Poached Pears and Apples in Coconut Milk
The best comfort foods and desserts don't need added sugar and preservatives, you can make them yourself with minimal ingredients and love! <3 I believe that making food with love and appreciating what you eat is a great step towards eating mindfully and looking after yourself. You are more likely to savour and enjoy something beautiful that yourself or a loved one made for you, right?
This recipe is a particularly great for that sweet tooth in your life that may be struggling to switch to a wholefoods diet or that overindulges a lot in processed foods! I am not saying I don't absolutely love cookies and cakes - anyone who knows me knows that I get super excited about sweet treats! But eating these too often are not the best for your health - when you eat lots of processed foods, you are consuming loads of extra kilo-joules, salt, preservatives and not a whole lot of fibre. Some studies are suggesting that you are also messing with your gut micro-biota. This can have implications for your mood and immune health.
Now, to the recipe - for a super easy and super delicious treat...
Poached Apples and Pears in Coconut Milk
with LSA and Greek Yoghurt
- 3 pears
- 3 apples
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 3 cloves
- 1/2 cup coconut milk
- Greek yoghurt
Preheat your oven to 160 C
1. Using a sharp knife, halve the pears and apples and remove the seeds. I do this by gently lifting them out using the end of the knife and scooping them out. They usually come out quite easily with the tear shaped core. Place on a baking paper lined tray or oven proof dish and sprinkle with the spices.
2. Add the coconut, cover with alfoil or the lid and bake for about 40 minutes. I then like to remove the lid and bake for 5 minutes, allowing them to brown and burn a little at the edges.
3. Grab a bowl and add the yoghurt, place a half piece of pear or apple on top and sprinkle on the LSA and maybe a little extra cinnamon. Luxuriate in the deliciousness.