Tag Archive: cilantro


Stir-fry: Boisterous Beef

eggplant

cilantro

onion

yellow bell pepper

olive oil

ramen noodles

garlic

meat tenderizer

chili powder

onion powder

 

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Cream of Mushroom Brown rice

 

brown mushrooms (baby bellas) 

cilantro

green onion

yellow sweet onion

garlic

cream of mushroom

blended oil ( soybean, canola)

brown rice & jasmine rice

poultry seasoning

Benefits:

The health benefits of mushroom include relief from high cholesterol levels, breast cancer, prostrate cancer, and diabetes. It also helps in weight loss, increasing immunity.

They can really make you big and protect you against diseases and infections, as they are full of proteins, vitamins and minerals, amino acids, anti biotic and anti oxidants. Mushrooms are edible fungi bearing a common scientific name “Agaricus”, having different names for different species. They are essentially Saprophytes, the organisms (plants without chlorophyll) which thrive by extracting nutrients from the dead and decaying plant and animal matters. They vary greatly in their color, texture, shape and properties.

  • Cholesterol Levels: Mushrooms themselves provide you with lean proteins as they have zero cholesterol, fats and very low carbohydrates. The fiber and certain enzymes in them also help lower cholesterol level. Moreover, the high lean protein content in mushrooms helps burn cholesterol when they are digested.
    • Breast Cancer & Prostrate Cancer:Mushrooms are very effective in preventing cancer of breast and prostrate due to presence of Beta-Glucans and conjugated Linoleic Acid having anti carcinogenic effects. Out of these two, linoleic acid is particularly helpful in suppressing effects of estrogen. This estrogen is the prime reason for breast cancer in women after menopause. The Beta-Glucans, on the other hand, inhibit growth of cancerous cells in cases of prostrate cancer. Selenium in mushrooms is very effective in inhibiting cancerous cells.
      • Diabetes: Mushrooms can be an ideal low energy diet for diabetics. They have no fats, no cholesterol, very low carbohydrates, high proteins, vitamins and minerals, a lot of water and fiber. Moreover, they contain natural insulin and enzymes which help breaking down of sugar or starch of the food. Again, they are known to contain certain compounds which help proper functioning of liver, pancreas and the other endocrinal glands, thereby promoting formation of insulin and its proper flow. Diabetics often suffer from infections, particularly in their limbs, which tend to continue for long. The natural antibiotics in mushrooms can help protect them from this dreaded situation too.
        • Immunity: Ergothioneine, a powerful anti oxidant present in mushrooms is very effective in giving protection from free radicals as well as boosting up immunity. Mushrooms contain natural antibiotics (similar to penicillin, which itself is extracted from mushrooms) which inhibit microbial and other fungal infections. They also help heal ulcers and ulcerous wounds and protect them from infections. A good combination of vitamins A, B-Complex and C, found in mushrooms also strengthens immune system.
          • Weight Loss: Would you believe me if I say that a totally lean protein diet is ideal for losing fat and building muscle mass? Perhaps no! But it is true. A lot of fats are burnt to digest (break-down) proteins in the food, more so when the protein is accompanied by a very low carbohydrate, zero fats and cholesterol and a good amount of fiber. This is exactly what mushrooms offer.
            • Other Benefits: Mushrooms are the only vegetable and the second known source (after cod liver oil) to contain vitamin-D in edible form. They are rich in calcium (good for bones), iron (benefits in anemia),potassium (very good for lowering blood pressure), copper (anti bacterial) and selenium (very good for health of bones, teeth, nails, hair and as an anti oxidant). The best source of selenium is animal proteins. So, mushrooms can be the best choice for vegetarians to obtain selenium.
            • http://www.organicfacts.net/health-benefits/vegetable/health-benefits-of-mushroom.html

 

Brown rice is a source of many beneficial nutrients, including fiber, magnesium, zinc and vitamin B-6. White rice, which is refined brown rice, has smaller amounts of these nutrients than whole-grain brown rice. Brown rice makes for a nutritious side dish or an excellent accompaniment for stir-fries. Alternatively, mix brown rice with beans, and use for tacos or burritos.

Fiber is an important nutrient for promoting healthy digestion and preventing constipation and diverticulosis, a condition in which small pouches form in the large intestine. Fiber also helps with blood sugar regulation. The daily requirement for fiber for adults up to age 50 is 38 g for men and 25 g for women. One cup of brown rice provides 3.5 g of fiber.

One cup of brown rice provides 86 mg of magnesium, while the daily requirement is 420 mg for men and 320 mg for women over age 30. Magnesium is essential for producing energy from the food you eat. It also makes up the mineral content of bone, along with calcium.

 

Zinc is a mineral that acts as an antioxidant through its role as part of the enzyme superoxide dismutase, which neutralizes free radicals that could otherwise damage your body. Zinc is also important for wound healing and keeping the immune system functioning properly. One cup of brown rice provides 1.2 mg of zinc. The daily requirement for zinc for adults is 11 mg for men and 8 mg for women.

 

One cup of brown rice provides 0.3 mg of vitamin B-6, while the daily requirement is 1.3 mg for adult men and women up to age 50. This serving of brown rice provides 23 percent of your daily vitamin B-6 requirement. Vitamin B-6 is involved in diverse processes in the body, including the formation of the neurotransmitter serotonin, red blood cell synthesis and the production of DNA, which contains genetic information for all the cells of your body.

 

 

 

 

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Sauce:

Salsa Verde (cilantro, onion, green tomatillo)

green onion

cilantro

mushroom

onion

spinach

red, yellow sweet mini bell peppers

4 cheese spaghetti sauce

Italian cheese & Seasoning

spaghetti noodles

Curry Baked Salmon

Salmon

grapeseed oil

onion salt

curry powder

poultry seasoning

paparika

smart butter

chicken breast chunks ( baked in stove first smothered in smart butter  and poultry seasoning while wrapped in aluminum foil-to keep moisture and placed in glass cookware)

chicken broth ( from the baked chicken)

bell pepper

cilantro

green onion

okra

onion

chopped avacado ( after the soup is cooked; put it in your bowl)

grapeseed oil

yellow corn

lime juice

seasoned with onion salt, paprika, garlic, seasoned salt, herbs(thyme, sage, marjoram, rosemary, black pepper, and nutmeg) & spices

hint of lime tortilla chips ( add after it is cooked) so they are crisp not soggy

lime stir-fry tofu

shredded carrots

lime juice

tofu

spinach

onion

cilantro

pepper

soy sauce

pineapple salsa verde chicken

chicken breast

pineapple chunks

pineapple juice

lime juice

cilantro

onion

salsa verde

olive oil

bell pepper ( yellow, orange, green, red)

green onion

Beef Taco Veggie soup

I marinated the beef in salsa verde, onion, bell pepper, cilantro, taco seasoning,lime juice and olive oil.

I wrapped the beef in aluminum foil and placed in a glass cooking bowl with top.

The vegatables I included are :

italian green beans

corn

carrots

yam ( I skinned & cubed it.)

I added yam to give it a unique twist….

lentil soup

lime juice concentrate

extra virgin olive oil

garlic cloves

diced tomatoes

cilantro

paparika

onion

chicken broth

lentils

diced bell pepper ( yellow, red, green, orange)

I let the beans and veggies with seasoning soak for 2 hours and will let it slow cook all nite and day.

pintos

lentils

lemon juice

green onion

garlic

purple onion

veggie buillion

tomato

celery

green pepper

potato leek soup as broth

extra virgin olive oil