DIFFICULTY- MEDIUM PREP TIME: 10 MIN COOK TIME: 70 MIN TOTAL TIME: 80MIN
Nothing beats a slice of freshly baked homemade bread for a quick lunch or dinner nibble since it’s always perfect. This recipe for buckwheat bread is one of my all-time favorites! It’s simple to make and freezes well. The only disadvantage is that it takes a little longer in the oven because it has a different texture than conventional flour.
Buckwheat is a highly nutritious whole grain that is gluten-free by nature and high in fiber, protein, and energy. Others consider it a superfood because of its multiple health benefits, including enhanced blood sugar control and heart health. It also helps with weight loss because it keeps you fuller for longer.
Here is what you need!
400g buckwheat flour
60ml canola oil
1tbsp baking powder
A pinch of salt
20g sunflower seeds
Preheat the oven to 200 degrees Celsius.
Line your loaf tray with parchment paper.
In a bowl, mix your flour, salt and baking powder.
Pour oil and water into the flour. Mix until well combined. (Your dough should be sticky)
Pour your dough into the loaf tray.
Sprinkle with sunflower seeds as you see fit.
Bake for 70 minutes or until a skewer comes out clean.
Remove from the oven and allow to cool completely. Enjoy with sliced avocado and a drizzle of maple syrup!
This is a protein-packed chili pasta ! It’s easy, quick and made with simple ingredients. A perfect hearty budget-friendly dinner!
Have you decided what to eat for Valentine’s dinner? How about a delicious home-made meal. Nothing beats food made with love from home. What I love about this dish is its simplicity and depth of flavour.
Let’s talk about the health benefits of the main ingredients of this meal.
RED BEANS- According to livestrong , red beans nutrition can boost the quality of one’s diet, improve your overall health, aid in weight loss and maintenance, keeps blood sugar steady and lowers your risk of certain cancers.
RED PEPPER- They are known to improve eye health and prevent anaemia according to the healthline.
Recently, I have gone into the habit of wanting to make my own things at home rather than buy from stores or restaurants. I mean its a fun experience and you get to know how things work in the kitchen.
Moreover, you will save lots of money. I am sure you know that ingredients are cheap o purchase ,but the price they charge you for cooked food is unbelievably high. I would rather make my own and tweak it according to my taste buds.
Let’s jump over to the recipe then.
500 grams self raising flour
2 tbsp cocoa powder
1 tsp salt
30 ml canola oil
1 cup warm milk
3 tbsp xylitol sugar
1 tbsp vanilla essence.
1. Whisk flour, cocoa, sugar, and salt in bowl.
2. In separate bowl, whisk egg, vanilla extract, milk, and oil.
3. Make a center in the flour mixture, and add the milk mixture gradually. Stir gently to form a batter.
4. Heat non-stick pan over medium-high heat. Lightly grease bottom of pan with oil.
5. Drop batter using a tablespoon onto the pan. Cook pancakes until golden brown and cooked through, about 1 minute per side.
6. Transfer to plates. Repeat with remaining batter.
7. Drizzle with maple syrup and top with blueberries an strawberries.
Put a smile on the face of your family
with this gorgeous, nutritious and delicious potato curry salad.
Do you have neighbors whom when they
cook you smell something wonderful? It makes you hungry and you wish they invited
you for dinner. Now, imagine opening your oven and being greeted by an aroma of
well grilled thyme and potatoes infused with all sorts of spices that rev up
your appetite! If you have children who lose their appetite during dinner time,
this salad will make them want to eat more. Problem solved.
The best thing about this salad is
that even though it smells appetizing when you eat it ,you get full really
The main Star spice of this dish is
the cut chilly spice. Below are a
Weight Loss- According researchers at Harvard University, cut chillies contain capsaicin which is known to promote weight loss by reducing appetite and increase fat burning.
Fights Inflammation- The substance called capsaicin has been studied to be an effective treatment arthritis and diabetes.
Improves Heart Health- Chillies can impact your health by helping to boost circulation and also act as a thinner to help protect against strokes. Therefore, consuming food with chillies every day is all you need to do to enjoy the multiple and important health benefits they have to offer.
INGREDIENTS: Serves 4.
640 grams of potatoes
2 tsp cut chillies
1 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp turmeric powder
2 garlic cloves
100 grams mushrooms
1 tsp salt
Preheat the oven at 150 degrees Celsius for 10-15 minutes
In a pan, sauté the mushrooms until golden
Cut the potatoes into cubes or halves ( do not remove the skin)
Cut the garlic and cherry tomatoes
Mix the spices in a bowl
Pour some olive oil into the spices and rub them onto the cut potatoes
Grease your baking tray and put your potatoes, garlic and cherry tomatoes
Grill the potatoes for 30 minutes
Remove tray from oven and let it cool for 5 min
10. Mix the grilled potatoes, mushrooms and pepper
11. Squeeze some lemon juice and sprinkle your potatoes with vinegar
How do you know a meal is nutritious?
When it is colourful!
Essential colours to have on your
plate include green, red, yellow, orange & black. Vibrant meals suppress
your appetite and help you maintain or lose weight. Challenge yourself this
winter to always have colour on your plate be it for breakfast, lunch or
Sometimes it is best to have
plant-based meals occasionally, like this spicy chickpea & lentil dish.
This meal is packed with essential nutrients your body needs to perform at its
best in this cold weather. There are vitamins, minerals, fibre and protein which
are responsible for most of the health benefits, which range from weight
management to blood sugar control.
Including chickpeas in your diet
regularly will support your health and may reduce your risk of developing
chronic diseases, such as heart disease and cancer.
Let’s delve into the 4 health benefits of including chickpeas into your diet.
Chickpeas are packed with nutrients. They contain a moderate number of
calories, providing 46 calories per 1-ounce serving. About 67% of those
calories are from carbs, while the rest comes from protein and a small amount
of fat. Chickpeas also provide a variety of vitamins and minerals, as well as a
decent amount of fibre and protein.
They are rich in plant-based protein. For all the vegans, the chickpea
is a great source of protein. If you want to fill full and keep your appetite
under control, then indulge in this wonderful legume.
Chickpeas have several properties that may help manage your blood sugar
levels. Chickpeas are a good source of fibre which is known for its role in
blood sugar regulation. This is because fibre slows carb absorption, which
promotes a steady rise in blood sugar levels, rather than a spike.
If you are having bowel issues, consider including chickpeas in your
meal. The fibre in chickpeas has several proven benefits for digestive health.
The soluble fibre in chickpeas increases the number of healthy bacteria in your
gut and prevent the overgrowth of unhealthy bacteria. This can lead to a
reduced risk of some digestive conditions, such as irritable bowel syndrome and
INGREDIENTS: Serves 2
½ cup chick peas
½ cup lentils
Soak the chick peas for
8-12 hours (preferably overnight)
Stir fry some kale in a
pan for 5 min and season to taste.
In an oven, grill the
cherry tomatoes at 150 degrees Celsius for 10 min.
Put the chickpeas in a
pot, fill with 2 inches of water and add ¼ tsp salt. Bring to boil for 15-20
minutes for firmer beans, 40 to 50 minutes for softer beans.
Put the lentils in a
separate pot and fill with 2 inches of water. Add a pinch of salt and bring to
boil for 10-15 minutes.
Cut some garlic, add them
to your chickpeas, pour some avocado oil and stir.
Pour some soy sauce, add
some raw cherry tomatoes to your fried chickpeas, add cut chilies and curry
spice. Stir until your chickpeas are golden.
Dress plate with kale
leaves first, mix the spicy chickpeas and lentils together.
Add some grilled cherry
tomatoes on top of your meal as well as some raw cherry tomatoes.
Prep time: 10 minutes
Soak time: 8 hours
Cook time: 30 minutes
You may be wondering why you should
bother cooking chickpeas. Well, it’s all about the texture. Canned chickpeas
are a bit too soft and dissolve quickly in the mouth. This recipe will bring
out the perfect chewiness of the chickpeas with a touch of spiciness inspired
by Japanese cuisine.
I incorporate some soy sauce, garlic
and cut chillies which are commonly used in Japanese food. The smell is amazing
and makes you want to dig in.
I find it very helpful to soak the
chickpeas overnight as this speed up the cooking process.
If you have forgotten to soak the
chickpeas, do not worry. Add the beans to a large pot, cover with water and
boil for 5 minutes then take off the heat and let them sit in the water for 1
hour. Afterwards, you can add the beans to a large pot, cover the beans with
several inches of water, bring to boil. Reduce the heat and simmer for 2 hours.