Here are some inspiring vegan recipes you may love to give them a try. Some are with Okra, which is a very healthy and beneficial vegetable. Many do not even know it or did not try.
The main growing countries of Okra are India, Pakistan, and Nigeria. Mainly used in the Arab, African and Asian countries, but is also very popular in the northeast of Brazil, the southern United States, the Caribbean, Turkey, and Greece. It is one of the oldest vegetables and was planted more than 4,000 years ago. Originally she comes from Africa
Okras have a tart-spicy, sour-piquant aroma, but still taste very mild. The pods can be eaten raw or steamed, fried, pickled or blanched. Above all, okra is extremely healthy and contains many important nutrients. Also, its high content of fiber, antioxidants and vitamin C makes the tender pod an absolute healthy food! Vitamin C stimulates the formation of white blood cells that protect you from pathogens and harmful substances. Together with the antioxidants, the immune system is perfectly strengthened.
In addition, okra contains calcium, potassium, and iron. The okra-derived beta-carotene is known for its protective function of the eyes. In addition, to beta-carotene, the antioxidant vitamin A is formed in the body. Also, folic acid, as well as vitamins B 1, B 2 and B 3, are contained in the green pods.
These B vitamins, as well as the many high-quality proteins, help Okras among other things to strong, beautifully shiny hair. The mucus and fiber help to keep the blood sugar level constant and stimulate digestion. In addition, excess cholesterol and metabolic toxins are easily released from the body.Okra is low-calorie.
In Texas, okra is practically a state vegetable, offered fried at every BBQ joint and road stand. Well, okra aka bamieh is also beloved in the Eastern Mediterranean shores, especially in Egypt, Lebanon, and Syria.
LOADED VEGGIE QUINOA PASTA
This Loaded Veggie Quinoa Pasta is a simple, delicious and nutritious meal! Perfect to make ahead for lunch or as a side dish to your next BBQ. (Gluten Free & Vegan)
CAULIFLOWER TIKKA MASALA
Ingredients: For the rice: 1 cup Jasmin rice 1 tbsp vegetable oil 2 small cloves garlic 1/2 tsp turmeric 1 cinnamon stick 1 tsp cumin 3 small bay leaves 1 cup vegetable stock For the tikka: 2 onions 2 small cloves garlic 1/2 tsp turmeric 1 tsp chilli flakes 1.5tbsp rose petal masala* 2 tbsp tomato puree 1 cup chopped green beans 2 cups okra 1 cup chickpeas 3 tomatoes, quatered 2 cups coconut milk (1.5 tins) 1/2 cauliflower 1 small butternut squash (steamed) Garnish: Cilantro Okra
INDIAN QUINOA AND CHICKPEA STIR FRY
Easy to make, great nutrition, wonderful Indian flavors – this Indian Quinoa and Chickpea Stir Fry has it all. It’s perfect for #MeatlessMonday, or any day you’re craving a fun, healthy, easy meal.