Protein is essential for life and yet most of us are not consuming enough. We traditionally thought that including a protein with dinner was enough but now we know that protein should be included with each meal and most snacks.
Shittake Mushroom and Chicken Soup – is a great immune booster. This is an easy family friendly recipe to make on the stove or in the slow cooker. Shittake mushrooms have amazing immune boosting properties and the garlic, leek and parsley in the soup are naturally antibiotic and anti-viral and help to break down mucus secretions, making it the perfect if you have the sniffles.
These Mango and Passionfruit Chia Puddings are so good that I usually make enough for the next 3-4 days. Great school or work lunch snack – packed full of protein, good fats and fibre – a great immune booster too!
We spent the last long weekend relaxing at my partner’s family farm in Coolangatta, near Berry on the south coast of NSW. They have an amazing organic vegetable garden where we picked a heap of fresh herbs and veggies before coming home to make this soup.
I used red lentils and tahini to add some protein, good fats and a calcium boost in addition to pumping it full of the immune boosting garlic, onion, leek and parsley.
These immune superstars are naturally antibacterial, antiviral and can break down mucus secretions which makes them a must for winter. Enjoy!
This delicious salad is from one of my very favourite cookbooks, Ottolenghi’s “Jerusalem”. If you are looking for a great cookbook that impresses your guest 100% of the time, I highly recommend this one – many of the recipes are also freely available online.