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Why Tofu Sandwiches with Green Tea?
Tofu- Eating tofu regularly can almost halve a woman's chances of developing ovarian cancer according to the researchers. More here..
Vegetables are rich in bio active compounds with potential cancer-preventive actions and increased consumption reduces the risk of ovarian cancer. Cherry tomatoes, bell pepper, onions, onion greens, cilantro, baby carrots and cucumber are used to make this sandwich. Learn more here..
Green Tulsi Tea- Tulsi (Holy Basil), recognised as India's most sacred herbs originated in the country many thousands of years ago, is known for its rich antioxidant and adaptogenic properties. Also referred to as Holy Basil Tea, this herbal brew's adaptogens guard against and deal with physical, chemical, environmental and emotional factors that produce high levels of stress that compromise physical and mental health. Read more about its benefits here..
Tofu tea Sandwiches (serves 4-6)
- 8 -10 slices of wheat bread
- 1 cup of finely minced fresh vegetables and herbs. I used bell pepper, cherry tomatoes baby carrots and cucumber,onions,onion greens and cilantro
- 4 one inch cubes of Tofu
- 1 tsp of dark soy sauce
- 1/4 tsp of white pepper powder
- A few drops of lemon juice
- Salt, to taste
Wash and crumble tofu gently with you finger tips in a bowl and mix in the minced vegetables along with the soy sauce, lemon juice, pepper powder and salt, gently until combined.
Trim the edges of the bread slices and cut into rectangles or squares. Place the tofu vegetable mix as a thick layer over the slice, close with another, hold using a toothpick inserted, topped with a halved cherry tomato.
Green Tulsi Tea (makes 4-6 cups)
- Handful of Tulsi (holy basil) leaves - I always have the plant in my back yard and plucked fresh green leaves.
- A tsp of fresh orange peel
- 2 tbsps, Honey
- One litre, Water
Wash the tulsi leaves and boil with orange peel in water for a minute. Let it stand for 5 minutes.
Strain, stir in honey and it is ready to be served hot. Can be served cold as well.