Any-fruit, any-nut crumble!

Any-fruit, any-nut crumble!

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Yes.

Any fruit!!

I had some lazy apples lying around that had gone past their crispy, crunchy delicious stage and strawberries frozen from the freezer and decided to whip up a quick crumble with them.

You could use any fruit I think…I might even try it with rhubarb next which is going bananas in my garden at the moment.

Chop the fruit up into similar sized cubes – I used about 8 apples and about 1 1/2 cups of strawberries and pop into an oven proof dish. Mix through a tablespoon of rice malt syrup 2 Tbs of coconut oil, 1 tsp freshly grated nutmeg or powder if you don’t have it and 1 tsp cinnamon.

Use a blender to make the crumble using what you’ve got in the cupboard. Blend 1 1/2 Cups of walnuts, 1 Cup of almonds (I used the crushed almonds strained from my homemade almond milk – are you impressed? I’m not a waster!!) and 60g or 3 Tbs of cubed butter or warmed coconut oil.

Layer on top of the fruit. Bake until the crumble is golden and fruit is nice and soft in a preheated 175 degrees C oven.

The perfect sweet treat breakfast or dessert!

Enjoy!

Erin xx

This recipe was adapted from ‘Eat Yourself Beautiful’ by Lee Holmes.

 

The dirty dozen and the clean fifteen

The dirty dozen and the clean fifteen

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Image from greenhomesteading.com

Have you ever uttered the following?

“Organic? I can’t afford to eat organic!”

I, for one, have certainly thrown that line out before in frustration directed towards the expense of purchasing produce labelled organic.

BUT. I’ve been trying really hard to continue the cleansing process of ridding my cabinets of chemically laden STUFF. Including my nonexistent pantry.

Considering the dirty dozen and the clean fifteen is a good way of getting started with organic produce OR to prioritise the fruits and vegetables that you should steer towards buying organically if this is on your importance radar. Specifically, these are the fruits and vegetables that we have to worry about the most and the least in terms of the pesticide load that they bear

The Environmental Working Group share that, in order to avoid the most pesticide laden fruit and veg we would be best to try to buy the dirty dozen, organic where possible.

I definitely try and be mindful of this when purchasing but it’s also important to use common sense! It something is thick skinned or has covered flesh it’s going to be cleaner and greener that something with thin skin that is more exposed to the environment.

Do you purchase organic produce? I’d be interested to hear from you!

Erin x