Curried Spinach & Chick Pea Soup Recipe
2 tbsp vegetable oil
2 each garlic cloves, minced
1 medium carrot, grated
1/4 cup raw barley
1 each bay leaf
2 1/2 cup stock
4 cup cooked chick peas
3/4 lb spinach, steamed & chopped
1 small zucchini, diced
1 1/2 tsp favourite curry powder
1/4 tsp thyme
1/4 tsp cumin
1 salt & pepper
2 cup stock
2 tbsp lemon juice
Heat oil & saute garlic for 1 minute. Add carrot, barley, bay leaf &
2 1/2 c stock. Bring to a boil, cover & simmer for 15 minutes. Puree
half the chick peas & add to the pot with the spinach, zucchini &
seasonings. Simmer covered for another 10 minutes. Add the rest of
the chick peas, the remaining stock & lemon juice. Simmer gently for
another 15 minutes until the barley is tender.
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Dieting made easy
One useful tip is to drink plenty of water. From time to time at some stage in a hectic morning, you guess that you want a snack but in fact you might just need a refreshing glass of water or orange squash. The feelings of needing food and needing a drink are quite similar, but one of the two can lead to a broken diet and the other is ok.
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Its all the rage, but it is truly safe for you?
Remember, one fact that is usually overlooked, it is extremely hard (although certainly not impossible) for vegetarians to take up a reduced carbohydrate diet.
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Flavonoid rich foods
(inlcudes olive oil, spinach, adzuki bean & coriander)
The flavonoids which exist in these natural foods are thought by nutritionalists to have properties in preventing cancer.
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