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Warming Winter Comfort Food…

Posted Feb 08 2010 2:02am

Overnight Oatmeal

When it is cold outside their is no better time to get cooking some Winter Comfort Foods. Warming and nourishing meals are a must to sustain us through the cold winterslet’s take a look at some of my favourites….

Warming Chili

A good old warming Chilli is an amazing way to warm up this winter. It is packed with good ingredients and warming herbs and spices. Here is my Reciepe:

  • 2-4lbs of Grassfed Ground Beef
  • 5 Large Celery Stalks Diced up
  • 5 Large Chopped Carrots
  • 1 Can Organic Black Beans
  • 4 Cloves of Garlic
  • 2 TBSP’s Coconut Oil
  • 2 TBSP’s Olive Oil
  • 1 Large bottle of Tomato Passata
  • Dash of Apple Cider Vinegar
  • Cup of Chicken Broth
  • 1 TBSP Cinnamon
  • 1 TSP ground Coriander
  • 1 TSP Oregano
  • 2-3 TSP of Ground Chilli’s
  • Generous dose of Sea Salt

It is pretty easy to cook upsimply sautee the veggies in the olive/coconut oil mix then add the meat until it browns and then add all the spices and seasoning. Pour in the Passata and Chicken Broth and leave to simmer for 35 minutes. DONE….

*Note Vegetarians can sub the meat for Chopped mushrooms and some root vegetables*

Add a dollop of Greek Yoghurt on top and sprinkle with some gluten free Corn Tortillas and you have the ultimate meal in a bowl. Keep Tabasco on hand if you need an extra kick… Also note this recipe gets better with time so it can be kept for leftovers no problem.

Soaked Coconut Oatmeal

Oats when prepared correctly can be an amazing breakfastwarming and nourishing. Make sure you prepare your oats the previous night by soaking them in some water and adding a dollop of live yoghurtgive it a mix and leave to sit in the fridge for up to 24 hours.

  • Half a cup of Oats (Soaked as described above)
  • 1 Dollop of Butter or Heavy cream
  • 1 TBSP Coconut Oil
  • 1 TSP Cinnamon
  • Handful of Blueberries
  • Handful of Coconut Flakes

Simply pour the soaked oatmeal into a pan and add the buttercinnamon and coconut oil. Leave to simmer for 5 minutes. Once heated up and bubbling add to a bowltop with the blueberries and coconut flakes and drizzle with raw honey. Serve with a side of Bacon or some eggs and your on your way.

Lentil and Chestnut Soup

Amazing recipe that is very simple from one of my favourite chef’s! Chestnuts are a great winter food and are pretty tasty when roasted and can even be used to garnish salads.

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