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Organic Food Month

Collective Purchasing on Organic Month!

Going Organic is a huge positive!

Look out for the logo this Organic September and you’ll  be helping to protect wildlife and reduce your exposure to potentially harmful pesticides and chemicals – along with supporting the farmers who work hard to grow our food!

‘Organic’ means higher levels of animal welfare, lower levels of pesticides, no manufactured herbicides or artificial fertilisers and more environmentally sustainable management of the land and natural environment – this means saving our planet and wildlife!

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Facts About Organic Foods:

  • Organic means working with nature, not against it. It means higher levels of animal welfare, lower levels of pesticides, no manufactured herbicides or artificial fertilisers and more environmentally sustainable management of the land and natural environment – this means more wildlife!
  • By eating and drinking organically produced food and drinks, you can reduce your exposure to potentially harmful pesticides.
  • Research published in the British Journal of Nutrition found significant differences between organic and non-organic farming.
  • Organic means the very highest standards of animal welfare. Organic animals are truly free range and are reared without the routine use of drugs, antibiotics and wormers.
  • Working with nature, not against it. No system of farming does more to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from agriculture, or protect natural resources like fresh water and healthy soils.
  • Organic farms are havens for wildlife and provide homes for bees, birds and butterflies – there is up to 50% more wildlife on organic farms!
  • In organic farming systems, animals are reared without the routine use of drugs, antibiotics and wormers common in intensive livestock farming.
  • Whatever you’re buying – from cotton buds to carrots – when you choose organic, you choose products that promote a better world.
  • Going organic is easier than you’d think. Food, health, beauty and textile products that hold the Soil Association organic symbol have been produced to the highest possible animal welfare and environmental standards.Look for the logo!

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Collective Organic Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner:

Brekki: Fluffy oat & cinnamon pancakes with creamy maple syrup

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Serves:  4
Time: 30 minutes

Ingredients: 1/2 cup organic almond milk, 1 cup cottage cheese, 2 whole eggs + 2 egg whites, 1/2 cup organic spelt flour, 1/2 cup organic rolled oats, 1/2 tsp baking soda, 1/2 tsp organic cinnamon, 1/4 tsp organic vanilla powder.

Toppings: 1/2 cup organic maple syrup, 2 tbsp fresh cream, 1 cup organic frozen mixed berries (optional).

Method:

  • Place all ingredients in a blender and blend for 30 seconds or until the batter is fairly smooth.
  • Let the mixture stand while you heat a non-stick fry pan on medium heat.
  • Very lightly grease the pan with organic coconut oil.
  • Pour 1/4 cup pancake batter into the pan and cook for about 3 minutes, until bubbles form across the top of the
  • pancake.
  • Flip the pancake to the other side and cook for another 1-2 minutes. Repeat for all of the batter.
  • Mix together the maple syrup and cream very well in a small pouring jug.
  • Heat the berries in a pan until they are warm and a juice has formed.
  • Transfer to a plate and drizzle the maple topping, berries and any other delicious extras!

Fancy a luncheon?

Lentil and cashew burgers

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Serves:  8
Time: 50 minutes

Ingredients:

1 tbsp organic extra-virgin olive oil + up to 2 tbsp extra for frying, ⅓ cup organic raw cashews – (whole and broken), 1 large brown onion – (chopped), 1 clove garlic – (crushed), 1 tsp organic curry powder, 2 medium carrots – grated (1 cup), 1⅓ cup organic French-style green lentils, cooked (see packet for cooking instructions), 1 egg, ½ cup organic wholegrain rolled oats, 2 tbsp finely chopped parsley, ½ tsp salt, Finely ground organic black pepper, 1 tbsp organic whole meal plain flour.

Method:

  • Heat a medium sized frying pan over medium heat. When hot, add a drizzle of oil and the cashews and toss around until golden brown. Remove from pan and set aside.
  • Return pan to heat; add the tablespoon of the oil and the onion, cook for 5 minutes or until onion has softened.
  • Add garlic, curry powder and carrot and cook, stirring, for 2 minutes or until softened slightly.
  • Meanwhile, cooked lentils and egg in a food processor and process until pureed.
  • Meanwhile, cooked lentils and egg in a food processor and process until pureed.
  • Place lentil mixture, onion mixture, toasted cashews, oats, parsley, salt and pepper in a large bowl. Using your hands, mix well to combine.
  • Shape mixture into eight burgers. If you have time, cover and refrigerate the burgers for 1–2 hours as they will firm up and become easier to handle.
  • Sprinkle the flour on a separate plate. Coat each burger in flour, shaking off any excess.
  • Heat some of the extra oil in a large frying pan over medium heat. Cook patties for 3–4 minutes each side or until golden and heated through.
  • Serve topped with relish or tzatziki along with a lovely winter salad or serve in a multigrain roll with lettuce, avocado, grated beetroot, grated carrot and relish.

Time for Dins Dins:

Chicken or tofu Colombo with coral jasmine rice:

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Serves:  4
Time: 50 minutes

Ingredients:

1 1/4 cups coral red jasmine rice rinsed, 2 tablespoons olive oil, 1 small onion -(finely chopped), 2 clovesgarlic – (finely chopped), 400g can peeled chopped tomatoes, 2 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves (or 1 slab of tofu) – (cut into strips), 2 tablespoons organic curry powder, coarse salt and freshlyground organic peppercorns, 1/2 cup coconut milk, 2 pinches organic ground cinnamon, coriander leaves – (coarsely chopped – for garnish).

Method:

  • Place rice in a medium saucepan along with the water.
  • Bring to a boil over high heat; immediately reduce to low heat. Cover and let simmer for 20 minutes.
  • Remove from heat and keep warm.
  • Meanwhile, heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
  • Add onions and garlic and cook, stirring, until golden brown.
  • Add tomatoes, chicken, and sprinkle over curry powder; season with salt and pepper.
  • Reduce heat to low, and cook, stirring, until mixture has thickened and chicken is cooked through, 15 to 25 minutes.
  • Add coconut milk and stir until well combined; cook 5 minutes more. Sprinkle over cinnamon.
  • Divide rice evenly among 4 serving plates & top with chicken mixture
  • Garnish with coriander leaves and serve immediately.

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