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Sunday, February 28, 2010

Cucumber Avocado Mango Salad

Hi Everyone, I just created this recipe tonight. I rather enjoyed it and thought you might like it.

* Exported from MasterCook *

Cucumber Avocado Mango Salad

Recipe By : Chef Shobhan
Serving Size : 4 Preparation Time :0:10
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Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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1 cucumber -- halved sliced
1 mango -- peeled julienned
1 avocado -- cubed
1 cup sunflower sprouts

1 clove garlic -- minced
2 tablespoons mirin
1 tablespoon tamari soy sauce
1 tablespoon coconut vinegar
1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil
2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
1 drop stevia
3 tablespoons hemp seed oil
2 tablespoons gomasio or toasted sesame seeds
garnish with fresh chopped cilantro

Mix all the ingredients for the salad together.

mix all the ingredients for the dressing together starting with the garlic and vinegars.

Cover the salad with the dressing and sprinkle extra gomasio or toasted sesame seeds onto the salad. Garnish with fresh cilantro.


Avocados are a great source of vitamin K, dietary fiber, vitamin B6, vitamin C, folate and copper. Avocados are also a good source of potassium: they are higher in potassium than a medium banana. Avocados are also considered a fruit not a vegetable as some may think.

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Sunday, February 21, 2010

Collard Green Wraps filled with Cauliflower and Miso Pesto

Hello everyone, I recently created this dish, it seems slightly long winded, but really very simple. So here is the first recipe - there are 3 parts to the recipe.

Miso Pesto

1 bunch Basil or Cilantro
1 clove garlic
1 teaspoon white miso
2 tablespoons pine nuts
1 tablespoon good quality extra virgin olive oil

Combine all ingredients in a food processor and blend until a paste is formed. Set aside.

Collard Greens

Take one bunch of collard and wash then and take out the thick stems. Cut the leaves into halves an steam lighlty for 1 minute. Cool and set aside.


Chop the cauliflower into very small pieces, so that it looks like crumbled feta cheese. Then mix the pesto into the cauliflower. Then take the collard greens and place 2 or 3 tablespoons of the cauliflower mixture close to the end of the green and roll it up. Then you will have beautiful wraps which can be served as an appetizer or a main course.

Collard greens are one of the healthiest veggies you can eat. Collard greens are an excellent source of vitamin A, vitamin C, manganese, folate, dietary fiber, and calcium. In addition, collard greens are a very good source of potassium, vitamin B2 and vitamin B6, and a good source of vitamin E, magnesium, protein, omega-3 fatty acids, vitamin B1, vitamin B5, niacin, zinc, phosphorus, and iron.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Amaranth Porridge with Coconut and Banana

Hi Everyone, Sorry it's been a while since my last blog. I've been very busy cooking and recording music. I hope you are all doing well. I still haven't heard any feedback from the recipes I've posted, so please do write and tell me how they've worked out for you.
I know some of you have tried the recipes because I've spoken to a couple of readers who have tried some of the recipes.
Anyway, here is a lovely amaranth recipe for you all.

* Exported from MasterCook *

Amaranth Porridge

Recipe By : Chef Shobhan
Serving Size : 2 Preparation Time :0:05
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Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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1 cup amaranth
1 1/2 cups water (a can of coconut milk can be used instead for extra creaminess)
2 teaspoons coconut oil
2 tablespoons dessicated coconut
1/4 teaspoon cinammon -- ground
1 small banana -- cut into slices
4 drops liquid stevia concentrate

Place the amaranth and water in a pan and bring to boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 15 minutes. or until almost all the water is absorbed and it is a creamy consistency.

Stir in the rest of the ingredients and serve.

"High protein grain breakfast"
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NOTES : This is a power packed breakfast dish. Amaranth, is more nutritious than most grains and contains a high amount of protein and also the amino acid lysine. Other key nutrients include calcium, B vitamins, methionine, magnesium, zinc, copper and iron.