Want a little push to get you through your next workout? Beets, which have lots of nitrates, can help to keep you moving. According to one study, nitrates improved oxygen use and helped study subjects exercise for up to 16 percent longer.
Move over avocado toast. There’s a new, and just as pretty, app that’s sure to be as pleasing to the eye as it is to the palate. You can enjoy shrimp toast anytime, whether it’s just for yourself for lunch or as an app for dinner guests.
This Vietnamese soup, called pho (pronounced ‘fuh’), doesn’t have to be relegated to lunch or dinner. In fact, it’s also commonly eaten as a hearty, satisfying breakfast.
Freshness is key when buying any seafood. But excellent IQF (individually quick-frozen) products are also available in the freezer section at grocery stores.
Try this spin on the classic mojito at your next party.
This delicious soup is a one-pot meal containing ingredients that are linked to reducing belly fat, including whole grains, fibre, healthy fats, peppers and flavonoid-rich fruits and vegetables. What’s more, it’s easy to make, taking only 25 minutes from stove-top to table.
Typical Thai flavours, including chili pepper, lime and coconut, combine in this aromatic stir-fry of shrimp, noodles and Asian vegetables. By using a curry paste, the preparation time is reduced.
Roast chicken and ruby red beets are a mouth-watering combination, and white kidney beans and fresh mixed salad greens add fibre and vitamin value to this appealing salad dressed with tangy lime and horseradish.
This is a salad that is ideal for a special summer occasion. Crabmeat is a good source of low-fat protein and goes beautifully with juicy papaya and creamy avocado. Serve with light rye bread.
This is one of the simplest soups to make with wonderful exotic flavours provided by lemon grass, coconut, ginger and chili pepper. The addition of thin noodles makes it quick and easy to prepare in one pot.
Pho (pronounced fur) is a Vietnamese fragrant beef noodle soup. It is perfect for lunch or dinner with friends because each person can add their own accompaniments to taste.
Sweet potatoes are a healthy alternative to their cousin, the potato. They are high in vitamins A and C, and a good source of beta-carotene and dietary fibre. When buying them, be sure the flesh is free of blemishes and sprouts.
Here is a fresh-tasting, colourful salsa that is rich in vitamins and valuable antioxidants. It is a perfect dip for crunchy, homemade tortilla chips, quickly baked rather than deep-fried for a healthy, low-fat result. Either corn tortillas or flour tortillas can be used to make the chips.
No need to order when you can make these delicious baked chicken strips with a mango side salad in about 30 minutes.
Try this vegan, raw version of the spicy and delicious Thai classic Pad Thai.
A whole fish cooked with ginger, garlic and green onions is a traditional centrepiece in a Chinese meal. Here it is served with a mixture of noodles and bean sprouts to make a very special Asian-style dish.
Moist, gingery cubes of chicken and crunchy vegetables are cooked on skewers and served with peanut sauce. Wedges of lime are included so the hot juice can be squeezed over the cooked chicken satay just before eating.