Author: Foodie

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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Gratin of Root Veggies

Gratin of Root Veggies

Preheat oven to 200°C 1 tbs butter 1 sweet potato, about 300gr, cut into slices 1 – 2 potatoes, about 300gr, cut into slices 1 swede, about 400gr, cut into slices 1 tbs thyme, crushed 1 twig of rosemary, crushed 3 dl cream 3 ml salt 2 ml black pepper 2 dl grated cheese Grease …

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Lavender

Lavender

Lavender or rather Lavendula also belongs to the mint family, Lamiaceae. 47 species of lavender are known. It is used as ornamental plants in gardens, as culinary herbs but also commercially for the extraction of lavender oil. As culinary herbs you can use lavender in salads, in bread recipes or do flavour biscuits and desserts. …

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Garlic

Garlic

Garlic (Allium sativum) is a species of the onion family Alliaceae and has throughout history been used for both culinary and medicinal purposes. The bulb is the most commonly used part of the plant and normally is divided in numerous cloves. The cloves can be used either raw or cooked and have a characteristic pungent, …

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