healthy salads

QUINOA – THE SUPER GRAIN

Quinoa is a South American grain, pronounced ‘Keen-wah’ Quinoa is a super grain for many reasons: Quinoa is an excellent source of protein It contains all the essential amino acids you body needs to build proteins – called a “
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Health Benefits of Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO)

EVOO conains a variety of unique anti-oxidants, pro-vitamins and vitamins , collectively called micronutrients.  It is these “nutraceuticals” that make EVOO so different to another plant oil, like canola, which is also rich in monounsaturated fat, but lacks this rich
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Cooking with Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO)

The major fatty acid (72%) that makes up olive oil is oleic acid, which is a long chain, monounsaturated fatty acid of 18 carbons with one double bond – hence the name monounsaturated.  This makes olive oil more robust to
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What is (cold pressed) extra virgin olive oil – EVOO ?

Olive oil is the only seed oil that humans can consume immediately after pressing – a completely natural product that needs no refining.  Extra virgin olive oil (EVOO) is by far the best olive oil,  as this oil contains significant quantities of
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Vitamin Rich Salad

DRESSING: 60ml extra virgin olive oil 45ml basil pesto ¼ cup freshly squeezed lemon juice 3ml sugar 30ml water Salt & milled pepper   SALAD  (serves 4) 375ml cooked brown basmati rice 250ml cooked shredded chicken 3 celery sticks, finely
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Beetroot and Quinoa Salad

  SERVES 4 – 6 PREP TIME 15 MINUTES,   COOKING TIME 20 MINUTES   2 T pine nuts 1 cup uncooked white quinoa 2 cups water or vegetable broth Pinch salt 1 peeled and diced large cooked beetroot 1 cup halved
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No Fuss Beetroot Salad

Simply wash off some fresh beetroot and boil until soft. Allow to cool. Skin the beetroot and cut into quarters. Add Extra Virgin Olive oil, seasoning and balsamic of your choice.   1 cup of beetroot = 58 calories
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