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Cannellini Bean Salad: A make ahead fiber-rich superfood for diabetics

I’m sharing a simple recipe to prevent diabetes, for borderline diabetics and diabetics.

White beans are known as the diabetic’s superfood because of its balance of protein and complex carbohydrates.Β Aside from soluble fiber which controls blood cholesterol levels, it contains saponins and phytoserols which help lower cholesterol. Its loaded with potassium, iron, folate, manganese, B vitamins and its low in fat.Β Eat it in moderation to improve cognitive abilities and its great for detox.Β Incorporating white beans in your diet can reduce the risk of potential cancer and even brain aneurysms.

However, avoid it if you suffer from high uric acid or gout. It may also trigger migraines or allergic reactions so consult your doctor when this happens.

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Cannellini Bean Salad
Ingredients:
cannellini or white beans, you can also use canned beans
water
olive oil
lemon juice
parsley, chopped
salt & pepper
*(You may also use thyme, basil or rosemary)
*(You may also use paprika, cayenne or chili pepper flakes for some kick)

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Pumpkin ‘Kalabasa’ Salad: A warm salad that’s deliciously healthy and filling

This Pumpkin ‘Kalabasa’ Salad is easy to make! You may prepare the ingredients ahead and store them separately in the fridge, then heat it for a bit before eating. You can bring it with you to the office or school as a healthy and light meal. It will warm you up on rainy days and a good starter to any meat meal. Hope you enjoy this recipe!

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Pumpkin ‘Kalabasa’ Salad
Ingredients:
medium butternut pumpkin, washed, seeded, peeled and cut into strips
french beans, thinly cut lengthwise
tofu or bean curd, cut into small cubes
salt & pepper
lemon juice
olive oil
*(You may also use turmeric,Β thyme, sage, or rosemary)
*(You may also use paprika, cumin, or chili pepper flakes for some kick)

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UrMajestySire’s Food Experiments: Veggie Balls

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INGREDIENTS
Vegetable mix:
1 white onion, minced
2 carrots, minced
2 celery stalks, minced
2 garlic cloves, minced
salt & pepper
1 can button mushrooms, drained and minced or 2 eggplants, minced

Binder:
3 eggs
1/2 cup bread crumbs
fresh parsley, minced

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UrMajestySire’s Food Experiments: Galunggong dredged in herbs and spices

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Though ‘Bangus’ or ‘Milkfish’ is the national fish, ‘Galunggong’ or ‘GG’ is dubbed as the ‘Pambansang Isda’ because of its very affordable, readily available and easy to cook.

For a different take on GG, my sister and I tried to veer away from the usual frying or coating. Since there’s a recent wide awareness of the healthy benefits of herbs and spices, here’s what we came up with.

GALUNGGONG WITH SPICES AND HERBS

Ingredients:

1 kilo Galunggong, cleaned of innards and washed well

1 tbsp Turmeric

1/2 tbsp Paprika

1/2 tbsp Cayenne

Salt & Pepper

1 tbsp Cornstarch

1/2 cup flour, for dredging

Egg, beaten (optional)

Bird’s Eye Chili or ‘Siling Labuyo’ (optional)

Oil, for frying

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URMAJESTYSIRE’S RECIPES: Ginisang Sayote or Sauteed Chayote recipe

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Sharing a simple veggie recipe: ‘Ginisang Sayote’ (‘Sauteed Chayote’)
INGREDIENTS:
2 medium sayote, sliced
1lb ground pork
cooking oil
3-4 cloves of garlic, minced
1 medoum onion, sliced
1 medium tomato, sliced
11/2 cups water
1 tbsp. patis or fish sauce (optional)
salt & pepper, to taste
PROCEDURE:
– In a pan heat oil and saute onion, garlic & tomato
– Add ground pork, cook for about 3 to 5 minutes or until light brown
– Mix in the sliced sayote, season with salt & pepper
– Pour in the water, cook for another 3 to 5 minutes
– Turn off heat, plate and serve
– Also best served with a main pork, chicken or fish dish