Spinach Pesto Spread Recipe
3 cup (packed) fresh spinach
1 cup (packed) fresh basil leaves
4 1/2 tbsp fresh lemon juice
3 tbsp capers (with juices)
1 cup shelled pumpkin seeds (unsalted)
2 tbsp chopped shallots
1 tbsp chopped garlic
1 tbsp dijon mustard
1 1/2 cup vegetable oil
1 french bread slices
In a food processor, process spinach, basil, lemon juice and capers
with juices until spinach and basil are coarsely chopped. Add pumpkin
seeds, shallots, garlic and mustard. Process until finely chopped.
With machine running, add oil gradually, until completely
incorporated. Season with salt and pepper, and refrigerate for 2
hours in a non-reactive container, with plastic wrap covering surface
of dip. Serve with French bread. (Dip can be prepared up to 2 days in
advance of serving.)
Adapted from a recipe in "Bon Appetit" (August 1996) Posted by Karen
to Vegetable Recipes
Food Tips of the Week
Advice on losing weight
Make sure that you drink enough fluids. Sometimes at some stage in a hectic work day, you feel you need food when in truth you may need a refreshing glass of water or cranberry juice. The feelings of hunger and thirst are somewhat similar, but one of them ends in weight increase and the other one leads to no damage.
Some lower carbohydrate diet pointers:
* Make low carbohydrate bread crumbs for breadcrumb coated foods.
Although you can possibly buy low carbohydrate bread crumbs, you can make them yourself by simply using low carbohydrate bread. All you have to do is toast the reduced carb bread in your oven on a baking tray. Once it is hard, grind it up in your food mill. To store, keep in a tupperware container.
* Don't skip meals
Most reduced carb recipes are, errmm.., low in carbs. Your body must have energy, and carbs are a fast acting energy source. A reduced carbohydrate diet needs more care in managing your energy intake, as any energy given by protein and fat is much slower acting.
Foods containing allyl sulfides
( includes garlic, leeks and welsh onion)
The onion and garlic range of vegetables is rich in allyl sulphides, a chemical which experts believe could be linked to a reduced risk of stomach and colon cancer.
Even though there is little definitive proof obtainable, allyl sulfides are also thought by many researchers to reduce symptoms with blood circulation, sterilization and diabetes.
Foods containing allyl sulfides are also good for weight loss, so should be included in your diet system.
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