Wednesday, 28 May 2014

Spring Greens: Better For Your Health

                      
Spring Greens are great for a healthy lifestyle. We all know vegetables and salads are great for the body; which is why we are all advised to eat our 'Five-a-day'. However, Spring Greens are full of fibre and nutrients but low in calories and carbohydrates. These vegetable can be eaten as much as you can without gaining weight, but gain tremendous amount of energy.

Spring Greens are also rich in Vitamin A, B and C; they are rich in calcium whilst also containing magnesium, potassium and phosphorus.  

So if you are looking to divert from the norm of using Spinach for your Efo Riro, and Ugwu or any other vegetable; then look no further; these lovely richly dark green vegetables are the best... most especially, for detox. 

This Recipe focuses on Spring Green with Smoked Catfish and Kidney.

Ingredients
Spring greens (300g)
Red ball peppers (x2)
Scotch bonnet peppers (x3)
Tomatoes (x4)
Medium-sized Onion (x1)
Olive Oil (2 cookingspoonful)
Smoked catfish (x2)
 Kidney (x1: Cut into 5 medium pieces)
Curry powder (1/2 tablespoon)
Thyme (A pinch)
Knorr chicken cube (x4)

Instructions
  1. Blend the tomatoes, peppers and an onion. 
  2. Slice the spring greens and wash with cold water.
  3. Season the kidney with Thyme, Rosemary, Curry powder, Knorr Chicken cube and salt. 
  4. Cook for 10-15 minutes on medium heat. 
  5. Soak the smoked catfish in hot water (boiled) for 5 minutes.
  6. Chop the remaining onion bulb into cubes
  7. Heat the olive oil; and add the chopped onion and fry for 11/2 mins.
  8. Add the blended pepper mixture and let fry for another 5 minutes on low heat
  9. Add the boiled kidney and let cook on medium heat for 3-4 minutes
  10. Add the smoked catfish and simmer for 2 minutes
  11. Add the drained Greens and let simmer for 3-5 minutes on low heat 
  12. Voila!!!! Food is ready


N.B: This can be served with Boiled Rice, Yam, Plantain, Eba, Fufu, Pounded Yam, Amala, Wheat, Ground Rice, or any other Side Dish of your choice. 


Your girl, 
TL




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