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Dinner

Slow Cooked Bolognese

Spag Bol with bone broth

 

Spaghetti Bolognese is a great way for boosting children’s daily vegetable intake.

I like to make ours in big batches so I can freeze into smaller portions to make quick meals in the week.

Our favourite is with Pork and Veal mince and I like to make ours with chicken bone broth for an extra nutritional boost.

I try and simmer mine for an hour as I find it really makes the flavour much more richer.

Slow Cooked Spaghetti Bolognese

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Serves: 6-8 servings Cooking Time: 1 hour

Ingredients

  • 500g Pork mince
  • 500g Veal mince
  • 1 large onion
  • 2 medium sized zucchinis
  • 2 medium sized carrots
  • Mixed herbs seasoning
  • Salt & Pepper
  • Gluten-free worcestershire sauce
  • Salt-reduced tomato paste
  • 1 clove of garlic or paste
  • 1kg of stock/bone broth

Instructions

1

Finely chop the vegetables in a food processor

2

In a large pan, heat up oil and pan-fry vegetables until onions are translucent and vegetables start to soften

3

Add mince meat and pan fry until browned off

4

Add a heaped tablespoon of salt reduced tomato paste, along with a splash of worcestshire sauce

5

Pour stock over the meat and vegetables, until all covered and then season

6

Once it comes to the boil, slowly put on a simmer and stir intermittently until it begins to reduce

7

Until you use up all the stock, keep reducing meat down

8

Served on pasta, rice, zoodles dependent on your special dietary requirements

Lunch

Gut Healing Bone Broth

Bone Broth

Bone broth is extremely easy to make and packed full of nutritional goodness.

It’s high in amino acids which are inflammatory, collagen, gelatin and trace minerals.  Gelatin has been proven to be beneficial in assisting with healing of the gut lining and helping with growing good bacteria.  It’s also very easy to digest!

Please note if you have a amine intolerance you should only cook for around 2/3 hours.

This recipe has been taken from Quirky Cooking, for more information and original recipe click here

Gut Healing Bone Broth

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Ingredients

  • 1 whole, fresh chicken, or a chicken carcass (organic, free range)
  • 3-4 litres filtered water, room temperature
  • 2 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 large onion, roughly chopped
  • 2 carrots, peeled and roughly chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, roughly chopped (optional)

Instructions

1

If starting with a whole chicken, cut meat off bones (as much as you can) and refrigerate to use in other meals. (Use fresh chicken within 24 hours – can be frozen if you bought the chicken fresh.) The fat can be added to the stock as it gives flavour and helps nutrients to be absorbed more easily. OR start with a chicken carcass left over from a roast dinner, or a raw carcass from the butcher.

2

Place the bones (and any fat) into a large, heavy-based stockpot or slow cooker. If you are cooking up your own chickens, or have access to the 'whole' chickens, you can also add the chicken feet.

3

Bring to a gentle boil and skim off any foam that rises to the top. Reduce heat, and simmer on low for 1 ½ to 3 hours (or cook 3-4 hours on high in a slow cooker). Take carcass out of broth, and remove any remaining meat from bones. (Refrigerate meat to use in meals.)

4

Return bones to broth and continue to simmer for another few hours if you're ok with longer cooking times.* If you are using a pot on the stove, keep heat low and top up water as needed so that the bones are always covered.

5

Strain the broth into into jars/containers. Discard bones and vegetables.

6

Store in the fridge for up to a week, or freeze for up to 6 months. (Make sure you leave about 3cm of space at the top of the jar/container as liquids expand when freezing.)

 

Healthy Treats

Gut Gummies

Gut gummies

Simple and fun to make (especially when you make them in cute molds!), gut gummies are ideal to give to children as ‘sweet treats’.

Made from Gelatin and fruit – they’re a fantastic way to improve gut health. Gut Gummies are made out of gelatin, which is great for healing your gut as it helps to restore a healthy mucosal lining in the stomach and reduce the amount of inflammation in the body.

I’ve recently purchased the Gut Lovin’ Gelatin from I Quit Sugar, another fantastic brand is Great Lakes Gelatin 

This recipe has been taken from an I Quit Sugar recipe,  it can easily be swapped for other fruits.

My favourite combination is mango and coconut,  following the recipe method below I use 1 cup mango, ½ cup coconut milk and the juice of 1 lemon.

You can purchase the mould that I used to make these gummy bear gummies from here.

Gut Gummies

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Serves: 15 Cooking Time: 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • 3 ½ tablespoons gelatin powder
  • 1/3 cup cold water
  • 1- 1½ cups liquid/fruit

Instructions

1

Dissolve the gelatin in ⅓ cup of cold water and let it sit for 5 minutes to become gel-like.

2

Puree the mango with a stick blender

3

Heat the mango and coconut milk in a saucepan until the fruit has almost come to the boil. Remove from the heat, and stir in the gelatin quickly until a smooth consistency.

4

Pour into your favourite molds, or just make up as slab and then cut when set

5

Store in the fridge in an airtight container for up to 1 week.

Gut Gummies

 

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