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Re: Healthy recipes

Postby alan » Fri Nov 12, 2010 2:25 am

Hi Anna
No need to be afraid of fat. Olive oil is good for you!
Just don't fry anything in it.
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Re: Healthy recipes

Postby alan » Fri Nov 12, 2010 2:28 am

How about a tiny bit of fresh shaved garlic on top, before broiling. Yum!
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Re: Healthy recipes

Postby alan » Fri Nov 12, 2010 2:45 am

That reminds me of a story. I remember a taxi ride in Athens, a few years ago. We fell into conversation, and the driver told me how much he wanted to go to America. What was stopping him?
"Maybe I won't be able to get my favorite olive oil there".
He went on to tell me that Greeks are healthy because they drink two ounces of pure olive oil every day.
Who knows? Maybe olive oil is good for the lungs. How else to explain a nation of nicotine addicts who somehow manage to remain healthy? :)
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Re: Healthy recipes

Postby cooran » Mon Feb 07, 2011 9:05 pm

Hello all,

Only just saw this topic!

I thought this was a novel way to look for healthy recipes. Just click on the icon picture. Appears to cover both meat-eaters and veggos.
Healthy Recipes
http://www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au/bhcv ... hc_recipes

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Re: Healthy recipes

Postby Jhana4 » Wed Feb 09, 2011 3:09 pm

Both of these sites only post recipes that are heart healthy, reduce cancer risk, reduce diabetes risk and promote weight control:

NutritionMD.com



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Muesli slice

Postby retrofuturist » Sun Feb 13, 2011 12:40 am

Greetings,

Here's a good healthy recipe, for children and adults alike... it might take a little decoding for those used to alternative metrics and terminology.

Muesli slice
(makes 12 - can be scaled up or down without problem)

100g light-brown sugar
150g self-raising flour
90g frozen grated cocnut, defrosted (frozen grated coconut is available int he freezer section of Asian food stores, or you can use dried shredded coconut)
90g rolled oats
75g raising or sultanas
75g dried dated, chopped
75g dried apricots, chopped
60g unsalted pumpkn seeds
60g honey
2 tbsp water
1/2 cup apple puree (or apple sauce)
125g tahini (sesame seed paste)
1 x 60g egg, lightly beaten

Preheat the oven to 180'C. In a large bowl, mix together the sugar, flour, coconut, oats, dried fruit and pumpkin seeds. Heat the honey, water and apple puree in a saucepan until the honey has melted. Pour the hot honey mixture and the tahini over the flour mixture. Stir until the mixture comes together.

:stirthepot:

The consistency will be quite stiff. Stir in the beaten egg. Line a lamington tin (18cm x 25cm x 3.5cm) with baking paper. Spread the mixture evenly in the tin.

Bake in the oven for about 40 minutes or until golden brown. Allow to cool on a wire rack. When cold, cut into 12 pieces. The slides keep will if they are individually wrapped with cling wrap and stored in an airtight container.

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Re: Healthy recipes

Postby Annapurna » Sun Feb 13, 2011 9:18 am

What is "self-raising flour", Retro? :shrug:
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Re: Healthy recipes

Postby Ben » Sun Feb 13, 2011 11:11 am

Annapurna wrote:What is "self-raising flour", Retro? :shrug:


In case my earlier post didn't go through, Anna. The following link should give you the low-down on self-raising flour:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Self-raisi ... sing_flour

Used extensively in this country for baking cakes and sweet slices instead of yeast.
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Re: Healthy recipes

Postby Annapurna » Sun Feb 13, 2011 2:45 pm

Ah, thanks, Ben.

I've never seen that here.

For my taste, that's too processed.

I would need 2 different sorts of flour, one without baking powder for yeast doughs, for Schnitzel, for basically everything else.... :?

Not to dismiss Retros recipe!

I'm just used to pure flour.

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Re: Healthy recipes

Postby Ben » Sun Feb 13, 2011 8:59 pm

Hi Anna,

Annapurna wrote:Not to dismiss Retros recipe!


Its actually not Retro's recipe. Its a recipe by one of our leading chefs. He got it out of my scrap-book while he has been staying with me. Retro helped me make 160+ slices over the weekend. Our students and staff love the muesli slice. Retro also helped me to make Hyderabadi tomato chutney and Ayival (mild coconut and yoghurt vegetable curry) for 84 people. I had the whip out and I was working him like a trojan!
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Re: Healthy recipes

Postby retrofuturist » Mon Feb 14, 2011 2:21 am

The whip was scary, but the knife was worse...

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Re: Healthy recipes

Postby Annapurna » Mon Feb 14, 2011 12:45 pm

Cool picture! Looks like you guys had a lot of fun! When will I get a few of your Muesli slices? With "selfraising flour"?? :tongue: :twothumbsup: :heart:
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Re: Healthy recipes

Postby Annapurna » Mon Feb 14, 2011 12:47 pm

Ben wrote:Hi Anna,

Annapurna wrote:Not to dismiss Retros recipe!


Its actually not Retro's recipe. Its a recipe by one of our leading chefs. He got it out of my scrap-book while he has been staying with me. Retro helped me make 160+ slices over the weekend. Our students and staff love the muesli slice. Retro also helped me to make Hyderabadi tomato chutney and Ayival (mild coconut and yoghurt vegetable curry) for 84 people. I had the whip out and I was working him like a trojan!
kind regards

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I bet you're doing this on purpose, to make me drool!!! :lol:

Naughty Ben!
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Smoothiness

Postby Bunjers » Tue Mar 08, 2011 3:30 am

Four nice green smoothie recipes pdf. on my Scribd account :thumbsup:
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Re: Healthy recipes

Postby Ben » Tue Mar 08, 2011 4:19 am

Annapurna wrote:
Ben wrote:Hi Anna,

Annapurna wrote:Not to dismiss Retros recipe!


Its actually not Retro's recipe. Its a recipe by one of our leading chefs. He got it out of my scrap-book while he has been staying with me. Retro helped me make 160+ slices over the weekend. Our students and staff love the muesli slice. Retro also helped me to make Hyderabadi tomato chutney and Ayival (mild coconut and yoghurt vegetable curry) for 84 people. I had the whip out and I was working him like a trojan!
kind regards

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I bet you're doing this on purpose, to make me drool!!! :lol:

Naughty Ben!


I love it when Anna drools!
Get your saliva glands ready Anna, I'm about to post another one...
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Re: Healthy recipes

Postby Ben » Tue Mar 08, 2011 4:38 am

Morrocan vegetable tagine

375g courgettes cut into 3mm rounds
225g carrots, cut into 3 mm rounds
1.5 tsp garlic finely chopped
1.5 tsp roasted ground cumin
1.5 tsp paprika
2 tbs fresh coriander, chopped
2 tbs fresh parsley, chopped
1.5 tsp salt
Fresh black pepper to taste
285g potatoes, peeled and cut into 3mm rounds
285g green cabbage, shredded
1 large onion, peeled and cut into 3mm rounds
2 large tomatoes, cut into 5mm rounds
1 medium green pepper, seeded and cut into 5mm rounds.
4 tbs olive oil

Preheat oven to 180degC

Arrange the courgettes into a single layer, slightly overlapping on the bottom of the casserole or tagine. Add a layer of carrots, also slightly overlapping. Sprinkle with 0.25tsp of garlic, cumin paprika each. 1 tsp of fresh coriander and parsley, 0.25 tsp salt and pepper to taste.

Arrange potatoes in a layer, slightl overlapping the slices, on top of the carrots. Sprinkle with 0.25tsp of garlic, cumin paprika each. 1 tsp of fresh coriander and parsley, 0.25 tsp salt and pepper to taste. Spread the cabbage on top of the potatoes and apply the seasonings as before.

Carefully arrange the onions in a single layer overlapping, over the cabbage. Be careful to keep the onion rings together and maintain their shape – as much as possible!. Sprinkle with the seasonings as before.

Arrange the tomatoes in a single overlapping layer over the onion slices. Sprinkle with seasonings as before. Finally, arrange the peppers in a single overlapping layer over the tomatoes. Sprinkle with the remaining seasoning. Evenly pour 2 tbs of olive oil and 120ml of water over the vegetables.

Cover and bake in the oven for 45 to 60 min. During the last 20 minutes, baste 3-4 times with the juices that accumulate at the bottom of the casserole or tagine. Serves six.

From: Madhur Jaffrey’s “World Vegetarian”

I cooked this twice for 45 people (mostly 12/13 year olds) and everyone enjoyed it.

PS: Serve with cous cous.

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Re: Healthy recipes

Postby caydenL » Tue Jun 14, 2011 8:48 am

Very useful thread, thanks for posting this recipes this is really great! :clap:
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Re: Healthy recipes

Postby Ytrog » Fri Jan 27, 2012 1:26 am

Hmm, I really should try some of these out, because most of my meals are a la *ping* these days :embarassed:
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Re: Healthy recipes

Postby harveysmith27 » Thu Aug 16, 2012 10:16 am

Number of healthy recipes are there nut
the simple healthy recipes are milk , egg , juice and fruit these are cheap and best.
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Re: Healthy recipes

Postby LeonBasin » Fri Aug 24, 2012 6:07 am

I would like to bump. I need more simple veggie recipes?? Links, Ebooks?

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