Roasted Rhubarb with Cardamom and Ginger Gyrup
With Coconut Yoghurt and Hazelnuts
Rhubarb is such a wonderful, easy to grow vegetable, that has so many beneficial properties for our bodies. Why on earth don't we eat more of it? It's been about since the 17th Century and used in both savory and sweet dishes and adds another dimension to your dish. Ever tried stewed rhubarb instead of apple sauce with your roast pork? You MUST!
It has been used in medical research and shown to both kill and slow the growth of cancer cells in the human body. It's a great anti-oxidant with its anti-ageing Vitamin A, to promote good health. It is also excellent as a mild laxative with its fibre content. Plus, in addition to all of this, it can be used as an aid to losing weight with its low sugar level and fat level.
Corrrr! I real feel good food item this, so we must include this in our Feel Good Week!
So, to the first recipe, which is great for those who like a pudding. This is what I would call a "functional dessert". Something to fulfill the sweet craving after your meal, but with so many benefits that it could just about justify the sweetness. This could also be used for a light spring breakfast.
So...back to the rhubarb bush. I need to find my next recipe!