Recipes by Tamer

Guest Blogger, Tamer, shares a recipe and gives some nutritional tips and tricks:

 

The CSA share this past week was amazing because I got bunch of parsley, onions and some delicious tomatoes – the perfect ingredients for the delicious Lebanese and superbly healthy Tabouleh salad.  It combines a variety of vitamin, mineral and anti-oxidant rich vegetables and best of all super easy to make.  So get your chopping board out and bring the taste and freshness of the Mediterranean to your kitchen.

Food synergy tip:  The acidity of the lemon helps you better absorb the Vitamin A and K found in the parsley and the mint and the olive oil helps you absorb the lycopene in the tomatoes! 

Ingredients

  • 4 bunches flat leaf parsley 
  • 1 bunch fresh mint
  • 1/2 cup fine bulgur 
  • 2 large or 4 medium sized tomatoes.
  • 1 onion 
  • Half a large cucumber 
  • 1/2 cup extra Virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Wash the bulgur and soak it in water for 5-7 minute. Drain very well and set set aside.
  2. Finely chop parsley, mint, tomatoes, cucumber and onion and place them in a bowl. 
  3. Add the bulgur then the lime juice, olive oil, salt and pepper and mix  evenly.  
  4. Tabouleh is best served cold place in fridge for 30 minutes before serving. 

Tasty Food and Healthy Food Are Not mutually Exclusive

Tamer is a huge supporter of farmers markets, a registered holistic nutritionist, documentary filmmaker and healthy foodie cooking class host.  Check out his website at www.tamersoliman.ca

Baked Carrots and Ginger

Did your Grandma ever tell you that if you ate all the carrots on your plate you’d be able to see in the dark? Well, Grandma wasn’t lying. Cooked carrots have a ton of health benefits that not only support your eyesight, but research also shows that:

  • One carrot a day helps to keep lung cancer at bay, thanks to the vitamins, minerals and antioxidants found in this root vegetable.
  • Along with vitamin C and Vitamin A, carrots also contain biotin, great for anyone – male or female – looking for a full head of thick, shiny hair.

Cooking tip:  

When cooking carrots, try adding some kind of healthy fat like Extra virgin olive oil, pastured duck fat, grass fed butter or ghee, as these will increase carrots’ cancer fighting Beta Carotene even more.

Consider this Carrot and Ginger recipe: 

  1. Set oven to 375 Farenheit.
  2. Heat a oven safe skillet over medium/high heat, and then melt 2 TBS of grass fed butter or Ghee in the skillet.
  3. Add a TBS of  minced ginger and sauté for 1 minute. 
  4. Add a bunch of whole carrots and toss to coat with butter and ginger to infuse the flavors.
  5. Place skillet in the oven at and bake carrots for 30 minutes.
  6. Halfway through (about 15 minutes), take the skillet out of the oven to flip the carrots and then cook for the remaining time.

Tasty Food and Healthy Food Are Not mutually Exclusive

Tamer is a huge supporter of farmers markets, a registered holistic nutritionist, documentary filmmaker and healthy foodie cooking class host.  Check out his website at www.tamersoliman.ca

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