Vitamins …

… are vital substances that the body cannot produce on its own. Therefore one needs to eat a healthy and varied diet so that they are constantly provided. Different vitamins have specific functions in the body. For example, they influence the conversion of food into energy, the building of body cells, supporting the immune system, the formation of hormones, the detoxification of the body and the support of enzymes. Vitamins E, D, K and A are fat-soluble vitamins. All other vitamins are water soluble.

MB 02-22 - Vitamine-Gemuese

Herb-Crusted Cod

Today we give you a wonderful recipe: herb-crusted cod (Phase-3-Recipe)

Ingredients for 1 serving:
Protein: 1 serving cod
Complex Carbs: 1 serving vegetables (celery, paprika, chicory, carrot),
1 serving rye crisp bread
Herbs: wild garlic (ramson) or Asian garlic chives, parsley. thyme
Spices: salt, ground pepper, 1/2 tsp. mustard, vegetable broth (powder e.g., Seitenbacher), 1 TBsp. olive oil

Preparation:
Wash fish with cold water and pat dry. Season with salt and ground pepper and brush with mustard powder. Wash the vegetables and cut them into strips. Gently sauté in olive oil and season with vegetable powder. Place the vegetables in an ovenproof dish. Carefully place the fish on top and cook in the pre-heated oven at 350°F (175°C) for 10 minutes [convection oven only heat to 300°F (150°C)]. Crush the crispbread using a food processor or put crisp bread in a plastic bag and crushing with a rolling pin. Rinse and finely chop herbs and add to the crushed crispbread, add some oil and spread it on the fish fillet. Place everything into the oven for another 5 minutes until the crust is nicely brown and crisp.

Enjoy!

MB 02-12 - Kabeljau

Radicchio-Tofu-Pasta

This recipe for a yummy Radicchio-Tofu-Pasta (suitable for phase 3) – it’s delicious and a very easy recipe.

Ingredients for 1 serving:
1 portion smoked tofu
1 portion radicchio
1 portion rye pasta
1 tsp. diced shallot
1 tbsp. olive oil
1 garlic clove
some coconut milk
50 ml vegetable stock
Spices: salt, ground pepper, garlic, 1 tbsp. chopped parsley

Preparation:
Cut the tofu into small cubes and sauté. Clean and wash the radicchio and cut into finger-thick stripes. Cook rye pasta until al dente (follow package description). Finely chop garlic or press through garlic press. Fry the diced shallots in oil, add the garlic and radicchio strips and steam briefly. Deglaze with coconut milk and vegetable stock. Add the tofu, rye pasta and parsley and mix. Season with salt and pepper and garnish with a sprig of parsley. 

MB 02-11 - Radicchio

13 Essential Vitamins & their Importance

We know the letters of the 13 essential vitamins, but do you know what they are important for? Following we give you a simple list.
Please remember, though, that vitamins have multiple uses throughout the body. This lists only the most well-known uses …  

  • A       skin and mucous membranes
  • B1     heart and muscles
  • B2     detoxification, oxygen supply 
  • B3     concentration and endurance 
  • B5     good mood and vitality
  • B6     immune support and mental performance
  • B7     (H) healthy skin and hair
  • B9     cell renewal and regeneration 
  • B12   cardiovascular and nervous system
  • C        immune system, vital during stress
  • D        bones and teeth, intestines and prostate 
  • E        free radical scavenger (antioxidant), protection of blood vessels and brain 
  • K        regulate blood clotting, strong bones

MB 02-08 - Vitamine-Bild-Zitrus

Winter Salad with Yogurt Dressing

Radicchio, Lollo Rosso, Romaine and the likes are the classic winter salads. Right now you can buy them easily – whether at the farmer’s market, at the local health food store or in the supermarket. What is special about these winter salads is their high content of bitter substances, which are not only super healthy, but also fantastically counteract cravings for sweets. Good to eat them more often! They taste especially good with a yogurt dressing.

MB 02-05 - Raddiccio

Tofu – the Protein Source for Vegetarians and Vegans

Tofu is not only an excellent versatile food it’s a very interesting one too. The soft, milk-colored tofu is also known as Asia’s cheese. It’s produced by processing cooked soybeans. The milk-like liquid obtained is thickened by a mineral coagulant (calcium sulfate) to create Tofu. Nutritionally, tofu contains great levels of protein, only few saturated fatty acids and no cholesterol. It’s naturally gluten-free and therefore suitable for individuals with celiacs disease. It’s often a natural choice for vegans however it’s important to point out that tofu doesn’t contain any vitamin B12 which is vital to include as an additional supplement when following a strict vegan diet.

Tofu is a real “quick change artist” in the kitchen – meaning, it can be prepared in many different ways and is one of the most multi-purpose proteins available. In its natural state, Tofu has very little taste of its own and so easily takes on the flavors and aromas of other ingredients with which it’s prepared. It can be used with stir-fries, soups, vegetable dishes and even as a dessert.

MB 02-01 - Tofu

Oyster Mushrooms with Wild Rice

Today we have a delicious vegetable protein dish for you: oyster mushrooms with wild rice on lettuce.

Ingredients for one serving:
1 portion oyster mushrooms
1 portion wild rice
1 portion Lollo Rosso lettuce (or other choice on your plan)
vegetable broth
Spices: salt, pepper, vinegar

Preparation:
Cook wild rice, rinse and chop the salad, drain and place in a bowl. Season salad with vinegar, salt and black pepper. Clean the oyster mushrooms with a (damp) kitchen towel and cut into bite size pieces. Brown oyster mushrooms gently in a hot pan, deglaze with  vegetable broth and simmer for five minutes. If the mushrooms are cooked and there is still a lot of liquid in the pan, drain carefully. Arrange the lettuce on a plate with wild rice and add the oyster mushrooms. Enjoy!

MB 01-30 - LolloRosso

Baked Beets

Now this is a recipe you should definitely try! Sure you had red beets – how about baked red beets? 

Ingredients for one serving:
1 portion red beets
1 portion cheese (e.g. brie, mozzarella, any semi soft or soft cheese on your plan)
1 TBsp. onions
1 clove of garlic
vegetable stock
fresh ginger

Preparation:
Dice the onions finely and sauté in vegetable stock. Coarsely grate or dice the beetroot. Finely chop the garlic and ginger (quantity to taste) and add to the onions together with the beetroot. Steam briefly and mix well with the onions. Slice the cheese. Set stove to lowest setting or turn it off, spread cheese over the vegetables. Allow cheese to melt – enjoy 😊!

MB 01-27 - RoteBeete

We Are What We Eat!

This means a healthy and balanced diet of healthy food helps the whole body – inside and out. The right foods allow us to feel great and look great with clear skin and healthy hair. 

If we take apples as an example, they contain so many valuable nutrients and trace elements that can bind and neutralize damaging substances in the body such as free radicals. This results in so many benefits such as strong and healthy connective tissue aka beautiful skin!

Try this easy recipe – for a different way to get your apple a day: apple and oat streusel with walnuts (this is a Phase 3 recipe)

Ingredients for 1 serving:
160 g of tart apple (for example Granny Smith)
30 g of rolled oats
15 g of butter (or ghee)
20 g of chopped walnuts
Spices: cinnamon, vanilla bean, lemon juice (optional), a pinch of salt

Preparation:
Peel the apple, cut into thin wedges, (drizzle with lemon juice) and place in a small greased ovenproof dish. Chop the nuts, add the oats and knead them together with the butter / ghee, salt, vanilla and cinnamon to form the streusel (crumble). Spread the streusel over the apple slices and bake at 150°C (300°F) for 20 to 30 minutes.

Drink your allotment of milk as the protein portion.

MB 01-24 - HaferCrumble-Walnuesse

Breakfast with a Twist

Scrambled Eggs with Apple

Ingredients: 1-2 eggs (depending on your serving), 1 shot sparkling mineral water, salt, fresh vanilla pulp, a pinch of cinnamon, 1 apple

Preparation: Wash and core the apple and chop or grate into small pieces. Heat a good non-stick pan, without adding any fat, sauté the apple. Beat the egg with the mineral water and season with salt. Add the egg mixture to the cooked apple and heat until firm. Sprinkle with cinnamon and serve.

MB 01-22 - Apfel-Ruehrei