Simple and Scrumptious Vegetable Soup Recipe
Utan Bisaya (Utan: Vegetable, Bisaya: pertains to people living in the whole Visayas)
Are you watching your diet? Still wondering what your menu for dinner is? Are you looking for a new and healthy dish? Utan Bisaya might be the one you’re looking for. This recipe is straightforward and will not require complex techniques. This dish is delectable and at the same time, nutritious.
Moringga leaves alone, one of Utan Bisaya’s main ingredients, was dubbed as “new superfood” for the reason that it is filled with loads of nutrients.
Purehealingfoods.com cited on their website that:
“Moringa is one of the most powerful health-enhancing plants. While many things found in Nature can have one or two health benefits, Moringa has many. India's ancient tradition of ayurveda medicine sites 300 diseases that are treated with the leaves of the Moringa tree. Recent scientific re search has proven that these humble leaves are in fact a powerhouse of nutritional value.” (http://www.purehealingfoods.com/moringaInfo.php)
How to cook utan Bisaya? Without further ado, put your apron on and follow these simple steps:
1 clove onion
2-3 cups Moringga leaves
Squash, cut on the bias
Dishcloth gourd, cut on the bias
1 -2 cups Sweet corn kernels
Medium sized Taro, chopped into smaller pieces
Okra, cut on a bias
String beans, trimmed
Eggplant, chopped diagonally into smaller pieces
Fried fish, cleaned
Salt to taste
Maggi Magic Sarap (optional)
How do you find the Utan Bisaya?
- In a pot filled with a liter of water, pour in the onion, sweet corn kernels,squash and taro.
- Boil for 5-7 minutes in a medium heat.
- Then, add eggplant, okra and string beans.
- Wait for another 5 minutes before adding the fish.
- Season with salt and Maggie Magic Sarap.
- Continue to boil until the vegetables are cooked.
- Add moringa leaves.
Mung Beans Soup Recipe
Archeological evidence suggests that mung beans (Vigna radiata) were domesticated in India as early as 1500 BC before spreading throughout Asia and finally to the United States.1 Their medicinal properties, such as protection against heat stroke, and high nutritional content have been valued for centuries. These tiny, oval-shaped beans are available in several forms, with the peeled spilt version popular in Indian dishes, and the processed version of bean sprouts and starch noodles more common in Asian cuisine. Although mung beans have been cultivated in America since the 1830s, 75% of the 15-20 million pounds of mung beans consumed in the US each year are imported. (http://www.nda.agric.za/docs/Brochures/MbeanpGUDELINS.pdf. )
The expression “good things come in small packages” certainly holds true for mung beans. With its dense phenol content and broad array of nutrients, the mung bean forges an impressive defense against several chronic, age-related diseases including cardiovascular disease, diabetes, cancer, and obesity. (http://www.lifeextension.com/Magazine/2014/1/The-Mighty-Mung-Bean/Page-01)
Like Utan Bisaya, Mung Beans Soup is packed with nutrients. Here is how to cook it:
2 tablespoons of olive oil
3 cloves garlic
1 medium sized onion, chopped
1 cup cooked diced lean meat
Pork rinds (optional, as this contains much fat)
Salt to taste
Knorr pork cube
1 /2 cup mung beans
2-3 cups of Moringga leaves
Water 1-2 liters
In a pot, boil mung beans until soft. Set aside.
In a separate pan, heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil before you will sauté garlic and onion.
Add the cooked diced lean meat.
Add the cooked and soft mung beans.
Pour in the water and let it simmer for about 7-10 minutes.
Season the soup with knorr pork cube and salt.
Add coconut milk. Let it boil for 2-3 minutes.
Then, add the Moringga leaves. Lastly, top with pork rinds.