A Naturopath, many years ago, gave me a fabulous piece of advice when I was a time-poor, stressed out Junior in a Melbourne architecture firm. GET A SLOW COOKER.
Now fast forward 10 years, as a mother, and a business owner, I’ve got more need for it than ever! I paid $40 for my 6L cooker, and have owned it for who knows how long! Slow cookers & crock pots fortunately, don’t break the bank and the benefits of slow cooking meals, especially as our Autumn turns to Winter, are well worth the investment.
Sure, they make a great hummus, and yes, sprinkled over a salad they're pretty rad.... but have you tried slow-roasting them in your oven?!
Chickpeas (or Garbanzos), are a legume. They are naturally high in fibre, protein, iron, zinc, and magnesium, and not unlike oats, their fibre helps to balance blood sugar levels and reduce levels of LDL cholesterol.
MY favourite things about them include; how ridiculously easy they are to make, and how r...
And while thats not the best analogy, the same can be said for Pumpkin Soup.
There are literally HUNDREDS of variations to this humble winter staple, but in the spirit of giving, I'm sharing my personal version with you. I love my soups thick and rich and nutritious and this pumpkin soup is exactly that. It's also supercharged with extra nutrient-dense foods, which I'll explain in a moment :)