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Pumpkin Buzz:

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Simple to prepare immune booster

Simple elegant meal of Pumpkin Buzz, baked tofu, and baked cabbage.

Ingredients:

  • 1 medium pumpkin,cut into wedges, deseeded
  • Olive oil
  • 1 tsp crushed dried chilli
  • 1 tsp coriander seeds
  • ½ tsp ground cinnamon
  • Himalayan pink salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • Bunch of fresh coriander greens
  • Squeeze of lemon juice

Pre-heat oven to 180˚C. In a pestle and mortar work the spices together. Scoop the seeds out of the pumpkin and set aside. Place the wedges on a baking tray, drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with the spice mix, toss the wedges to coat them well, then roast till soft and sweet (about 40 minutes).

In the meantime, wash the pumpkin seeds and remove all fibres. Dry them with paper towels and toast them in a pan with little olive oil, salt and pepper until gold and crisp.

Serve with torn coriander green and a squeeze of lemon. Perfect to accompany a roast chicken or pan-fried fish, or enjoy on its own as a nutritious snack.

Learn more about how beneficial delicious pumpkin and winter squash can be to your health. Pumpkin:Vegetable of the Season.



Nutrient Boost Cabbage "Tagliatelle"

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Perfect for even the pickiest cabbage haters!

Ingredients:

  • 1 head of York cabbage
  • 3 cloves of garlic, sliced
  • 1Tbsp. virgin olive oil
  • Hint of seasoning (Herbamare salt & freshly ground pepper or nutmeg)
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 100ml organic cream (optional)
  • 3 tsp. of sundried tomato purée
  • 1 tin of sweet corn or mixed beans rinsed thoroughly

Cut off the leaves of the cabbage, wash well, cut out the thick vein in the middle and while holding leaves together in a pile cut them into 1cm wide tagliatelle looking strips.

Gently heat olive oil in a pan, add garlic slices, paprika, and as soon as you can smell the aromas, add the cabbage, season and add a splash of water.

Cover the pan and sauté until the cabbage is bright coloured and soft (about 5 minutes) - shaking the pan time to time.

Mix in beans / corn, sun-dried tomato purée and cream, heat together and serve with a slice of wholegrain (spelt) bread. It also makes a lovely side dish with a nice piece of chicken or steamed fish.

Eating for 2? You may be interested in these articles: Breast Feeding and Baby Boom.

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