End of February me and Elika Mather, owner of Kitchen by Food Rebel, showed people that it doesn't require specific cooking skills nor hours spent in the kitchen to prepare a healthy and delicious meal. With flavours from Asia combined with the healthy cooking techniques from Europe we created a three course menu, which you can easily re-cook at home.
Our participants were amazed by the dishes and how variegated healthy cooking can be. Their interesting questions made the evening an informative event. Thanks everyone for joining and stay tuned for the next cooking class to follow.
Our three course menu:
- Red Lentil Thai Soup
- Soba Noodles with Spinach and Carrots
- Poached Chicken
- Oven baked Tofu
- Vegan Cheesecake with an Asian Twist
All of it can be prepared in less than one hour and is a nourishing meal for the whole family. It is suitable for vegans (with the tofu), is dairy-free and if you use 100% buckwheat noodle even gluten-free.
Interested in the recipes?
1) Thai Red Lentil Soup
Lentils exist in different colours such as red, green, brown or black. They are high in protein and fibre but low in calories and fat.Health benefits include:
- Lowers cholesterol level due to high fibre content
- stabilizes blood sugar levels
- prevents anaemia due to high iron
2) Soba Noodles with Spinach and Carrots
Soba noodles are made with buckwheat flour and thus have a lower glycaemic index than normal noodles. If you are looking for gluten free food, 100% buckwheat soba noodles can be your choice.
In contrast to popular belief, Spinach does not contain an especially high content of iron. The comma separation has been misplaced when the iron content was analysed. However, spinach is a great source of other important micronutrients, such as vitamin A, potassium, vitamin C and vitamin B6.
3) Poached Chicken
When choosing your chicken always opt for the hormone-free one. Chicken is a great source of a complete protein, meaning that you get all essential amino acids from it. Additionally, it is one of the leanest meats for you to choose preventing you from eating too much saturated fat.
4) Oven Baked Tofu
Turmeric is the yellow herb used in Indian curries but can also be used as a marinade. It is an amazing herb with lots of health benefits:
- Lowers risk of heart diseases
- Prevents cancer
5) Vegan Cheesecake with a Twist
Matcha tea powder is a great way to boost your health. Compared to traditional green tea, Matcha allows you to consume the whole leaf and therefore is perfect to use in your baking. Health benefits include:
- Increasing metabolism and therefore burning more fat
- Mood enhancing
- Energy source
- Lowers cholesterol and blood sugar levels