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Quinoa and Mushroom Stuffed Bell Peppers

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Peppers are not just rich in fibers, but they are also ridiculously low in calories, extremely rich in vitamin C and are tasty to the boots. This recipe uses a mixture of quinoa and mushrooms that are stuffed inside the peppers and then the peppers are baked. It is a superb vegetarian recipe and perfect for a light dinner or lunch.

  • Ingredients:
  • 4 shiitake mushrooms, chopped in small pieces
  • 1 cup quinoa
  • 1 cup water or vegetable stock (alternately you can add a vegetable stock cube to the cooking water)
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme or marjoram
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic (minced)
  • 2 teaspoon grated parmesan cheese
  • 2 bell peppers, washed, cut into half lengthwise and cored
  • Cooking spray (optional)
  • Salt to taste
  • Black pepper

Procedure:

Heat olive oil and add the garlic. Stir fry the garlic for a few seconds, and… Continue reading



Carrot and Orange Smoothie

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Carrot and Orange Smoothie

Carrots are the perfect blend of nutrition and taste, and filled with Vitamin A. Doctors often recommend it to people who are suffering from night blindness, skin problems and also to those who want to lose weight.

Oranges are filled with vitamin C and it is imperative to have them as fresh as possible, as Vitamin C evaporates into the air if cooked for more than a few minutes, or kept outside for long duration.

So, while making smoothies where your focus is on getting as much Vitamin C as possible into your system, it is a good idea to eat them as soon as you make them.

Ingredients:

1 carrot, chopped into large pieces

1 orange, juiced

1 teaspoon chia seeds

½ cup ice

1/3rd cup fat-free yoghurt

Procedure:

In a food processor or blender, put the carrot, chia… Continue reading



Spinach – Superfood With Huge Supply of Vitamin K

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Healthy Recipe with Spinach and Mushrooms

Everyone knows about the benefits of spinach, but the best part is, they are quite tasty too. In this recipe, we will be steaming a big bunch of them with some tasty mushrooms. It is the perfect recipe when you are really not up to cooking. Using baby spinach leaves make this recipe even simpler to cook up.

The freshness of spinach is a must, so make sure you have the choicest leaves in your hand. However, it is a good idea to give the spinach leaves a wash, and then drain them thoroughly.  A salad spinner comes in handy. This recipe easily feeds two to four people, depending on how hungry they are. It is also an excellent side dish.

Ingredients:

200 gm. baby spinach leaves, thoroughly cleaned

100 gm. button mushrooms, quartered

2 cloves of garlic,… Continue reading