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Food for Brains Recipes designed to promote brain function, cognition and memory.

11

Jan
2018

In Food for Brains

By Rosie Williams

Food for brains recipe: Masala roasted mushrooms with crispy kale

On 11, Jan 2018 | In Food for Brains | By Rosie Williams

We wanted to share another delightful recipe from Saffron Soul, Mira Manek’s fantastic cookbook, packed with healthy and delicious Indian recipes. This recipe is perfect for Veganuary, as the yoghurt can easily be substituted for vegan yoghurt.

Mushrooms are very versatile and work well with curry sauces and spices, and this one looks gourmet whilst being a very simple recipe!

This recipe contains many brain friendly ingredients, including kale, pumpkin seeds and various spices which contain all of the essential vitamins and minerals for a healthier heart and mind. It’s perfect for a quick meal or at home, or for serving up to guests.

Cooking time: 30 minutes

Ingredients

For the mushrooms
4 medium mushrooms
¾ teaspoon tikka masala paste
1 tablespoon yoghurt (or vegan yoghurt)
sprinkle of salt

For the leaves
handful kale leaves (or can use 2 stalks cavolo nero, sliced in 1 inch pieces)
¾ teaspoon tikka masala paste
1 tablespoon yoghurt (or vegan yohurt)
sprinkle of salt

Garnishings
2 tablespoons toasted pumpkin seeds
sprinkle of smoked paprika

For the yoghurt sauce
1 tablespoon yoghurt (or vegan yoghurt)
2 tablespoons water
pinch of smoked paprika (or can use red chilli powder)
pinch of salt

Method

Place in oven at Gas Mark 4 for around 30 minutes.

Preheat the over on gas mark 4. Mix together the yoghurt, tikka masala and salt and spread over the mushrooms, covering them entirely and filling the sauce inside the mushrooms. Do the same with the kale, covering the leaves with the sauce. Place in the oven for around 30 minutes until cooked. In the meantime mix together the yoghurt sauce and toast the pumpkin seeds (heat on low heat in a pan for a few minutes – they will become crisp when they cool down). When serving, layer the leaves between the mushrooms and then drizzle over the yoghurt sauce and pumpkin seeds.

 

Brain Boosting Tips

Pumpkin seeds: Rich in protein, healthy fats, vitamins and minerals especially magnesium and zinc. They are a good source of protein and unsaturated fats like Omega-3 and include a good range of nutrients including iron, selenium, calcium, B vitamins and beta-carotene.

Kale: Very well-known for its healthy benefits, including a fantastic source of vitamin K, A, C, calcium, iron, omega-3 and fibre, giving it a reputation for containing anti-inflammatory and cancer-fighting properties.  Kale contains most of the essential vitamins and minerals your body needs, without being full of unhealthy fats or salt.

Mushrooms: All types of edible mushrooms contain varying degrees of protein and fibre. They also contain B vitamins as well as a powerful antioxidant called selenium, which helps to support the immune system and prevent

 

Saffron Soul by Mira Manek

Saffron Soul is a fantastic cook book by Mira Manek, packed with nutritious and delicious recipes which are good for a healthy mind, body and soul. We are proud stockists of Mira’s book, you can order your copy of Saffron Soul by contacting host@cubex.co.uk for just £15.00.

 

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