4th Nov 2011

Five heart-healthy food recipes

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If it’s good for the heart then its good for the soul and Fiona’s five heart-healthy recipes taste great.

Chicken Korma

Just the right amount of spice gives a kick to Claire’s Low-fat Chicken Korma.

Ingredients
3 tablespoons cold water
1 onion, chopped
1 clove garlic, chopped
1/2 inch piece root ginger, peeled and chopped
25g flaked almonds
1 tablespoon low-fat margarine
250g chicken fillet, cubed
5 cardamom pods, split
3 whole cloves
1/2 cinnamon stick
pinch coriander seeds
1 teaspoon ground cumin
300ml tin low fat coconut milk
100ml water
Pinch of garam masala
Fresh coriander and flaked almonds to garnish

Method
In a food processor, blend the onions, garlic, ginger and almonds with the water in to a smooth paste.
Melt the margarine in a frying pan and fry the chicken cardamom pods, cloves and cinnamon until the chicken is brown, approximately five minutes.
Add the blended paste, coriander and cumin seeds and cook for a further two to three minutes.
Add the coconut milk and water and bring to the boil. Reduce to a simmer, cover and cook gently for 40 minutes.
Stir through the garam masala before serving on a bed of steamed rice, garnished with chopped, fresh coriander and flaked almonds.

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COMMENTS

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bluemoon
5th Jun 2012
4:35am
An easy way to make curry is to use Pataks Paste,you can choose mild ,medium,or hot cooking for one so much easier has all the spices in it.Use cheap cut of meat,chicken then just cook Basmati rice.
chui
23rd Nov 2012
1:18pm
Personally I find using Pataks Paste is not really the same as make your own although it
is quick and easy.Have found the best India food in Dubai recently.
Peter B
23rd Nov 2012
5:02pm
Always use full fat dairy instead of low fat. Low fat items are overprocessed and have extra things added to try to make them palatable.
The fat then helps reduce the fattening effects of the carbs.
Penqueen1949
28th Jul 2013
12:27pm
I wish people would stop posting low fat everything, fat does not make one fat, carbs and sugar do.
Peter B
23rd Nov 2012
5:06pm
Never use margarine - is a highly processed high temperature chemical product and has negative dietary effects.
Use full fat coconut cream. Coconut cream and oil and some of the few good ones available today. Not highly processed at high temps.
Penqueen1949
28th Jul 2013
12:24pm
Exactly.....
Peter B
23rd Nov 2012
5:08pm
Oats are probably the best grain to eat.
Pink
29th Jan 2013
10:42pm
Agree never use margarine it is so bad for you. Also using jar curry is never as good as making your own. Just think of all of those additives in that jar. Yuck. If you make it yourself you know what has gone into it. We never ever use packets of jars of food. Fresh is best. If you go back to cooking like the old days you will be a lot better of.
Zannamarie
31st Jul 2013
11:32am
An apple a day keeps the [bowel] doctor at bay!
Eggs, cheap, wholesome and vesatile.
You don't have to be an expert to cook an egg.
Binsasea
12th Jun 2015
3:58pm
Merci de partager avec nous un plat
replique montre de luxe
Ted
23rd Jul 2015
11:03am
Sorry but margarine is not good for your health and neither is cutting good fats out of your diet. Anything low fat is full of sugar and usually salt to comepensate for the fact that there is no flavor. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-2274747/At-truth-Butter-GOOD--margarine-chemical-gunk.html
Ted
23rd Jul 2015
11:06am
http://www.bbcgoodfood.com/howto/guide/truth-about-low-fat-foods
randy112
7th Aug 2015
10:38pm
That looks really nice, I don't believe I've eaten anything like that for a very long time. I don't think it's a good thing to eat the same kinds of foods, over and over, which is what I've been doing, besides spending my time writing about PFN_LIST_CORRUPT errors, but we have to learn to change, adapt and be original, as the brain requires new stimuli, from time to time.


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