Gratitude

In this world of complicated emotion – the falling leaves remind us that as one season comes to an end the next one encourages us to be still, grateful and reflective. 

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Penne with Sausage

Ingredients

1/2 onion diced, 3 cloves of garlic diced, 1/2 yellow pepper diced, 4 Italian sausage links (remove meat from casing), fresh basil leaves, Persian cumin seeds, chilli flakes, tomato paste, jar of marinara sauce, salt, pepper.

Heat olive oil in a cocotte – add the fresh basil then sauté onions, garlic, yellow pepper, sausage meat and spices. When the meat is evenly browned, add 1 tablespoon tomato paste and the jar of marinara. Simmer for 45 minutes. Serve over cooked penne.

 

Spicy Chickpeas with Cucumber and Lime

Spicy Chickpeas with Cucumber and Lime

1 can chickpeas

1/2 onion, diced

1 grated clove of garlic

5 grape tomatoes, diced

1/2 teaspoon whole mustard seeds

1 tablespoon garam masala

1/2 teaspoon ground chilli

Fresh coriander and mint.

Heat coconut oil and vegetable oil in a cast iron frypan. Add mustard seeds, garam masala, chilli – fry for a minute or two – add onion, garlic, tomato and chickpeas. Sauté for 10 minutes – season with salt and pepper. Garnish with fresh coriander and mint.

Serve with cucumber sticks and fresh lime.

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