Brussels Sprouts must be the worlds most hated vegetable. But trust me, it’s time to give them another go. They are not what you remember. When cooked nicely, they’re quite tasty. The key is in choosing small sprouts as opposed to large ones, and another golden rule – DO NOT BOIL!! Brussels Sprouts contain a […]
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Are you a little bored of your daily greens? We often think of veges as a simple side dish yet there are lots of ways to jazz them up, add nutrients and make them more delicious and enjoyable. I found this recipe for zesty orange greens here and it was good!! I simply changed the […]
We all know vegetables are a great source of vitamins and minerals, but how we cook and store them can have a marked effect on their nutrient levels. Nutrients can be destroyed by light, heat, oxygen and microwave cooking, as well being lost in cooking water. Water soluble vitamins are lost when we cook them […]
Image from My Kitchen Kapers Kale has made quite the comeback as a vegetable due to it’s high nutritional density. Kale is low in calories and high in fibre. One cup of kale contains 36 calories and a 5 grams of fibre – that’s 1/5 of your daily intake. It’s also high in Vitamins B6, […]
Although this based on the US, this is still an interesting infographic from Mind Body Green None of our food supply in NZ had residues higher than the safe level in a recent survey that tested our food supply, but I still prefer to grow my own vegetables where I can.
Many women (and men too) have an unhealthy relationship with food and with how they feel about their bodies. While these issues focus around food and body fat, the truth of the story is that food and fat are the symptom of the problem, and not the problem its self. Part of creating a healthy […]