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Saucy Tips to Improve Health

Today we are looking at some ideas presented by our members on how to swap some of the more processed sauces for lower sodium/fat/sugar varieties and some great ideas for fresh, homemade options. I thought we’d look at some of these today, and how we could modify some recipes to make our own that would

Diabetic Friendly Dips

  BABA GHANOUSH 3 WAYS INGREDIENTS: Baigan (Eggplant) round 3, Lehsan (Garlic) cloves 10-12, Tahini paste 8 tbs, Lemon juice 3-4 tbs, Lal mirch powder (Red chili powder) ½ tsp or to taste, Olive oil 4 tbs With Tomato & Capsicum: Tamatar (Tomato) deseeded & finely chopped 1 tbs Shimla mirch (Capsicum) finely chopped 1

CLASSIC HUMMUS

Original At http://daa.asn.au/for-the-public/smart-eating-for-you/recipes/browse/ Preparation time: 5 min minutes Serving size: 6 Ingredients 1 cup of fresh peas, rinsed and drained 1 clove garlic, crushed 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin 1 tablespoon lemon juice 1 tablespoon tahini 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil 2 tablespoons water, optional Vegetable sticks, to serve Crisp homemade oven-baked whole grain pita

Lentil Hommus

  RED LENTIL HUMMUS INGREDIENTS 1 cup water 1/2 cup red lentils 1 clove garlic (finely chopped) 1 tablespoon tahini 1/4 of a lime (juice only) INSTRUCTIONS Place water and red lentils in a medium sized saucepan and bring to the boil on high heat. Once boiling, put on low heat until the majority of

Hummus

  QUICK AND EASY HUMMUS INGREDIENTS: Tahini paste: Sesame seeds 1 cup Olive oil ¼ cup Hummus: Tahini paste (already prepared) Chickpeas boiled 2 & ½ cups Olive oil ½ cup Garlic cloves chopped 4-5 Lemon juice 2-3 tbs Ginger 1 tsp or to taste Water 1-2 tbs Garnish: Olive oil 1 tsp Paprika ½

Tahini Sauce

1 clove of garlic Ginger to taste 3/4 cup Tahini 1/2 cup lemon juice 1/2 cup finely chopped parsley Crush garlic, add ginger, and mix to paste. Mix in tahini and beat in lemon juice. Gradually mix in enough water to make mixture the desired thickness, add herbs and spices to taste.   TAHINI SAUCE