Need some snack? Well, instead of munching on high calorie buttered popcorns or potato chips, why don’t you have healthy and non-fat fruits? It is very simple to prepare as well. Buy many different kind of well riped fruits from a local market and wash them clean and chop them all off and put them in the big bowl. You will get all the fruits serving for the day as well as antioxidant and vitamins that you need. Oh yeah, also fiber~~~
Tofu is full of good protein and low fat so it can be replaced of meat in the vegetarian diet. Let’s cook tofu tonight~!
- 8 oz firm tofu, — drained and weighted for 30 minutes
– 1/2 ts grated tangerine or lemon zest
– 2 TB orange juice
– Salt and pepper
– 2 TB hoisin sauce
– 1 TB rice wine vinegar
– 1 TB low sodium soy sauce 1/2 ts sugar
– 1 ts cornstarch
– 1 TB each vegetable and sesame oil
– 1 lg clove garlic, — minced Quarter-size piece fresh ginger, — minced
– 4 oz mushrooms, — stemmed and thinly sliced mushrooms
– 3 c 3/4-inch broccoli florets
– Salt and crushed red pepper
Cut the tofu into 3/4-inch squares and marinate in citrus zest and juice; season with salt and pepper. Combine hoisin, rice vinegar, soy sauce, sugar and cornstarch; reserve for later. In a 12-inch skillet heat vegetable and sesame oils until very hot. Add garlic and ginger and stir fry for 10 seconds. Add mushrooms and broccoli, some water, cover and steam for 2 minutes or until mushrooms and broccoli begin to get tender. Add tofu. Stir hoisin sauce to recombine cornstarch and add to skillet. Cover and simmer 30 seconds to a minute to thicken. Season with salt and crushed red pepper.
Liver is very good for Iron consumption. Especially for women late 40’s, they tend to lose iron in their blood so women need to eat high protein in their diet. Here is an easy liver recipe~
2 lg. onions, quartered & sliced thinly
2-4 tbsp. peanut oil
1 bay leaf
Salt & Pepper
1 lb. baby beef liver
1-2 tbsp. butter
2 tbsp. vinegar
Using a non-stick skillet, heat 1 tablespoon of the oil (use 2 tablespoons for uncoated skillet), over medium high heat and add the onions, bay leaf, salt and pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, until onions are golden brown, about 20 minutes. Remove pan contents to a bowl and keep warm.
Meanwhile, cut the sliced liver into strips about 1/2″ wide and about 2″ long. After removing onions from skillet, add another tablespoon of oil (more if needed) to the skillet, turning the heat up to high. When the oil is very hot, almost smoking, add the strips of liver, stirring rapidly and turning the strips so they brown evenly. Cook about 2 to 4 minutes, then drain in a colander. Return the heat to medium high, add the butter to the skillet, add the liver and toss, and add the onions and stir. Add the vinegar, stir briefly to blend and serve immediately, garnished with chopped parsley if desired. This goes well with thin noodles or rice.
Chinese Broccoli is very healthy like regular broccoli. They are full of anti-oxidant elements that prevent from getting cancer.
So try to eat this type of vegetable at least two or three times a week.
1 bunch Gai Lan (Chinese broccoli), trimmed
2 tablespoons white sugar
1 tablespoon cornstarch
2 tablespoons soy sauce
1 tablespoon rice vinegar
1 tablespoon sesame oil
3 tablespoons hoisin sauce
1 teaspoon minced fresh ginger root
2 cloves garlic, minced
1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add the Chinese broccoli and cook uncovered until just tender, about 4 minutes. Drain and set aside.
2. Meanwhile, whisk the sugar, cornstarch, soy sauce, vinegar, sesame oil, hoisin sauce, ginger, and garlic together in a small saucepan over medium heat until thickened and no longer cloudy, 5 to 7 minutes. Toss the broccoli in the sauce and serve.
With so much focus on the amazing omega-3 benefits of salmon, other unique health benefits from salmon may have been inadvertently overlooked. One fascinating new area of health benefits involves the protein and amino acid content of salmon.
Cooking salmon is quite simple. Buy prepared salmon from the market and marinate with salt and pepper for 15 minutes and put some parsley on salmon and steamed it for two minutes or so. Try today for healthy dinner!
Nutritional benefits of beans: beans have been proven to be a mojor player in the fight against cancer. Beyond that, they are high in protein,beneficial to those with diabetes, and help lower cholesterol. that is why we have to eat beans and legumes more often. The soup above is made of black bean, mung bean and pearl barley. Here is how;
Buy dry black beans, mung beans and pearl barley from the market. Put half cup of each bean and barley in the big bowl and pour water until they are completely covered and leave them in the water one day over night. Next day all the beans and barley will be soft and blend them all in the blender. Put all the blended items in the pot and add half cup of cane sugar and cook it on the medium heat until boiled and when it boiled, lower the temperature to the low and leave it for 15 minutes. Then it is ready to serve~!
Here is more info on beans: http://www.essortment.com/nutritional-benefits-beans-48296.html
Here is a soup for the day. Pumpkin has a high nutritional value such as vitamin A, C, magnesium, potassium, zinc and fiber. Also it is very simple to make at home. Just buy a small young pumpkin and boil it in the pot until softened. When it gets softened, cut it into pieces and ground them in the blender. Put the pumpkin paste in a pot and add some milk and brown sugar and boil it while stirring. Here is a link for more information on health benefits of pumpkin; http://www.bewellbuzz.com/nutrition/pumpkin-health-benefits/
There is a sayig that eating fish once a week prevent early Alzhiemer’s disease and good for your brain. Many people think that cooking fish is hard or too much trouble but actually it is not too bad. Usually if you go to a market, you can buy a prepared fish so that you don’t have to prepare anything except cooking with sauce. I usually go to an Asian market to buy fish and ask them to prepare for me.
How to marinate the fish
3 tablespoons soy sauce
1 tablespoon cooking white wine
3 tsp sugar
3 stalks of green onionn
So marinate the fish with the liquid sauce first and stuff the fish stomach with green onions and ginger slices and leave some on top.
Get a steamer and stem the fish for 25 minutes, then the fish will be ready to serve~ it is good to eat with white wine.
Have you every had a black chicken? You might be surprised to know that there is such since I felt the same way when I first found out about black chicken. When I lived in China for a while, I was able to taste for the fist time in my life and it was very good. It tastes the same as white one only the color is black. But it has much more nutrition than white chicken. That is why black chicken is usually double or triple price. You can buy them in Asian Market such as Vietnamese market or Chinese market. I usually get mine from Vietnamese market. This black chicken is good for those who has a bad circulation and also it helps body to produce more Red Blood Cell. Also, black chicken can give you a stamina!
Here is how to make: It is super simple.
1. Buy a black chicken from Asian market. (You can find them in the frozen section since they are imports from Asian countries)
2. Buy a herbal package that is sold in Asian martket (It is a small herbal package that has all different kind of herbs that are very healthy for your body), the herbal package are mainly sold for making this kind of chicken soup. If you cannot find and then ask someone.
So after buy those things together, next step to get a big pot with full of water so that whole chicken is emerged under water. Also, put whole thing of herbs from the package and each package is small that it is only one time use. Boil the chicken with herbs for one to one and half hour and after it is done, add some sea salt then it is ready to serve. It is very simply to make the soup. Enjoy healthy meal~!
Thesedays, lots of people found it hard to cook due to a busy life style or simply not motivated to cook for themselves. Everyweek, I will be posting a nice looking food with a recipie so that you can start cooking on your own. Sometimes people think it is cheaper to buy food when living alone but actually it is not true. In a long run, you will save your money as well as your health. This dish on the left side is made out of two fried eggs and one tomato.
Ingredients: two eggs, one tomato, ketchap, one tbsp of organic sugar, chopped green onions, tsp salt x2, 1/4 water
Here are the steps: 1. put a tbsp of oil on the heated pan on the stove 2. cook well beaten eggs with a tsp of salt until fully cooked and set aside 3. put a tbsp of oil on the pan and put sliced tomato with a tsp of salt and put some ketchap and 1/4 water and add sugar 5. after it is boiled for two minutes, then add the cooked eggs and mixed well and it is ready to serve
How simple is that? After10 minutes or so your meal with ready. The meal is very good when served with a bowl of rice.
Eggs are high in protein and amino acids and tomato is rich in Vitamin C and has minerals that is full of antioxidant. So why don’t you try today?