You might have heard about murungai (moringa) and its benefits. It’s something people in Asia have been eating for generations, but only recently people in the west “recognized” it as a superfood. Not only the tree’s leaves, but also the sticks and bark are useful, and have been used in food and for medication, mainly in Siddha Maruthuvam, for ages. The word muringa is actually derived from the tamil name murungai and the malayali name muringa.
We use the sticks very much, and it’s easy to buy them in the local tamil stores, but the leaves are not always imported. Whenever we are able to buy them, we do, because we love them and of course of the benefits.
I make this quinoa bowl often, it is easy, healthy, PCOS-friendly and antiinflammatoric. And of course vegan too 🙂
Quinoa is low in calories, but high in proteins. Moreover it contains all 9 essential amino acids. By eating it every day, it is said to reduce the risk of cancer, heart disease and diabetes. As it has a low glycemic index, it is therefore very much PCOS-friendly, and of course also good for controlling the sugar level in blood. It can also help in losing weight.
This easy peasy mexican one pot is healthy, spicy and so soulful! I’ve made it several times, and is one of my favourite one pots, because it’s so easy to make, but also full of proteins and is antiinflammatoric. You can eat it as it is, as it is super filling. The recipe below serves 4 persons.
While trying experimenting with food, I came across veg style güvec for some years ago, that is a Turkish dish, I got served in a Turkish restaurant. I loved the dish so much, that I wanted to try it by myself. Eggplant/aubergine is actually something I hated for ages, I guess I started loving to eat this vegetable for about 4-5 years ago. Tamils normally make curry out of it, and this kind of dish can unfortunately be very oily too. So tasting the Turkish preparation of aubergine was a pleasant experience 🙂
This delicious one pot dish has loads of protein and some yummy veggies. You might know, that I really love aubergines and tomatoes too, so I decided to make a mix with these. It is actually something I tried at a cafe long ago, and I liked it so much. So I decided to make something like that – on my own, and you now what? The dish came out very well! 😉
I actually madk a large amount of it, so that I also can have it some for my colleague W and I, for the lunch at work too 🙂