BASIC RECIPE: Gluten-free Tagliolini with Tomato Sauce

Classical preparation of a gluten-free pasta with tomato sauce. The particular cooking technique of with subsequent washing can be used for the realization of any other corn pasta recipe. Preparation Time  35 minutes Cooking Time  20 minutes Servings   4 persons Ingredients Sauce 350 g Tomato puree 1/4 Chopped white onion Extra virgin olive oil Salt…

Roasted red onion soup with cornmeal croutons

SERVES 4 V D 1 lb 12 oz/800 g red onions, quartered 1 tbsp olive oil 1 tbsp margarine generous 1 cup dry white wine 5 cups vegetable stock 1 fresh rosemary sprig, plus extra to garnish 1 tsp chopped fresh thyme 1 tsp Dijon mustard salt and pepper Croutons 1¼ cups water 2¼ oz/60…

ONIONS

The onion is a top health food, containing sulfur compounds that are natural antibiotics offering protection from cancers and heart disease. Onions are rich in the powerful compound diallyl sulphide, which gives them their strong smell and helps prevent cancer by blocking the effects of carcinogens (cancercausing particles) in the body. Onions also contain numerous…

Sweet potato curry with lentils

SERVES 2 V D P C 1 tsp canola oil 3½ oz/100 g, peeled weight, sweet potato, cut into bite-size cubes 2¾ oz/75 g, peeled weight, potato, cut into bite-size cubes 1 small onion, finely chopped 1 small garlic clove, finely chopped 1 small fresh green chile, seeded and chopped ½ tsp ground ginger heaping…

SWEET POTATOES

The orange-fleshed sweet potato is high in carotenes and cholesterol-lowering compounds, and is an ideal food for dieters to ward off hunger with. Sweet potatoes have a creamy texture and a sweet, slightly spicy flavor. There are two varieties, one with white-cream flesh—also called yams—and the other with orange flesh. The orange variety contains the…

Mixed mushroom salad

SERVES 4 V D C 3 tbsp pine nuts 2 red onions, chopped 4 tbsp olive oil 2 garlic cloves, crushed 3 slices whole wheat bread, cubed 7 oz/200 g mixed salad greens 9 oz/250 g cremini mushrooms, sliced 5½ oz/150 g shiitake mushrooms, sliced 5½ oz/150 g oyster mushrooms, torn Dressing 1 garlic clove,…

MUSHROOMS

The compounds in mushrooms, which boost the immune system, help to prevent cancers, infections, and auto-immune diseases such as arthritis and lupus. Most of the mushrooms that we buy are the young, white-skinned button mushrooms and the older, darker gilled flat mushrooms, but there are several others, such as Chinese shiitake mushrooms, Italian porcini, and…

Mixed sushi

SERVES 4 D C scant 1¼ cups sushi rice 2 tbsp rice vinegar 1 tsp superfine sugar ½ tsp salt 4 sheets nori (seaweed), for rolling 1¾ oz/50 g smoked salmon 1½-inch/4-cm piece cucumber, peeled, seeded, and cut into matchsticks 1½ oz/40 g cooked peeled shrimp 1 small avocado, pitted, peeled, thinly sliced, and tossed…

SEAWEED

Rich in iodine for healthy thyroid action, zinc for fertility, and calcium for healthy bones, seaweed is highly nutritious. While there are thousands of different varieties of seaweed, only a few are widely available or commonly used as a vegetable. Often found dried, the most well known are flat, dark green kelp (also known as…

Cabbage and walnut stir-fry

SERVES 4 V D C Q 12 oz/350 g white cabbage 12 oz/350 g red cabbage 4 tbsp peanut oil 1 tbsp walnut oil 2 garlic cloves, crushed 8 scallions, trimmed 8 oz/225 g firm tofu, cubed 2 tbsp lemon juice 1 cup walnut halves 2 tsp Dijon mustard salt and pepper 2 tsp poppy…

RED CABBAGE

This vegetable is rich in compounds that protect us from cancers and the signs of aging. A member of the brassica family, purple-red cabbage is high in nutrients and contains protective plant compounds. These include: indoles, which have been linked with protection against hormone-based cancers such as breast, uterus, and ovarian; sulphorophane, which can help…