What are they cooking for dinner?

Below shows the Korean home-cooked dinner prepared by a housewife in Seoul, South Korea.

Menu

  • Spicy Chicken Drumstick
  • Vegetable Seafood Pancake
  • Steamed Savoury Egg Custard with Mushroom and Chili
  • Kimchi and Stewed Potato

Lupin Flour Boosts Heart Health

Individuals who consume lupin-enriched foods may significantly reduce their risk of heart disease and type 2 diabetes, according to a study published in the International Journal of Obesity.

Researchers at the University of Western Australia suggest consuming breads, biscuits and pasta made with flour containing 40% lupin beans instead of conventional wholemeal flour lowers blood pressure and increases insulin sensitivity. They said lupin, which is traditionally used for livestock feed, has a high-protein, high-fiber, low-carbohydrate composition and can easily be incorporated easily into typical food products.

The researchers followed 130 overweight but healthy people from Western Australians who were divided into two groups. One group was fed products made with lupin flour for 12 months; the second group was fed wholemeal goods. Participants were monitored for heart disease risk factors, including blood pressure and the level of fat, sugar and insulin in their blood. Both the groups lost similar amounts of weight; however, the lupin group exhibited larger improvements in several heart disease risk factors.

The researchers also noted lupin flour may benefit diabetics because non-diabetic individuals’ sensitivity to insulin improved during the study.

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An Easy to Make Dessert with Berries

Ingredients

100 g strawberry
60 g raspberry

Soup

250 g raspberry
4 Tbsp red wine
Juice of 1/2 lemon
3 Tbsp honey
3/4 cup water

Method

  1. Cook soup ingredients in a pot until boiled. Turn off heat. Use a hand blender to process the content into a creamy mixture. Strain and set aside in refrigerator.
  2. Cut strawberries in halves and put on the centre of serving bowls together with raspberries. Fill bowls with cold soup from refrigerator before serving.

Source: Hong Kong magazine