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Food of the Week: Tomato

22 Apr


Tomatoes are rich in vitamins A, B, C, K, folic acid, chromium, potassium, antioxidants and fiber.

They improve the immune system, they have anticancer properties, prevent macular degeneration and aid in heart disease. Men who consume ten servings or more, per week, have lower prostate cancer rates.

It has been found that lycopene, a carotenoid in tomatoes, is fat soluble, so the anticancer properties are specially beneficial when consumed with fat-rich foods like avocado, olive oil and nuts.

The Famous Lentil Salad

13 Jul

Hello everyone! The famous lentil recipe is here!

Just remember the most important part of the recipe is to chop all the ingredients into tiny pieces (except for the asparagus). Here it goes…

Serves 4

2 cups cooked black beluga lentils

1 cup cooked quinoa

1 tomato (remove seeds) chopped

1 stalk celery chopped

1/2 seedless cucumber chopped

1/4 cup chives chopped

10 mint leaves chopped

1 steamed maitake mushroom chopped

5 steamed asparagus cut into 1 inch pieces

1/4 cup scallions finely cut

10 lemons

1 bunch cilantro

Sea salt and pepper

In a large bowl mix lentils, quinoa and vegetables, except for the scallions. Squeeze the juice from the 10 lemons into a blender and add the cilantro, salt and pepper. Blend on high until smooth. Transfer to a cooking pot, cover and boil for 10 minutes. Wait until cooled and add to the lentils. Add the scallions at the end.

You will love this healthy and delicious lentil recipe, let me know what you think!

Remember… Eat Healthy, Be Happy!