Born to be a Wonder Weapon: Yam

MB 09-01-2019

Have you tried yam root, which originates from North America and Mexico?  Not yet? Then you have to make up for it, because this special root is a real fountain of youth! The special power contained within the yam root has a name: Diosgenin. This substance has a structure very similar to progesterone and is the starting point for the production of our endogenous DHEA for the adrenal or stress glands. Endogenous, by the way, means what we make ourselves rather than what we get from our food. DHEA plays an important part of slowing down the aging process and helps our cells to stay young longer. DHEA also helps to prevent cardiovascular diseases, obesity, diabetes and osteoporosis. It stabilizes cholesterol levels and helps improve poor memory.

That’s why yam should be on our plates more often. It’s very easy to prepare and is very versatile. The roots can be cooked like potatoes, fried, mashed and served in soups and stews. Thus, remember to put yam on your next shopping list and enjoy all these wonderful benefits!

Classic Recipe: Our Chicken Curry – Simply Delicious!

MB 08-31-2019

Delicious Recipe for Phase 3 (Relaxed Conversion)

Ingredients for one serving:
160 g carrots
garlic 1 clove
150 g chicken breast without skin
2 TBsp coconut oil
1 TBsp red curry paste
200 ml coconut milk
sea salt

Preparation:
Wash and clean carrots, cut into slices and chop garlic. Wash chicken breast under cold running water, dry with paper towel and cut into 1″ pieces. Heat sunflower oil in pot, fry garlic and curry paste, add chicken and carrot, fry briefly.
Add coconut milk and bring to the boil once, then let it simmer at a low for 10 minutes. Season with salt. Enjoy your meal!

Greece at its Best with this Tasty Feta Kohlrabi Soup 

MB 08-28-2019


Ingredients:
1 serving feta
1 serving kohlrabi (turnip cabbage)
vegetable broth
spices: caraway, garlic clove

Coarsely grate the kohlrabi turnip and steam with caraway and garlic, deglaze with 200ml vegetable broth.

Add feta and reduce until the sauce thickens. Enjoy your meal!

Coconut Oil – Perfect for Frying

MB 08-27-2019

 

Coconut oil is the vegetable oil with the highest proportion of saturated fatty acids. Because its melting point is above 20°C / 68°F, it usually appears in a solid state – making it one of the few vegetable fats that remain stable in their consistency without artificial hardening.

Coconut oil can be heated in high temperatures and yet, stay stable. It is therefore ideal for frying.

If you let it melt on your tongue, it has a slightly cooling effect, which might be used in the production of confectionery.

Metabolic Bolognese – Let’s take a culinary Trip to Italy

Today we invite you on a culinary trip to Italy – enjoy our Metabolic Bolognese with rye pasta (phase 3)

MB 08-26-2019

Ingredients:
1 serving ground beef
1 serving vegetables (e.g. celery, carrots, onions)
½ tomato
¼ liter vegetable broth
spices: salt, pepper
herbs: marjoram, oregano, rosemary

Brown onions in bit of olive oil, add a sprig of rosemary, then add the lean ground meat (beef or pork according to your plan).  When the meat is slightly roasted (approx. 10 minutes), take it out of the pot and put it in a bowl. Use the same pot add half of the finely chopped celery and grated carrots, roast them, half the tomatoes, add a ¼ liter (250 ml) broth and season with a pinch of pepper. After 15 minutes puree with a blender and add the meat. Fry separately the rest of the carrot rasp and celery pieces briefly, add to the pot. Let simmer for another 30 minutes, season with oregano and marjoram (dried), fresh ground pepper and salt.

If you are in Phase 3 (Relaxed Conversion), you can prepare 10 grams of whole grain rye pasta as a side dish (according to the amount of bread in your plan) instead of a slice of rye bread. 

Bay Leaves – Born to be a Kitchen Star

MB 08-25-2019

Bay leaves are a well-known and popular spice for all meat-based soups, and sauces. It goes beautifully with beef, game meat, and also for the pickling of cucumbers and sauerkraut. Want to know more? 

Bay leaves are also known as Bay Laurel and grow as a bush or tree everywhere in the Mediterranean. Its young, freshly picked leaves are dried immediately after harvesting.  You can tell a good quality supply as the leaves are dark green and healthy looking. If your shop-bought supply has leaves that are more yellow-brown and broken with a high proportion of stems, then it’s not a good quality and usually old.  

Because of its strong, prominent taste, bay leaves should be used in small quantities.  Usually only one leaf is added for cooking, which unfolds its aroma very slowly. 

In the countries of origin, tea made from bay leaves can induce sweating and help relieve blocked sinuses.

It’s important that if someone has an allergy to composite flowers, they should avoid contact with bay leaves. 

Tip: Bay leaf tea for colds – Add approximately 250-300ml of boiling water to a tablespoon of chopped bay leaves. Allow to steep covered for 10 – 15 minutes, strain and drink a cup both morning and evening.

Mandelade – Almond Sunflower Seed Mix

Did you know that you can also bake with our popular Mandelade (almond-sunflower seed-mix)?

MB 08-24-2019

Try these wonderful almond muffins:

Ingredients:
You need (1 serving):

30 g almonds
10 g sunflower seeds
1 apple
cinnamon

Preparation:
Soak almonds and sunflower seeds overnight in water. Drain the almonds and sunflower seeds and puree with a little water. Add a grated apple and fill the mixture into a muffin form. Bake in preheated oven at approx. 200*C / 395*F for 15 minutes, allow to cool.  Garnish with a pinch of cinnamon. Enjoy!

Delicious Zucchini in Curry Herb Cream

Tastes deliciously creamy and is prepared rather quickly: zucchini in curry herb cream 

MB 08-21-2019

 

Ingredients:
1 serving cream cheese (45%)
1 serving zucchini
1 slice whole grain rye bread
spices: sea salt, black pepper, curry, rosemary (fresh), thyme (fresh), marjoram (fresh)

Preparation:
Wash and clean the zucchini and cut into fine slices, then saute them in some water. Season with salt and pepper. Wash, pluck and chop the herbs. Add the cheese, add curry and herbs to taste. Serve with roasted whole grain rye bread. Enjoy your meal!


Tip: Instead of cream cheese, you can also use goat cream cheese, ricotta, cottage cheese, yogurt or mascarpone – depending on your plan.

Silver Bullet Flax Seed Oil

MB 08-20-2019

The super star among all eatable oils – often called the Happiness Oil. Recent research even assumes that flax seed oil has a preventive effect on diabetes and Alzheimer’s disease. However, this has not been proven.
Flax seed oil has an extremely high content of omega-3 fatty acid. Particularly worth mentioning is the alpha-linolenic acid, an important building block for the tissues of heart, retina and brain.
Flax seed oil has a fine nutty aroma, but is very sensitive and turns rancid quickly when exposed to light and air. Therefore, purchase flax seed oil in the smallest possible containers and store in the refrigerator. You will find that most containers on the market have a comparatively short shelf life.
Never heat flax seed oil! Use in salad, yogurt, or add after cooking to oatmeal or vegetables.

Always Delicious: Omelette with Leek and Apple

MB 08-19-2019
Ingredients:
1 serving leek
1 serving egg
1 apple
spices: salt, pepper to taste

Wash and clean the leek and cut into fine rings. Saute leek in a hot pan for a few minutes, season with salt and pepper. Whisk the eggs and season with salt and pepper. Pour the egg mixture into a hot pan and let it set, then fry on both sides. Cut the apple into small pieces. Place the omelette on a plate and top with leek and apple.
Enjoy your meal!