Posts Tagged ‘ginger’

Watercress, potato and ginger soup

January 5, 2011

Watercress soup with a kick!

Watercress has experienced a sharp increase in sales due to its recent elevation to a superfood.

Ingredients

2tbsp extra virgin cold pressed olive oil
1 onion, finely chopped
2 garlic cloves, chopped
200g new potatoes
100g watercress, stalks and leaves separated
1½ tsp ground ginger
600ml milk
Sea salt and pepper, to season
1½ tbsp flat leaf parsley

Method

Heat 1tbsp of the olive oil in a saucepan, add the onion and gently fry until softened, but do not colour. Add the garlic and fry for a further minute.

Par boil the potatoes for 15 mins until soft. Chop them roughly and add to the pan with the watercress stalks, ginger and milk and boil for 3-4 mins.

Season with salt and pepper, add the watercress leaves and half of the parsley, then stir. Pour into a blender and blend until smooth, then divide between 4 bowls.

Mix the remaining olive oil with the rest of the parsley and drizzle over the soup to serve.

Watercress latest super food to fight cancer

Carrot, grapefruit and ginger juice

January 5, 2011

A morning fruit juice with a kick! Though whether you would wish to go to the trouble of making it in the morning?

Rich in vitamin C, guaranteed to give you a boost in the morning.

Carrots are rich in beta-carotene (which the body converts to vitamin A).

Ingredients

250g carrots
2 white grapefruit, peeled and cut into segments
15g fresh ginger, unpeeled and left whole

Method

Using a juicer, feed the carrots, grapefruit and ginger into the machine.

Mix well and pour into two glasses. Serve immediately, over ice if desired.