1 lb grape leaves (1 jar)
1 cup onion, finely chopped
1 garlic clove, minced
2 tbsp olive oil
1 cup tvp granules or flakes mixed with:
7/8 cup ; water, hot
1 cup rice, brown, cooked
1/4 cup parsley, fresh, minced
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp black pepper
1 tsp honey or substitute
2 tbsp lemon juice
Saute the onion and garlic in the olive oil until tender.
Combine the remaining ingredients.
Place about 2 tsp stuffing in the center of each leaf, on the vein
side. Fold up bottom of leaf, fold sides in and roll toward tip into
a firm roll. Brush the bottom of a deep heavy-bottomed pan with oil,
add slices of lemon, then place a layer of rolles folded side down.
Place the next layer of rolls carefully on top. Place a pan or dinner
plate on top of the rolls and weight it down with some heavy canned
goods. This prevents rolls opening up. Add 2 cups hot vegetable
stock. Cover, bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer 30
minutes. Cool before removing from pan.
Serve warm or cold.
Per dolma: 21 cal; 1 g prot; 2 g carb; 1 g fat
The TVP Cookbook by Dorothy Bates/MM by DEEANNE
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Food Tips of the Week
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.
Some low carb diet tips:
* Use splenda as a substitute for sugar.
Many recipes that need sugar can be modified to make use of splenda. It is much lighter so you will need to do a bit of trial and error and it may not work for every dish, but it does bake up nice in most cases.
* Don't skip meals
Most low carbohydrate recipes are, well...., low in carbohydrates. Your body requires energy, and carbohydrates are a very efficient source of energy. A low carbohydrate diet needs more care in monitoring you energy levels, as any energy contributed by non-carbohydrate sources is far slower to act.
(includes grapefruit, red peppers and spiny bitter gourd)
The nutrient lypcopene is a simple chemical compound and member of the same group of phytochemicals as carotene. It is the reason for the red colour of some types of food.
Usefully, unlike numerous other healthy agents, lycopene does not become less effective if subjected to heat, but is genuinely strengthened by cooking.
Its most interesting medical value is that it acts as an antioxidant and appears to be an asset in the fight to lower the risk of developing cancer.
Lycopene is the most powerful eliminator of singlet oxygen, which is linked with aging of the skin. It is also believed to prevent the growth of diseases affecting arterial blood vessels.
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