SEPTEMBER: ’tis the Season to EAT…

It’s September and Spring is definitely here in the Southern Hemisphere and the warm weather is sure to stay. Hopefully your garden was planted last month and if not plant it now!! I’m sure your kitchen is warm and inviting and you may be considering the last few roasts and baking days before the heat hits hard!! Let’s take a look at the September harvest at your local market.

Cooking Pot the iPhone App can certainly provide loads of delicious ideas from Bakes, Quiches and lasagnes to freeze and Enjoy cold! They will keep you going into the summer. All you’ll really need to do is add a Salad. Be as extravagant and rebellious as you like here. I wonder what your next Salad will be!! Download the App here for that extra help with Healthy, Wholesome and completely delicious Recipes available where ever you go!! Download it here: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/cookingpot/id586052832?mt=8

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Stuffed Capsicum - Cooking Pot the iPhone App

Stuffed Capsicum – Cooking Pot the iPhone App

This months harvest has a lot to offer so make good use of it. Cook and freeze meals for when you need them and don’t be afraid to cook double and save on your electricity bills too. Let’s take a look at what’s on offer.

Vegetables

Cabbage, Carrots, Avocados, Cauliflower, Broccoli, Asian Greens, Beans, Ginger, Chillies, Garlic, Asparagus, Leeks, Peas, Potatoes, Lettuce, Pumpkin, Silverbeet, Spinach

Fruit

Strawberries, Lemons, Mandarins, Oranges, Rock-melon, Pawpaw, Pineapple

Hmm… this is huge especially when I’m seeing Ginger, Chillies and Garlic! Foundations of so many meals are based on fresh and good quality ginger, chillies and garlic. Add some Asian greens and cabbage, Boil some rice and you’re almost there!! Other ingredients which spark interest are Avocadoes and Beans. The combine beautifully for a Mexican or Indian inspired salad or meal. One of my favourites is Potato-crusted 3 Cheese Pie, Chicken and Leek Pie, our renowned Roast Vegetable Salad with Curried Sunflower Dressing and heaps and heaps more. At Cooking Pot the iPhone App we focus on Yummy, Healthy, Wholesome, Quick and Easy to follow Recipes. Download it here: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/cookingpot/id586052832?mt=8

What an inspiring fruit harvest! Let’s see… Strawberries: yummy strawberries! The Strawberry Nut Torte comes to mind which is Gluten-Free and mouth-wateringly Delicious! Then there the Upside-Down Mandarin Bant and it continues with a couple amazing Carrot and Humming Bird cakes. Finish off with our Fantastic Ginger Chilli Mock-Mojito.

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Eggplant Parmigana Stack – YUMMO!!

Our Eggplant Parmigana Stack is a winner Every time! Great as a light meal featuring as the centre piece on it’s own, or an Entrée at your next dinner party! Dress it up or dress it down – it really doesn’t matter. It’s the melt in your mouth coupled with fragrant herbs and rich tomato dressing that tantalises the taste-buds!

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Eggplant Parmigana Stack - recipe found on Cooking Pot the iPhone App

Eggplant Parmigana Stack – recipe found on Cooking Pot the iPhone App

The Eggplant Parmigana Stack is best served with a crisp garden salad. For a Heartier meal add any Roast or Vegetarian Meatloaf or any variation of lentils,beans, quinoa and rice. I prefer it as a light meal with fresh crispy Greek salad.

Ingredients

2 medium eggplant

4 tbsp olive oil

2 cloves garlic, crushed

black cracked pepper and salt

2 tbsp fresh oregano, chopped

2 cups cheddar cheese, grated

1 ½ cup favourite pasta sauce or make your own

2 tomatoes, sliced

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Method

  1. Slice Eggplant into discs and baste with oil mix. For the oil mix combine olive oil, garlic, salt and pepper and 2 tsp herb. Mix well. Bake in a moderate oven for 10 minutes. 180C/350F.
  2. Place 1 eggplant disc on a lined backing tray. Sprinkle with cheese, top with pasta sauce, place a smaller eggplant slice on top and sprinkle with more cheese. Place a slice of fresh sliced tomato on top. Repeat until all eggplant slices are used up. To finish sprinkle with oregano, cracked black pepper and salt.
  3. Bake in a moderate oven for 15 minutes or until cheese melts and eggplant is cooked.

Serve them hot immediately!! ENJOY!!

These are just so Quick and Easy to put together. I have tried a triple-decker and that turned out Fantastic. Let me know about a 4-layer Eggplant Parmigana Stack. I’m very interested to hear how it turned out!

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Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten-Free Gyozas – (Japanese Dumplings) … A MUST Try!!

Recipe Wednesday brings Vegetarian or Vegan or Gluten-Free Gyoza which are Japanese Dumplings. Try them Once and you’ll be hooked just like me! When living in China we had the traditional Chinese Pork Gyozas quite often for lunch or dinner… sometimes breakfast. I hope you are following my trail of thought!! Will You get Addicted?? 

The Vegetarian variety just makes them so much healthier. I now make a few different variations to mix things up. They are all deliciously Addictive and Good for you and best of all they are great to freeze. Recipes on Cooking Pot the iPhone App. Download here: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/cookingpot/id586052832?mt=8 

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Vegetarian Gyoza - Recipe on Cooking Pot for iPhone

Vegetarian Gyoza – Recipe on Cooking Pot for iPhone

 

Vegetarian Vegan Gyoza (Japanese Dumplings)

Makes about 30 Gyozas

Ingredients

2 cabbage leaves, shredded

5-7 shallots

3-4 pieces of celery with leaves (to make 1 stalk)

1 bunch coriander

½ small carrot

1 packet gow gee pastry (look for Vegan or Gluten-free if preferable)

1.5cm ginger, juice and a little pulp

1 tbsp sake

1 tbsp sesame oil

3 tbsp potato starch/flour

1 ½ cups quinoa, cooked

cooking oil

1 ½ tbsp flour (Gluten-free if preferable)

200ml water

 

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Method

  1. Wash and dry all veggies with a tea-towel. Process all veggies except ginger. Process coriander last.
  2. Grate ginger.
  3. In a small mixing bowl mix ginger, sake, sesame oil and potato starch to form a paste.
  4. In a large bowl combine veggie mix, potato paste and quinoa.
  5. To make dumplings: put a teaspoon amount on the pastry, use a bit a water on the edges and squeeze the pastry together.
  6. To cook the Gyoza: Mix 1 ½ tspn flour with 200ml water and set aside. Grill gyoza in a frying pan on 1 side, then turn and add the flour/water mix. Close the lid and steam on low.
  7. Once cooked remove lid until water evaporates. This leaves them crispy. Drizzle with sesame oil and place on a serving dish.
  8. Serve with Vinegar/Soy Dipping Sauce. 1 part Rice vinegar to 1 part Soy Sauce or vary proportions to taste.

 

There are a few steps here but it’s sure worth it! I usually make at least 90 and freeze them. Best frozen before they are cooked. They are fast to defrost and easy to cook up!

Japanese Gyozas are also Healthy, delicious, vegan, glutenfree

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YUMMY!! Raw Lemon Slice

Variations are abundant so come unstuck and let your Creativity Flow. The Beauty of Raw Cooking is in it’s simplicity and ability to change. Watch this simply Raw Lemon Slice recipe ripen with your mood. Dairy, Gluten and Sugar FREE! ENJOY!!

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Raw Lemon Slice – Get Cooking Pot the iPhone App NOW!!

Ingredients

Base:

2 cups cashews

1 cup dates

1 tbsp coconut oil

½ salt

Topping:

½ cup coconut oil

½ cup lemon juice

½ tsp turmeric

2 tbsp maple syrup (optional)

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Method

  1. In a food processor, process all Base ingredients: nuts, dates, oil and salt until you have a slightly sticky consistency. Press into a baking tray.
  2. In a bowl hand beat all topping ingredients. Make sure the coconut oil is melted. Pour on top of the nut mixture in the tray, sprinkle with coconut if desired and refrigerate immediately.
  3. Let set at least 40 minutes. Slice and serve cold straight from the fridge.

Variations: For the base you may prefer almonds, walnuts, coconut, macadamia or a mixture. Dates can be substituted with sultanas, apricots or another sweet dried fruit of choice. You might like to add 1 tsp of ginger in the base to spice things up!

For the Topping adding lemon zest would make the slice more tart. Combining lemon with orange would sweeten it. Stevia can also be added to further sweeten the topping. The imagination can fly free here. It’s up to You!

The BEST thing about this recipe is that it takes under 10 minutes to make and will be ready for dessert after any main meal.

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Cooking Pot the iPhone App Keeps Home-Cooks Wanting MORE!!

Home Cooks keep wanting more!! More of the same Variety and quality that is. More Healthy and Wholesome food ideas. More Quick and Easy to follow recipes. The momentum is building and users keep coming back with positive feedback and more money in their hip pockets.

Cooking Pot the iPhone App in Action

Cooking Pot the iPhone App in Action

Home-cooks already love the Creative App Design, Easy to use and Interactive Shopping List but it’s the Preference filters that keep everyone talking. All recipes are meal type and dietry categorised. Lifestyle choice, allergy or intolerance; it’s all catered for eg vegan, gluten-free, raw… Set your dietry preferences once and let Cooking Pot the iPhone App provide you with the recipes YOU want. This handy little feature makes BIG news with users when allergy and intollerances are at epidemic highs and increasing.

It’s still as Easy as Pick, Shop, Cook and Cook Out instead of Throw Out. The App is working it’s magic and more and more Home-cooks who want to create Healthy, Cost Effective, Sustainable meals with Quick and Easy to follow recipes are jumping on board, and Why Not! Cooking Pot the iPhone App is just so handy and affordable at $2.99. Your hip-pocket, well-being and taste-buds will thank you for it.

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JULY: tis the SEASON to Eat…

Summer is well upon the North bringing with it lots to harvest. From fresh, green and crisp veggies to sweet and juicy fruit. Make the most of High Summer and reap the benefits of a Healthy, Wholesome and Nutritious harvest and remember to eat what’s in season. It saves money and the produce is far healthier.

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Eggplant Parmigana Stack - recipe found on Cooking Pot the iPhone App

Eggplant Parmigana Stack – recipe found on Cooking Pot the iPhone App

So let take a look at what’s in season in the Northern Hemisphere this July.

Veggies

Beet, Tomatoes, Cabbage, Cantaloupes, Carrots, Corn, Cucumber, Eggplant, Lettuce, Okra, Onions, Peppers

Fruit

Apricot, Bush Berries, Watermelon, Honeydew Melon, Grapes, Lemons, Nectarines, Valencias, Pears, Peaches, Strawberries, Plums

Wow!! What an amazing harvest! There is just so much to Cook! Where to start?

Hmm … I can definitely taste a a whole heap of Italian dishes with all the tomatoes, eggplant and peppers available. Try Cooking Pot’s Eggplant Parmigana or Vegetarian Lasagne. A Laksa is never the same without grilled Eggplant!

This is definitely the time to start stuffing! Stuff tomatoes with a variety of fillings from Seafood to Vegetarian and Vegan variations. Do the same with Peppers and try a chicken and cheese filling. Taste the difference of your food when the fresh produce you use is in season and better still Organic and the only thing that tops that is Home-grown! I’m salivating already and we haven’t even scratched the surface of the recipes available on Cooking Pot the iPhone App!! Get it here to find more like these, a Shopping List on the Go and if you see those peppers on special don’t be afraid to buy the box because you can take a look at the recipes available to cook them, before you plunge in!! : https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/cookingpot/id586052832?ls=1&mt=8

Eating Okra raw and crushed every morning is also a folk remedy for diabetes.

Ok! Let take a peek at the fruit before this article gets too long. Hmm… I can taste a whole lot of different cobbles with all the apricots, berries and peaches. Don’t worry about the wheat and sugar when you can substitute oats and a bit of honey and end up with a healthier crumble. On the other hand besides an everyday fruit platter the other things that stand out are the lemons which make yummy Lemon Butter or salad dressing and the berries which make a divine Raw Chocolate Cake.

The summer harvest is so plentiful and delicious. Cooking Pot the iPhone App can be downloaded here: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/cookingpot/id586052832?ls=1&mt=8 and for more information click here: http://www.progressiveaspect.com/cookingpot .

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