Friday, 27 December 2013

Macaroni Vegetable Soup

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As the winter enters our lives, I typically go into soup mode. I love my soups and a variety of them, nothing goes better on a cold winter day then a hearty soup to warm you up. Growing up my family always made sure to have a pot of soup on the stove during this time of year, I would normally go with a big bowl of soup and that would be my meal throughout the day but for others you may want to try a small soup and a sandwich.

Vegetables are a part of any soup and you can add as many as you like but to get the soup to be more hearty you have to add a pasta to the mix, macaroni goes well with this dish but you can use small tube pasta or bow tie pasta in place of the macaroni for those that may not like it. A broth is always part of any soup and my choice of broth here was chicken but vegetable can go just as good.

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MORE SOUP RECIPES
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PORTUGUESE CALDO VERDE SOUP
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SWEET POTATO, CARROT AND CORIANDER SOUP
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Macaroni Vegetable Soup Recipe
Servings: 6  Prep Time: 10 minutes  Cook Time: 25 minutes

Macaroni Vegetable Soup

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Tuesday, 10 December 2013

Quinoa Thai Tuna

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I can't say enough about how I enjoy trying new foods especially when the food is a healthy choice like Quinoa, now quinoa is a grain like crop which is closely related to spinach, this would explain it's high protein and best of all it lacks gluten. The quinoa seeds are generally cooked like rice and it has been labeled by some as a super food not only high in protein but also fiber, magnesium, iron and calcium.

I looked around to find some foods that I would enjoy with the quinoa and with my taste leaning towards fish, tuna seemed like the best choice after some research but not just any kind of tuna, canned tuna with spicy thai chili flavouring. The quinoa will stick to the tuna and some fruit and vegetables added will give you an added boost of flavour and have your taste buds quite content.

Inspired by Cloverleaf Recipes 

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BROILED SALMON WITH MARMALADE GLAZE
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Quinoa Thai Tuna Recipe
Servings: 2  Prep Time: 5 minutes  Cook Time: 10 minutes


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Sunday, 1 December 2013

Steam to Skillet Vegetables

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I like to keep experimenting with a healthy side, growing up I didn't enjoy my vegetables as much as I should have or do now, besides carrots, onions, lettuce and cucumbers. Those where as far as my vegetables got at a young age. I slowly started to incorporate vegetables more and more as my teen years progressed and my young adult years. The health benefits of vegetables are great and none are better the broccoli.

This green plant is high in Vitamin C and dietary fiber, it is rich in lutein and is great for the human immune response system which boosts DNA repair. What you need to remember is that broccoli is best steamed or stir fried, boiling broccoli will reduce all the health benefits you would get from this great vegetable. I like to add a variety of vegetables to go along with broccoli, carrots are normally my companion choice but you can add any vegetable that you enjoy.

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MORE SIDE DISH RECIPES
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SPICY HOMEMADE FRIES
MUSHROOMS SAUTEED WITH GARLIC
HOMEMADE MASH POTATOES
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Steam to Skillet Vegetables Recipe
Servings: 2  Prep Time: 2 minutes  Cooking Time: 15 minutes

Steamed Vegetables

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