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Citrus Baked Quince Recipe

Luscious autumn comfort food for the cooler weather, this quince recipe is more than a skin saviour.

Baking or pot roasting quinces brings out the most intense flavour. Although this quince recipe takes a few hours, it requires little attention besides basting and turning the fruit once or twice. You can be off doing something else and return to a truly luscious treat. Because the quince season is short it is waited for with anticipation. Until you have experimented with quinces yourself you have no idea what you are missing out on. 

BEAUTY FOOD BENEFITS

Full of vitamin C, quinces help to keep your skin firm and smooth. Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant that fights free radicals which can damage your collagen and elastin (who wants wrinkles and saggy baggy skin?), it also is  essential for the production of collagen. Quinces are also a good source of iron transporting oxygen through the body via red blood cells to produce a radiant complexion and encourage the growth of healthy, lush hair.  The copper in quinces works to ward off any grey strands (!) while encouraging the reduction of pigmentation or sun spots on the skin, providing a more youthful complexion. Quinces can also work to reduce inflammation within your body and skin – especially puffiness or redness.

CITRUS BAKED QUINCE RECIPE

2 hours wo to go. Serves 4.

YOU’LL NEED

4 quinces, peeled and cut into quarters

1 lemon (juice and peel)

1 orange (juice and peel)

2 cinnamon quills

2 fresh rosemary sprigs

1/2 cup organic maple syrup

HOW TO

1. Pre-heat oven to 180 degrees. Place peeled and quartered quinces into an oven proof baking tray.

2. Pour over lemon and orange juice and add peel, cut into thick strips.  Add cinnamon quills and pour over maple syrup.  Cover with a lid or foil and bake for 1 hour.

3.  Remove quinces from the oven and stir to cover with juices. Turn the pieces, re-cover and return to oven.  Turn the oven down to 150 degrees and roast for a further 45 minutes to an hour.  The quinces are ready when they have turned a gorgeous deep pink to amber colour and are tender.

4. Serve warm or leave to cool.  When serving drizzle with some sauce from the bottom of the tin.

TIPS AND TRICKS
  • In this quince recipe you can core the quinces before or after roasting… keep in mind though, when cutting beforehand the quinces are rock hard and it can be difficult to remove the core and capture all the grainy bits.
  • A couple dollops of butter in the dish of your citrus baked quince recipe makes then even more luscious.
  • Try and retain the elegant natural shape of the fruit rather than topping and tailing if you are serving to guests.
  • This baked quince recipe is perfect with with a dollop of natural yoghurt and toasted walnuts.
  • Also delicious for a weekend brunch.
  • Don’t forget to look at our beautifood bite on quinces that tells you why this citrus baked quince recipe is body-delicious.
Pour over lemon and orange juice and add peel, cut into thick strips.  Add cinnamon quills and pour over maple syrup.  Cover with a lid or foil and bake for 1 hour.

Pour over lemon and orange juice and add peel, cut into thick strips. Add cinnamon quills and pour over maple syrup.

The quinces are ready when they have turned a deep pink to amber colour and are soft to touch.

The quinces are ready when they have turned a deep pink to amber colour and are soft to touch.

 NUTRITIONAL INFO

Amount Per Serve (Serving size = 4)

Energy: 967kJ

Protein: 1.2g

Fat: 0.5g

Carbohydrates: 48g

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beauty food | pumpkin

beauty food | pumpkin

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Deep orange to yellow, pumpkins symbolise the colours of beta carotene – vibrant and ready to nourish your skin.

FOOD ACTIVES:

Antioxidants including vitamin A, vitamin C, zeaxanthin and beta carotene and vitamin E, copper, calcium, potassium, iron and dietary fibre.

BEAUTY BENEFITS:

Not only containing a large amount of vitamin A, pumpkin also contains beta carotene which can be converted to vitamin A in our body. Vitamin A is crucial for fighting free radicals and without enough of it our skin can become dry. This boost will help to moisturise your skin and ward off wrinkles preserving a smooth, glowing appearance, especially as the months  become cooler. The addition of iron will also help to keep your skin tight as it is essential to the formation of collagen.

COOK:

Pumpkin is best steamed to keep in all the nutrients, however can also be baked, boiled or stir fried. The seeds can also be roasted and eaten as a snack or sprinkled on top of a salad. Sauté the seeds in smokey paprika and salt.

TIP:

When cutting a whole pumpkin, it is easiest to slice it in half, beginning at the end with the stem.

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PRINT TO KEEP HANDY

PRINT this gorgeous 10x15cm beautifood skin food card to keep beauty inspiration at finger tips reach in your kitchen

Step 1. Simply click on the  skin food image .

Step 2. Then right click and choose †˜Save image as’ where it will be a JPEG in whichever folder you choose.

Step 3. Open the saved image and print on a postcard size (6†x4†/10cmx15cm) photo paper.

Step 4. Send to printer for your gorgeous skin food card!

Step 5. Display on your fridge file in a A-Z card box in your kitchen.

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Roast Pumpkin, Pinenut & Coriander with balsamic glaze

ROAST PUMPKIN SALAD | colour me beautiful

[recipe] Serves 4-6 | 90min wo-to-go

Taste. Looks. Good-for-your skin, what  more do you want! Cheat and buy peeled pumpkin and you’re cooking for beauty in moments!

BEAUTY BOOST: Bright orange and red colours are your signal that this salad is loaded with beta-carotene (converted to Vit A in the body), lycopene & lutein, all highly powerful antioxidants that neutralize harmful free radicals in our skin, thereby helping to keep our skin moist and youthful. Lutein also increases skin elasticity, which plays a vital role in wrinkle prevention and it is thought to work with zeaxanthin (another antioxidant found in capsicum) to protect skin from damage & inflammation caused by the sun. This salad also contains 2 potent free-radical destroyers vitamin A (fat-soluble) & Vitamin C (water soluble), the first

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