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Asian Greens and Shiitake Mushrooms

Asian Greens and Shiitake Mushrooms

    Discover the taste of Asia with this authentic stir fry side dish starring fresh greens and shiitake mushrooms. INGREDIENTS 2 tablespoons peanut oil 2 garlic cloves, crushed 2 teaspoons finely grated fresh ginger 100g fresh shiitake mushrooms, thinly sliced1 bunch baby pak choy, trimmed, leaves separated, stems cut from leaves 1 bunch baby bok choy, trimmed 1 x 425g can baby corn spears, drained 2 tablespoons oyster sauce 1 tablespoon soy sauce 2 tablespoons water Step 1 Heat oil in a large frying pan or wok over medium-high heat. Add garlic and ginger. Stir-fry for 30 seconds or...

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5 superfoods for new mums

5 superfoods for new mums

You know that body that has spent the last 40 weeks growing another human? The one that’s now subjected to multiple wake-ups per night and might be a baby’s sole source of nutrition for up to six months? That body needs support. And the good news is, there are a bunch of delicious (and nourishing) foods that you can scarf down to give yourself a boost after giving birth. Here are our top five. Salmon   There’s no such thing as a perfect food, but salmon is pretty darn close. And it’s great for people who have just given birth,...

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4 facts about medicinal mushrooms that will blow your mind

4 facts about medicinal mushrooms that will blow your mind

Medicinal mushrooms can support your health in some surprising ways Medicinal mushrooms can boost your immune system Your immune system works hard. Day and night, it’s on alert for infections. When germs are detected, the immune system hunts them down and kills them. In fact, your immune system keeps a record of every germ it has ever encountered. It remembers each one and uses that knowledge to protect you if the same infection strikes twice. Recognising how hard your immune system works, why not give it a boost with medicinal mushrooms? A lot of pieces have to work together in...

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5 health benefits of mushrooms you probably don’t know about

5 health benefits of mushrooms you probably don’t know about

Here’s the good news, mushroom fans: mushrooms are some of the healthiest foods on the planet. And if you’re not keen on them, don’t worry: medicinal mushroom powders mean that you can get all the benefits, minus the texture or taste that doesn’t agree with you. The humble mushroom boasts some mind-blowing health benefits — including these five that might surprise you.   Medicinal mushrooms for immune function   Many mushroom species, particularly Shiitake, Maitake, Reishi and Oyster, contain high levels of beta glucans. What does that mean for you? Quite a lot. That’s because beta glucans, in addition to...

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