Recipe #1: Using Herbs for a Healthy Soup – A Spring Dock Soup Recipe
Despite the fact that green dishes bring pleasant spring mood, they are also a source of many vitamins. Novices in the kitchen should start preparing not only delicious but also healthy dishes. The recipe for spring dock soup is perfect for novice cooks; it is fast and delicious, and very easy to prepare!
Required products for the soup from the dock are:
– About 30 dock leaves,
– bunch of green onions,
– large carrot,
– handful of spaghetti pasta or rice,
– 1 egg,
– ½ cup yogurt; and
– salt and pepper.
The healthy cooked soup is enough for six servings. Here are the steps to prepare:
First of all, cut the onion and carrots and put them fry in preheated oil. Clean well dock leaves as removing stems and thicker “veins” of leaves, then cut and add them to the carrots and onions to stew.
Add about 1.5 liters of hot water, salt and pepper. When the rice/spaghetti is ready, leave the dock soup boil a little more until they are fully cooked (10-15 minutes).
Now, here comes the most complicated moment for any novice in the kitchen – liaison! But do not panic! It turned out that the most important thing in liaison of the soup is nothing but patience! Have patience, remove the pan from hot-plate and leave soup cool. Mix well the eggs and yogurt and when the soup is cooled, take a few spoons of broth and add them little by little to the yoghurt and egg, mixing carefully. Now it’s time to pour the liaison into the soup. This should also happen slowly while mixing again. You can reheat the soup, but just a little. In no case should the soup be allowed to boil because the egg will get curdled.
That was it! The spring dock soup is ready. Before serving you can add yogurt or sour cream, soup for better taste. You are ready to feel the delight of this healthy cooked soup!
Recipe #2: Tasty Dietary Zucchini in Yogurt Sauce
Required products for the Zucchini and the sauce:
– 4-5 pc. zucchini,
– 1 tablespoon oil,
– 2 cups of low-fat yogurt,
– 1 bunch of dill,
– salt and pepper; and
– 2-3 sprigs of garlic.
Wash the zucchini and cut it into thin ring slices without peeling. Put the slices in the fryer and cover them with a spoonful of oil. Fry them for a few minutes. For those who prefer using outdated methods – place the zucchini slices on a baking sheet in a large pan, add a tablespoon of oil and bake them in the oven until ready. Pour the two cups of yogurt into a bowl, chop finely dill and garlic and mix them with the yoghurt. Add pepper and salt. After that put the dietetic and crispy zucchini and then mix again.
Recipe #3: Whole Grain Muffins With Carrots
It is not necessary to fully exclude sweet foods from your meals but just to limit them. As you know they can make you feel happy and more vital. So, when you are hungry for sweets do not go to the shop to buy waffles but try to cook something in a healthy way. Here is our idea for healthy cooking of muffins.
And the necessary products are:
– 2 cups whole wheat flour,
– 1/2 cup white flour,
– 1/8 teaspoon salt,
– 2 teaspoons baking powder,
– 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg,
– 1/4 teaspoon cloves,
– 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon,
– 2 eggs,
– 1 cup yogurt,
– 1/4 cup vegetable oil,
– 2 tablespoons applesauce,
– 1/2 cup honey,
– 1 1/2 cups grated carrots; and
– 2/3 cup raisins.
Method of preparation:
Mix the whole wheat flour, white flour, salt, baking powder, nutmeg, cloves and cinnamon. In a separate bowl mingle the eggs, milk, oil, applesauce and honey. Pour the mixture into the flour one as stirring with a wooden spoon. Add grated carrots and raisins. Put a little butter on the muffin trays and pour the mixture in them. The oven should be preheated (200 °C); put the muffins for about 20 minutes. You can try if they are ready by pinning them with a toothpick-if it is dry, you can take them off.