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Penne with eggplant 1

Penne with rosemary eggplant

When planning dinners I always take into consideration its nutritional value and try to include some protein-rich foods, i.e. legumes. However, I am detoxing severely now which gives me lots of unpleasant symptoms, including absent-mindedness, foggy brain, and forgetfulness. This…

Stir-fried okra with bell pepper

Stir-fried okra with bell pepper

I tried okra for the first time only two or three years ago and since then I cook okra dishes quite often because I really like it. In combination with red bell pepper, this dish is rich in vitamin C,…

Napa cabbage with onion and Thai pepper

Napa cabbage with onion and Thai pepper

I ate a similar dish in a Chinese hotel in Dili. It contained also deep-fried tofu and another green leafy vegetable, probably water spinach (kangkong). I loved it and re-created it, although not exactly the same way. Water spinach is…

Celery and bell pepper salad

Celery and bell pepper salad

It is a great and refreshing salad for a hot summer day, an excellent source of vitamin C, A, K as well as other vitamins and antioxidants. It’s easy and quick to make and the colors will brighten your day….

Whole grain tortilla and hummus “cake”

Whole grain tortilla and hummus “cake”

This “cake” is great for a summer lunch. Although it does not look like, it is very satiating. It could be shared between four people. It is an excellent source of protein (see: amino acid score for chickpeas), complex carbohydrates…

Coconut curry with chickpeas and vegetables

Coconut curry with chickpeas and vegetables

Although coconut saturated fat content is high, there is apparently no reason to be afraid of it or to avoid it. I talked to a doctor in East Timor where coconuts are abundant and commonly consumed. He told me that…

Refried red kidney beans

Refried red kidney beans

Refried beans are usually made out of pinto beans and I make them this way often. However, sometimes I use different kind of legumes, like red kidney beans here, black beans or even black, brown or green lentils. This dish…

Jícama, carrot and cucumber salad

Jícama, carrot and cucumber salad

This colorful salad is rich mainly in vitamins A and C, but also a variety of other vitamins and minerals. Low in calories, it can be served as a side dish, an appetizer or a healthy snack. It is very…

Barley and red beans patties

Barley and red beans patties

These nutritionally dense patties are an excellent source of protein and complex carbohydrates. They are high in thiamin, niacin, folate, iron, magnesium, potassium, manganese, phosphorus, copper, selenium and zinc. As they already contain barley, they do not have to be…

Improvisation on fennel and white eggplants

Improvisation on fennel and white eggplants

Creativity in the kitchen is very useful, especially when surprise veggies appear at home. This was supposed to be something else. I put on the shopping list a fennel, just one, because I got used to the ones I had…