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SLOW COOKED LAMB SHANKS | winter comfort food

[RECIPE] Serves 4 | 5 mins prep only + 3-4 hours SLOW cook.

Divine cooked day before but not necessary.

I am baking this dish as I type but wanted to share the recipe straight away so you can pick up some shanks tomorrow and cook it across the (wet, cold Sydney) weekend. The aroma’s are enough to bring a smile to your lips. We will be eating the dish tomorrow night – 8 adults and 8 kids to celebrate end of term. The fire will be blazing, red wine on hand, a bowl of food + fork and hopefully we will have out old fashioned board games, relaxing together. We won’t explore the flip side!

I also made a similar dish last weekend so I know how good it is and how you can make up your own recipe based on what’s in your veggie draw & pantry. The trick is to slow cook it the day or night before. That way the flavours develop, and  if it is a concern to you can ‘scoop’ the set saturated fat off the top, carefully remove the shanks and reduce the sauce to further enrich the flavour. Read more

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PURPLE PASSION JUICE | a perfect start

[Recipe] Makes 2-4 |   10mins wo-to-go (inc cleaning up!)

If you find it really hard to get your daily dose of nutrient rich vegetables then drinking juice is a fab-U-lous way. And, if you have the time to ‘shop fresh’ regularly and/or have the space to store your goodies in the fridge then DYI, Alternatively drop by your local juice bar for a ‘made-on-the-spot’. Like anything,  you need to get into the habit or you won’t commit. Before kids we use to juice every morning after our early morning walk (!)…..now it is just a weekend treat, but I am hoping that will change as the kids get older.

BEAUTY BOOST: Beetroot’s deep red colour is thanks to its high level of anthocyanins – potent antioxidants that fight inflammation – a natural process that results in a red, puffy complexion.They do it by neutralising enzymes that destroy connective tissue and by repairing proteins in blood vessel walls. The orange colour in carrots is what makes it a wrinkle-fighting food as the carotenoid antioxidants protect against free radicals that damage the proteins & lipids in our skin cells. Apples contain the antioxidant group flavonoids, in particular  quercetin battles free radicals to prevent them from damaging your skin. Celery is rich in silica, a mineral that is important to skin’s tone & firmess. The juice is a good source of Vitamin C, another nutrient known to give you a ‘natural facelift’ by working with collegen – your skins natural scaffolding, it also contains fibre, essential for the removal of waste and toxins from your body + water to hydrate and plump your cells resulting in clearer, smoother, glowing skin.

 

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