Immune Supporting “Warming” Prawn Curry:

Why Is This Recipe Good For Me?

Chillis, ginger and garlic possess protective antioxidant properties, ginger is a good digestive aid; garlic also possesses anti-bacterial and anti-viral properties. Coconut contains “good fats” which are linked with anti-inflammatory properties. Brown rice provides a good source of fibre to keep you fuller for longer. Brocolli and kale are now in season, providing good sources of calcium and magnesium

You will need:

2 medium-sized green chillis; 1 small red chilli; 1 tbsp freshly grated ginger; 2 crushed garlic cloves; 2 finely chopped shallots; 1 tbsp coconut oil; 1 lemon grass stalk; 200ml coconut milk;     2 chopped kaffir lime leaves (fresh/frozen for best flavour); 1 tsp fish paste; 250g fresh/frozen raw king prawns (de-veined); 2 tbsp natural bio yoghurt; 2 fresh tomatoes, chopped; brown rice (100g per person); 4 cardamon pods

Gently fry green and red chillis plus seeds, ginger, garlic and shallots in coconut oil in a large frying pan/wok for a couple of minutes. Then bash 1 lemon grass stalk, double over and tie with string into a small bundle, add to pan. Then add coconut milk, kaffir lime leaves, fish paste and simmer gently for 10 minutes. Add king prawns and simmer until completely pink on both sides. Remove lemon grass bundle; finish off by stirring in yoghurt and chopped fresh tomatoes.

Serve with brown rice cooked with cardamon pods (remove before serving)

steamed broccoli spears and chopped steamed kale

This curry has a warmth to it but is not overly hot; a great immune supporting & warming meal

Quinoa/Millet Crackers:

 Why Is This Recipe Good for Me?

Quinoa is a good source of both vegetable protein and complex carbohydrate,

for sustainable energy levels. 

It’s an easily digestible, gluten-free alternative to wheat crackers:

You will need:

50g quinoa (or millet) flour

2 teaspoons sunflower or rapeseed oil

3 tablespoons water 

Sieve the flour.  Add the oil and water and fold in to form a dough.  Roll out, lay on baking tray and score lines to create cracker shapes.  Bake at 175 degrees centigrade for 8-10 minutes.  Put onto a wire rack to cool.  The crackers will crisp up as they cool.  Once cool, gently break crackers along scored lines.  A delicious gluten-free cracker, great with hummus/salsa/tahini dips.  Store in an airtight container

Easy-to-make Almond Milk:

Why Is This Recipe Good For Me?

Almonds contain more bone strengthening calcium and magnesium, which is better absorbed than dairy milk

You will need:

125g raw, skin-on almonds

200ml filtered cold water

1 tsp honey

Simply soak almonds in water over night.  Drain almonds and put in food processor, add honey and start off with 100ml water.  Process until a smooth paste is formed, then add more water depending on the thickness you want.  Finally, put almond mixture in double muslin cloth and squeeze into jug.  Keeps for a couple of days in airtight container in the fridge.  Great to drink, make porridge with or add to breakfast cereal/smoothies

 

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