EATING FOR SEASONS

Depending on what part of the world you’re living in, it’s likely been…

Too Hot ? OR  Too Cold ☃

With that in mind I’m sharing two of my favourite recipes

A Cooling Recipe for Winter…. AND a…. Warming Recipe for Summer

“Huh??” You say… “I think you’ve got it backwards”

Nope! I’ve got it round the right way.

You see, in Winter it’s important to have some fresh live food which is packed with live enzymes. Cooking food all the time (happens often in Winter) can diminish its vitamin and mineral content and kills off live enzymes and phytonutrients, leaving you feeling sluggish.

And in Summer…

Well, sometimes when the air-conditioning is blasting at 20°C (68°F) all day every day, it’s nice to have something warming right?

So, here are two of my favourite recipes, which by the way can help transform your health by feeding your Gut Microbiome (more about that in future posts)

COOLING RECIPE — JERUSALEM ARTICHOKE SLAW

The Jerusalem Artichoke – no relation to Jerusalem nor an Artichoke – belongs to the sunflower family.  It has a rich nutty flavour and is HIGH in inulin (76%) a dietary fibre which is great fodder for your gut microflora! And did I mention that it is packed full of potassium, not to mention iron, calcium, Vitamins B1, 2 & 3, Vitamin C Beta-carotene, phosphorus and copper.                                                        

YOU’LL NEED…

  • Jerusalem Artichokes – 600g (Peeled)
  • Carrots – 2 medium
  • Cabbage, red or green – 2 cups
  • Apple Cider Vinegar – ½ cup
  • Tahini – 1 -2 tbsp.
  • Pepper to taste

LET’S GET STARTED…

  1. Thinly slice Jerusalem artichokes, carrots, cabbage on a mandolin or spiraliser and put in a large bowl.
  2. Whisk together vinegar, tahini and pepper in a small bowl and pour over salad.
  3. Serve immediately.

 

WARMING RECIPE –BEAN CHILLI ONE POT WONDER

Beans are great PREBIOTICS – – essentially a food that is packed with fibre that feeds the Gut Microbiome.

Approx. one cup of beans provides 14g of fibre, that’s a whopping 50% of your daily requirements. Just a note… if you haven’t eaten a lot of beans previously start up slow as they can cause bloating.

LET’S GET STARTED…

  • Kidney beans – 1 can (400g) drain and rinse
  • Black beans – 1 can (400g) drain and rinse
  • Brown onion – 1 whole
  • Capsicum/Bell Pepper – Green, 1 whole
  • Tomatoes – 2 cans (400g)
  • Pumpkin – 2 cups
  • Tomato paste – 2 tbsp.
  • Garlic – 2 cloves
  • Basil dried or fresh – 2 tbsp.
  • Oregano dried – 1 tbsp.
  • Cumin powder – 1 tbsp.
  • Chilli powder mild – 1 tsp.

LET’S GET STARTED…

  1. Peel pumpkin, onion and garlic and chop into small pieces
  2. In a large pot – over a high heat – add a splash of water and sauté onions, garlic and pumpkin, cook until tender
  3. Add all other ingredients and stir well to combine
  4. Reduce heat to a simmer and let cook for 15-20 mins, stirring occasionally
  5. If too thick, add a little water
  6. Serve on brown rice or organic corn chips

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Making Healthy Simple, Nat x

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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