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We are holding a long table wellness day almost monthly. Since they have been held in the herbal dispensary we are able to do so much more with the day. Yesterday we learnt about six top herbs for stress relief and how to use them in your home. We formulated a herbal tea and taste tested the stress relieving herbals. We also made lunch, and it was delicious!
This picture is one herb we covered yesterday GInkgo biloba. Did you know its good for stress relief as well as circulation, memory and helps your body adapt to changing conditions. Its the perfect herb for mentally busy stressed people!
Heres the recipe for the stuffed pumpkin we made yesterday at our Long table wellness day on Stress relief. We served it with Tortilla chips, avocado and a green salad.
What you need?
1. One large pumpkin and scoop out the middle so that you have an empty cave to place in the ingredients.
2. Lots of chopped up vegetables, we used mushrooms, cabbage, carrots, capsicum, fennel, brown onion, brocolli, fresh corn kernels. Basically you uses seasonal vegetables that are plentiful and cut them up into small pieces so they cook well inside pumpkin.
3. You need 1 tablespoon honey, 4 cloves of fresh garlic chopped up. 2 teaspoons sea salt, 1 tablespoon garam masala, 1 star anise powdered, 5 cardamon pods powdered. 1 teaspoon ginger rot powder. 1 teaspoon black pepper powder. 1 teaspoon chilli flakes. To make powder form the spices simply pop them in your bullet and make a powder or use a coffee grinder. You also need 1 tablespoon Balsamic vinegar and 2 tablespoons of olive oil. Also any fresh herbs you want to add. We used thyme and rosemary. We also added two tablespoons of low salt tomato paste.
How to make stuffed Pumpkin.
1. Make sure you cut the inside of the pumpkin so you have a good cavity to place in all ingredients. I always like to leave a 3cm edge that is all pumpkin.
2. Cut the pumpkin you have taken out into 1cm pieces and mix about 1/3 of these in with the vegetables you have cut up. Mix the vegetables with the pumpkin in a large bowl so that the pumpkin pieces are evenly spread through the mixture.
3. Add in the other ingredients, spices, and fresh herbs, olive oil, honey, tomato paste, salt and vinegar. Mix it all through so that all the vegetables have a coating of the delicious spices and herbs.
4. Scoop the vegetables into the pumpkin until the pumpkin is full, Then add more, push them down so the pumpkin is really tightly packed with vegetables. I do this so it cooks really well and the final result with you cut the pumpkin is tightly packed. ( it cuts better and looks better then loosely packed vegetables which tend to fall out of he pumpkin)
5. Now place on a baking dish and pop in a medium oven for two hours. Cook well and then once cooked you serve in slices.
This is the final result of the stuffed pumpkin recipe. This is the whole pumpkin after being roasted for two hours. This one fed 15 people at our lunch. Its delicious.
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Our Womens wellness Online 4 week medicine making and cooking starts next week on the 26th July. Its not to late to join us on this epic journey through herbs and recipes for womens health care. We tick all the boxes on issues facing womens health today. Hormones, cardiovascular disease, auto immune diseases and emotional happiness. There are five places left to be part of this journey.
Looking forward to connecting with you. We love education and fun together and our herbs are the perfect way for us all to connect and learn! Visit our online shop for the raw herbal teas and organic body products
This is me holding the Womens wellness student kit. Yes we send out a student kit with each course of raw herbs and then we spend the four weeks in the course working with these herbs in medicine and food recipes! So much fun
Blessings and love Dominique xoxo