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Okra Bhaji (Okra Curry) (Vegan, Gluten Free) by Dahlia Posted Tue 23 Mar 2010 12:00am The okra vegetable is native to North Africa, however was propagated in India in the Thirteenth century. It a staple in Indian cuisine where the term Bhaji in Punjab means stir fry. This dish is a simple stir fry of okra with curry spices. To prepare okra in order to avoid the slimy you have to first wash your okras, wipe them dry, then ... Read on »
Roasted Okra (AKA Okra Fries) by Dani S. Patient Expert Posted Wed 19 Sep 2012 12:00am You guys never fail to surprise me when it comes to which ingredients and recipes get you excited! There was a lot of feedback and chit chat around the Okra 101 video last week so I’m excited to share this simple recipe for making Okra “Fries”. more → ... Read on »
Okra Succotash and Justin Wilson by Debbie B. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Thu 02 Oct 2008 4:23pm I don't know if Justin Wilson was THE original Cajun TV chef, but in our book he was and remains the most beloved. Back when Bob and I were newlyweds, before children, before the big yard to mow, before....well...you know....during that honeymoon period when you pretty much have no priority other than each other and your job and friends, we ... Read on »
Okra Is High In Folate (Folic Acid) an Important Vitamin For Preventing Birth Defects by Robin P. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Wed 22 Oct 2008 4:37pm Okra is higher in folate, a natural vitamin B, than even spinach and if you are planning to get pregnant, now is the time to make sure you get enough folate in your diet. Odds of infant neural tube defects can be slashed with folate. To keep your fetus safe, you must get at least .4 milligrams of folate before you get pregnant. There is no tim ... Read on »
DINNER TONIGHT: Upgraded Asian Scramble, Chili Corn, and Traditional Okra & Tomatoes by PrettySmartOne .. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Wed 06 May 2009 12:25pm DINNER TONIGHT I wanted to try Ani Phyo’s Asian Scramble, so, when I woke up at 4:30 a, I put almonds and sunflower seeds in to soak, then went back to bed. When I got up again at 6a, I drained and put the almonds and the seeds into the dehydrator, and left them for the day. When I made the “Asian Scramble”, I was disappointed to find ... Read on »
Fried Okras (recipe) by Sarina Nicole Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Thu 02 Dec 2010 9:17am Just a few words as I am writing this at 3:10 a.m.and am rapidly fading after a day of automechanical mishaps (ugh!) Ochroes are one of those ingredients that rapidly divide people into one of two camps, the love ‘ems and leave ‘ems. Well, I was hoping that this dish would be the one that could potentially convert its detractors but I susp ... Read on »
Okra: Natural remedy for constipation, acid reflux and others by Peter C. Complimentary & Alternative Medicine Posted Wed 05 Sep 2012 10:02pm Here is a very good example of food as medicine. From an email forward A guy has been suffering from constipation for the past 20 years and recently from acid reflux. He didn't realize that the treatment could be so simple -- OKRA! (or Lady's Finger) . He started eating okra within the last 2 months and since then have never taken medication ... Read on »
HOW TO KEEP OKRA FROM GOING SLIMY ON YOU by PrettySmartOne .. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Sat 12 Apr 2014 10:20pm Good Southern girl that I am, I do love my okra.  Only thing is it does have that tendency to get slimy – I’ve always thought that’s why we so often prepare  it together with tomatoes (to hide the slime).  I was just visiting FreshBitesDaily.com and noticed their suggestion: Dry your okra after you wash it, and before you cut it. So s ... Read on »
Fried Okra by Jill F. Patient Expert Posted Sun 07 Sep 2008 2:06am I had okra for the first time in Amherst. My mom is growing it in her garden. I liked it. My sister Dana made fried okra, and it looks soooo good. Inspired, I sent Alex to buy okra, but only frozen was available. Oh well. I used half a bag of sliced okra, and let it thaw first. It should get slimy, if not let it soak in the buttermilk for a while. ... Read on »
Okra -- For Me?? by Jill N. Registered DieticianHealth Maven Posted Wed 01 Oct 2008 9:07pm Yesterday at the Santa Rosa farmer's market a woman who looked familiar said, "You're that healthy vegetable woman, aren't you?" Of course my reply was, "Yes." We were busy picking out ripe peppers, red and orange ones for me and yellow for her. I asked her name and she told me Mary Ann. She went on to say, "I'm not sure why but this year ev ... Read on »