Saturday, March 12, 2016

Healthy recipe - Spinach and Mushrooms Quiche

Spinach and Mushrooms Quiche

Healthy recipe - Spinach and Mushrooms Quiche - This easy recipe  makes a consoling primary dish for a family dinner or easygoing evening gathering and ideal for very meal .

.Crispy marginally rich hull , exquisite ,garlicky , warm and mushy in the middle - this meatless quiche is healthy recipe , probably the best thing to turn out my stove . 
Healthy recipe - Spinach and Mushrooms Quiche

This quiche is so adaptable ! It goes incredible nearby a plate of mixed greens or soup for lunch/supper .Serve it as a primary course for an early lunch .You could even make it into starters with locally acquired smaller than usual quiche shells for a gathering . 

What is quiche ? Quiche is an egg and milk custard loaded up with a wide range of additional items like cheddar and veggies . Generally quiches are prepared in a pie covering . 

The way to averting a spongy quiche is to decrease the dampness in your vegetables . 

The mushrooms are cooked down with the minced garlic ,salt and pepper .The garlic gives them a bit of a bonus . 

Medical advantages of spinach 

Diabetes the executives : Spinach contains a cell reinforcement known as alpha-lipoic corrosive , which has been appeared to bring down glucose levels , increment insulin affectability and avoid oxidative pressure - prompted changes in patients with diabetes .Studies on alpha-lipoic corrosive have additionally indicated declines in fringe neuropathy and/or autonomic neuropathy in diabetes . 

Disease anticipation: Spinach and other green vegetables contain chlorophyll which has demonstrated to be viable at hindering the cancer-causing impacts of heterocyclic amines which are produced when barbecuing sustenances at a high temperature . 

Bringing down pulse : as a result of its high potassium content , spinach is prescribed to those with hypertension to discredit the impacts of sodium in the body .A low potassium admission might be similarly as large of a hazard factor in growing hypertension as a high sodium consumption . 

Advances consistency : Spinach is a high in fiber and water content , the two of which help to counteract obstruction and advance a solid stomach related tract . 

Spinach is outstanding amongst other wellspring of dietary potassium , tipping the scales at 839 mg for every cup (cooked) .To analyze , one cup of banana has around 539 mg of potassium .

serves 6
Time : 60 minutes

Spinach and mushroom 
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 medium onion , halved and thinly sliced
   mushroom caps , such as cremini or portobello
2 to 3 cups firmly packed baby spinach
1 clove garlic , minced
3 large eggs
1 cup milk , whole or 2 percent 
1 teaspoon lime juice
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups grated fresh cheese

1 . Make the pastry : In a food processor ,pulse the 2 1/2 cups of flour with the salt .Add the butter and pulse until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs .Add the egg yolk and ice water and pulse until the pastry is just moistened and clumps together .Turn the pastry out onto a floured work surface and knead 2 or 3 times , just until smooth .Pat the pastry into 2 disks , wrap in plastic and refrigerate until firm , about 20 minutes .

2 .On a floured surface , roll 1 disk of the pastry to a 12 -inch round , save the remaining disc for another use , or make two quiches and freeze one for later .Fit the pastry into a 10 inch fluted tart pan with a removable bottom without stretching .Trim the excess and use it to patch any holes .Refrigerate the tart shell for 10 minutes .

3 . Preheat oven to 400 degrees F .Tuck a large sheet of aluminium foil into pastry , it should fit like a glove .Add dried beans or rice until level with top of pan .Bake for 20 minutes .Remove the pan from the oven and remove the beans .Using a fork ,poke the pastry 6 or 8 times .Reduce the oven temperature to 375 F and bake for 7 minutes more .Transfer the pan to a wire rack to cool .

4 . Make the filling : Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat .Add the onion and cook ,stirring often , for 5 minutes .Stir in the mushrooms .Cover and cook for 3 to 4 minutes ,stirring occasionally .Stir in the spinach and garlic and cover and cook for 2 to minutes more , or until the spinach is wilted .

Remove the pan from the heat .

5 . Lightly whisk the eggs in a large bowl .Whisk in the milk , lime juice and salt and pepper to taste .Sprinkle a little cheese over bottom of pastry .

6. Spread the vegetable mixture in the pastry shell .Sprinkle with half of the remaining cheese .Slowly the pour egg mixture into the pan , then sprinkle with the remaining cheese .Bake for 40 to 45 minutes , or until golden brown and slightly puffy .Transfer to a wire rack to cool for at least 15 minutes before serving .

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Dessert recipe - Pear and Ginger Pudding

Dessert recipe - Pear and Ginger Pudding - Homemade pear and ginger pudding is filed in my easy recipe box under the category weekend healthy recipe . .Simple , easy ,uncomplicated  - everything I want my weekend to be enjoy with my family , before I start the work week that includes my dessert .

Simple in technique , rich in flavor with pear and ginger health benefits , smooth in texture you will be licking your spoon clean .Pudding is the basis for a few desserts you will see featured this week , so I figure I might as well make it a baking basis feature .Especially since homemade pudding is so easily adaptable you can make it into just about any flavor you want once you have the base recipe mastered .

Health Benefits of pears

Pears are naturally high in vitamin C and as well as nutrients such as copper - all of which act as antioxidants to protect our cells from damage from free radicals .One pear contains up to 11 percents of our daily recommended intake of vitamin C and 9.5 percent of our daily recommended intake of copper .Pears are also said to have more nutrients per calorie than calorie per nutrient .

Protect our hearts
Pears are an excellent source of dietary fiber ,and fiber is good for the heart .Studies have shown that fiber can lower levels of bad cholesterol by binding to bile salts -which are made from cholesterol -and  carrying them out of the body .Eating pears can also reduce risk of stroke by up to 50 percent .

Cancer prevention 
Pears can also protect us from varying types of cancer .In addition to binding to cholesterol , the fiber in pears can also bind to and help remove  cancer -causing chemicals in the colon , thus reducing risk of colon cancer .Studies have also shown that eating fiber- rich fruits such as pears can reduce risk of break cancer by 34 percent in post -menopausal women .

If buying pears from the super market ,you may find it tricky , to find a perfect ripe pear .This is because pears are often picked well before they are ripe , as they continue to ripen after they are picked .Fortunately , you can pick up firm , unripe pears at the market and allow them to ripen on your counter top until they're ready to eat .

Because of their tender flesh , pears bruise easily .Avoid pears that have big , noticeable bruises ,cuts or dents .

Serves 4
55 g unsalted butter ,softened
plus extra for greasing
55 g self raising flour
55 g caster sugar
1 large free range egg
1 piece of stem ginger in syrup
1 orange 
1 ripe pear 
golden syrup or reserved ginger

Start by making 2 grease proof discs to top the puddings :place 2 teacups pr ramekins upside down on grease proof paper , draw round them , then cut out the circles , just inside the line .

Lightly grease one side with butter , then grease the inside of the teacups or ramekins .

In a food processor , blitz the flour , sugar , butter and egg to make a batter .

Chop and add the ginger , finely grate in the orange zest , then pulse once or twice .

Peel , core and cut the pear into 1 cm chunks.

Pour a little golden syrup or reserved ginger syrup into the base of each cup or ramekin , then top with half the chopped pear each .

Divide the batter between the two , then lightly press a circle of paper on top butter side down .

Cook in the microwave on full power for 4 minutes , or until it feels springy to the touch .

Leave to cool for a couple of minutes , then carefully turn out and enjoy with lashings of hot custard .