Earlier in the week we had a question from one of our Instagram followers about the health benefits of poppy seeds. This was such an excellent query we wanted to dedicate a whole post to it!
Poppy seeds are super delicious when toasted in stir-fries, raw on top of salads and smoothies or baked on top of burgers, however what are the health benefits of these nutty hundreds and thousands?
We found this excellent info pic from dherbs.com which we hope will answer the query in a neat and succinct way:
Here are some of the delicious meals that we’ve been creating with Poppy seeds this week:
Poppy Seed Topped Beanato Burgers:
Recipe coming soon…
Lemon and Poppyseed Stirfry
Poppy Seed Salad
Poppy Seed Sprinkled Fries
What are your favourite Poppy Seed recipes?
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Preparation Time: 20 minutes
Cooking Time: 2 hours
– 500g of Chickpeas soaked and then cooked.
– 1/2 deseeded butternut squash
– 1 peeled onion
– 1 peeled carrot
– 3 large white peeled potatoes
– 1/2 jar of Tomato Passata
– 2 tbsps Mixed herbs
– 3 cloves of garlic
– Coarse ground sea salt
– Ground pepper
– Fresh Thyme for garnish
1. Dice carrot, potatoes and squash into 1cm chunks.
2. Crush garlic or slice into itsy bitsy pieces.
3. Slice onions
4. Place vegetables, garlic and onion into a Dutch oven and fill water to level.
5. Pour in Passata, herbs, salt and pepper.
6. Cover with lid Allow to slow cook in oven at 180 degrees for two hours
7. Serve and add fresh thyme (or other herb for garnish)
Here’s something different, simple and yum,
That’s warm & filling for your very hungry tum.
Take you Split Peas and give them a good rinse and sort through
Put them in a pan adding 3 cups of water to every 1 cup of Peas too.
Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer for 30-40 minutes or so.
And whilst cooking have the diced onions in a pan ready to go…Give them a good glug of oil & season with your favourite herbs and spice,
Keeping it simple we thought just salt, and mixed pepper would be nice.
Then when the onions are soft and the lentils all done
Add them to your blender and for the best bit of fun….
Whizz the mixture around until you achieve this great mash yellow and bright…
…And use a circular food mold to create a wonderful neat sight!
With a little garnish on top you’re good to go!
A quick delicious tasting side dish so simple you’d never know!
Why not try different shapes too using your cookie cutters!
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– Mixed Herbs/Salt & Pepper
– Plamil Organic Mayo
Preparation Time: 10 minutes + (Chilling time if you prefer to eat it cold)
Cooking Time: 30 minutes
Here is our recipe for our favourite side potato salad,
And today we’re sharing with you another recipe ballad.
Peel potatoes, cut into chunks and put to the side…
Cook in your steamer for 30 minutes – take a look inside…
Whilst your waiting create some onion diced…
And a couple of celery stalks all washed and sliced…
Cucumber quartered slices is a lovely addition,
providing an extra source of good green nutrition.Now to make the delicious mayo dressing…
With a tablespoon of water, herbs and seasoning there’s no messing… 😉
Then mix the mixture, give it a whisk and a good shake!
This dressing is really simple and easy to make!
Add a little more water if the consistency is too thick,
You don’t want it lumpy it’ll make you feel sick!
Then pour over the steamed potatoes, that dressing all creamy…
And mix it all up to make a side salad that tastes dreamy… 👌
And there we have a delicious potato salad mix,
Perfect for your afternoon lunch salad fix!
– Maple Syrup (or other sugar/sweetener)
– Cinnamon (or spices of choice)
Preparation Time: 2 minutes
Cooking Time: 12 minutes
Grilling Grapefruit such a delicious treat,
A warm and fruity breakfast that’s sticky and sweet!
Half the grapefruit and place on the grill, then drizzle on syrup (be careful not to spill!)
Sprinkle on cinnamon – or sugar and spice,
And anything else you think would be nice.
Then pop under the grill until the syrup sizzles a lot,
And the fruit is crispy at the edges all lovely and hot.
And voila! Enjoy, your GREATfruit that is sticky and grilled!
May your tummy be warm, content and filled!