As National Organic Month draws to a close there's been a lot of talk about the benefits of organic produce.
In an effort to prove that organic cooking need not be complicated or expensive Tefal has developed a couple of super simple recipes using all organic ingredients
Chicken, Chickpea and Vegetable Soup
2 organic skinless chicken fillets
2 brown onions
1.5ltr low salt chicken stock
3 cloves of garlic peeled
Pepper, thyme & bay leaf
1 tsp ground cumin
200g chickpeas, tinned
200g carrots, washed
200g courgette, washed
Chopped fresh herbs of your choice
1. Slice the onions
2. Put the onions, garlic, thyme, bay leaf, chicken stock, cumin and chicken fillets in a saucepan. Bring to the boil and cook for about 20 minutes over low heat
3. Remove the chicken fillets and cut into pieces
4. Grate the carrots and courgette
5. Add the carrots, courgette and chickpeas to the broth along with the chicken and cook for 4 to 5 minutes over low heat. Season with pepper and serve hot with herbs of your choice
You can either serve this as a chunky broth or whizz it up with the Tefal Slimforce hand blender for a thick and hearty soup. Slimforce (RRP: £49.99 www.tefal.co.uk) is the latest addition to the Tefal Food Preparation range; offering advanced blending, whisking and chopping in one compact hand blender.
Organic Banana-berry smoothie
I cup low fat / plain yogurt
5 frozen unsweetened strawberries
1/2 cup frozen unsweetened blueberries
2 tbsp honey
1 medium banana
Add all ingredients to a blender and blend together. No need to add ice.
For best results use the Tefal Blendforce blender, (RRP: £29.99, www.tefal.co.uk) Blendforce offers a blending experience like never before, making it easier and more effective to mix up ingredients for everything from soups to milkshakes with Tefal’s patented Tripl’Ax technology, combining three pairs of angled blades to produce the ultimate in smooth blending.
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