Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Eat green food – or another colour

Eating food with strong colours is good for you. This point is taken by the food producer Knorr that wants us to eat colour. Yesterday I ate green, as I fell for one of their new products a soup with broccoli and spinach.

Tomatoes are as good as pills against prostate cancer, blueberries are full of valuable antioxidants that protect against all kind of illnesses, and spinach? Remember Popeye? Super strength to protect Olive derived from spinach. I had no illusions to get strong but to get a good meal.

I have given favourable reviews to several of Knorrs soups earlier here on Enjoy Food & Travel. They are, in my mind a great alternative to the dead, dried soup mixes. This line of products feels more natural than a powder dissolved in water.

I did, however, find the green soup less appetizing than the yellow (chicken & coriander), red (tomato / goulash), or white soup (Thai sweet & sour). If you want a green soup I would recommend you top buy frozen green peas, warm them in hot stock until tender and then blend into a delicious soup. Add mint as a change – the combination mint and peas is delicious and add sour cream as you serve. Yum!

And now to something completely different - delicious dim-sum dumplings

Monday I bought a tray of frozen dim sum dumplings at my Chinese grocer. I have since then indulged 6 dumplings with different fillings a day as I return from work, prepared in my bamboo steamer, served with sweet chilli sauce and sesame oil. A dumpling a day is probably good for you and is seriously delicious.

The wrapping on the different dumplings are thin rice paper, tofu, or (I think) ordinary pasta dough, and the fillings are seasoned pork, vegetables or prawns. Scrumptious!!

Highly recommended when feeling the urge for a light snack.

Take out 4, 5, 6 or as many as you want out of the freezer and put the steam on. 10 minutes and you are in for a treat.

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