Wish Upon A Dish: A Very Healthy Food Day

September 15, 2010

A Very Healthy Food Day

Yesterday I had oat pancakes and for dinner I had............

It is especially good for those who are suffering from diabetes as it is a complex carbohydrate. The essential nutrient which bulgar provides you with are many. It is a source of complex carbohydrates which provide energy to the human body. The fiber content in it is helpful to the digestive system and helps to clean it out.

Broken wheat like all wheat products has amino acids which provide protein, but are not a complete protein, so combining this with other sources of proteins like legumes and meats will give you all the proteins that your body requires. However, broken wheat has more protein content in it than corn or rice.

Bulgar wheat contains several vitamins and minerals which are essential for the body too. Wheat is a good source of thiamine which is one of the vitamin Bs and is essential for digestion and for healthy nerves. Another vitamin B content in wheat is Niacin, which helps in assimilating the protein in the body. Iron, zinc and riboflavin are also found in wheat which are good for the hemoglobin content in the blood, have healing properties and are good for the eyesight. Apart from all this there are traces of minerals like magnesium and selenium which are beneficial to the heart.

Along with the bulgar,
I baked a Miso marinaded chicken leg quarter for 40 minutes at 375F.

It is a simple, easy and healthy marinade that keeps in the refrigerator for at least a month. It is good with seafood, chicken and vegetables.

Miso Marinade
(Adapted from Simply Ming)

* 1 cup sake
* 1 cup Ponzu
* 1/2 cup sugar, agave nectar or substitute
* 2 cups red miso
* 3 tablespoons fresh ginger, minced
* 1 cup canola oil

Whisk everything together and store in an air-tight container in the refrigerator.

I love the taste it gives the food.
Ming says....
"This recipe is based on a traditional Japanese marinade that pairs sake and miso. I've brightened the classic blend by adding ponzu, the Japanese dipping sauce made with citrus juice, among other flavorful ingredients. Both sake and ponzu help "cook" the marinade into animal and fish protein, which is why the marinade delivers such deep flavor.

Make sure to buy ponzu without added soy sauce."

Make sure you make this, you will use it on everything.

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