Saturday, March 21, 2009

lotus stem stirfry


lotus stem is a calorie dense vegetable as it is the storage organ of the lotus plant.........but it is very high in iron and should be consumed regularly, if we consume calorie dense veggies smartly , with high fiber and low cal accompaniments..........it becomes an enjoyable meal packed with all the goodness food can have.
lotus stems are good for you , check this out...http://www.tainan.gov.tw/cht/action/lotus/eng/lotus-1.htm

good enough reason to eat this ugly looking vegetable , which transforms to a beauty when chopped n cooked.i prepare this in many ways , all healthy, i like the taste and the texture it provides .....the mature lotus stems have very high fiber content, so when buying take care that thicker n longer sticks are the best for you if you want it healthier for weight loss......

this stirfry recipe is a quick one which i follow for many vegetables with awesome results............just chop the lotus stems in roundels n stir fry in 1 tsp of oil........throw in some chopped spring onions , salt n pepper ........stirfry till it appears grilled.............add in a dash of soya sauce n green chilly sauce.....stir well n it is ready........enjoy with chapatis .......i had it with mixed cerial roti........yummmm...

now the important thing which i have been procrastrinating for long....the friendship award which varsha passed on to me has to be passed on to 8 blogger friends........i feel excited now to do so...( these lazy fingers of mine) .......



the award states that....

" These blogs are exceedingly charming. These kind bloggers aim to find and be friends. They are not interested in self aggrandizement. Our hope is that whenribbons of these prizes are cut, even more friendships are propagated. Please give more attention to these writers. Deliver this award to eight bloggers , who must choose eight more and include this cleverly written text into the body of thier award".

i would like to pass on this wonderful award to my friends.....


rosie

sweta

nomi

patsyk

sweetipie

katkat's kitchen


jam

sylvie

these are all wonderful bloggers and i feel lucky to have found them.......

4 comments:

  1. Oh wow-an award for me!! That's really sweet of you :-)Am I supposed to give it others?I'm new to this,so please enlighten me!!

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  2. They look so fancy n yum...seeing for the first time..:)
    Enjoy award n have a great weekend dear..:)

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  3. Btw,My feed not updating in reader's page,sobs..:( ,pls chck my new post n pick the award ..:)
    happy weeekend dear..:)

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  4. very unique,looks tasty.congrats on the award:)

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