Black Kale has a particular taste to it that adds to the enjoyment of this dish, but it can be substituted for spinach or outer green leaves of cabbage. It should be noted that frying, toasting, roasting, baking foods with a high starch content produces a compound called acrylamide. The more brown present in the food the higher levels of acrylamide present. This is why raw, steamed & boiled are preferential ways of preparing food. You will note this dish does not have a high starch content as it is carbohydrate free. Stir fry’s should not be an everyday affair for those recovering from chronic illness.
Beetroot has phytonutrients that are classed as a blood purifier and so helps keep the blood filtered…this means binding to fungi, parasites, viruses and carrying them out of the body. Onions and garlic have natural compounds that kill a variety of viruses. Thyme & Rosemary are also super herbs that boost immunity and ward of bacteria. Amaranth is known as the queen of grains due to it exceptional nutritional value. It is gluten free is very high in protein. It’s also higher in minerals, such as calcium, iron, phosphorus, and carotenoids, than most vegetables.
The elderberry tree is in bloom across the countryside at this moment, lining the roadside as far as the eye can see. It gives us a heavenly lemon scent, feeds the bees and provides us with free food and medicine. Some things are really free, especially when you purchase from nature’s bounty. When your out walking pick a handful of flowers to make a cordial. This recipe is so simple yet so nourishing and medicinal.