Showing posts from November, 2016

Lentil Stew with Spinach and Potatoes.

I just have to cook this again and share the recipe. I've tried it, tasted it and now I am craving for it. No excuses not to because first, I have left over Feta Cheese which is close to expiration. Second, I have excess Lentils lest I forget. Third, I already bought the ingredients this morning.
This recipe is amazingly refreshing. The combination of Feta Cheese and lemon made this dish a standout. What's good about this is that it can be prepared 1 day ahead. Cover and refrigerate. Rewarm over low heat before serving.
Lentil Stew with Spinach and Potatoes
2 tbsp olive oil     2 large garlic cloves, chopped     3 cups vegetable broth     1 cup lentils     225 grams baby potatoes, cut into half     1/2 tsp. lemon zest     2 tbsp. lemon juice 170 grams (about 8 cups) fresh Spinach, cut into pieces     1/4 tsp cayenne pepper     1/4 cup fresh mint, chopped     crumbled feta cheese, optional
Heat olive oil in a pot over medium heat. Add garlic and stir until fragrant. Add vegetable broth and l…

Kiwi Berries

I visited a fruit store to look around and buy some usual stuff. Then I saw a pack that is somewhat new to me. I pick it up and read the label. It says "Kiwi Berries". I was surprise to find that there is such a fruit that is smaller than the regular Kiwi. I bought a pack and did some research to learn more about it.

Kiwi Berries is a no fuss fruit unlike the regular Kiwi. No need to peel, just pop them into our mouth (I love that part).  It has smooth, hairless, edible skin which can be green or brown. It has a pleasant and sweet taste. Its size is almost the same as grapes. More importantly, it is considered a super fruit because it is packed with unusual array of health-promoting substances.

Kiwi Berries are loaded with antioxidants that prevent or stop cell damage in our body. It is a strong immune system booster. It is extremely high in Vitamin C, five times more than the equivalent amount in an orange. It also offers folate (beneficial for DNA synthesis and repair), p…