This summer salad is a yummy combination of tastes and textures and has become a favourite in our house. Often with vegetable based salads, it’s easy to get into the mindset that salads must be lettuce based. They don’t! It’s time to get creative with all the delicious in season vegetables while they last. This […]
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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 […]
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 […]
Kale has made quite the comeback as a vegetable due to it’s high nutritional density. One cup of kale contains 5 grams of fibre – that’s 1/5 of your daily intake. It’s also high in Vitamins B6, A, K and C and a good source of calcium, copper, potassium, iron, manganese, and phosphorus. As well […]
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.