The Tasty Blog

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Valentines Day in our Dartford Branch

Please click below to read about our recent Valentines Day couples dinner which took place at our Dartford branch.

Love was truly in the air :)

Read Here —- VDAY BLOG


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10 THINGS TO EAT MORE OF #10

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FRIED RICE
 
Like most good things… our list of 10 things to eat more of has come to an end! And in last (but by no means not the least) position, we have the humble fried rice! Often sitting on our plates as the junior but better dressed sibling to jollof rice; this delicious dish benefits from mild aromatic spices and comes with added mixed vegetables and prawns that can be paired with meat, chicken or fish (if you wish). So as we end our list today, we boldly say… swap your jollof rice for fried rice more often this year and get some of that good stuff in your system 😉 Available in all our branches!

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10 THINGS TO EAT MORE OF IN 2017 #9

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EGUSI

Egusi is the seed obtained from Citrullus lantus (Egusi Melon), the biological ancestor of the watermelon as we know it today. This melon has its root in West Africa and unlike the juicy, red and sweet water melon we all know, this is pale yellow or green on the inside and quite bitter. This melon is therefore grown mainly for its seeds which is grounded into a flour and used in making Egusi Soup. It is rich in protein (30-40%), fat and vitamins A, B1, B2 and C. The addition of spinach or other vegetables makes this soup an even better choice. Perfect with your favourite side dish 😉 Available in all Tasty branches!


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10 THINGS TO EAT MORE OF IN 2017 #8

8GRILLED FISH

 
We all know that fish is good for us with it being high in protein and low in fat; but why does ‘grilled’ fish taste better than fried or boiled? Well, the direct, high-heat cooks it quickly and locks in the flavor without removing much moisture. The end result can be quite magnificent. visit your nearest store and taste for yourself 😉 

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10 THINGS TO EAT MORE OF IN 2017 #7

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OKRO

Okro is known for it’s high vitamin C, vitamin K, and folate content,(although not quite as high as kiwi). Further, okro is known for harnessing a superior fiber, which helps with digestion, stabilizes blood sugar, and helps to control the rate at which sugar is absorbed. Okro is also an ideal vegetable to eat during pregnancy as it helps prevent birth defects like spina bifida and can even stop constipation during pregnancy.
 
Now all you have to do is decide what to eat it with 😉

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THINGS TO EAT MORE OF IN 2017 #5

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PLANTAINS
 
Plantains are a good source of carbohydrates, the main source of energy for your body. Although fried plantains are higher in fats in comparison to grilled plantains, they are an excellent source of vitamin A. Vitamin A is a fat-soluble vitamin necessary for proper vision, immune system function, red blood cell production and regulation of gene expression. Plantains are a good source of potassium. Potassium is a mineral essential for fluid balance and heart function. Plantains are also a very good source of magnesium. Your body needs magnesium for the function of enzymes involved in energy metabolism, as well as for cell membrane and chromosome structure.
 
Don’t forget to add a portion of plantain to your meals more often this year 😉 

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10 THINGS TO EAT MORE OF IN 2017 #4

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#4 SPINACH (EFO-RIRO)

 
Spinach ranks as one of the most nutrient-dense of all foods. At just 7 calories per uncooked cup, the dark, leafy vegetable is an excellent source of folate, antioxidant carotenoids and vitamins K, C, A, E and B-6. It’s also a good source of magnesium, riboflavin and potassium. While cooking spinach somewhat degrades its folate and vitamin C content, it actually liberates the antioxidant carotenoids, thereby increasing their bioavailability. As such, cooked spinach provides higher levels of vitamin A than its raw counterpart. Incorporating both raw and cooked spinach in your diet on a regular basis will help you make the most of all the vegetable has to offer. Enjoy with a portion of your favourite accompaniment or even by itself :)
Efo-Riro is available in all our branches in both single and bulk portions (to order). 

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10 THINGS TO EAT MORE OF IN 2017 #3

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STEAMED FISH!

Fish has a reputation for being low calorie, high protein “brain food,” thanks to the long strands of essential omega-3 fatty acids (popularly referred to as “omega-3s”) found in fish oil. The human body can’t naturally produce omega-3s, but yet they’re needed for a healthy body, inside and out. According to a Danish study on 49,000 people, fish has some of the following benefits among others;
1) Prevents heart desease
2) Improves skin & hair
3) Boosts brain development
4) Eases depression

So swap meat for fish more often this year and feel the difference yourself


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10 THINGS TO EAT MORE OF IN 2017 #2

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MOI MOI ELEWE (BEAN CAKE STEAMED IN BANANA LEAVES)

Made from pureed beans, moi moi is not only low in fat but high in protein. Moi moi that is cooked using the traditional method of steaming inside wrapped banana leaves not only tastes great but also benefits from the all natural organic process that has been used for many years in Nigeria. Though often enjoyed as an accompaniment, moi moi can be eaten as a meal with fish, chicken, plantain or salad. It is also a firm favourite of vegetarians, pregnant women and diabetic people. As it is made from beans, moi moi shares all the health benefits of beans which we published yesterday. 

Pic via: DooneysKitchen


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10 THINGS TO EAT MORE OF IN 2017 #1

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1. BEANS (EWARIRO)
For the next 10 days, we will be publishing 10 foods with great health benefits that you should be eating more of this year. All these items are available in all our branches for both single portions or bulk orders. We start with Beans!
1) Beans are a great source of protein, complex carbs and fiber.
2) They contain a powerhouse of nutrients including antioxidants and vitamins & minerals such as copper, folate, iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorous, potassium and zinc.
3) Studies have also shown that those who eat more legumes have a reduced risk of heart disease.
4) Beans can also lower blood cholesterol levels and help with weight loss as it makes you feel fuller for longer.

Definitely something to add to your menu more often this year 😉


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