Monday, July 19, 2010

Beetroot and Orange Salad

6-8 organic beetroot, peeled, cut into wedges
1 tablespoon raw organic honey
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
2 tablespoons extra virgin cold pressed organic olive oil
½ organic red onion, thinly sliced
2 organic oranges, peeled, segmented
2 tablespoons fresh organic mint leaves

Preheat oven to 220°C (200°C fan). Cover a baking tray with a piece of foil double the size of tray. Place beetroot on tray in a single layer. Combine honey, half balsamic vinegar and 1 teaspoon oil in a bowl and stir to combine. Drizzle honey mixture over beetroot and season with salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste. Enclose beetroot in foil and cook for 45mins. Open parcel and cook a further 15mins.

2 Meanwhile, make dressing. Place remaining oil and balsamic vinegar in a small jug and whisk to combine. Arrange cooked beetroot, orange segments and onion on a plate. Drizzle with dressing and garnish with mint. Serves 4.

This is a divine Margaret Fulton recipe, try it its sooo yum!

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In the midst of winter, there are a few things that we can do to support our bodies, protect them and nourish them..... so give them a go..

Try to get some good sleep, alleliauh you say, agreed!!! Between 6-10 hours every night, not only does sleep help support your immunity Sleep has been linked to balanced hormone levels (including human growth hormone and the stress hormone, cortisol), keeping weight down, clear thinking and reasoning, improved mood, and vibrant, healthy skin.

Eat quality protein, instead of gravitating to the carbohydrates as a comfort food to keep us warm,make ure you include some good quality protein foods too! Protein is a building block for the immune system and the our bodies!!!

Drink water, make it good quality one!!! Drink a little, but drink often!

Enjoy foods in their natural states, raw and unprocessed! The nutritional content that you receive from raw fruits and veggies is unparalleled.

Japanese researchers found that walking in a forest can boost your immunity by a whopping 46%!! So get outdoors, rug up and go for a walk...