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Sausage, Kale and gnocchi Family Pot

Serve up this delicious single-pot of sausage, kale and gnocchi in just 20 minutes, with just five minutes prep. Midweek suppers never got so easy – or tasty!

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 6 pork sausages
  • 1 tsp chilli flakes
  • 1 tsp fennel seeds (optional)
  • 500g fresh gnocchi
  • 500ml chicken stock (fresh if you can get it)
  • 100g chopped kale
  • 40g parmesan, finely grated

Method

STEP 1

Heat the oil in a large high-sided frying pan over a medium heat. Squeeze the sausages straight from their skins into the pan, then use the back of a wooden spoon to break the meat up. Sprinkle in the chilli flakes and fennel seeds, if using, then fry until the sausage meat is crisp around the edges. Remove from the pan with a slotted spoon.

STEP 2

Tip the gnocchi into the pan, fry for a minute or so, then pour in the chicken stock. Once bubbling, cover the pan with a lid and cook for 3 mins, then stir in the kale. Cook for 2 mins more or until the gnocchi is tender and the kale has wilted. Stir in the parmesan, then season with black pepper and scatter the crisp sausage-meat over the top.

Thanks to BBC Good Food for this recipe.

Traditional Chinese Medicine Nutritional Healing

Nature: Warming

Organ:  Spleen, Lungs & Kidney

Cultivates Qi, Nourishes Blood and Essence

This warming dish consolidates Essence, boosts Immunity, Strengthens the Spleen & Kidney, Strengthens DNA, Supports the Digestive System and Stops cough. It is perfect in Autumn/Fall/Winter when we are susceptible to cold. Always serve hot and with hot food, but not spicy. Peach: Nourish Yin, Promote the Smooth Flow of Qi, Regulate Blood circulation, Disperse Cold



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Mustard Greens


Peppery Mustard Greens simply sautéed with onions, garlic, and olive oil and a dash of sesame oil to finish.

  • Prep time: 5 minutes
  • Cook time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: Serves 4

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup thinly sliced onions
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 pound mustard greens, washed and torn into large pieces
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons chicken broth or vegetable broth (vegetarian option)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon dark sesame oil

Instructions:

  • 1 Sauté onions, garlic: In a large sauté pan, sauté onions in olive oil over medium heat until the onions begin to brown and caramelize, about 5 to 10 minutes.
  • Add the minced garlic and cook a minute more, until fragrant.
  • 2 Add the mustard greens and broth and cook until the mustard greens are just barely wilted.
  • 3 Toss with sesame oil. Season with salt and pepper.

According to theory of Traditional Chinese Medicine

Mustard Greens: Promotes the Smooth Flow of Qi and Blood, Disperses cold, Resolves water accumulations, Resolves Phlegm, Promotes urination, Lubricates intestines, Nourishes Lungs, Promotes appetite. Garlic: Tonify Yang, Promotes the Smooth Flow of Qi, Resolves Damp, Eliminates toxins, Calm Wind, Moisten the Lungs, Strengthen the Stomach, Warm the Middle Jiao. Eliminate Wind-Cold. Onion: Promotes the smooth flow of Qi, Regulates Blood, Resolve Phlegm and Dampness, Expel cold, Relax the intestines, Harmonize the stomach, Strengthen the spleen, Promote digestion. Chicken Broth: Nourishes, Qi, Blood and Yin, Strengthens the body,



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