Nutrition Centre Recipes
Enjoy delicious and multicultural recipes, many of which are adjusted to improve their nutritional profile, without compromising on taste
Many cultures have their own version of baked eggs, and Mkate Mayai is the East African take on this classic! Eggs are poached in a lean minced-beef curry, topped with fresh coriander, and served up with soft naan. This is breakfast, lunch or dinner fit for a king!
A healthier twist on the ever-popular French fry, Mogo is a classic side dish that is commonly found on East African tables. This recipe for chilli mogo combines boiled then shallow-fried mogo (cassava) with caramelized onions and peppers, all of which are covered in a delicious chilli and salt sprinkling to satisfy your spicy cravings.
Originating from Southeast Asia, Khao Suey consists of a savoury bed of noodles doused with creamy yoghurt curry, spicy chicken curry, hard-boiled eggs, and a garnish of fresh vegetables. This hearty, one-dish meal is an excellent option for feeding a crowd since the toppings can be individualised according to each person's preference. Sample toppings include diced onions, sprigs of cilantro, roasted garlic, or even a drizzle of lime juice! For added crunch, top your Khao Suey with lightly toasted and baked croutons.
Gently rubbed in herbs and spices, this Grilled Cedar Plank Salmon is tender, moist, and perfect for a summer supper. Grilling the marinated fillets on cedar planks evokes a pleasant, woodsy flavour in the fish that perfectly complements the natural spices and herbs. Infused with an elegant combination of citrus, smoky, and savoury flavours, these fillets are sure to tantalise your tastebuds.
Light and crunchy spicy summer rolls are the perfect menu item for summer get-togethers and potlucks! This crowd-pleasing appetizer consists of crunchy fresh vegetables wrapped in rice paper sheets and dipped in a spicy sauce flavoured with ginger and chilli. Summer rolls are staples of Southeast Asian cuisines and can easily be whipped up at home as well. Simply slice your favourite vegetables like carrots, spinach, cucumbers (and even avocado for a heart-healthy fat!), then wrap the fillings into snack-sized rolls, and serve with a spicy and sour dipping sauce made of nothing more than lemon, ginger, sesame, and a sprinkling of chilli flakes.
Looking for something that you can cook up in 15 minutes or less? Well fret no more, because we have just the thing for you! Speedy Chicken Keema is the perfect dish to make when you’re in a bit of a pickle for what to cook. It’s packed full of protein, and makes for the most comforting of dinners when served up with piping hot naan!
These lettuce boats are just what you need to take your lunchbox to the next level! Juicy sweetcorn kernels are mixed with crunchy edamame and creamy avocado, dressed in a refreshingly tangy sauce and then carefully sprinkled into long lettuce leaves. Perfect for both adults and little ones, this salad is just the afternoon snack you’ve been looking for!
Plump tomatoes, roasted peppers, and succulent chicken combine to give your childhood comfort food a brand new makeover! Try out this traditional spaghetti bolognese with a chunky chicken twist and a spicy kick! Quick and simple to make, this easy Sunday night dinner is one for the books!
Spicy, sweet, savoury, sour - all these flavours meld so beautifully in this all-time favourite snack. Chana Chaat is a South Asian staple with variants found across most South Asian countries. While chickpeas, potatoes, and tomatoes are considered essential ingredients, you can always add crunchy veggies like carrots and cucumbers for a heartier snack. Sprinkle the ingredients with chaat masala, lemon juice, and salt, garnish with onions and coriander, and you're all set! Serve this dish as a starter or snack, and you're guaranteed to go back for seconds.
Attention: all spice lovers! Craving a burrito but don't want to break the calorie bank? Try out our filling and flavoursome Spicy Moong Burrito (with an emphasis on the spice!) for that Tex-Mex hit without all the fatty trimmings! Made with whole moong beans cooked in an onion and tomato gravy, spiced with turmeric and cayenne pepper and then all wrapped in a wholewheat tortilla, perfect for a hearty lunch.
You can't go wrong with this South Asian classic from Chachi's Kitchen. A perfect culmination of cinnamon, cloves, cumin and cardamon that creates an irresistible aroma that infuses healthy vegetables. Topped with fragrant, basmati rice and decadent saffron, this Vegetable Biryani is a feast across all ages. Whether it's a celebration or you just want to feel like royalty at home, a potful of steaming Biryani is sure to make everyone happy!
Popularly served as a main dish in Syria and throughout the Middle East, this simple yet satisfying salad is perfect to add to your arsenal for Summer. Vine-ripened tomatoes, cooling cucumbers, crisp celery and tangy peppers are dressed with a zesty lemon and olive oil vinaigrette and finished with toasted pita for maximum crunch.