A diet rich in nuts is now being hailed as a healthy diet
despite nuts always being considered a fatty food. Large scale studies have shown that regular consumption
of nuts is capable of reducing heart problems, type 2
diabetes and dementia amongst other problems. The reason why
is not yet understood.
This nut loaf can be served hot for dinner and the left-overs
are delicious, cold the next day.
2 cups of cornflakes, wheat flakes or crushed Weetbix
1 cup celery, finely chopped
1 medium onion, chopped
3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
2 tablespoons oil
3/4 cup ground almonds
2 tablespoons sesame seeds
1/2 cup of cottage cheese
1 medium carrot, grated
3 eggs, beaten
1 teaspoon dried basil
1 teaspoon dried oregano
Pre heat oven to 180
Cook celery, onion and garlic in oil for 5 minutes.
Transfer to a bowl and add remaining ingredients.
Grease a non-stick loaf tin and spoon mixture into the tin.
Bake at 180 degrees celsius (350 degrees fahrenheit) for 35 - 40 minutes or till firm.
If you don't have a non-stick loaf tin then use an
ordinary loaf tin but line it with grease-proof paper first.
This is delicious both hot and cold.
Onions are high in energy and have good amounts of B6,
B1, and Folic acid in them. They contain chemicals
which fight free radicals in our bodies. Free radicals
cause disease and destruction in our cells. Onions
have anti-viral, anti-fungal and anti-bacterial properties
in them. These properties are most potent when the
onion is eaten raw. Onions raise the levels of
beneficial HDL cholesterol and they lower the levels of the
bad LDL cholesterol.
Carrots are native to Afghanistan. Originally they had a yellow flesh
and a purple exterior. Carrots were first grown as a medicine
and not a food. Just one carrot supplies enough vitamin A for an entire day.
In fact, they have the highest Vitamin A content of any vegetable. Carrots have high levels of the anti-oxidant beta carotene which is
reputed to help fight cancer and may reduce the risk of prostate
cancer in men.