » Thu Aug 16, 2012 10:16 am

Number of healthy recipes are there nut
the simple healthy recipes are milk , egg , juice and fruit these are cheap and best.

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Re: Healthy recipes

Post by LeonBasin » Fri Aug 24, 2012 6:07 am

I would like to bump. I need more simple veggie recipes?? Links, Ebooks?

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Re: Healthy recipes

Post by TheNoBSBuddhist » Tue Apr 29, 2014 11:46 am

I am extremely fond of Brine-Pickling; that is, using a salt-water solution, instead of vinegar.
It's a means of creating pro-biotics, is extremely healthy, safeguards - and at times, even increases - vitamin content, it's easy, inexpensive oh, and did I mention, delicious...?!

Would you like some recipes?
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Post by DNS » Tue Apr 29, 2014 3:49 pm

TheNoBSBuddhist wrote: Would you like some recipes?
Yes.

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Re: Healthy recipes

Post by DNS » Tue Apr 29, 2014 3:52 pm

Tofu stir fry is probably my all-time favorite dish. You can use various veggies to add, no specific ones required.

http://minimalistbaker.com/tofu-that-ta ... -stir-fry/

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Re: Healthy recipes

Post by TheNoBSBuddhist » Tue Apr 29, 2014 4:19 pm

Mr Snyder that looks so good - I could just pick those chopsticks up right now and eat the lot - very appetising!

Ok, first recipe.
This may sound odd to many of you, but it's utterly delicious:

First you will need an Iceberg lettuce (as they're known in the UK: Here's a picture to avoid confusion...)

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Remove just one layer of the the outer leaves, (Keep these) and cut the lettuce in half, and remove the two halves of the hard core, in one piece. Keep the cores, but trim off the yellowed dry base.

Cut the lettuce into large bite-sized pieces. (I cut each half into half again, lengthwise, then cut it into 6 pieces, across).

Put into a large bowl, layer by layer, separating the leaves, but not too much..... leave it a bit 'chunky'... Sprinkle each layer with salt, (about 2 teaspoonfuls), and keep mixing and tossing until the lettuces are all salted. Place a small plate on top, but with a good weight to push everything down. Leave the lettuces in the bowl, mixing occasionally with your hands, until the water starts to come out of the lettuce.

When they are fairly wilted, (a couple of hours) pack the lettuce into a clean sterilised jar, pressing down firmly as you go. Add any remaining brine still in the bowl.

You will find the quantity will look very reduced! The juice/brine from the lettuce should rise to about a half inch (1 - 2 cm) above the lettuce.

The lettuce should be submerged. If it is not, add some fresh brine (Ratio: 200ml still mineral water, mixed with 2 teaspoons of salt).

Take a round, unbroken stone and wash it really well. Scrub with soap and bleach, and rinse thoroughly.

Now: Rinse the outer leaves you removed, and fold them up to fit through the neck of the jar. Push them down onto the pressed lettuce leaves. The brine may well rise beyond the folded fresh leaves; that's fine. You want that...

Now, in turn, lay the lettuce hearts down onto the lettuce in the jar. Push the stone on top of the lettuce hearts, until they are also submerged in the brine. Put the lid on. Hopefully, the stone will be proud of the neck/mouth of the jar. This is good, because you need to apply downward pressure.

This squashes everything down.

The lettuce will be ready to eat the same day. Remove the quantity you need, and drain in a sieve, with a weight on top, to remove excess brine. eat as a side dish or as part of a salad.

I'm telling you, it's lush. Crunchy, savoury and definitely different. In Asia and Korea, they prepare a lot of side vegetable dishes this way.

Very late EDIT NOTE:
If the lettuce really is too salty for you, you can rinse it briefly under cold running water, and squeeze the excess fluid out, but carefully, so as not to crush the leaves and break them up... really, it's to remove the water, not crush them into submission.
However, eating this as an accompaniment to other foods which are not as savoury, balances the flavours out....
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Re: Healthy recipes

Post by waterchan » Tue Apr 29, 2014 4:29 pm

No one enjoys an aromatic, healthy dal cooked with fresh cilantro and extra virgin olive oil?

Recipe: http://www.taste.com.au/recipes/14107/lentil+dhal

Substitute olive oil for butter if you wish. Tastes just as good with all the spices.
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