This month in my dietitians kitchen I’m cooking up windfall apples, trying beetroot ketchup, eating pecans by the handful and trying a new gluten free breakfast cereal available in the UK.
A friend recently had a huge flux of apples that had fallen in their garden and was sharing them about. While not particularly pretty to look at with bruises, bumps and odd shapes, man they taste good when you cook them up. I stewed mine with some sultana’s and cinnamon and ate it with yoghurt. As I’ve been walking or riding around the city I’ve been noticing lots of trees with their windfall apples strewn all across the pathway so have been foraging some of them for delicious free fruit. #lovefoodhatewaste
Foraging Fox beetroot ketchup
This has been sitting in my cupboard for a while waiting to be tested out. I rarely eat tomato sauce or ketchup so the food that automatically came to mind to pair up Foraging Fox’s beetroot ketchup was on a burger. Except I haven’t cooked burgers in quite a while. Then I had the bright idea that it might pair up well with cheese… genius! I’ve also seen it used in a very colourful risotto recipe which I’m keen to try out soon as well – perhaps it is good with everything!
I love all kinds of nuts, but recently I’ve been really getting into pecan nuts. They’re quickly becoming a staple on porridge for breakfast with chopped dates for a sticky toffee pudding or pecan pie flavoured breakkie! I love their rich, buttery flavour.
Nutribix gluten free weetbix
Good news my gluten free eating friends, Gluten free weet-bix have arrived in the UK thanks to Nutribix! While the Gold & Grains version does contain wheat, the (pink) gluten free version is made with sorghum. I’m going to be testing them out in the upcoming weeks and comparing them to the Aussie Sanitarium gluten free weet-bix I reviewed earlier this year.
Abel & Cole Fruit & Vegetable Boxes
These boxes are quickly becoming a staple feature in my kitchen for the unforeseeable future. I’ve been buying the ‘keen cook’ boxes for the past few months which means some more obscure or less familiar fruits and vegetables have been entering my kitchen. It’s been a great way to force me to think about different meals I can cook rather than settling for the same old familiar recipes week in week out. As a result I’ve discovered fantastic recipes like Abel & Cole’s broccoli, feta and walnut soup which is a real winner amongst myself and a few friends who’ve also since tried it. Massive thumbs up 🙂
Until next month!