Author: Foodie

Citrus Fruits

Citrus Fruits

Especially in winter citrus fruits are an excellent source of vitamin C and other nutrients required by the body. As being acidic, citrus fruits are excellent detoxifiers and help remove harmful toxins from the body. If eaten regularly they can even help prevent colds and flu as they contain a lot vitamin C and calcium. …

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Tofu

Tofu

Tofu or bean curd, as it is also called, is being used by many vegetarians to replace meat, chicken, fish or even dairy products. Some other people might regard it as bland and boring though. Tofu probably has it origins in the Far East and is made of soy beans. It has been used in …

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Spinach

Spinach

Even though spinach hasn’t got the same amazing effect on us than on Popeye, it still is exceptionally good for us. Spinach is overflowing with nutrients, minerals and antioxidants such as iron, calcium and lutein. Responsible for its green colour is the chlorophyll, which gives the cells of our body a boost of oxygen. Spinach …

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Vitamin C

Vitamin C

Vitamin C, also called ascorbic acid, probably is the best-known vitamin and a very powerful antioxidant. Antioxidants can block some of the damage caused by free radicals. The free radicals occur naturally when our body transforms food into energy. Those radicals are said to be responsible for the ageing process and the development of health …

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Three Bananas a Day…

Three Bananas a Day…

Three bananas a day, really? Well, yes and why not? They are the number one fruit for many athletes as they provide not only a lot of energy, but also many minerals. Almost everybody these days knows that bananas contain potassium, but how much? A small banana contains about 500mg of potassium and it is …

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Stinging Nettle Seeds, a great Source of Protein

Stinging Nettle Seeds, a great Source of Protein

Vegetarians and body builders make sure they eat foods that are rich in protein. And there are quite a few supplements available. But one great source of protein is completely free and you can find it not only in your own garden but also in many parks. It is stinging nettle seeds. Most people know …

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Yeast Dumplings with Plums and Plum Jam

Yeast Dumplings with Plums and Plum Jam

This is a recipe my dear friend Susanne sent me today. She also took the photos. 250g plain flour 20g fresh yeast 125ml milk 1tbs sugar grated lemon zest a pinch of salt 25g margarine Make a yeast dough. Just place the flour in a bowl and make a well in the middle. Mix luke-warm …

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Horseradish

Horseradish

Horseradish is a perennial plant coming from the same family as mustard, wasabi, broccoli and cabbages. Probably native to south-eastern Europe and western Asia horseradish is popular all over the world today and is mainly cultivated for its large white root. When grated or cut the root releases a distinctive aroma and has a very …

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Couscous Salad

Couscous Salad

Here’s the recipe of an easy to make couscous salad, I made the other day, with the stuff I had left over and herbs from the garden.   200g couscous 300ml water 1 orange bell pepper 1 tomato about 100g of cucumber 1 onion 50g feta cheese rosemary, basil, thyme, parsley chilli flakes salt, pepper …

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Chocolate Addiction

Chocolate Addiction

Many people know the craving for chocolate, but can we also get addicted to it? Are the powerful urges to eat chocolate an addiction? We generally crave foods because we are bored, stressed, lonely or feeling low and in a way the cravings are a self-medication for feeling miserable. When we eat chocolate or other …

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