Rustic, wholesome, delicious, nourishing and not overly sweet..
This recipe was inspired by a very bright 9 year old client. This little fashionista was very very fussy about eating vegetables. Her mum was understandably concerned that she wasn’t getting adequate nutrition. One thing that she loved to do was bake cakes.. and so we created a recipe together..
She called it “Yummy banana cake with ‘hidden’ vegetables”.
To bake this cake, and see whether it actually tasted OK was the perfect challenge. So, amongst a few other things this was my little client’s homework.. and 2 weeks later she returned with a beaming smirk.
Why this cake is so good..
You may already know that leafy greens are a powerhouse of health protecting goodness. They are so incredibly good for you, and particularly at this time of year when colds, the flu and other nasty things are around. Leafy greens are a must addition to your week.
If you’re not a huge fan..
Since the weekend I’ve had a bowl of homegrown quinces sitting on my kitchen bench, ripening, looking beautiful and smiling at me. In light of the widespread awareness and interest in consuming less or no sugar, I’ve decided to try a cooking them with only a little honey ..
When poaching or stewing fruit many recipes include a lot of sugar. However, fruit is naturally sweet so you don’t actually need to add a lot of sugar. My quinces were ripe but not super ripe so I added honey when cooking, but only a little, and lots of spice.
Do you love autumn? I find it to be such a beautiful season.. with the change in colours and emergence of coats, capes, scarves and boots. Autumn fashion is just so comforting and warming. But the cooler weather (typically wet and windy here in Melbourne) can be a little challenging to adjust to.
Luckily warming soulful food makes the transition much easier.
Poached fruit is one very warming autumn pleasure. There are so many delicious autumn fruits. Quinces are just one.