On March 19th at 2 pm I taught a cooking class to an awesome bunch of people.
The theme was healthy vegetarian and Whole Foods wanted me to keep it healthy and quick. So I came up with the dish – Brussel Sprouts with curried tofu and bright peppers served on a bed of Bulgur Wheat.
Reason to pick Bulgur Wheat:
Now Bulgur wheat is very wholesome grain when compared to rice, has more fiber and proteins and most importantly has low glycemic index. It also contains higher levels of most vitamins and minerals.
Reason for picking Brussel Sprouts:
Brussel Sprouts belong to family of green leafy vegetables. It contains sulfurophane, a phytochemical which contains anticancer properties.
Important Note: Boiling Brussel Sprouts may result in lowering the level of sulfurophane so sauteing or steaming or roasting would be a great way to cook them.
Brussel Sprouts also contain high amounts of Vitamin K and C and moderate amounts of Vitamin B like Vitamin B6 and Folic Acid.
I completely enjoyed teaching how to make the dish and hope everyone enjoyed it as much as I did!
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Tuesdays are always tough since my kids go for ice skating lessons and we end up coming back so late after their class. Tuesday nights – we usually end up making veggie quesadillas or pizzas. Its so much fun as they help me in the cooking process and are so excited to be a part of any small task that I have to offer them.
Yesterday was one such evening and my kids wanted Pizza. Now I knew I had some left over quinoa and some pasta sauce lying in my refrigerator. So I had an idea. I wanted to try a healthy spin and see if my kids would notice a little bit of cheating from my side! to try and get my kids to eat healthy.
I have a 30 minute pizza dough recipe that works wonders when you are hard pressed for time. But if you want to save that trouble you could certainly buy store bought pizza dough.
I tried to mix the left over cooked quinoa with the pasta sauce and also tried to pack it with flavour using some finely chopped fresh garlic and some dried basil. I smothered the flavor packed quinoa spread on the pizza base and topped it with some cheese and onions. I used one half for the kids and the other half i also topped it with some spicy jalapenos for the adults:)
Anyway all of us loved it. It was a big hit. The kids asked for more and i was one lucky happy mom! So i thought of sharing this idea with all of you.
I am also attaching a picture that I clicked before we dug in:)