- Beetroot muffins: Having completed the A – Z of vegetables, Charlotte from The Great Big Vegetable Challenge has started posting school lunch recipes. In response to her son’s questions where’s the pudding? she made these beetroot, apple and buttermilk muffins.
- Nigel Slater cleans out his cupboards: I’ve been sorting out my pantry recently, in preparation for moving. So it was lovely (and timely) to read Nigel Slater’s piece about what he calls the annual mung bean shuffle. There are some lovely recipes at the end.
- Silverbeet, chickpea & tamarind stew: Gosh this recipe from Yotam Ottolenghi looks good: tangy, a bit sour and yet full of goodness. Thanks to Zoe from Progressive Dinner Party who first pointed it out to me.
- Watercress & kale soup: It’s pretty green, but I just love the thought of Holler from Tinned Tomatoes kale, watercress and potato soup. I think it’s the inspired drizzle of sundried tomato dressing that just sets the soup off. Glorious.
- Easy cucumber salad: What a lovely salad from A Life (Time) of Cooking herbs and poppy seeds massaged into cucumbers. Sharp, sweet and a bit hot with the crunch of cucumbers. Lovely, lovely idea.
- Amazing lycopene: I don’t usually point to new research, but this one features my favourite antioxidant. Published in the American Journal of Clinicn Nutrition is the suggestion that lycopene and other antioxidants may protect against bone loss and osteoporosis in older people. Yet another reason to eat your vegies.
Menu for Hope
The Limes & Lycopene prize – six weeks of food and nutrition coaching was won by . . . Amanda McInerney.
Congratulations Amanda – send me an email and we’ll make a plan for your nutrition coaching.
Cucumber photograph by Annethelibrarian.