Dill, the herb: whats in it

Sunday, April 27, 2008

Dill also called "shepu" in my mother tongue is one of those good green vegetables.

1. Promotes wellness of liver, gallbladder and stomach.
2. Solves the insomnia problem to a certain degree
3. Has some folic acid.
4. Another source for VitaminC.

Broccoli nutritious value

Sunday, January 6, 2008

Learnt today. Broccoli good points:
rich in Vitamin C.
anti-cancer element.
reduces prostate cancer risk.
source of calcium.

However wikipedia states that Broccoli when boiled may loose half its nutritious value.

Whfoods has however said that the anti-cancer activity is at its best if you cut the florets and stems thinner and let it sit 5-10 mins before cooking. Lightly steamed /cooked broccoli will still retain its anti-cancer power as well as its Vitamin C and makes it easier to digest.

Broccoli soup for the soul!

Saturday, December 29, 2007

A simple soup thats really good for you and takes less time to cook.

Broccoli - 1 cup of florets
Milk - 2% half a cup
Salt - a few pinches
Black pepper to taste

1. Boil the broccoli in little water(till broccoli is submerged in water halfway) till it gets very soft and almost dissolves in water.
2. Add the same to a blender along with the water. Leave a little bit to the side for some decoration.
3. If you'd like add some milk slowly and then grind the mixture.
4. Add some salt and black pepper (to taste).
5. Blend in again.

Pour in a soup bowl and decorate with the left over broccoli.

Serves 1 - 2

Omrice with Broccoli

Today I tried a simple recipe with egg with little innovation. I had some leftover rice from last day and some broccoli as well.

Ingredients: Egg
Onion (finely or not so finely chopped depending on mood)
Green chilly: sliced
Broccoli: Washed and thin sliced.

As usual with any omelet beat all the ingredients together.
Once oil is heated on the frying pan spread the omelet as usual.
Heat rice in the remainder area of the pan.
When one side of omelet is done roll over and insert the rice in it.
Flip over and Omrice is done !!

My aim in the next few weeks (hopefully) is to come up with studying the nutrition contents of the same.