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Lower GI but still delicious.

Hungry Highlander

Hungry Highlander

Lower GI but still delicious.

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#LowGI #Fish #Chips Low GI Fish and Chips

#LowGI #Fish #Chips Low GI Fish and Chips

#LowGI #Fish #Chips This is my cheat’s version of a recipe by Rosemary Conley for a healthy fish and chip supper after a busy Friday at work which is way better for you than going to the local chippie!  Level of difficulty – Easy Ingredients: […]

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#LowGI #MultiGrain #Multiseed #Bread Low GI Multi-Grain Bread Recipe

#LowGI #MultiGrain #Multiseed #Bread Low GI Multi-Grain Bread Recipe

#LowGI #Multigrain #Multiseed #Bread After doing some research and searching high and low for a Low GI Bread Recipe that does what I want it to do I’ve come up with this recipe of my own. Super Healthy Low GI Bread. Level of difficulty – […]

#LowGI #MultiGrain #Multiseed #Bread Low GI Multi-Grain Bread

#LowGI #MultiGrain #Multiseed #Bread Low GI Multi-Grain Bread

Low GI Multigrain Bread

#LowGI #Multigrain #Multiseed #Bread This is my take on a Catherine Atkinson Recipe from the Brilliant Breadmaking Book. Super Healthy Low GI Bread.

Level of difficulty – Easy

Ingredients:

350ml Lukewarm water

2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil

100g strong stoneground wholemeal bread flour

3 tbsp old fashioned porridge oats

2 tbsp mixed seeds such as sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, linseeds and sesame seeds

25g millet

25g crushed bulgur wheat

300g strong white bread flour

1 tsp salt

1 ½ tsp agave nectar 1 ½ tsp fast-action dried yeast (or a sachet

Ingredients

Method

Lift the bread pan out of the bread machine and fit the kneading blade.  Pour in the water, then add the oil, followed by the wholemeal flour.  Sprinkle the porridge oats, seeds, millet and bulgur wheat over, then add the strong white bread flour.

Put the salt and agave nectar in separate corners of the pan, then make a shallow dip in the middle of the flour and add the yeast.

Fit the pan into the bread machine, shut the lid and set to the multi-grain or whole wheat setting with the crust of your choice.  Press start.

After baking, lift the pan out of the machine using oven gloves.  Carefully shake out the loaf to remove it from the pan, then transfer to a wire rack, standing the loaf on its base. Lightly dust the top with the remaining flour while the loaf is hot.  Leave to cool.

Low GI Multigrain Bread

Quantities for a large (900g) loaf

425ml warm water

2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil

125g strong stoneground wholemeal bread flour

3 ½ tbsp porridge oats

2 ½ tbsp mixed seeds such as sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, linseeds and sesame seeds

30g millet

30g bulgur wheat

350g strong white bread flour

1 ½ tsp salt

4 tsp agave nectar 1 ¾ tsp yeast

Quantities for a small (450g) loaf

215ml warm water

1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil

60g strong stoneground wholemeal bread flour

1 ½ tbsp porridge oats

1 tbsp mixed seeds such as sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, linseeds and sesame seeds

15g millet

15g bulgur wheat

175g strong white bread flour

¾ tsp salt

2 tsp agave nectar

¾ tsp yeast

Preparation Time – 15 minutes

Cooking Time – Approx. 3 hours 40 minutes (including kneading and proving)

#Lebanese #Rice #Vermicelli Lebanese Rice with Vermicelli

#Lebanese #Rice #Vermicelli Lebanese Rice with Vermicelli

#Lebanese #Rice #Vermicelli This is my take on a Mediterranean Dish Recipe by Suzy Karadsheh, this goes very well with the Greek-Style Baked Cod with Lemon and Garlic.  Level of difficulty – Easy Ingredients: 2 cups Basmati Rice (Lower GI) 3 ½ cups Water 1 […]

#Cod #Greek #Lemon #Garlic Greek-Style Baked Cod with Lemon and Garlic

#Cod #Greek #Lemon #Garlic Greek-Style Baked Cod with Lemon and Garlic

#Cod #Greek #Lemon #Garlic This is my take on a Mediterranean Dish Recipe by Suzy Karadsheh which is Low Gi and diabetic friendly.  Level of difficulty – Not too tricky Ingredients: 680 g (1.5 lb) Cod fillet pieces (4–6 pieces) 5 garlic cloves, peeled and minced (use a […]

#GreenLentil #Pasta #Puttanesca #Beef Green Lentil Pasta Puttanesca with Beef

#GreenLentil #Pasta #Puttanesca #Beef Green Lentil Pasta Puttanesca with Beef

Beef Puttanesca
Beef Puttanesca

#Pasta #Puttanesca #Beef #GreenLentil This is my take on an Eating Well recipe which is Low Gi and diabetic friendly. 

Level of difficulty – Easy

Ingredients:

500g (1 pound) 5% or lower fat lean minced beef (could use turkey mince)

1 onion chopped

4 cloves garlic, minced

2 400g tins of chopped tomatoes with chilli (We used Lidl’s own brand)

1 tsp dried oregano

¼ tsp crushed red pepper

250g Organic Green Lentil Penne Pasta (we used Explore Cuisine Organic Green Lentil Pasta from Asda)

A good handful of Kalamata olives, chopped

A good handful of snipped fresh flatleaf parsley with some for garnish

170g (about 2 to 3 tbsp) no-salt-added tomato puree

3 anchovy fillets, chopped

1 Low Salt Beef Stock Cube

Method

Add a tablespoon of olive oil to a large non-stick pan fry the onions over medium heat for a few minutes until they begin to soften, add garlic and cook for about 30 seconds (do not allow the garlic to burn) add the minced beef and continue frying until meat browns.  Drain off any fat and discard.

Make a well in the meat mixture and add the tomato puree, cook for a few moments and mix well into the beef, add tinned tomatoes with chillies, anchovies, oregano, crushed red pepper and Low Salt Beef Stock Cube. Reduce the heat to low and simmer for one hour to 1 ½ hours.  Meanwhile, cook pasta according to package directions; drain.

Before serving, stir olives and ¼ cup parsley into the pan and add the pasta to the pan and garnish with the extra parsley.  Sprinkle with low-fat Parmesan Cheese (optional) and serve with Low GI Garlic Bread.

Beef Puttanesca 2
Beef Puttanesca
Garlic mushroom pasta

Garlic mushroom pasta

#Garlic #Mushroom #Pasta This is my take on a Jamie Oliver recipe from his quick and easy series. Minimum shopping, maximum taste and super quick to make. Ingredients 150 g dried wholemeal fusilli (or any other healthy pasta of your choice) 4 cloves of garlic […]

Prawn Curry in a Hurry

Prawn Curry in a Hurry

#Prawn #Curry This is my take on a recipe from BBC Good Food Magazine, spiced up a bit with a couple of more ingredients than the original (the holy trinity of Indian cooking onion, garlic and ginger according to Cyrus Todiwala (one-half of the Incredible […]

Lentils and Vegetables

Lentils and Vegetables

Lentils and Vegetables
Lentils and Vegetables

#Vegetarian #Lentils I’ve recently decided (reluctantly) that we need to eat more vegetables and less meat, mainly for health reasons but also because purely vegetarian meals can be quite delicious and are very healthy.  This is my take on a recipe by Sajeev Thomson Mathew who is the author of the MyFoodSwings Blog.  I am a person who usually pairs vegetables with some sort of meat or chicken but in this quick and tasty dish, you won’t miss it.

Recipe

Lentils and Vegetables

INGREDIENTS:

225 ml (1 cup) Broccoli
225 ml (1 cup) Brussels Sprouts halved

225 ml (1 cup) Asparagus Tips (trimmed)

118 ml (½ cup) Lentils
2 Medium Carrots (sliced into thin batons)
Pinch of Salt (optional)
Ground Black Pepper
2 tbsps Minced garlic
2 tbsps Butter
1 tbsp chilli flakes
Olive Oil

Vegetable Stock

PREPARATION:

Boil some vegetable stock in a saucepan and once the water starts boiling, add the lentils (we used split yellow lentils but any lentils will do) to the saucepan. Once, they are cooked which should be in about 15 to 20 minutes, drain the water out and keep the lentils aside.

In a pan, heat up some oil and butter. Then add the red chilli flakes and minced garlic. Sauté till the garlic turns golden brown. Then add the broccoli and lentils along with some salt and pepper. Cook till the broccoli is browned and crisp and the lentils are firmed up.

Slice the carrots into thin batons and add to a pan with some oil. Season with some salt (optional) and pepper. Fry until the exterior wilts and is browned properly.

Halve the brussels and trim the asparagus and add to the carrots in the pan just to crisp up the exterior of the brussels and the asparagus.  Add the remaining juices on the lentils, broccoli and carrots on the plate and serve as shown. 



Mango chicken, Rice and Beans bake

Mango chicken, Rice and Beans bake

#Caribbean #Chicken #Rice #Beans Drumsticks and Thighs are ideal for an all-in-one traybake – the rice, beans and spicy seasoning make it a little like Caribbean jerk chicken. Ingredients small bunch spring onions, chopped a thumb-sized piece of ginger, chopped 3 garlic cloves 1 red […]