Sunday, June 30, 2013

Health Benefits of Ginger Tofu with Green Beans and Broccoli

The health benefits of ginger tofu with green beans and broccoli are not the main factors which cause people to try this dish. Rather, people are influenced by the mouth watering flavors that are combined in the meal. Many vegans and vegetarians have this Asian inspired combination on occasion.

Tofu is a good source of protein for people who do not eat meat. It also helps to reduce bad cholesterol. Green beans are antioxidants and help to strengthen the heart. Broccoli is an anti-inflammatory and is rich in potassium, which improves brain function. Ginger is also a powerful anti-inflammatory and is good for relieving chronic pain.

One of the benefits of cooking this is the speed with which it can be prepared. It takes less than fifteen minutes to peel the ginger, dice the organic block tofu and remove the stems from the green beans and chop the broccoli. if you are only preparing enough for one or two people, you can do all of that in just four or five minutes.

You should cook the tofu until it is golden brown, turning it to ensure that it is crisp on at least two sides before removing it from the pot. Sauté the green beans or broccoli with ginger and other spices, such as scallions and Jamaican scotch bonnet pepper. Add a little water to the pot and allow the vegetables to cook for a few minutes, and then add the cooked tofu.

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Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Healthy Slow Cooker recipe book- Cooking a Whole Chicken in a Crock Pot with Gooseberry Patch

Many consumers today would like access to a healthy slow cooker recipe book. This would serve as a useful guide for preparing pork, turkey, beef and more in a crock pot. If you want to learn about cooking a whole chicken in a crock pot, the book 101 Slow-Cooker Recipes will help you to do that.

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The guide is produced by Gooseberry Patch and each recipe is accompanied by a photo. You will see recipes for meat based dishes such as Chipotle shredded beef. There are also instructions for preparing bread pudding, chowder and lasagna in a crock pot. If you have not prepared Tex-Mex chili dogs using this method before, you will learn how from this book.

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There is a drawback to using 101 Slow-Cooker Recipes. If you are fond of using fresh seasonings, you will not use the recipes often because they rely on a lot of packaged seasonings. You will have to make the appropriate fresh substitutions for the powdered spices. Apart from that, you should find the book interesting and useful. This healthy slow cooker recipe book is available on kindle so you can check your ingredients while you are shopping for groceries.