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New recipe – Runner beans stew

Very much in season and extremely easy to grow – Runner Beans.

runner beans

Runner beans need to be topped and tailed and may also need stringing before use. They should be sliced lengthways before cooking and plunged into boiling salted water and cooked until al dente. Runner beans are used in salads (young can be eaten raw) as well as added to stews, casseroles, soups and broths. They are also served as a vegetable side dish or mixed with other beans. Flavours and ingredients that go well with runner beans include tomatoes, garlic, lemon juice and chillies.

One of most popular runner beans recipes can be found in Your Instinct‘s Recipes section under:

Runner beans stew

Runner beans are a good source of Vitamins A and C and folic acid. 

What is your favourite recipe including runner beans?

New recipe – quick Thai curry

Definitely looks very summery and perfect for our sunny mood, when it gets a bit colder in the evenings 🙂

Vegetable Thai yellow curry.

yellow curry

The ingeredients list looks a bit long, but it is extemaly easy recipe and you can be flexible with the ingredients and use subsitutes when necesary.

Can be served either with rice or naan bread.

Full recipe can be found in the Recipes section of Your Instinct.

Enjoy!!

New recipes – Courgette

Courgette/ zucchini is another underrated vegetable (it is actually a fruit from plant-science point of view) which is simply delicious and so versatile. Most of the time they are served cooked or baked, in various pasta or rice dishes, stir-fries or soups, however they can also be eaten raw in salads or raw pasta dishes.

courgetteOne of the main courgette’s properties (along with other squashes) is cancer prevention, by inhibiting cell mutations, especially effecting in preventing colon and lung cancer.

It is rich in nutrients like magnesium and potassium which help normalise blood pressure and plays an important role in cardiovascular health in general. The vitamin C content along with carotenoids stops the oxidation of bad cholesterol in the blood, therefore prevents the occurrence of strokes and heart attacks. Apart from Vitamin C they contain lutein which can serve as an herbal remedy for people with vision disorders and for sharpening the eyesight. Continue reading

New recipes – ex-meat dishes

chilli without carneOne of my favourite dishes, tasting even better since I stopped eating meat, is chilli. I now use lentils instead of minced meat. It can be served with rice, tortilla crisps (chips) or garlic bread and a side salad. The recipe is, of course, on Your Instinct in Recipes section:

Chilli without carne

Another recipe which I re-discovered as a vegetarian/vegan is falafel. This recipe below is for burger-shaped falafels and can be served like any other burger. I like mine in a wholemeal pita bread with a bit of salad and some sauces/dips such as tomato chilli salsa, guacamole and tahini. You can also add some sliced fresh and/or pickled vegetables.

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I can guarantee that once you try these you will never want to eat another ready made, store bought version. Simply delicious and so easy to make.