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Smart Smoothie! (For morning breakfast or ‘hangover-recovery’).

Ingredients

1/2 cup orange

1/3 cup plain/vanilla yoghurt

1/2 large sized banana or 1 small banana.

Preparation: Mix in blender  for 1 minute,

Enjoy!

 

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Savoury yoghurt-based snack or condiment

ingredients: 1 cup Greek yoghurt plain

1 tablespoon olive oil

1 tablespoon 1 cm. Cubed feta cheese

1 tablespoon medium sized olives each chopped into 4 slivers

1/4  teaspoon salt

1/2  teaspoon ground black pepper

Preparation: Mix all ingredients into a bowl and enjoy.

For added pizzazz, add tablespoon halved peanuts.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Tofu Potato Pie (Vegetarian)

Ingredients:

Tofu mince 180 gms

Cooked and mashed potato approx 450 gms

1/2 tsp salt

1/2 tsp. Pepper

1 tsp. Lemon juice

2 tablespoons finely chopped coriander or mint  leaves

1 tsp. Sweet paprika powder or hot chilli powder as per preference

1 large (or 2 small) beaten egg.

Preparation:

Coat 8×8 inches baking pan with olive oil or butter

Put in mixture and pat down until firm.

Bake in oven at 200′ C for about 30 minutes.

Cool a little, cut squares and enjoy!

 

 

 

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Salmon in red curry paste

Ingredients:

100 grams salmon cut to size of choice or left as one whole strip

1 teaspoon oil

1 teaspoon paprika powder

1 tablespoon tomato puree

1 teaspoon red vinegar

1 teaspoon ginger garlic paste

1/2 teaspoon salt

Preparation:

Make a paste of all ingredients and marinate fish. Can keep in refrigerator for about 1/2 to 1 hour but it is okay to cook it right away.

Shallow fry in pan for 6 minutes each side on medium heat, or

Grill in oven for 6 minutes each side.

Enjoy plain or with bread/rice; or with steamed vegetables such as carrots and parsnips.

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Simple and quick Pork vindaloo

Ingredients:

300 grams washed, cubed pork pieces.

1 tablespoon fresh chopped ginger

1 tablespoon fresh chopped garlic

1 tablespoon oil

1 tablespoon paprika powder

2 tablespoons tomato purée

1 tablespoon red vinegar

2 tablespoons finely chopped coriander leaves.

Preparation:

Crush ginger and garlic into paste then saute in oil.

Add paprika powder and stir for 1 minute

Add tomato purée and stir another minute

Add pork cubes with vinegar and boil 20 minute on medium flame, covered pan.

Lastly stir in coriander leaves and turn off flame.

Enjoy with soft white bread or white rice.

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Green beans dish

Ingredients:

1 medium chopped onion

2 tablespoons oil

1 medium chopped tomato

200 grams green beans

1/4 cup chopped paprika or jalapeño pepper

1 teaspoon turmeric powder or yellow Dijon mustard

1 teaspoon shredded ginger root

1 teaspoon cumin powder

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/4 cup finely chopped coriander leaves

1/3 cup shredded fresh coconut or store bought non-sweetened desiccated coconut.

Preparation:

Saute Onions in oil until translucent, add ginger, tomatoes and capsicum (or jalapeño) then continue stirring in oil for a minute. Add in all powders, mustard, salt, stir for a minute. Add in chopped green beans and cook on medium heat for about 5 minutes, stirring off and on.  Throw in coriander leaves and stir 30 seconds. Lastly add dessicated coconut and stir well for a minute and turn off flame.

Enjoy with brown pita or roti, or mix a little into your plate of rice and enjoy.

 

 

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