4th Nov 2011

Five heart-healthy food recipes


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.

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

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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5th Jun 2012
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.
23rd Nov 2012
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.
29th Aug 2017
We used to make our own spice mixes. Then we discovered the Street Kitchen and Spice Tailor ranges. In each package, there are usually 3 items: a base sauce, a specific sauce (e.g. Rogan Josh) and a spice mix. These products seem to make really authentic curries, much much better than any bottled paste or sauce.
Peter B
23rd Nov 2012
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.
28th Jul 2013
I wish people would stop posting low fat everything, fat does not make one fat, carbs and sugar do.
Peter B
23rd Nov 2012
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.
28th Jul 2013
Peter B
23rd Nov 2012
Oats are probably the best grain to eat.
29th Jan 2013
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.
31st Jul 2013
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.
12th Jun 2015
Merci de partager avec nous un plat
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23rd Jul 2015
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
23rd Jul 2015
7th Aug 2015
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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