Chinese Soup Made by Pacojet Machine

Crab Meat and Pea Shoots Soup

The soup ingredients were chilled in a blast chiller for 3 hours to -22ºC. The frozen ingredients were shaved by Pacojet machine into sherbet-like shaving.

The shaving was then cooked into soup. The texture of the soup is much finer than made by blending.

Lunch for Kid

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Choose Healthy Fats

Fat is a nutrient necessary for your health. While various fats in foods have different effects on health, some fats offer health-protective benefits. Consider including foods with these fats (in moderation!) to your meals.

Omega-3 Fats

Omega-3 fatty acids are a type of polyunsaturated fatty acids that may help lower cholesterol levels and support heart health.

What to Eat

Fatty Fish: Current dietary recommendations are to include fish in your meals at least twice a week. Fish high in omega-3 fats are salmon, albacore tuna (fresh and canned), sardines, lake trout and mackerel. Watch to discover the no-mess way to cook fish.

Walnuts: Walnuts are rich in vitamin E and an excellent plant-based source of omega-3. Add walnuts to cereal, salads or muffins. Try walnut oil in salad dressings and sautés, too.

Canola Oil: Replace solid fats like butter or margarine with canola oil when cooking or baking. It works well for sautéing and stir-frying.

Flaxseed: Add ground flaxseed to breakfast cereal, yogurt, baked goods like breads and muffins or mixed dishes and casseroles. Or drizzle flaxseed oil over quinoa or use it for salad dressing. (Your body cannot break down whole flaxseeds to access the omega-3-containing oil.)

Eggs: Some chickens are given feed that is high in omega-3s so their eggs will contain more as well. When buying eggs, check the package label.

Monounsaturated Fats

Monounsaturated fats improve blood cholesterol levels, which can decrease your risk of heart disease.

What to Eat

Nuts: In addition to heart-healthy fats, nuts are a good source of protein, fiber and a variety of vitamins and minerals. Just keep portion control in mind. One portion of nuts is equal to one ounce or 1/3 cup and provides approximately 160 to 180 calories. Download this free Academy poster celebrating the benefits of nuts.

Olive Oil: Use olive oil in place of saturated fat, such as butter. Use it in salad dressing or to sauté vegetables, seafood, poultry and meat.

Avocado: Avocados not only contain monounsaturated fat, but they are also packed with folate, vitamins E, C and B6, potassium and fiber. Try adding avocado to salad, pizza, soup, salsa, eggs and sandwiches. Watch how to buy and open an avocado.

Peanut Butter: Nearly half the fat in peanut butter is monounsaturated fat. Resist the urge to pour off the heart-healthy oil that’s separated out of natural peanut butter.

See how to mix it in without making a mess ….


Source: Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

Rice Patty and Beef

Ingredients

1 cup cooked rice
2 lettuce leaves
80 g thinly sliced beef
1/3 onion, cut into slices
1/3 carrot, cut into strips
2 tbsp Japanese BBQ sauce
1/4 tsp soy sauce
2 tsp mayonnaise
1/2 cob of corn, cut in half
4 broccoli florets
4 cherry tomatoes
1/2 orange, cut into half

Method

  1. Marinate onion, carrot and beef with BBQ sauce. Set aside.
  2. Blanch broccoli and corn in boiling water. Remove and set aside.
  3. Divide rice into 2 portions. Shape into 1 cm thick round patty.
  4. Heat 1 tsp oil in a non-stick pan, fry rice patties until crispy. Spoon soy sauce on topsides of rice patty. Fry for a while and remove.
  5. Add 2 tsp oil in the pan, sauté onion, carrot and beef until the sauce is reduced.
  6. Wrap lettuce, beef, onion, carrot and rice patty with paper. Add mayonnaise. Serve with broccoli, tomato and orange.

Makes 2 servings.

Source: Hong Kong magazine

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