• Broccoli Pesto Pasta with Edamame

    Somi Igbene PhD ANutr January 12, 2022

    With an estimated glycaemic load of 12.2, classified as medium,  this vegetarian broccoli pesto pasta with edamame is another blood-sugar friendly recipe. It is rich in fibre, quality protein and many essential vitamins and minerals including Iron, providing 2.8 mg or 20% of the daily recommended nutrient intake (RNI) for women Zinc, providing 2.5 mg or 24% of the daily RNI Vitamin A, providing 225 mcg or 28% of the daily RNI Folates,…

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  • Singapore-style noodles | somiigbene.com

    Singapore-style Noodles with Edamame & Prawns

    Somi Igbene PhD ANutr July 4, 2021

    Want dinner in a hurry? These 10-minute Singapore-style noodles with prawns and edamame are perfect for you and your family! Just like you, I have days when I want something tasty that cooks quickly! Singapore-style noodles are one of my go-to dishes. They’re a great way to up my vegetable intake, ready within 10 minutes and a crowd-pleaser because my whole family loves them!  I love my noodles very spicy,…

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  • Aubergine and Broccoli Curry

    Aubergine and Broccoli Curry with Bulgur Wheat

    Somi Igbene PhD ANutr March 16, 2021

    Aubergine and Broccoli Curry with Bulgur Wheat is a light, yet filling dish that is perfect for your lunch box and equally great for dinner. As of 2017, only 29% of adults and 18% of children in the UK were consuming the recommended five portions of fruits and vegetables. In the USA, according to the CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Report, only 10% of adults meet this requirement. The statistics in…

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  • Explore Cuisine’s Edamame Spaghetti with Soya & Mushroom Ragu

    Somi Igbene PhD ANutr November 22, 2019

    Gone are the days when pasta had to be wheat-based or egg-based, nowadays, we are spoiled for choice – lentils, chickpeas, edamame, green peas and even rice! It also means that if you’re gluten intolerant, you don’t need to spend hours reading the ingredients on the package to ensure that the contents are safe enough for consumption. The best thing about legume-based pastas for me is their higher protein and…

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