I’m not a fan of wastage. There are too many people out there who have barely enough food to survive. I’m lucky enough to have access to an abundance of healthy, nutritious foods but that doesn’t mean I need to be wasteful. I like to make use of all my food. Just because its a little more ripe than normal, doesn’t mean its uneatable!
Over ripe bananas? Make banana bread or muffins!
Before my berries go off, I’ll freeze them for use in smoothies!
Heaps of leftover veggies? I’ll whip up a vegetable curry or soup to freeze for lunches!
And when I have over ripe apples, I’ll make Stewed Apples. They are especially perfect in these winter months; they are full of delicious spices and warm you from the inside out!
I like to serve mine on top of oatmeal for breakfast or with some Greek Yoghurt for dessert.
- 2 apples, peeled, quartered and cored
- 1 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1 tsp vanilla essence
- 1 tbsp maple syrup
- 2 tbsp water
- 1 tbsp raisins (optional)
- Heat a saucepan over medium heat and add the apples and water to the pan.
- Sprinkle over the cinnamon and add the vanilla essence and maple syrup. Add in the raisins now if using. Stir so all the apples are coated in the spice and syrups.
- Bring to the boil and than reduce heat, cover and simmer over low heat for 10-15 minutes. You want the apples to be soft and tender, but not mushy.
- Serve warm over oatmeal or with some Greek Yoghurt! Yum!
Note: store in the fridge after cooled for 3-4 days.
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