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Tuesday, June 24, 2008
Splendid Spinach Lamb
Spinach matches no other green in its splendid list of nutrients.
Spinach is the richest known source of protein of all plant foods. The keys to the benefits of spinach for bone health comes in the form of Vitamin K, Vitamin A and magnesium.
It is vastly superior to carrots in terms of eye-beneficial nutrients such as beta carotene, lutein and zeaxanthin. spinach contains a greater range of vitamins, minerals and other beneficial nutrients than you will find in most commercial multi-vitamin/mineral supplements. Spinach proves to be a powerful anti cancer agent.
If we all can start loving Spinach like Popeye ,amazingly it'll not only make us super strong but also protect us against osteoporosis, heart disease, colon cancer, arthritis, and other diseases at the same time.
When shopping for lamb, select "Halal" lean cuts and use low fat cooking methods such as roasting, broiling, grilling, braising, or stewing.. Lamb is a good source of Iron and protein. lamb and other red meats, when eaten in moderation, can be part of a healthy diet.
Ingredients you'll need are
1/2 lb of Spinach
1/2 lb of lean cut Lamb
1 small onion
1 small tomato
1/2 teaspoon turmeric
1/2 teaspoon chilly powder
2 cloves garlic
1/2 inch ginger root or 1/2 teaspoon ginger garlic paste
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
1 tablespoon Olive oil
To make the Curry
Clean meat by running it through cold water and pat dry with a paper towel. Mix 1/2 teaspoon of turmeric and keep aside for few minutes.This helps kill any bacteria on meat.
Heat a skillet or pressure cooker on medium high flame. Add Olive oil ,chopped onions and cumin seeds. Saute for a minute and add the minced ginger and garlic . Now add the meat ,chopped tomato and chilly powder. Add half a cup of water and cover . let cook in pressure cooker for about 10 minutes or skillet about 40 minutes on medium flame. When the meat is tender add the chopped spinach. Cook for few minutes and serve this green delight with rice or bread.
Health nut Substitute
To get the serving of vegetable with meat , you can use zucchini ,cabbage ,green french beans ,squash or any vegetable of your choice.
This is my entry for Sangeeth's Eat Healthy :Calcium rich Event