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M-J’s Elegant “Egg Salad” with Chopped Vegetables and Leafy Greens

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Spinach, kale, rocket (arugula or watercress), purple onion, celery and chard were finely diced and dressed with classic vinaigrette. Two boiled eggs at a deep yellow stage of cooking (not quite hard-boiled) were cut into sections and distributed on top of the chopped vegetables, which had already been tossed with vinaigrette. For visually-appealing boiled eggs, I use the method favoured by chef Jacques Pepin: with a push-pin, poke a hole in the wider end of a raw egg in its shell before lowering it into a pot of water. I simmer the egg for eight minutes, then bathe it in ice-water. The pinhole in the egg will prevent the buildup of sulfur inside the egg and thus keep the yolk from turning green, and resting the boiled egg in cold water makes it much easier to peel. This chopped power-greens salad with two eggs is very nutritious; it can of course be made without the red onion, and naturally welcomes additional ingredients such as bacon or shredded cheese.
©M-J de Mesterton 2019
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M-J’s Nutritious Luncheon Pancakes Made with Magical Mung Beans

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M-J’s High-Protein Mung Bean Pancakes, Filled with Strained Yoghurt (“Labneh”)

My husband Jacques likens this dish to blini with caviar and sour cream. To some, that’s quite an endorsement (I’ve resisted caviar all my life, with every fiber of my being).

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I call mung beans “magical” because they are full of life, often sprouting while being boiled.

M-J’s HIGH-PROTEIN MUNG BEAN PANCAKES

To my pot of cooked mung beans (one cup dry beans, three cups water) I add chia seeds (while beans are still hot, to make them soft), yogurt whey*, whole oat flour (I grind my own), ground flax, hemp protein powder, a couple of raw eggs, and a little self-rising flour. I keep the batter pretty thin, adding more liquid whey or water when required. Ingredients are pictured below, but I don’t use measurements. ~M-J

Read Dr. Axe’s information on the Mung Bean Nutritional Powerhouse.

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Save the Whey from Yogurt

I save liquid whey from the yogurt-straining process, and mix a little nonfat dry milk with it in a blender-bottle. I refrigerate the stuff to use in smoothies or pancake batter~M-J

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M-J’s High-Protein Pancakes: You Can See the Mung Beans in the Batter

Make yogurt whey* to use as liquid for pancake batter by straining your yogurt to make it thicker. Pour the liquid (whey) that has been removed from your yogurt into a jar for use in smoothies and pancake batter. Then use the resultant “Greek yogurt” to spread onto the pancakes. After spreading this on my mung bean pancakes, I roll them to create a delicious, health-promoting luncheon dish.

*See my jar of whey in the following picture:

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I use Karoun Plain Yogurt from California to make “Greek yogurt”, or labneh, and yogurt cheese. It is truly all-natural and makes all other American yogurt brands look weak. ©M-J de Mesterton 2018
Frozen High-Protein Pancakes
M-J’s Original Recipe High-Protein Pancakes are Cooked in Bulk, Cooled, Stacked and Separated with Pieces of Waxed Paper, then Frozen for Easy Meal Preparation
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M-J’s Original Recipe High-Protein Mung Bean Pancakes are Easy to Reheat, Fill and Roll