脆脆紅蘿蔔希臘包 Crunchy carrot pittas

Crunchy-carrot-pittas

份量Serve:  6

材料 INGREDIENTS
6條 紅蘿蔔 6 medium carrots
1束 新鮮芫荽 a bunch of fresh coriander
2湯匙 芝麻 2 tablespoons sesame seeds
1湯匙 罌粟子 1 tablespoon poppy seeds
6塊 全麥希臘包 6 wholemeal pittas
1個 橙 1 orange
2個 檸檬 2 lemons
初搾橄欖油 extra virgin olive oil
海鹽 sea salt
現磨黑胡椒碎 freshly ground black pepper

做法 Method
1.  預熱焗爐至攝氏130度/ 華氏250度/ 煤氣-半度
Preheat the oven to 130°C/250°F /gas ½.

2.  把紅蘿蔔皮刨去
Use a Y-shaped peeler to peel the carrots on a chopping board.

3.  揀去芫荽莖,葉切碎
Pick the coriander leaves and finely chop them, discarding the stalks.

4.  將罌粟子及荽莖葉放到易潔鑊用中火烘烤,不時翻動,烘3至4分鐘或至輕微金黃,然後放置沙律碗內
Place a small non-stick frying pan on a medium heat, add the seeds and leave them to toast for 3 to 4 minutes, or until lightly golden, tossing regularly, then tip them into a salad bowl.

5.  蘿蔔刨粗絲,並與芫荽葉一拼加入沙律碗內
Coarsely grate the carrots using a box grater, then add them to the salad bowl along with the coriander leaves.

6.  將希臘包放在焗盤上,焗數分鐘至暖和
Pop the pittas onto a baking tray and into the oven for a few minutes to warm through.

7.  製作醬汁,將橙皮刨出,放入小碗內
To make the dressing, use a microplane to finely grate the zest of the orange, then add it to a small mixing bowl.

8.  橙對切,搾出橙汁於小碗內,用手隔開果渣
Cut the orange in half and squeeze in the juice, catching any pips with your hand.

9.  檸檬對切,搾出1 1/2個檸檬的汁,再加上5湯匙初搾橄欖油於小碗內
Cut the lemons in half and squeeze in the juice from 1½ lemons, then add 5 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil.

10.  於小碗內加入少量鹽和胡椒碎,用叉攬勻
Add a tiny pinch of salt and pepper, then mix well with a fork.

11.  醬汁和沙律碗內材料拌勻,如需要可多加檸檬汁
Pour the dressing into the salad bowl and toss everything together well, adding a squeeze more lemon juice if you think it needs it.

12.  穿上隔熱手套,取出希臘包,伴上沙律,加上自家製豆醬(請參考薄荷乳酪醬食譜), 自由配搭自己的希臘包
Use oven gloves to remove the pittas from the oven, then serve with the zingy salad, and some homemade houmous (see Minty yoghurt dip recipe), and let everyone stuff and build their own pittas.
More about this recipe: http://www.jamieoliver.com/recipes/vegetables-recipes/crunchy-carrot-pittas

Special thanks on translation: Ms Ida Lam

不同蘿蔔的好處 Benefits of different Radishs

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蘿蔔種類繁多,而且不同蘿蔔有不同功效,蘿蔔不但含有豐富的營養物質,還具有很多食療作用,現在為大家介紹4種蘿蔔的好處。

1. 吃白蘿蔔可化痰

白蘿蔔含水分90%以上,可促進胃腸蠕動,促進大便排出。中醫認為蘿蔔性涼,可化痰清熱。應提醒的是,白蘿蔔最好生吃或涼拌,而且蘿蔔皮中礦物質和維生素的含量也較高,食用時最好不要丟棄。

2. 紅心蘿蔔能減肥

這種蘿蔔所含熱量較少,纖維素較多,吃後易產生飽脹感,有助於減肥。它還富含花青素,具有抗氧化功能。含有這種色素的蔬菜,經酸漬後可使其顏色更加鮮紅。紅心蘿蔔最好是涼拌食用,選購時也要挑水分多的。

3. 吃青蘿蔔可利尿

青蘿蔔上部甘甜少辣味,至尾部辣味漸增,極耐貯藏。它性微涼,味甘,順氣利尿的效果很好,是典型的生食品種,也稱“水果蘿蔔”。

4. 吃胡蘿蔔能促進生長

胡蘿蔔中含有豐富的β胡蘿蔔素,在人體內可以轉化為維生素A,能有效改善眼睛疲勞和眼睛幹澀的問題。此外,這種物質還是骨骼正常生長的必需物質,對促進嬰幼兒的發育具有重要意義。胡蘿蔔最好要熟吃,由於它里邊含有脂溶性維生素,生吃可造成大部分胡蘿蔔素不能被人體吸收。因此最好將胡蘿蔔切成塊與肉類一起用高壓鍋燉食,以提高胡蘿蔔素的吸收率。

Radishes come in a variety of colors, shapes and sizes, with mildly pungent to peppery hot flavor. The older the radish, the hotter it becomes. Different types of radish hold unique nutritions which have different effects towards our bodies. Radish is not only rich in nutrients, but is also plays an important therapeutic role.

1. White Radish  help release the phlegm symptoms

The white radish contain more than 90% of water, which helps gastrointestinal peristalsis. White radishes are moderately high in Vitamin C, carotene and contain properties that appear to be beneficial for symptoms of colds, flu, fever, cough, respiratory problems, and digestive disorders. And Radishes can aid digestion, dissolve phlegm, and reinforce energy as well as clear a stuffy nose, ease sore joints, even help you sober up.

2 Red Radish to lose weight

Red radishes are known for their anti bacterial and anti fungal properties. They belong to the cabbage family, and have vitamin C, potassium, sodium and traces of other minerals. They are low in saturated fat and very low in cholesterol, and are a good source of riboflavin, vitamin B6, calcium, magnesium, copper, manganese. Red radishes are an excellent source of dietary fiber, folate, vitamin C and potassium, and can be helpful in natural weight loss. After eating them, one will feel full for longer.

3 Green Radish serves as diuretic

Upper part of the green radish is sweet yet a little bit spicy, and it will taste more spicy when reaching to the tail. From Chinese medication point of view, its cold nature makes it serves as diuretic, stimulating and help to clear the sinuses.

4. Carrots to help growth 

Carrots are rich in beta carotene, which will convert to vitamin A in the human body, which can effectively improve the situation of tired eyes. In addition, beta carotene is an essential substances needed by bones, so they are particularly important to children.  Best served as well cooked,  as carrots contain  fat-soluble vitamins, by serving in raw some nutritions can not be absorbed by the body.

Source: 新浪中醫

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