Radishes- Are they good for you ?

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5 health benefits of radishes

Radishes are not well-studied for conventional medicinal use. Most studies have been done on animals, not humans. Even so, radishes have been used as a folk remedy for centuries. They are used in Ayurveda and Traditional Chinese Medicine to treat many conditions such as fever, sore throat, bile disorders, and inflammation.

Radishes may offer these additional health benefits.

Radishes are a good source of vitamin C. Just 1/2 cup offers about 14 percent of your recommended daily allowance. Vitamin C is an antioxidant that helps battle free radicals in your body and helps prevent cell damage caused by aging, an unhealthy lifestyle, and environmental toxins. Vitamin C also plays a key role in collagen production, which supports healthy skin and blood vessels.

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Moqueca Brazilian Fish Stew

INGREDIENTS

  • 1kg skinless firm white fish fillet (such as snapper), pin-boned, cut into 3cm cubes
  • 1/3 cup (80ml) lime juice
  • 1/4 cup (60ml) olive oil
  • 1 red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 green capsicum, thinly sliced
  • 1 red capsicum, thinly sliced
  • 3 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 2 short red chillies, finely chopped
  • 2 cups (500ml) fish stock
  • 400g can chopped tomatoes
  • 270ml can coconut milk
  • 1 tablespoon virgin coconut oil (see note)
  • 6 large green prawns, peeled (tails intact), deveined ( optional)
  • Coriander leaves and steamed rice, to serve

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Red Rice Chicken Curry & Green Beans

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1 cup Red Rice

500g Diced free range  chicken breast or thigh

2 carrots

1 yellow capsicum ( or any other colour)

Spring onion – 2 Stems

1 small zucchini or 1/2 large

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2 cloves garlic

6-8 large  Baby Romas tomatoes

2 cups  organic coconut milk

1 Banana- mashed

4-6 kaffir lime leaves or Laksa leaves

 Splash  EVOO ( Extra Virgin Olive Oil )

BEANS 

*200-500g fresh greens ( 1 garlic clove , 1 teaspoon dried or fresh italian herbs , 2 tablespoon EVOO

SPICES

1 Tablespoon , of Ground coriander, Garam Masala , Cumin, Hot Indian curry powder.

1 teaspoon of chilli flakes or  1 fresh chilli  or Sambal Olek

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Spicy Pumpkin & Carrot Soup

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Ingredients

  •  500g Kent Pumpkin- diced
  • 3 carrots – diced
  •  Two stems of spring Onion chopped
  • 1 clove garlic chopped
  • 1/4 cup fresh chopped coriander
  • 1 teaspoon of dried vegetable stock or 1/4 cup homemade stock
  • 1 fresh chilli  chopped finely or 1/2 teaspoon dried
  • 500ml water
  • 100ml coconut milk
  • pinch of sea salt
  • pinch cracked pepper
  • 1 tables poon grass fed butter
  • Natural or Greek Yoghurt

Optional 

Tofu- sliced and pan fried .

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Amaranth Thyme Porridge

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1/2-1 cup  Amaranth

2-3 cups of water or almond milk or choice of milk ( May use half half – experiment with what you like)

1/2 – 1 Banana  depending on size

1-2 dried  figs ( if you have fresh use fresh)

1 Tablespoon crushed almonds. cashews, brazil or Nuts of choice- No peanuts

2  Medjool   fresh dates

1-2 sprigs of FRESH thyme

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