There's a new List for 2015 Super Foods . The old quinoa, kale, etc. are kind of being pushed to the side with the new go-to foods. For 2015, we will hear more about KINIWA, which is really a baby quinoa or the smaller version of quinoa. Then there's TEFF, another super star, and there's MILLET, an antioxidant powerhouse; packed with with essential vitamins, minerals and nutrients, as the rest of them are.
Our recipe collection will include new and traditional favorites. However, we will concentrate on recipes that incorporate super foods and other foods with high antioxidant levels in them so that we can stay on the healthy path. These newer recipes are also easier to prepare, takes a shorter time to cook, and will really challenge your palates with intriguing taste, texture, appearance, and most importantly, nutritive value. Make sure to scroll down Recipes in navigation bar for more recipes!
It is good to know the properties of the foods we're talking about as you will see them in the recipes we're publishing. We prepared most of these recipes ourselves and some we borrowed from other sources,. Let us introduce or re-introduce to you these super stars in the food kingdom!
Quinoa - is a super food. It's perhaps one of the most perfect non-animal source of protein on the planet. What makes it unique is the fact that it is the only plant-based source of complete protein. "Complete" means that it contains all 9 of the essential amino acids that are crucial to human function and health. It is gluten-free. t's a good source of mono and polyunsaturated fats and iron. A high fiber content means quinoa is a complex carbohydrate that aids digestion. It is rich in calcium, inc, potassium, and magnesium. The presence of Vitamin B2 and folate make it useful in keeping liver ailments away. It has low glycemic index which is good for diabetics.
Quinoa contains more vitamins, nutrients, and antioxidants than any other grain. You'll get a n impressive list of B6, thiamin, niacin, potassium., and riboflavin. Quinoa is rich in minerals like copper, zinc, magnesium, and folate as well as the antioxidant phytonutrients quercetin and Kaempferol, which lend anti-inflammatory and disease-fighting prowess.
Millet - just to recap what's on the previous pages, millet is a 2015 super food packed with essential vitamins, minerals, nutrients, and antioxidants proven to protect the heart and help repair muscle tissue. It is a quality muscle-building food due to its high value of amino acids. With the highest calcium content among food grains, millet helps build stronger bones.
Israeli Quinoa Salad - like any other version of this popular salad, we have added or changed some of its original ingredients for better nutritive value and taste.
1/2 cup quinoa, soaked overnight and drained or follow preparing directions in bag
1/2 cup chick peas, drained
1/4 tsp. cumin
1/2 tsp. turmeric
1 cup tomatoes on the vine, chopped
1 cup English cucumber, chopped
1/2 cup roasted peppers ( roast peppers yourself if you can; canned ones arewatery even if patted dry)
1 tbsp. sweet basil
juice of half a lemon; salt & pepper to taste
1. Boil 1 1/2 cups of water in a large sauce pan over medium to high heat. Add the quinoa, cumin, turmeric,and let boil, stirring well. Reduce heat to low and let cook for 10 to 15 minutes or until there's no more water in the pan.
2. Remove from heat and mix, fluffing all ingredients in pan and let cool for 10 mins.
3. In a bowl, mix tomatoes, cucumber, lemon juice, basil, and red pepper; salt and pepper to taste. Mix the cooled off quinoa and stir and chill for one hour.
Mediterranean Millet Salad Wrap Sauce:
Ingredients: 1/4 cup kalamata olives
2 cups filtered water 1/2 cup red onions, chopped
1/2 cup vegetable stock 1/4 cup sundried tomatoes, chopped
1 cup dry millet 2 tbsp. dijon mustard
1/2 cup dried figs or dates, diced 2 tbsp. apple cider vinegar
1/4 cup slivered almond 1 tbsp. olive oil
4 -6 fresh Swiss chard leaves 1 clove garlic, minced
Directions: Juice of one lemon; 1 tsp. black pepper
1. Boil water and veggie stock , add millet and cook for 25 mins, or until millet is cooked; drain.
2. Mix all "sauce" ingredients in a separate bowl; pour over millet and stir well until combined. Sprinkle chopped dates or figs; salt & pepper to taste. These are nice cold summer treats!
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