I love my leafy green veggies, so was pretty happy when I got a few big bunches of tuscan cabbage (or cavelo nero) in my Box Fresh weekly delivery.

Once of the most delicious ways to eat leafy greens, is to saute them in some oil or organic butter. A pinch of sea salt and maybe some spices, and you have a quick and so tasty side dish. I love a pile of sauteed greens next to a piece of steak!

I also like trying new things. I’ve never roasted my own chestnuts, so gave it a whirl today. Relatively easy to do, but I did have a bit of trouble removing the skins. (Wrap the cooked chestnuts in a tea-towel for at least 5 minutes to steam them; this helps with the peeling process. Then remove outer shell and inner skin while still warm (they’re tricky to peel oncecooled). It was worth the time doing so as they add a lovely sweet, nutty flavour to the tuscan cabbage. I would also think that roasted walnuts would be perfect too.

So enjoy this easy, and oh-so-good for you recipe. A good one to save away for wintery days too.

Tuscan Cabbage

  • Highly nutritious, Tuscan cabbage is a good source of lutein (an antioxidant particularly good for eye health) and vitamins K, A and C.
  • It also contains manganese, copper, fibre, calcium, iron and the B vitamins.
  • Usually steamed, baked, braised, or pan-fried, ribless segments can be eaten raw (if dressing is allowed to saturate).
  • It can be baked into healthy chips and it can be even puréed for pesto, sauces or juices.
  • It freezes well. Strip the ribs, cut the leaves and blanch in boiling salted water. Drain, refresh in cold water, squeeze out the water and freeze in freezer bags. 

via www.perfection.com


  • Chestnut meal has been GI tested with a low GI value of 54.
  • Roasted chestnuts provide around 2g of fibre per 30g serve.
  • Low in total fat and saturated fat – unlike other nuts, chestnuts contain less than 1g of total fat per 100g.
  • They contain high levels of essential fatty acids, including linoleic acid, which are beneficial to cardiovascular health.
  • High in vitamin C, minerals, such as potassium, copper and magnesium, amino acids and antioxidants .

via www.nutsforlife.com.au & www.livestrong.com 

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