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How To Make Egg Salad

Egg salad is a classic recipe that is usually presented in various forms. Here is another form of making Egg salad with Avocado.

Egg salad is a high-protein and so nutritious. Ever thought of making it? Here is the recipe if you’re thinking of having it as sandwich.

Ingredients

1/2 medium red onion, chopped
12 large eggs
1 stalk celery (with leaves), chopped
1/2 cup mayonnaise
2 tablespoons whole-grain mustard
1 tablespoons plus 1 teaspoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
2 teaspoons salt
Freshly ground black pepper
Serving suggestions: 8 slices country-style sourdough bread, sliced tomatoes, or salad greens

Directions

In a small bowl, soak the onions in cold water, for 15 minutes then drain.

Meanwhile, in a large saucepan, with a tight-fitting lid, place the eggs and cover with cold water by 1 inch. Bring to a boil.

Remove from the heat, and set aside for 8 minutes. Drain the water from the pan and cool the eggs in the pan under cold running water. Peel the eggs and cut into sixths.

In a large bowl, mix together the onion, celery, mayonnaise, mustard, lemon juice, and salt.

Add the eggs to the mayonnaise mixture and gently mix them together. Season with pepper to taste. Use in sandwiches, with lettuce and tomatoes, or in a salad.

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African Salad aka Abacha

Ever heard of or eaten an African salad? if you’ve not then you certainly need to try it. It’s known as Igbo local salad but popularly called “Abacha”

Abacha is a traditional delicacy of the Igbo tribe of Nigeria. It is mostly prepared to serve alongside a main dish and it is eaten as a dessert or as a heavy snack with some fresh palm wine or  brewed beer.

The Igbo local vegetable salad aka African salad or Abacha is featured in most traditional occasions or commemorative occasions and it’s very delicious and nutritious if well prepared.

Ingredients

Garden egg green fruit (200g)
Garden egg leaves (500g)
Palm oil (200g)
Fresh pepper (30g)
Trona (5g) potashe
Cray fish (30g)
Salt to taste
Ugba (sliced) and fermented African oil bean seed (200g)
Cassava strips  called Abacha (200g)

Preparation

Wash and chop the Garden egg and set aside
Wash and slice the garden egg leaves.
Dissolve the potash in about 50mls of water and drain to remove sand.
Grind the cray fish and pepper.
Steam the fermented sliced oil bean seed (Ugba) for about 3-5mins
Wash the Abacha in hot water and drain.
Mix the palm oil and potash solution to form an emulsion.
Add the emulsion to the Abacha and mix thoroughly.
Then add the sliced garden egg leaves, seeds , Ugba and grinded pepper mix further.
Add the cray fish and salt to taste, then mix properly
then add dry or fried fish or meat.
Serve with chilled beer or palm wine. Enjoy!

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Coleslaw Recipe

Most times I crave to have salad, I often wonder whether it’s necessary to have all the ingredients that makes up salad.

But then, I remembered coleslaw and thought of an easy and costless way to enjoy my diet is making my own version of it.  Although, coleslaw ingredients consist of

  • 1 small cabbage
  • 1 small green pepper
  • ½ tin of green peas
  • 1 medium onion
  • 2 medium carrots
  • 2 tablespoon salad cream
  • 5 spoons mayonnaise and a pinch of salt.

But my simply ingredients  are shredded cabbage, carrots and cucumber dressed with mayonnaise or salad cream. A quick easy and costless coleslaw recipe.  Enjoy!

Chicken Burger

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A chicken sandwich or chicken burger is typically a boneless, skinless, breast of chicken between two slices of bread.

It consist of coarsely shredded or sliced chicken, lettuce cucumber, tomatoes and avocado (optional)

Served as main course, it can be enjoyed with freshly prepared mango-shake or juice of your choice.

Creamy Cabbage

 

How often do you have cabbage? If you don’t, you may be missing out on some amazing health benefits. 

Here are reasons to eat Cabbage.

  •  Cabbage is anti – inflammation of vegetables
  •  Cabbage is also known as lactic acid that acts to disinfect colon
  •  Cabbage can also be used to relieve headaches
  •  Another benefit of cabbage is in it an anti-cancer properties and is also said to be capable of treating other skin conditions
  •  Drinking cabbage juice from the stem is also a good cure for ulcers

So make it your aim to have Cabbage as a meal. You could make it interesting by adding fried plantain and peppered turkey. Enjoy!

Health Benefits Of Lettuce.

 

Lettuce isn’t just for adding some color to that bland sandwich. Lettuce has been called “the perfect weight loss food”. For those who are health conscious, here are ten health benefits for adding lettuce to your meal.

10 Health Benefits:

1. Low Calorie Content and Almost Zero Fat.

Lettuce has only 12 calories for one shredded cup.
This is why it is so good for weight loss.

2. Helps Weight Loss

Lettuce contains fiber and cellulose. Besides filling you up, fiber improves your digestion. Improving your digestion may not sound like a good thing for losing weight, but it is actually essential for long term weight control.
Fiber also helps remove bile salts from the body. When the body replaces these salts it breaks down cholesterol to do so. This is why lettuce is also good for your heart! 

3. Heart Healthy

Lettuce’s vitamin C and beta-carotene work together to prevent the oxidation of cholesterol. This prevents the build up of plaque.

4. Omega-3 Fatty acids.

Lettuce has a two to one ratio of omega-3 to omega-6. That’s a great ratio.
The fat content in lettuce is not significant UNLESS you eat a lot–but we actually suggest you do!

5. Complete Protein

Lettuce’s calories are 20 percent protein. Like all whole foods, much of this protein is complete, but the amount can be increased by combining with balancing proteins.

6. Helps with Insomnia

The white fluid that you see when you break or cut lettuce leaves is called lactucarium.
This has relaxing and sleep inducing properties similar to opium but without the strong side effects. Simply eat a few leaves or drink some lettuce juice.

7. Lettuce is Alkaline Forming

The minerals in lettuce help remove toxins and keep your acid/alkaline balance in order. Once you are balanced on this level there are a host of benefits including greater energy, clearer thinking, deep restful sleep, and youthful skin. To browse more benefits check out Benefits of An Alkaline Body.

8. Low Glycemic Index

Lettuce has an average glycemic index of 15, but because it has so few calories, its glycemic load is considered zero. Foods with low glycemic indexes are great for anyone watching their blood sugars for medical reasons, or for weight management.
Of course, lettuce has no refined or white sugars and the host of problems that come with them.

9. Whole Life Food

Lettuce is almost always eaten raw, providing us with many micronutrients not found in cooked or processed food. Eating raw food also adds vital energies not recognized by nutritional science.
Large food corporations have not found a way to package lettuce long term or stick it in cans or boxes. Let’s hope they never do!

In fact, lettuce is one of the few foods which can be found organic and prewashed already in bins for you to eat immediately.

10. Lettuce Tastes Great.

Even though lettuce is very low in calories, many varieties still have a sweet taste. To maximize benefits from your food you should really want to eat it with your whole body–not just your mind saying it is good for you. If you like the bitter taste you can find more bitter lettuce options, too!

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