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Organic Wednesdays at Green Butterfly 💚


At Green Butterfly we take pride in our handmade, organic, natural and ecofriendly lifestyle. At our store in North Dzorwulu,  Accra,  just behind the Fiesta Royale hotel,  one can choose from a variety of oils,  soaps, body butters, massage products, hair products and baby products.

We are blessed to have Roots and Soul Cafe come in once a week with great tasting vegetarian and vegan recipes. We also have some of our organic farmers come in with a variety of vegetables and fruits.

Going organic is the choice we need to make to improve our lives and well being. If you live in Accra you are invited to join us every Wednesday! 

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Cucumber and parsley salad in a yoghurt and garlic dressing

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This light and refreshing cucumber and parsley salad is delicious and very healthy.

Ingredients:
Diced cucumber
Fresh parsley
Garlic
Salt
Fresh unsweetened yoghurt (also called Greek yoghurt)

I have a pre-made garlic paste (seen in the picture below) which I mixed with a little olive and coconut oil. I keep it in the fridge and use it in my salads and for cooking. Next to the garlic is the Greek yoghurt, and of course we have our cucumber and parsley.

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Just throw the diced cucumber and parsley into a bowl and add the yoghurt, garlic paste and salt and that’s it!

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Mint infused spicy “light soup” with yams

The soup base is made with onions, tomatoes, garlic, ginger and herbs. What you will need:

5 large tomatoes
4 large onions
Half a clove of garlic
A finger ‘ s measure of ginger
Seasoning of choice
Mint leaves
Bay leaves
Parsley
Fresh hot peppers
Mushrooms
Yam or potato

First boil the onions, tomatoes, garlic and ginger in water for about 15 to 20 minutes. Using a cooking spoon, remove the onions, garlic, pepper and tomatoes and blend together to form a paste. Ginger tends to be very hard so I prefer to leave it in the soup as it is.

Add the blended paste back into the pot and stir. Now you can add herbs and extra seasonings. Add some salt if needed and your cubed yam or potatoes and mushrooms and that’s it!  Want a slightly sweeter soup? Add some carrots and blend in! 🙂

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Simple recipe: Oyster mushrooms in butter and garlic sauce.

If your mushrooms are dried you will need to soak them in water for at least 15 minutes. Soak them longer if you want them soft.

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When the mushrooms become soft you can start. This dish is ready in under 5 minutes. If you want to have it with rice, pre cook the rice and then just throw this on top.

You will need:
Mushrooms (of your choice)
Onions
Ground black pepper / lemon pepper
Butter
Ground garlic (approx 4 cloves)
Salt and Seasoning

For one portion, melt a tablespoon or two of butter in a frying pan. Add garlic to the butter and then add onions.

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Add mushrooms and any herbs and spices you wish to add. I added this great all round seasoning from Badia.

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Throw in the mushrooms, add salt, pepper and seasonings and voila!

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It tastes great and is super low in calories. Serve with pita bread, brown toast, or on a bed of rice.

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What you didn’t know about dried Oyster Mushrooms

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Oyster Mushrooms (Pleurotus Ostreatus) are great tasting fleshy mushrooms low in carbohydrates and calories, and high in riboflavin, vitamin B1, B2, iron, and other minerals. These mushrooms are considered very good for the health because they are cholesterol and fat free! The protein quality in oyster mushrooms is nearly equal to animal derived protein. Not to mention being high in fiber, niacin, and antioxidants.

Because of their amazing antioxidant and low sodium properties, Oyster mushrooms are suitable additions to the diet of people with obesity, diabetes and high blood pressure. They are recommended to help lower cholestrol in the diet and are even suspected to reduce the profileration of cells that cause cancer. “Extracts of king oyster mushroom has shown to stimulate the immune function.” (Source: http://www.diethealthclub.com)

Use of mushroom in cancer treatment is an on-going research activity that has a lot of promise. It is even known to benefit people with Hepatitis: “Oyster mushrooms are known to benefit people trying to quit tobacco products or even counter the Hepatitis C virus!. Other people who will benefit by including them in their daily diet are people suffering from anemia, hyperacidity, constipation and of course, to boost general immunity.” (Source: Diet Health Club)

Invest in yourself by adding this nutritional food to your diet. Great for vegetarians and vegans. Visit Green Butterfly in North Dzorwulu behind the Fiesta Royale hotel. Or call us for delivery (233) 247900791.

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