Archive | March, 2012

Dee’s Leek, Potato & Almond Soup

20 Mar

This weeks Organic Veg Box from Organic Republic, vegetable delivery service had lots of lovely leeks and potatoes in it.  Traditionally, this soup is made with lots of butter, cream and milk.  But you can make it just as creamy by using almonds.  Almonds also add a protein boost, so you will feel fuller.

Serves 4

Ingredients

Organic Leeks

Organic Potatoes ( I used organic sarpo mira potatoes grown by Philip Draper in Offaly)

2 sticks celery

100g ground almonds

seaweed ( I used nori sprinkles but any seaweed will do)

one low salt vegetable stock cube

2 bay leaves

sprinkle of nutmeg

white pepper

Method:-

Slice the leeks, celery and potatoes and cook in a drop of olive oil for about 10 mins.

Add one vegetable stock cube and cover with water.  Add the ground almonds and bay leaves.  Bring to the boil and simmer for 30 mins.  Remove bay leaves and liquidize the soup, add seaweed and white pepper.  I add cayenne pepper to everything but a little smoked paprika might be nice too.  Enjoy : )

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Oprah tells us Hempseeds and Adzuki Beans top Superfoods List for 2012

6 Mar

Well, we knew this back in 2007 when we came up with ingredients for Dee’s Organic Omega Burger which is full of shelled organic hempseeds and for Dee’s Spicy Bean Burger, which is made with Aduki beans, or Adzuki beans, either will do!

Lynn Andriani on the Oprah website says”Hempseeds are rich in magnesium, potassium, iron, protein and essential omega-3, -6 and -9 fatty acids, hemp seeds are tiny but filling. And unlike flaxseeds, they aren’t bound up in a hard shell, so you don’t have to grind them to unlock their nutritional benefits.”

We agree, ADUKI Beans are rich in the best sort of fiber – soluble fiber – which helps to eliminate cholesterol from the body. They are a good source of Phosphorus, Potassium and Copper, and a very good source of Folate and Manganese.  As a low-sodium food they help reduce blood pressure. Not only are they low in fat, but when combined with grains, beans supply high quality protein which provides a healthy alternative to meat or other animal protein. Adzuki beans also contain protease inhibitors which frustrate the development of cancerous cells.  They also support liver and kidney function and are anti-inflammatory

Dee’s Organic “Spicy Bean Burger”

 The brilliant Aduki bean plays a starring role in this deliciously spiced burger.  Aduki beans are carefully blended with Millet, (a wholegrain) Herbs and Spices to pack a nutritious punch.

Ingredients:-

Organic Aduki Beans, Organic Millet, Organic Chickpea Flour, Organic Herbs  & Organic Spices.

 

Dee’s Organic  “Omega Burger”

 

This burger has been a favourite of our customers from the local farmer’s markets.  It is a “NUTRITIONAL POWERHOUSE” packed full of Wholegrains, Superseeds like hempseeds and sunflower seeds and fresh vegetables.

Ingredients:-

 

Organic Carrots, Organic Broccoli, Organic Wholegrain Brown Rice, Organic Millet, Organic Hempseeds, Organic Sunflower Seeds, Organic Vegetables, Organic Herbs and Fairtrade Spices.

and www.dees.ie

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