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Vegetables

Vegetables

The Fuss About Fibre

We talk a lot about fibre ‘round these parts – and with good reason! Fibre is both one of the most important micronutrients and most ignored, with the majority of us not getting enough. But what is fibre anyway? And why do we need it? You need it, and you probably don’t get enough of it Think of fibre like the janitor of your gut, keeping everything clean and tidy with its big, many-bristled broom. Fibre is a structural component …

Spiralized Vegetable Spring Rolls

Quick and easy, these Spiralized Vegetable Spring Rolls are a healthy and simple treat to make. Be it a snack or a meal, these spring rolls are a completely portable to-go option that is sure to be a hit with everyone.

Cooking With ‘Stinky’ Tofu

Fermented tofu has been called the “blue cheese of Asia”, and it’s not hard to see – or rather, smell – why. This pungent ingredient has earned a reputation as an acquired taste, but if used effectively it can dress up otherwise ordinary dishes. First, a little fermented tofu 101. The most common type consists of tofu cubes in mould. Fermentation breaks down the protein of the bean curd, leaving it with a softer, creamier and smoother texture. The cubes are soft …

Weaving More Fibre into your Diet

Do you need more fibre in your diet? If the statistics are anything to go by, then you probably do.  Nutritionists can’t seem to shut up about the importance of fibre, yet most of us don’t get enough. But what is fibre, anyway? What makes it so important, and how do you get more into your diet? Fibre is a structural component of plants and is found in vegetables, whole grains and other plant-based food. Although we don’t digest fibre, …

Cooking with White Radish

The white radish is commonly mistaken for a paler cousin of the carrot, but they are not even from the same family – the white radish belongs to the cabbage family or Brassicaceae and is related to kale, broccoli and cauliflower. And you can taste the difference: the white radish – also known as the daikon – has a pungent and pepperish, sometimes even sour, flavour. Popularly used in Southeast Asian and East Asian dishes, the white radish is packed with …

Know Your Mushrooms

Mushrooms are one of the most popular vegetables used in cooking. They’re rich, versatile, savoury and pair with a huge variety of flavours. They can punch up a soup, balance out a steak and even step up as a hearty main course when meat isn’t an option. This is a quick guide to cover some of the mushroom basics and the more common varieties. (And remember: You can’t spell “fungi” without “fun”.) Where do mushrooms come from? As fungi, culinary …