Dinner

Potato and Edamame Bean Soup

Potatoes are not just popular in Britain, but also in Europe, America, and 150 other countries. It is now an inevitable part of weekly shopping. Most people love it due to its ability to make any dish rich and creamy.

Cancer risk: How dangerous is our food?

Food Standard Agency has informed the possible cancer risk caused by eating acrylamide containing foods. Acrylamide can bind to our DNA, cause mutation and lead to cancer. According to Cancer Research UK, evidence from animal studies has shown that acrylamide in food could be a potential risk to cancer, but the results have been mixed or inadequate in human studies,”

Pumpkin Soup

Importance of pumpkin is huge when it comes to fall, not just because we harvest a lot of pumpkins during the fall months but also because of the significant role it has to play on occasions like Halloween and thanksgiving. There are plenty of ways to cook the pumpkin after Halloween, but this nutritious and comfortingly delicious soup is my family’s favourite.

Black bean veggie burger

Any day can be a burger day, but what if we can make it with healthiest ingredients instead of red meat. Although meat burgers are nutritionally good, they contain nasty stuffs like preservatives and are usually high in saturated fat and salt. You can cut down these considerably by making the burger from scratch using good lean meat. Yet I find my veggie burger very satisfying as I know exactly what and how much is going in it.

Seafood stew

Shellfishes are good source of protein, vitamins and minerals. They are very low in fat and calories, but very high in health benefiting Omega 3 fatty acids. 100g prawns provide 95% of women's daily requirement of Vitamin E whereas 100g mussels provide 1267% of women's daily need of vitamin B12, 100% of iodine and 68% of selenium. Find a highly flavourful seafood stew recipe below:

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Autumn comfort soup in a bowl

Autumn reminds us about comfort eating somehow. The reason could be lack of sunshine or cold wet days. Usually when we choose food for comfort, we tend to choose fatty, sugary and salty foods. But unlike many other so called comfort foods this soup is highly nutritious and healthy. 

Spinach and Butternut Squash Curry

Growing your own vegetables is always very satisfying and so is making a curry.There are plenty of small pumpkins, chillies, tomatoes and spinaches in my garden now. So I always find ways to use them up. I usually make this curry with butternut squash, but I used small pumpkins instead of squash this time just because there are so many of them to pick. 

Curried butternut squash soup

This simple and easy to make soup is an irresistible combination of aromatic spices and sweet and nutty squash. Butternut squash is an excellent source of orange colour providing beta-carotene, an antioxidant. They can protect our body from free radicals.  On top of that, they provide good amount of vitamin C, B5 and B1, folic acid, potassium and fibre as well. Both cumin and fennel seeds are good for the health of digestive system.

One pot comfort meal: Slow cooked Chicken Cacciatore with Penne recipe

A healthy & comforting warm dinner that is ideal for sharing and incredibly easy to make; and it comes with slow energy releasing carbohydrates.

This recipe was originally published in the food and drink/ lifestyle section of Yahoo on 19th June 2014. Please click on the link below to read:

Thai chicken rice for an easy and healthy dinner

A healthy & fragrant, fuss-free meal that aids digestion and helps to maintain healthy sugar level.

This recipe was originally published in the food and drink/ lifestyle section of Yahoo on 12th May 2014. Please click on the link below to read:

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