Such great meal prep dish


from “the midnight baker blog”

1 lb lean ground beef

3 cups coarsely shredded cabbage

1 cup brown rice*

1 medium onion, chopped

1 cup sliced mushrooms

2 tubs Knorr concentrated beef stock **

1 tsp garlic powder

2ยฝ cups water

ยฝ tsp pepper

sour cream (optional)

Classic Holiday Green Bean Casserole


white rice may be substituted

**Rich stock in the amount of 2ยฝ cups may be substituted, however, OMIT THE WATER then. If you like a tomato base, you can substitute 1 can (8 oz) of tomato sauce and 1.5-2 cups of water for the stock/water. If you do this, you may have to add more water if the rice is not cookedโ€“I did not test it with this.

Heat a large heavy skillet over medium-high heat.

Add the ground beef, onion and mushrooms. Brown meat well, draining off any excess fat.

Add the 2 tubs of stock gel and the water. Bring to a boil and add the rice, garlic powder and pepper; stir. Stir in the shredded cabbage.

Reduce heat to simmer. Cover and cook for 35-45 minutes or until rice is done and water is absorbed. I would caution checking the water periodically and adding water as necessary so that the rice cooksโ€“brown rice can be tricky this way. Even if you add too much water, the brown rice will absorb it eventually. As I mentioned, white rice may be substituted, and it has a shorter cook time.

Dish is done when rice is cooked and all water is absorbed. Serve with a dollop of sour cream on top.

Why are greens so good for us? And how exactly do they assist detoxification


Garden of Grace

โ€˜Eat your greensโ€™โ€ฆyeah yeah you know, your mums have repeated this phrase for generations on generations. You know they are healthy, but has anyone ever told you why?

Now that everyone has jumped on the kale band wagon (and some lucky kale farmers are finally bloody rich!) you may as well know the secret behind the green crazies.

Cruciferous vegetables from the brassica family actually assist in phase I and phase II detoxification pathways in your liver. Detox has become the latest fad word, but fad it is not! Detoxification is more than just a fancy word overused ย in health magazines โ€“ your body detoxifies every single day through complex processes in your liver where metabolites and waste products are converted to soluble forms, transformed, and then excreted. And thatโ€™s right, sulphur containing cruciferous vegetables such as: broccoli, cauliflower, kale, and cabbage increase enzyme production and upregulate these pathways! Aโ€ฆ

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