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Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Varieties to prepare Broccoli

Broccoli is saving has long been considered one of the super foods, the enormous health benefits. Green vegetables contain vitamin C, folate, potassium and fiber. Eat vegetables regularly propagated in a position to develop breast cancer, diabetes, colon cancer, stomach cancer, and prevent many other diseases.
Unfortunately, many people are reluctant to eat broccoli. In fact, broccoli, a delicious dish, if you purchase alternatives in dealing with them. Here are some ways to deal with broccoli that follow.

Mixed fried noodles. Saute broccoli and other vegetables in the pan-mini size, which was heated, and in a bowl of noodles. Do not forget to give the spice marinade. You can also use chicken, shrimp or tofu in it.

Fill tempura. Could enter the broccoli in hot oil, fried in tempura batter to thwart your intentions to gain health benefits of broccoli. But if this from time to time he feels is not detrimental.

Vegetable salad. With different types of lettuce for a salad would have been normal. Replace salad with broccoli, and a Caesar salad with broccoli. You do not forget, slices of chicken breast meat, croutons and rinse, then with your favorite dressing.
Bake the casserole. Would you like the menu of vegetables, this really different than usual? Cook the broccoli casserole with cheese and serve with other side dishes. In order not to feel guilty, use fat-free mayonnaise and cream cheese, fat-free cooking.

Fill the baked potatoes. Like baked potatoes that you often get in restaurants? You can make your own in a healthier version. Enter taken the broccoli, bacon and grated cheese for the filling in a baked potato halfway.

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Making Light Macaroni and Cheese

A light, low-fat version of this traditional hearty dish is made by using skim milk and cheeses, and when seasoned with green pepper and tomato, the macaroni takes on a light flavor.

2 cups elbow macaroni, vegetable variety
1/2 cup finely chopped green pepper
1 Tbsp. butter or margarine
1 Tbsp all-purpose flour
1 cup low-fat or non-fat milk
1/4 tsp. white pepper
1/2 tsp. salt, optional
1 cup grated low-fat cheese
1 cup low-fat cottage cheese
1/2 cup grated Parmesan or Romano cheese
2 tomatoes, sliced 1/2-inch thick

Cooking Directions
Cook macaroni according to package directions. Drain well.

Meanwhile, saute green pepper in heated butter until soft. Stir in flour. Cook for 1 minute. Gradually stir in milk. Cook until thickened.

Add white pepper and salt. if used. Stir in grated cheese and partially melt.

Combine macaroni, the sauce, cottage cheese and Parmesan cheese. Turn into a lightly buttered baking dish. Arrange tomato slices on top.

Bake at 400
Good served with: Marinated celery salad and toasted, cracked wheat rolls, fresh fruit with crisp cookies for dessert.

Time to prepare
20 Minutes

Pasta with Fresh Vegetable Sauce

1 pkg. (10 oz.) pasta or noodles
Boiling salted water
1/3 cup olive or salad oil
2 medium tomatoes, peeled, seeded, diced
1 bunch green onions, thinly sliced
2 stalks celery, thinly sliced
1 small carrot shredded
1 green pepper, chopped
1 small cucumber, peeled, seeded and diced
1 small zucchini, diced
1/4 cup chopped fresh basil or 2 Tbs. dried basil leaves
1/2 to 1 tsp. salt
1/8 tsp. black pepper
Additional olive oil, optional.
Cooking Directions
Cook pasta in salted boiling water about 6 to 8 minutes or until al dente. Drain. Rinse under cold water. Drain well.

Place into large mixing bowl. Drizzle oil over pasta, tossing well. Transfer to wide serving dish. Sprinkle with the vegetables and basil.

At the table, add salt, black pepper to taste and more olive oil, if used.

Garnish with parsley and/or some green peas.
Good served with Crusty bread and butter. If served as an accompaniment, it goes well with fish or chicken, broiled, barbecued or baked.

Time to prepare
25 Minutes