Veggie Thursdays – Brocolli

BrocolliFlorets like a Cauliflower
But colored green
Full of power
I am a salad queen

From the same family as brussel sprouts, cabbage and cauliflower, this cruciferous vegetable is one of the best health boosting foods around. It delivers a healthy dose of sulforaphane, a compound thought to thwart cancer by helping to stimulate the body’s detoxifying enzymes.
Broccoli florets can be blanched, grated, chopped or sliced and used in recipes. It is used in many cuisines as an accompaniment to main courses like braised or grilled meats. Broccoli goes well with other ingredients like baby corn, mushrooms and tofu. And you can use this combination in stir fries, in pasta, pizzas, soups, salads, and casseroles.

Veggie Thursdays – Tomatoes

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All the time I am blushing
I never need smoothening
With me, plump and round is in
I come in red, yellow and green

Often considered a vegetable but actually a fruit,the summer show-stopper – tomatoes are versatile. Ranging in color from cherry red to luscious yellow, and ranging in flavor from sweet to tangy, tomatoes are popular. From warm soups to healthy salads, sauces to gravies tomatoes brighten up any dish.  Best paired with basil for a salad, tomatoes are popular in Italian cuisine. Have them grilled, roasted, baked or raw, this vegetable will never let you down.

Tomatoes are filled with nutrients and antioxidants that help combat several diseases as well as keep health in good shape and helps fight cancer.Tomatoes contain important nutrients, such as niacin, folate and vitamin B6, vitamin A that have associated with the reduction of heart disease risk and improve vision. They are also good for digestion and maintains blood health.

Veggie Thursdays – Potatoes

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I am round and versatile,
With a huge fan following,
Mash me, bake me, fry me
And I won’t disappoint.

Perhaps one of the world’s most liked vegetable is the humble potato. Used in almost all cuisines, it naturally blends itself as an integral part of the dish. It’s a myth that it increases weight. Consumed in moderation, it is a rich source of B-Complex Vitamins and Vitamin C, Magnesium, Phosphorus and Potassium. From simple mashes to roasts, gratins to pies, potatoes lend themselves to a wide variety of dishes worldwide.
Love it or hate it, you can never ignore it.